Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 February 2018 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 87 103
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.74% 0.77% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.95% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 15
Reading median daily rate £320 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.42% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £298 £355
90th Percentile £367 £538 £400
Berkshire median daily rate £320 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -27.27% +17.33% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 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 1,007 1,160 1,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 83.02% 81.23% 78.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 584 932
Reading median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £220 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £537
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 68
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.75% -35.28% +54.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £50.82
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.59 £23.75
% change year-on-year -20.41% -25.94% +7.95%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Reading

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Reading

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) JMeter
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
3 4 (44.44%) AppDynamics
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (44.44%) IIS
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) FTP
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared

Performance 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 (44.44%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) FTP
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) JMeter
2 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Gradle
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Maven
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Toad
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Tester
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
3 1 (11.11%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) API Design
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) AppDynamics
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Sun