The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 117 106 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.67% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.97% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 11
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£188 £470 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.10% +34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1857 1652 2064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.78% 68.83% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 729 795
Average daily rate £375 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Performance Testing
South East

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
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 1 August 2014. 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 0 3 - - 1
Slough - 2 £210 -
Windsor - - - -
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) HTTP
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
4 4 (30.77%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
5 3 (23.08%) FTP
5 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 3 (23.08%) Middleware
5 3 (23.08%) Introscope
5 3 (23.08%) JMeter
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ODBC
5 3 (23.08%) JUnit
5 3 (23.08%) JDBC
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) VB
5 3 (23.08%) Solaris
5 3 (23.08%) Toad

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
2 3 (23.08%) FTP
2 3 (23.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) DAB
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) SSL
4 1 (7.69%) IPv6
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) GPRS
4 1 (7.69%) GSM
4 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
4 1 (7.69%) UMTS
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) LTE
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Rational Performance Tester
1 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 3 (23.08%) Introscope
2 3 (23.08%) JMeter
2 3 (23.08%) JUnit
2 3 (23.08%) Toad
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
2 3 (23.08%) JProfiler
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 3 (23.08%) ODBC
2 3 (23.08%) JDBC
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) WML
3 1 (7.69%) WAP
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) nmon
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Mercator
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Genesys
2 1 (7.69%) Empirix
2 1 (7.69%) Siemens
2 1 (7.69%) BT
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Verint