Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Load Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 154 176
Rank change year-on-year -17 +22 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.12% 0.15% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.18% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Berkshire median daily rate £320 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.89% - -
10th Percentile £310 £425 £425
90th Percentile £537 £475 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £60.00

Load Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,393 3,306 3,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 82.98% 81.87% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,777 1,742 2,130
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 122 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -33.64% +33.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.10 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Load Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Load Testing in Berkshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 5 £320 -28.89%
Load Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Load 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (80.00%) JMeter
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (20.00%) Runbook
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Redis
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JMeter
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft