Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £396 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Performance Tester
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 155 171
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 15 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.37% 0.25% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.27% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Berkshire median daily rate £396 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.62% -5.33% -
10th Percentile £386 £310 £373
90th Percentile £415 £431 £377
South East median daily rate £398 £390 £394
% change year-on-year +1.92% -0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,755 3,755 3,956
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.44% 92.10% 92.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,856 1,979 2,139
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £209 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 187
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.70 £39.98 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% -7.69% +8.33%

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Performance Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in Berkshire

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in Berkshire

Performance Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tester in Berkshire

Performance Tester
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 Performance Tester within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 -4 11 £396 +23.83%
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Performance Tester
South East

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, Performance Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) .NET
3 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (60.00%) Web Services
4 9 (60.00%) C++
5 8 (53.33%) XML
5 8 (53.33%) JUnit
5 8 (53.33%) CRM
5 8 (53.33%) EDI
5 8 (53.33%) JSON
5 8 (53.33%) Groovy
5 8 (53.33%) Scala
5 8 (53.33%) Procedural Programming
5 8 (53.33%) Geb
5 8 (53.33%) Gatling
6 5 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
7 4 (26.67%) C#
7 4 (26.67%) JMeter
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) ISEB
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) VB
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) SoapUI

Performance Tester Skill Set
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 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Gatling
2 8 (53.33%) Geb
2 8 (53.33%) JUnit
3 4 (26.67%) JMeter
3 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 1 (6.67%) Ant
6 1 (6.67%) AnthillPro
6 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (6.67%) Gradle
6 1 (6.67%) Hudson
6 1 (6.67%) Introscope
6 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) JProfiler
6 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) EDI
3 8 (53.33%) JSON
3 8 (53.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) Ajax
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) CRM
2 8 (53.33%) Procedural Programming
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) C++
4 8 (53.33%) Groovy
4 8 (53.33%) Scala
5 4 (26.67%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) AppDynamics
2 3 (20.00%) Dynatrace
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
4 1 (6.67%) MapR
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft