The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 74 79 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 0.096% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.13% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £480 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.45% +12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £480 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £480 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £108.65 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-69.16% +171.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
651 769 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.04% 74.01% 71.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 391 253
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 17
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.55 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Reading region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) JUnit
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (20.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (20.00%) GCP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix