The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Tester
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 408 423
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 15 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.073% 0.075% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.079% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 6
Median daily rate £438 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -12.50% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Performance Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tester in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tester in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tester in London

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Performance Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) Performance Testing
2 10 (40.00%) JMeter
2 10 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (20.00%) Selenium
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) JIRA
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) Java
7 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (16.00%) QA
7 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Stress Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) New Relic
7 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Perfmon
8 3 (12.00%) Dynatrace
8 3 (12.00%) High Availability
8 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity

Performance Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) JMeter
1 10 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Gatling
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) JConsole
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) NeoLoad
3 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Gradle
4 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.00%) LoadUI
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Stress Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (12.00%) High Availability
8 2 (8.00%) API Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Open Source
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Perfmon
2 2 (8.00%) Graphite
2 2 (8.00%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (4.00%) Grafana
3 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) New Relic
2 3 (12.00%) Dynatrace
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) AppDynamics
3 2 (8.00%) Murex
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) Splunk
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