The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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.

Performance Testing
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 118 106
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 12 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.66% 0.043% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.054% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Median daily rate £338 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £500 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £500 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1860 1942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 80.00% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1024 966
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Berkshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Berkshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Berkshire

Performance 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 Performance Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 3 £367 -26.70% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £306 -
Wokingham - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £313 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Performance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 8 (34.78%) JMeter
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) .NET
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (26.09%) SDLC
4 5 (21.74%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) RESTful
5 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Network Design
5 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
5 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) C
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
5 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
5 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
5 4 (17.39%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps

Performance 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JMeter
2 7 (30.43%) LoadRunner
3 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.70%) Ant
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
6 1 (4.35%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.35%) Gatling
6 1 (4.35%) Gradle
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
6 1 (4.35%) NeoLoad
6 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Performance Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Integrator
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Systems Integrator
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) RESTful
3 4 (17.39%) Web Services
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (8.70%) SOAP
6 1 (4.35%) HTML
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) LAMP
6 1 (4.35%) OAuth
6 1 (4.35%) React
6 1 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) CentOS
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Debian
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
1 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) SDLC
2 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Matrix Organization
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Stress Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) C
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) Groovy
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
2 1 (4.35%) HP Fortify
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) EMC
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.35%) Splunk
2 1 (4.35%) VMware