The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tester
UK
Rank 574 595 566
Rank change year-on-year +21 -29  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 35 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 35
Median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £298 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £456 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +11.88% +11.71%  
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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 28 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 26 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 +23 28 £414 +10.33% 5
London +28 10 £409 +2.18% 4
South East +24 6 £410 +9.33%
East Midlands +4 4 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 -
Northampton - 4 £425 -
Scotland - 4 £388 -
Berkshire +25 3 £440 +35.38%
Yorkshire +18 3 £400 +15.94% 1
South West +2 3 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Hampshire +11 2 £370 -29.52%
Havant - 2 £370 -
East of England - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Edinburgh - 2 £394 -
Glasgow - 2 £388 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
Livingston - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £418 -
Wokingham - 1 £263 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £410 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 64 (82.05%) Performance Testing
2 49 (62.82%) LoadRunner
3 36 (46.15%) JMeter
4 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (30.77%) Java
6 22 (28.21%) Selenium
7 18 (23.08%) HP
7 18 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 17 (21.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 17 (21.79%) Finance
9 15 (19.23%) ISEB
10 14 (17.95%) Oracle
11 13 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
12 12 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (15.38%) SOA
12 12 (15.38%) JIRA
13 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
13 11 (14.10%) QA
13 11 (14.10%) NeoLoad
13 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
14 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
14 10 (12.82%) J2EE
14 10 (12.82%) C#
15 9 (11.54%) CRM
15 9 (11.54%) OpenView
15 9 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
15 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
15 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
16 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
16 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (6.41%) JBoss
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) LDAP
1 2 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.56%) MySQL
3 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.56%) Redis
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 49 (62.82%) LoadRunner
2 36 (46.15%) JMeter
3 22 (28.21%) Selenium
4 12 (15.38%) JIRA
5 11 (14.10%) NeoLoad
6 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
8 6 (7.69%) WebLOAD
9 5 (6.41%) HP UFT
10 4 (5.13%) Maven
10 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.85%) Gatling
11 3 (3.85%) LoadUI
11 3 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
11 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.85%) Subversion
11 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (2.56%) The Grinder
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) J2EE
2 7 (8.97%) XML
3 6 (7.69%) .NET
4 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.85%) RESTful
5 2 (2.56%) CSS
5 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) jQuery
5 2 (2.56%) JSON
5 2 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.56%) Middleware
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.56%) SOAP
5 2 (2.56%) Spring
5 2 (2.56%) Symfony
6 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Linux
2 7 (8.97%) Unix
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (82.05%) Performance Testing
2 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 17 (21.79%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (15.38%) SOA
6 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
6 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
7 9 (11.54%) CRM
7 9 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
7 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.26%) Test Management
8 8 (10.26%) Test Planning
9 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.97%) Open Source
10 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Defect Management
10 6 (7.69%) SDLC
10 6 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) Java
2 10 (12.82%) C#
3 8 (10.26%) SQL
4 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.85%) C
5 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.56%) PHP
5 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) Groovy
6 1 (1.28%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) ISEB
2 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
2 9 (11.54%) OpenView
3 4 (5.13%) Graphite
4 3 (3.85%) Ganglia
4 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.85%) nmon
4 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.28%) Grafana
5 1 (1.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) HP
2 14 (17.95%) Oracle
3 8 (10.26%) AppDynamics
4 5 (6.41%) IBM
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.85%) Siebel
6 2 (2.56%) Cognos
6 2 (2.56%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.56%) Murex
6 2 (2.56%) SAP
7 1 (1.28%) BMC
7 1 (1.28%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.28%) New Relic
7 1 (1.28%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.28%) Splunk
7 1 (1.28%) VMware
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