The median contractor rate for a Performance Test Leader was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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 Lead
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 635 622
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 6 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.020% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 10
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £317 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £419 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 22 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 +47 6 £438 +7.69% 1
London +16 2 £450 +20.00%
Northamptonshire - 2 £425 -
East Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +26 1 - -
Croydon -4 1 £450 +20.00%
South West - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
3 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) JMeter
5 4 (30.77%) SOAP
5 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
5 4 (30.77%) AppDynamics
5 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (23.08%) nmon
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 3 (23.08%) Ganglia
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) Unix
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) Component Testing
8 1 (7.69%) SDLC

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 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JMeter
2 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
3 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) BDD
7 1 (7.69%) Component Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.69%) ETL
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) System Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Ganglia
1 3 (23.08%) nmon
2 1 (7.69%) Ambari
2 1 (7.69%) Grafana
2 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) AppDynamics
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) CODA
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com