The first table below looks at the demand for the Performance Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Lead
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Performance Test Leader
Berkshire

Performance Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Test Leader in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Performance Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Performance Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Performance Test Leader
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Performance Test Leader in their job title 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 with Performance Test Leader in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) nmon
4 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring

Performance Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Performance Test Leader in their job title 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 with Performance Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM