Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 380 377
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 16 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.096% 0.030% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.032% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 24
South East median daily rate £390 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £373 £310
90th Percentile £451 £436 £450
England median daily rate £415 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Performance Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tester in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 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
Thames Valley +3 13 £395 +5.33%
Berkshire +19 10 £355 -5.33%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £423 -
East Sussex +1 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Performance Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 13 (81.25%) LoadRunner
2 12 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (68.75%) JMeter
4 9 (56.25%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Load Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
8 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (25.00%) AppDynamics
8 4 (25.00%) SDLC
8 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (25.00%) IIS
8 4 (25.00%) C
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) FTP
8 4 (25.00%) HP
9 3 (18.75%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
9 3 (18.75%) Stress Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
9 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
9 3 (18.75%) RESTful
10 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (12.50%) Selenium

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 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) LoadRunner
2 11 (68.75%) JMeter
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) eggPlant
5 1 (6.25%) Gatling
5 1 (6.25%) Gradle
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) NeoLoad
5 1 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (6.25%) Toad
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) RESTful
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.25%) JSON
5 1 (6.25%) React
5 1 (6.25%) REST
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Load Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 3 (18.75%) Stress Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) Application Performance Management
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (6.25%) High Availability
7 1 (6.25%) Open Source
7 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Groovy
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Fortify
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) AppDynamics
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) Sun
3 1 (6.25%) webMethods