The median contractor rate for a Senior Performance Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Performance Tester
UK
Rank - 624 620
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Performance Tester 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.008% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 -
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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £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%  

Senior Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Performance Tester in the UK

Senior Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Performance Tester in the UK

Senior Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) JBoss
2 5 (71.43%) JMeter
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) RAD
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (42.86%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP

Senior 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 (71.43%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) JMeter
3 3 (42.86%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) The Grinder
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
1 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (42.86%) RAD
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Siebel