The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Engineer was £438 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 643 639
Rank change year-on-year +44 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Engineer 11 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.020% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.021% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Median daily rate £438 £325 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.61% +24.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £307 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £325 -
% change year-on-year +34.61% -  
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Engineer in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Engineer in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Test Engineer in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Test Engineer in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
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 Engineer 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 +22 11 £438 +34.61% 2
London +5 4 £488 +14.70%
South East - 4 £438 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £438 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +68 2 £550 +69.88%
Tyne and Wear +68 2 £550 +69.88%
North East +67 2 £550 +69.88%
Peterborough - 1 £275 -
Basingstoke - 1 £288 -
East of England - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £275 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Performance Test Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Performance Testing
2 9 (52.94%) JMeter
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 5 (29.41%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
5 4 (23.53%) Internet
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (23.53%) Graphite
5 4 (23.53%) Gatling
5 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (17.65%) AppDynamics
6 3 (17.65%) Grafana
6 3 (17.65%) Dynatrace
6 3 (17.65%) ZABBIX
6 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
6 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle

Performance Test Engineer 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
2 3 (17.65%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) 4G
3 1 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) LTE
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) JMeter
2 5 (29.41%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) Gatling
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
4 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) Gradle
5 2 (11.76%) IntelliJ
5 2 (11.76%) Subversion
6 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
6 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.88%) Log4j
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) NeoLoad
6 1 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) ODBC
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
1 3 (17.65%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Performance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) API Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Microservices
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) ATDD
6 1 (5.88%) Feature Driven Development
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Graphite
2 3 (17.65%) Grafana
2 3 (17.65%) ZABBIX
3 2 (11.76%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) AppDynamics
2 3 (17.65%) Dynatrace
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) BMC
3 2 (11.76%) New Relic
3 2 (11.76%) Splunk
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
Hampshire
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