Period
to 26 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 849 794
Rank change year-on-year +49 -55 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Analyst 69 43 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.040% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.042% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 60
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £308 £306 £273
90th Percentile £460 £427 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £356 £340
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.78% +15.74%
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 93868 101216 107416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61421 66072 68083
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2807 3193 4096
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.42 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.25 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +6.06%

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 26 September 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 14 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 26 September 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
England +46 65 £400 +8.11%
UK excluding London +72 40 £375 +5.26%
London +9 28 £438 +4.67%
Midlands +37 13 £375 +36.36%
West Midlands +50 12 £378 +37.27%
South East +25 10 £325 -10.34%
North of England +66 8 £390 +6.85%
South West - 5 £325 -
North East +81 4 £325 +2.36%
Yorkshire +34 3 £395 -1.25%
Scotland +12 2 £400 +14.29%
North West +21 1 - -
East of England - 1 £313 -
Wales - 1 £350 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 31 (44.93%) ISTQB
2 30 (43.48%) JMeter
2 30 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (39.13%) SoapUI
3 27 (39.13%) LoadUI
3 27 (39.13%) SQL
3 27 (39.13%) HP
4 25 (36.23%) ISEB
5 24 (34.78%) Software Testing
5 24 (34.78%) Performance Testing
6 23 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 19 (27.54%) Web Services
8 16 (23.19%) Stress Testing
8 16 (23.19%) Scenario Testing
9 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
9 14 (20.29%) Finance
10 12 (17.39%) LoadRunner
11 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
12 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
13 9 (13.04%) LTE
13 9 (13.04%) Manual Testing
14 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
14 8 (11.59%) 4G
14 8 (11.59%) Performance Monitoring
14 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (10.14%) Wireless
15 7 (10.14%) Test Planning
15 7 (10.14%) SDLC
16 6 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing

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 1 (1.45%) CMS
1 1 (1.45%) Confluence
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) LTE
2 8 (11.59%) 4G
3 7 (10.14%) Wireless
4 3 (4.35%) HTTP
4 3 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.90%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Blockchain
1 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (43.48%) JMeter
2 27 (39.13%) LoadUI
2 27 (39.13%) SoapUI
3 12 (17.39%) LoadRunner
4 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 6 (8.70%) Selenium
5 5 (7.25%) NeoLoad
6 4 (5.80%) JIRA
7 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.90%) Gatling
8 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.45%) JUnit
8 1 (1.45%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.45%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.45%) WebLOAD
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) Web Services
2 4 (5.80%) SOAP
3 2 (2.90%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Performance Testing
1 24 (34.78%) Software Testing
2 23 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 16 (23.19%) Scenario Testing
3 16 (23.19%) Stress Testing
4 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
5 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
6 9 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.59%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (10.14%) SDLC
8 7 (10.14%) Test Planning
9 6 (8.70%) Analytics
9 6 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Test Management
10 5 (7.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Test Strategy
11 4 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Java
3 2 (2.90%) Scala
4 1 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) Groovy
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (44.93%) ISTQB
2 25 (36.23%) ISEB
3 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) Degree
5 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 30 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.90%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) HP
2 3 (4.35%) Motorola
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco
3 2 (2.90%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) IBM
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft