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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 72 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.61% 0.39% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.51% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £301 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.92% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £315
% change year-on-year - +26.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 521 790 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.91% 77.68% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 427 406
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 15
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +15.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (28.57%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Product Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) C#
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
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago