Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Test Analyst
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 272 228
Rank change year-on-year +41 -44 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 13 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.16% 0.021% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.022% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 4
Midlands median daily rate £375 £275 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -25.17% +27.83%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £326
90th Percentile £420 £288 £421
England median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7514 9271 8052
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.30% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4672 5653 4697
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £213
90th Percentile £543 £560 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 344 453
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% -0.83% -4.88%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.11
90th Percentile £46.06 £38.75 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.79
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.02% +7.79%

Performance Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Performance Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Analyst in the Midlands

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Test Analyst in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in the Midlands

Performance Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +44 12 £378 +37.27%
Performance Test Analyst
England

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, Performance Test Analyst 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 Midlands region featuring Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) SoapUI
1 10 (76.92%) LoadUI
2 9 (69.23%) Scenario Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) JMeter
5 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
5 6 (46.15%) HP
5 6 (46.15%) ISEB
5 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (46.15%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (46.15%) SDLC
6 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
6 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
6 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) Unix
8 3 (23.08%) Finance
8 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 3 (23.08%) Selenium
8 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (23.08%) NeoLoad
8 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) Coaching
9 2 (15.38%) SOAP
10 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) LoadUI
1 10 (76.92%) SoapUI
2 7 (53.85%) JMeter
3 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
4 3 (23.08%) NeoLoad
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Scenario Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
4 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
4 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP