The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 275 263
Rank change year-on-year +46 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.023% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.024% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Median daily rate £338 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £415 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £435 £430
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 the South 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in the South East

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in the South East

Performance Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tester in the South East

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Berkshire - 8 £338 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Performance Tester
England

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) LoadRunner
2 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) JMeter
3 7 (46.67%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (20.00%) RESTful
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) C
7 3 (20.00%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) OOP
8 2 (13.33%) OO
8 2 (13.33%) Python
8 2 (13.33%) SOA
8 2 (13.33%) CMS
8 2 (13.33%) Middleware
8 2 (13.33%) HTTP
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript

Performance Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) CMS
1 2 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (46.67%) JMeter
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (13.33%) Ant
4 2 (13.33%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (13.33%) eggPlant
4 2 (13.33%) Gatling
4 2 (13.33%) Gradle
4 2 (13.33%) Maven
4 2 (13.33%) NeoLoad
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) SilkPerformer
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (20.00%) RESTful
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (13.33%) React
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) C
5 2 (13.33%) Groovy
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Fortify
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
3 2 (13.33%) Splunk
4 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
4 1 (6.67%) Dynatrace
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) webMethods