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 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 71 62
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.52% 0.12% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.14% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £367 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.70% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £500 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 455 693 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.27% 80.12% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 412 321
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 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 Reading region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) VB
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Validation

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 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
1 1 (14.29%) Debian
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft