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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 66 72 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.61% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £150 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
599 652 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.68% 70.18% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 283 310
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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 30 July 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 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) JMeter
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) WFM
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) BT
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (25.00%) IVR
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) HP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) JUnit
1 3 (75.00%) JMeter
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) WFM
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) BT
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Genesys
1 1 (25.00%) Empirix
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens
1 1 (25.00%) Verint