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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 111 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.40% 0.41% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.56% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 8
Average daily rate £388 £350 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £350 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
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
1982 1961 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.68% 72.98% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1000 1035
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 9 February 2016.

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 9 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 -6 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Slough +3 2 £358 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) ISEB
3 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) HP UFT
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) HTTP
4 4 (26.67%) C
4 4 (26.67%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) VB
5 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (20.00%) JDBC
5 3 (20.00%) ODBC
5 3 (20.00%) Toad
5 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (20.00%) FTP
5 3 (20.00%) Solaris
5 3 (20.00%) Introscope
5 3 (20.00%) Shell Script

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) MTS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) FTP
2 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (26.67%) HP UFT
3 3 (20.00%) Introscope
3 3 (20.00%) JProfiler
3 3 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Toad
4 2 (13.33%) eggPlant
4 2 (13.33%) JMeter
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Tester
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Tester
4 2 (13.33%) EPoS Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Performance Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Integrator
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) JDBC
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
1 3 (20.00%) ODBC
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) SAML
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (13.33%) EPoS
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) API Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) C
3 4 (26.67%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (20.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft