The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 115 123 103
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.22% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.31% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 12
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£450 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £213 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £155.00 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-78.38% +286.63%
Performance Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1993 1948 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.50% 71.59% 69.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 999 683
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 54
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -24.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £173.75 £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Performance Testing
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 Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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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 +8 3 £425 -11.45% 2
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £575 - 1
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Performance Testing also 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 that cited Performance Testing.

1 9 (47.37%) Test Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) SOAP
5 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) JUnit
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) System Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Spanish Language
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Performance Testing also 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 that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.79%) JUnit
3 2 (10.53%) Zephyr
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) eggPlant
4 1 (5.26%) NeoLoad
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Management Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Java Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) JMS
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) EJB
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) JSTL
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) JSP
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) JavaBeans
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Management
2 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
2 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) System Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) JVM Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.26%) GCP
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft