The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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 Tester
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 616 610
Rank change year-on-year +49 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 43 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.065% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.069% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 20
Median daily rate £390 £409 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.58% +11.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -4.37% +12.67%  
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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 10 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 3 months to 28 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 +41 36 £375 -10.44% 4
UK excluding London +45 27 £383 -4.37% 3
London +11 15 £438 +0.57% 2
South East +34 10 £338 -20.58%
North of England +55 5 £575 +42.85% 2
Scotland +36 5 £415 +25.75%
South West -2 3 £375 +15.38%
East of England - 2 £306 -
Midlands +18 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 55 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 41 (53.25%) LoadRunner
3 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (38.96%) Non-Functional Testing
5 26 (33.77%) JMeter
5 26 (33.77%) Java
6 24 (31.17%) HP
7 22 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 17 (22.08%) Performance Engineering
8 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
9 15 (19.48%) SQL
10 13 (16.88%) Selenium
11 12 (15.58%) SOA
12 11 (14.29%) J2EE
12 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 11 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (14.29%) Finance
12 11 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
13 10 (12.99%) Test Planning
13 10 (12.99%) Defect Management
13 10 (12.99%) JIRA
13 10 (12.99%) CRM
14 9 (11.69%) C#
14 9 (11.69%) OpenView
14 9 (11.69%) Scrum
15 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
15 8 (10.39%) Project Planning
15 8 (10.39%) Load Testing
15 8 (10.39%) JavaScript
15 8 (10.39%) Oracle

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 3 (3.90%) CMS
2 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) HTTP
2 3 (3.90%) Internet
3 2 (2.60%) Broadband
3 2 (2.60%) SAN
4 1 (1.30%) DHCP
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) FTP
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.60%) MySQL
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (53.25%) LoadRunner
2 26 (33.77%) JMeter
3 13 (16.88%) Selenium
4 10 (12.99%) JIRA
5 7 (9.09%) Gatling
6 6 (7.79%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.19%) Maven
8 4 (5.19%) NeoLoad
9 3 (3.90%) Gradle
9 3 (3.90%) Subversion
10 2 (2.60%) Ant
10 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.60%) JConsole
10 2 (2.60%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Games
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) J2EE
2 6 (7.79%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) Web Services
3 5 (6.49%) XML
4 4 (5.19%) JSON
4 4 (5.19%) SOAP
5 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.90%) HTML
5 3 (3.90%) Middleware
5 3 (3.90%) RESTful
6 2 (2.60%) CSS
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.60%) React
6 2 (2.60%) REST
7 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.30%) Spring
7 1 (1.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.60%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 2 (2.60%) AIX
3 2 (2.60%) Solaris
3 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.96%) Non-Functional Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 17 (22.08%) Performance Engineering
5 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
6 12 (15.58%) SOA
7 11 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 10 (12.99%) CRM
8 10 (12.99%) Defect Management
8 10 (12.99%) Test Planning
9 9 (11.69%) Scrum
10 8 (10.39%) Load Testing
10 8 (10.39%) Project Planning
10 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
10 8 (10.39%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (9.09%) High Availability
11 7 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) Java
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 9 (11.69%) C#
4 8 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.49%) C
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) Groovy
7 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) Ruby
8 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) ISEB
5 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
2 9 (11.69%) OpenView
3 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.90%) Perfmon
5 2 (2.60%) Ganglia
5 2 (2.60%) Graphite
5 2 (2.60%) HP Fortify
5 2 (2.60%) nmon
5 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (1.30%) Grafana
6 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) HP
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) AppDynamics
4 4 (5.19%) Dynatrace
4 4 (5.19%) IBM
4 4 (5.19%) New Relic
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.90%) Splunk
6 2 (2.60%) Murex
6 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.60%) Sun
7 1 (1.30%) BMC
7 1 (1.30%) MikroTik
7 1 (1.30%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.30%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) webMethods
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