The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Leader was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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 Lead
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 630 603
Rank change year-on-year +37 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 7 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.018% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.019% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 16
Median daily rate £435 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.19% -1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £363 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £418 £425
% change year-on-year -10.77% -1.76%  
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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Performance Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
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 Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +47 7 £435 +4.19%
London +36 3 £450 +38.46%
West Midlands - 2 - -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £420 -
Swindon - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
South West - 1 £325 -

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Performance Test Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Performance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) JMeter
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (35.71%) Garbage Collection
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (7.14%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) CODA
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
7 1 (7.14%) Hadoop

Performance Test Leader 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JMeter
2 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) NeoLoad
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Performance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Garbage Collection
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Statistics
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ambari
1 1 (7.14%) Grafana
1 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
1 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) CODA
1 1 (7.14%) HP