Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 854 777 822
Rank change year-on-year -77 +45 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 15 53 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.056% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.059% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 43
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +18.52% -15.63%
10th Percentile £353 £306 £227
90th Percentile £625 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £325
% change year-on-year -3.03% +26.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

Performance Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Performance Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 11 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 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
England -45 12 £450 +20.00%
UK excluding London -20 9 £400 -3.03%
London -56 6 £575 +51.82%
South East -12 3 £438 +40.00%
Channel Islands - 2 - -
North of England +38 1 - -
South West +12 1 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £363 -14.71%
Midlands -17 1 £363 -14.71%
North West - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £375 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Performance Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Performance Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (40.00%) Banking
1 6 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Gatling
5 2 (13.33%) Confluence
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) JMeter
5 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (13.33%) JUnit

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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Gatling
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Appium
4 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) Protractor
4 1 (6.67%) TestNG
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) FIXML
2 1 (6.67%) FpML
2 1 (6.67%) WebSockets
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Murex