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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 121 121 105
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.25% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.34% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
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£293 £465 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.09% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £391 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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
2008 2061 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.33% 74.54% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1084 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 64
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £164.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Slough - 4 - - 1
Reading -2 3 £350 -27.08% 6
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (52.94%) Test Management
3 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) ISEB
5 6 (35.29%) QA
6 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 4 (23.53%) SOAP
8 3 (17.65%) Web Services
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) Spanish Language
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) System Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
9 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Zephyr
9 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
9 2 (11.76%) Degree
9 2 (11.76%) JIRA
9 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Risk Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) Zephyr
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Spanish Language
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Management Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) EJB
3 1 (5.88%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) JavaBeans
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Management
2 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
3 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.88%) GCP
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft