Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 79 94
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.51% 0.85% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.02% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 6
Reading median daily rate £325 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -24.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £311 £309 £347
90th Percentile £488 £485 £540
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -16.13% -13.89% +20.00%
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 1,359 1,078 1,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.23% 83.63% 80.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 657 610
Reading median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £216 £268 £235
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 42
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -39.13% -25.57%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +51.72% -20.55% -28.53%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) JMeter
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) RSpec
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
5 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) GitHub
5 3 (37.50%) Microservices
5 3 (37.50%) SDET
5 3 (37.50%) Protractor
5 3 (37.50%) CMS
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) VB
6 2 (25.00%) OOP
6 2 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing

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 3 (37.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Boomi
3 1 (12.50%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JMeter
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Protractor
3 3 (37.50%) RSpec
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (12.50%) GitLab
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SOA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
1 2 (25.00%) Taurus
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Microservices
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SDET
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Case Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) TMMi
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Dell
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle