Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Tester
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 801 764
Rank change year-on-year +4 -37 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 90 90 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.090% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 103
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £255
90th Percentile £540 £488 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +6.41% +9.86% +5.97%
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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
UK excluding London +54 63 £415 +6.41% 1
England +5 63 £450 +14.29% 3
London -34 27 £500 +17.65% 2
Scotland +14 25 £415 +2.47%
South East +16 16 £390 -0.95%
North of England +63 11 £550 +63.57% 1
Yorkshire +24 7 £550 +37.56% 1
South West -2 5 £375 -
North West - 4 £388 -
East of England -21 3 £369 +13.46%
Channel Islands - 2 - -
West Midlands +32 1 £450 -
Midlands +20 1 £450 +23.29%

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Performance Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 74 (82.22%) Performance Testing
2 63 (70.00%) LoadRunner
3 42 (46.67%) JMeter
4 40 (44.44%) HP
5 38 (42.22%) Java
5 38 (42.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (28.89%) J2EE
7 26 (28.89%) Performance Engineering
8 24 (26.67%) HP SiteScope
8 24 (26.67%) CRM
8 24 (26.67%) SOA
8 24 (26.67%) OpenView
9 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (21.11%) Waterfall
11 18 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 15 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 15 (16.67%) SQL
13 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
13 13 (14.44%) Load Testing
14 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
15 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Excel
15 11 (12.22%) Finance
16 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
16 9 (10.00%) Stress Testing
16 9 (10.00%) JIRA
17 8 (8.89%) Test Automation
17 8 (8.89%) Web Services
17 8 (8.89%) AppDynamics
17 8 (8.89%) Scenario Testing

Performance Tester 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 5 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) FTP
3 2 (2.22%) Broadband
3 2 (2.22%) DNS
3 2 (2.22%) HTTP
3 2 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.11%) DHCP
4 1 (1.11%) Firewall
4 1 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) DTS
3 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 63 (70.00%) LoadRunner
2 42 (46.67%) JMeter
3 9 (10.00%) JIRA
3 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.78%) Gatling
5 6 (6.67%) Selenium
6 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.56%) Maven
7 4 (4.44%) NeoLoad
7 4 (4.44%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.22%) JConsole
9 2 (2.22%) JUnit
9 2 (2.22%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.11%) Ant
10 1 (1.11%) Toad
10 1 (1.11%) WebLOAD
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.89%) J2EE
2 8 (8.89%) Web Services
3 6 (6.67%) SOAP
4 5 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 5 (5.56%) HTML
5 4 (4.44%) .NET
5 4 (4.44%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.44%) Spring
6 3 (3.33%) RESTful
7 2 (2.22%) React
7 2 (2.22%) WPF
8 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.11%) HTML5
8 1 (1.11%) JSON
8 1 (1.11%) REST
8 1 (1.11%) Taurus
8 1 (1.11%) WCF
8 1 (1.11%) WinForms
8 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Linux
2 4 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) Unix
3 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (82.22%) Performance Testing
2 38 (42.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (28.89%) Performance Engineering
5 24 (26.67%) CRM
5 24 (26.67%) SOA
6 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (21.11%) Waterfall
8 15 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 13 (14.44%) Load Testing
10 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 9 (10.00%) Stress Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Test Automation
13 7 (7.78%) Project Planning
13 7 (7.78%) Test Management
14 6 (6.67%) Open Source
14 6 (6.67%) Risk Management
14 6 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.22%) Java
2 15 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.56%) C
4 5 (5.56%) Python
4 5 (5.56%) VBA
5 4 (4.44%) C#
6 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.11%) C++
7 1 (1.11%) Groovy
7 1 (1.11%) Ruby
7 1 (1.11%) Scala
7 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) Degree
4 4 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) ISEB
6 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
1 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (26.67%) HP SiteScope
1 24 (26.67%) OpenView
2 3 (3.33%) Perfmon
3 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.11%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 40 (44.44%) HP
2 8 (8.89%) AppDynamics
3 7 (7.78%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) New Relic
5 2 (2.22%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.11%) MikroTik
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.11%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.11%) Splunk
6 1 (1.11%) Sun
6 1 (1.11%) webMethods