Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 138 157
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19 +21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 25 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.62% 0.78% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.95% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 25
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £304 £341 £350
90th Percentile £500 £550 £406
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £46.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +12.20% +23.31%

Performance 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 3385 3459 3940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.62% 81.25% 78.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1866 2176
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £541
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 131 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.20 £48.75 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 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 +11 11 £320 -24.71% 1
Bracknell -8 3 £413 -13.16% 1
Wokingham +9 2 - -
Slough - 2 £375 - 1
Windsor - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Performance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) SDLC
3 8 (32.00%) LoadRunner
3 8 (32.00%) JMeter
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) HTML
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) C
6 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.00%) RESTful
7 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (16.00%) Network Design
7 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Selenium
7 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
7 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) FTP
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.00%) C#
7 4 (16.00%) IIS
7 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (16.00%) Java

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 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) FTP
1 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) JMeter
1 8 (32.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Gradle
4 1 (4.00%) Hudson
4 1 (4.00%) JBehave
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) Toad
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Performance Tester
1 9 (36.00%) Tester
2 4 (16.00%) Systems Integrator
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) HTML Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Integrator
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
2 5 (20.00%) RESTful
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) HTML5
4 2 (8.00%) LAMP
4 2 (8.00%) REST
4 2 (8.00%) Sass
4 2 (8.00%) SOAP
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.00%) JSON
5 1 (4.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
5 1 (4.00%) SVG
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) CentOS
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) SDLC
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (16.00%) Network Design
4 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 3 (12.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Stress Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.00%) Kotlin
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
2 2 (8.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) EMC
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Sun