Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 6 months to 23 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.

Load Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 91 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 - +102
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.39% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Reading median daily rate £320 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.89% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £320 £450 -
% change year-on-year -28.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

Load 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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1061 1192 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.50% 80.05% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 620 927
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £272 £227 £239
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 84
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Reading

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load 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 Reading region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) JMeter
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (80.00%) AppDynamics
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (80.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JMeter
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) AppDynamics