The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 30 April 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 / North East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 87 61
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.60% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.66% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -0.66% +15.38%  
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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 623 1066 719
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.39% 91.98% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 672 418
Median daily rate £370 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 61
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in the North East

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in the North East

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 North East region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Performance Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA