The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Test Analyst
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 634 615
Rank change year-on-year +62 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 38 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.037% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.039% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 19
Median daily rate £395 £356 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.87% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £328 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £356 £330
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.95%  
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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Test Analyst in the UK

Performance Test Analyst
Top 24 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 27 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
England +43 36 £395 +8.96% 4
London +8 12 £425 +9.67%
South East +21 8 £325 -10.34% 2
Hampshire +15 7 £325 -10.34% 2
West Midlands - 6 £400 -
Basingstoke - 5 £325 - 1
North East +74 3 £325 -
Yorkshire +33 3 £395 -1.25% 2
Wiltshire - 3 £320 -
Warwickshire - 3 £400 -
South West - 3 £320 -
Wimbledon - 3 £450 -
Swindon - 3 £320 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £395 - 2
Durham - 3 £325 -
Bedworth - 2 £400 -
Scotland +30 1 £400 +14.28%
Edinburgh +19 1 £400 +6.66%
Warwick - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Darlington - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £358 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 28 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 20 (31.75%) LoadRunner
3 18 (28.57%) HP
3 18 (28.57%) JMeter
3 18 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
4 16 (25.40%) Test Automation
4 16 (25.40%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (25.40%) SoapUI
4 16 (25.40%) SQL
5 14 (22.22%) Finance
6 13 (20.63%) Web Services
6 13 (20.63%) Unix
7 12 (19.05%) Oracle
7 12 (19.05%) Java
7 12 (19.05%) ISEB
7 12 (19.05%) Test Planning
7 12 (19.05%) Defect Management
7 12 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (17.46%) LoadUI
9 9 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 8 (12.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (12.70%) HTTP
11 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 7 (11.11%) Test Management
11 7 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 7 (11.11%) LTE
11 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 7 (11.11%) NeoLoad

Performance Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (6.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) HTTP
2 7 (11.11%) LTE
3 6 (9.52%) 4G
4 5 (7.94%) Wireless
5 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.76%) Internet
7 2 (3.17%) LAN
7 2 (3.17%) SAN
7 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.17%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (31.75%) LoadRunner
2 18 (28.57%) JMeter
3 16 (25.40%) SoapUI
4 11 (17.46%) LoadUI
5 7 (11.11%) NeoLoad
6 6 (9.52%) HP UFT
7 5 (7.94%) Selenium
8 4 (6.35%) Fiddler
9 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.17%) Gatling
10 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.59%) Maven
11 1 (1.59%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) Web Services
2 4 (6.35%) SOAP
3 3 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.59%) J2EE
4 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Unix
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 16 (25.40%) Test Automation
2 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
3 12 (19.05%) Defect Management
3 12 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
3 12 (19.05%) Test Planning
4 9 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 8 (12.70%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Test Management
7 6 (9.52%) SOA
8 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.94%) Migration
8 5 (7.94%) SDLC
9 4 (6.35%) Analytics
9 4 (6.35%) Data Analysis
9 4 (6.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) SQL
2 12 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) Perl
4 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.17%) Scala
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) Groovy
5 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 12 (19.05%) ISEB
3 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (25.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.76%) Ganglia
2 3 (4.76%) nmon
2 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (3.17%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.59%) Graphite
4 1 (1.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) HP
2 12 (19.05%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) AppDynamics
4 3 (4.76%) IBM
4 3 (4.76%) Informatica
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) Motorola
5 2 (3.17%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.59%) Pega
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) Talend
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