The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 113 128 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.037% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.040% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Performance Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2315 2525 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.11% 93.10% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1244 1230
Average daily rate £400 £398 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 68 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £36.20 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tester in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Performance Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Performance Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 7 £400 +14.28% 1
Performance Tester
South East

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Performance Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Performance Tester in their job title.

1 10 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) JMeter
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) Perl
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
7 2 (16.67%) EPoS
7 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
7 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) eggPlant
7 2 (16.67%) User Experience
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) nmon

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Performance Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Performance Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) eggPlant
5 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
6 1 (8.33%) Introscope
6 1 (8.33%) JProfiler
6 1 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JDBC
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) EPoS
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) API Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (8.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) SAP