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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 113 121
Rank change year-on-year +24 +8  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £313 £400 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +70.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 1476 1978 2168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.57% 80.54% 74.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1030 1121
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 53
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £85.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +19 4 £301 -19.66%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £263 -
Performance Testing
South East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) JMeter
3 10 (34.48%) LoadRunner
4 8 (27.59%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) Selenium
5 7 (24.14%) RESTful
5 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
6 6 (20.69%) C#
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) JIRA
7 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
7 5 (17.24%) High Availability
7 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Web Services
7 5 (17.24%) OOP
7 5 (17.24%) Gatling
8 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
8 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
8 4 (13.79%) CSS
8 4 (13.79%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (13.79%) .NET

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 3 (10.34%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (10.34%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.34%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (3.45%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.45%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) JMeter
2 10 (34.48%) LoadRunner
3 8 (27.59%) Selenium
4 6 (20.69%) JIRA
5 5 (17.24%) Gatling
5 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
6 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
6 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
7 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
8 2 (6.90%) Appium
8 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
8 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
8 2 (6.90%) Subversion
9 1 (3.45%) Ant
9 1 (3.45%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
9 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
9 1 (3.45%) JUnit
9 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Lead Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Angular Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Web Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Web Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) RESTful
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 4 (13.79%) CSS3
3 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) HTML5
3 4 (13.79%) LESS
3 4 (13.79%) Node.js
3 4 (13.79%) Sass
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (10.34%) React
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) Java EE
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Android
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
3 6 (20.69%) TDD
3 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
4 5 (17.24%) High Availability
4 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (17.24%) OOP
4 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
5 4 (13.79%) Open Source
5 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
5 4 (13.79%) User Stories
6 3 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) C
5 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) HP Fortify
2 1 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk