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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 121 113 135
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 2 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.081% 0.76% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 1.12% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 3
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£300 £335 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £294 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £444 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -14.94%
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
1784 1785 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.26% 68.21% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 895 742
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 49
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.75 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 1 £290 -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) JUnit
3 3 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) Toad
4 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
4 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) JDBC
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) GPRS
3 1 (11.11%) GSM
3 1 (11.11%) UMTS
3 1 (11.11%) DAB
3 1 (11.11%) ZigBee
3 1 (11.11%) 4G
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) JMeter
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) Zephyr
2 2 (22.22%) JProfiler
2 2 (22.22%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Toad
2 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) Introscope
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) JDBC
2 2 (22.22%) ODBC
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) WAP
3 1 (11.11%) WML
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) People Management
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) nmon
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) HP