Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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 Testing Consultant
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 890 888
Rank change year-on-year +35 -2 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Consultant 20 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.15% +34.23%
10th Percentile £429 £406 £342
90th Percentile £534 £468 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £405 £436
% change year-on-year +23.46% -7.16% +24.64%
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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Performance Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Consultant in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Consultant in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Consultant over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Test Consultant in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Top 6 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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +37 20 £500 +11.11%
London -19 11 £500 +11.11%
UK excluding London +30 9 £500 +23.46%
South West - 4 £500 -
South East - 3 - -
East of England -13 2 £488 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Performance Test Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 13 (65.00%) LoadRunner
3 12 (60.00%) JMeter
4 8 (40.00%) NeoLoad
5 7 (35.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) AppDynamics
7 4 (20.00%) RESTful
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (15.00%) SOAP
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) Linux
9 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
9 2 (10.00%) Citrix
9 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (5.00%) Analytics
10 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
10 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS

Performance Test Consultant 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 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Drupal
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) LoadRunner
2 12 (60.00%) JMeter
3 8 (40.00%) NeoLoad
4 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
6 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) AppDynamics
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Dynatrace