Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 167 177
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.047% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.050% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 11
Berkshire median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% - -
10th Percentile £310 £373 £363
90th Percentile £431 £377 £388
South East median daily rate £390 £394 £375
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +7.14%
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 3783 3964 4566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.89% 92.21% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2007 2142 2475
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £214
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 184 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.90 £44.48 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tester in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 2017. 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 - 7 £320 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Performance Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Performance Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) JMeter
1 9 (90.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) IIS
4 4 (40.00%) FTP
4 4 (40.00%) C
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) AppDynamics
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
5 3 (30.00%) RESTful
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (10.00%) HP Fortify

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 4 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) FTP
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) JMeter
2 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Ant
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (10.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (10.00%) Gatling
4 1 (10.00%) Gradle
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) NeoLoad
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Toad
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Fortify
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk
2 1 (10.00%) Sun