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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 72 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.50% - 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% - 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£556 - £310
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 - £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 - £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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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
730 596 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.71% 69.06% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Hyperion
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Private Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) OWASP
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) eggPlant
2 1 (14.29%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Private Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Accountant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) OWASP
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Hyperion
3 1 (14.29%) Retek
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix