Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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.

Performance Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 99
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.67% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 14
Reading median daily rate £320 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.71% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £309 £347 £363
90th Percentile £485 £540 £651
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% +25.00%
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 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%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) JMeter
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) IIS
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) FTP
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
4 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
4 4 (36.36%) AppDynamics
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) RESTful
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
7 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Sass

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 (36.36%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) FTP
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) JMeter
2 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Gradle
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Tester
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Sass
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 1 (9.09%) SVG
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) API Design
5 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Microservices
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) AppDynamics
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Sun