Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 168 158
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 13 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.31% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £320 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -21.47% +8.67%
10th Percentile £389 £310 £373
90th Percentile £433 £437 £484
South East median daily rate £400 £360 £410
% change year-on-year +11.11% -12.20% +9.33%
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 3,827 3,778 3,672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.46% 91.92% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,868 1,999 1,958
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £215 £258 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 101 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £49.80
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

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 23 January 2019. 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 12 £399 +24.61% 3
Performance Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 11 (84.62%) Java
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) CRM
3 8 (61.54%) EDI
3 8 (61.54%) C++
3 8 (61.54%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) JUnit
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) XML
3 8 (61.54%) JSON
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Groovy
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 8 (61.54%) Scala
3 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 8 (61.54%) Procedural Programming
3 8 (61.54%) Geb
3 8 (61.54%) Gatling
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) VB
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) SAN
5 3 (23.08%) HP ALM

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
1 8 (61.54%) Gatling
1 8 (61.54%) Geb
1 8 (61.54%) JUnit
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) EDI
1 8 (61.54%) JSON
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
1 8 (61.54%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) CRM
2 8 (61.54%) Procedural Programming
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) TMMi
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) C++
2 8 (61.54%) Groovy
2 8 (61.54%) Scala
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle