The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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 Testing
Rank 72 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.093% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.91% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £480 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (40.00%) System Testing
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (20.00%) Genesys
3 2 (20.00%) Empirix
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Siebel
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (20.00%) IVR
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) BT
3 2 (20.00%) Siemens
3 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (20.00%) WFM
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Verint

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (10.00%) FogBugz
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) SilkTest
3 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) System Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (20.00%) WFM
3 2 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) BPMN
4 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (10.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Genesys
2 2 (20.00%) Empirix
2 2 (20.00%) Siebel
2 2 (20.00%) BT
2 2 (20.00%) Siemens
2 2 (20.00%) Verint
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix