The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Test Analyst
UK
Rank 559 591 591
Rank change year-on-year +32 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 27 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.074% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.078% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 11
Median daily rate £375 £400 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £450
% change year-on-year +10.34% -19.44%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Performance Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Analyst in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Test Analyst in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Top 20 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 March 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
England +38 25 £350 -12.50%
London +6 10 £350 -15.15%
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 -
East Midlands - 5 £425 -
Northampton - 5 £425 -
South East +17 4 £313 -25.59%
West Midlands +19 3 - -
Surrey +13 2 - -
North East -6 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -11 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Birmingham +4 1 - -
East of England -8 1 £350 +7.69%
Essex -8 1 £350 +27.27%
Berkshire - 1 £313 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £313 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £350 -

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 featuring Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (69.23%) Performance Testing
2 23 (44.23%) Test Scripting
3 21 (40.38%) LoadRunner
4 20 (38.46%) Unix
5 19 (36.54%) Java
6 17 (32.69%) Oracle
6 17 (32.69%) JMeter
7 15 (28.85%) Finance
8 14 (26.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (26.92%) Test Planning
9 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 12 (23.08%) HP
11 11 (21.15%) IBM
11 11 (21.15%) Tivoli
11 11 (21.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 10 (19.23%) Banking
13 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
13 9 (17.31%) AppDynamics
14 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (15.38%) SQL
14 8 (15.38%) Web Services
15 7 (13.46%) Ganglia
15 7 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (13.46%) Performance Engineering
15 7 (13.46%) nmon
15 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
16 6 (11.54%) NeoLoad
16 6 (11.54%) Defect Management
16 6 (11.54%) Selenium
16 6 (11.54%) ISEB

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
2 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.69%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) LoadRunner
2 17 (32.69%) JMeter
3 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
4 6 (11.54%) NeoLoad
4 6 (11.54%) Selenium
5 5 (9.62%) Fiddler
6 4 (7.69%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.85%) Maven
8 2 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.85%) The Grinder
8 2 (3.85%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.92%) JIRA
9 1 (1.92%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) J2EE
3 2 (3.85%) Middleware
3 2 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) EPoS
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Unix
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Performance Testing
2 23 (44.23%) Test Scripting
3 14 (26.92%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (26.92%) Test Planning
4 13 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.46%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (11.54%) Defect Management
7 6 (11.54%) ETL
8 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (9.62%) SOA
8 5 (9.62%) Volume Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) Load Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Migration
9 4 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
9 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.77%) ERP
10 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) C
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.85%) Groovy
5 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) ISEB
2 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Tivoli
1 11 (21.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 7 (13.46%) Ganglia
2 7 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (13.46%) nmon
3 2 (3.85%) Graphite
3 2 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Oracle
2 12 (23.08%) HP
3 11 (21.15%) IBM
4 9 (17.31%) AppDynamics
5 5 (9.62%) Informatica
6 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.85%) Guidewire
8 2 (3.85%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.85%) Siebel
8 2 (3.85%) VMware
9 1 (1.92%) Pega
9 1 (1.92%) SAP
9 1 (1.92%) Talend