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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 59 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 0.49% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.62% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £301 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.68% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +24.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £60.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%

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
565 812 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.83% 79.61% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 477 375
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
1 7 (63.64%) Defect Management
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) JMeter
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 2 (18.18%) VB
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (9.09%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (9.09%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
5 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
5 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 1 (9.09%) Appium
6 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Senior Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Senior Test Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Lead Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Web Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Web Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Product Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Defect Management
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com