The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 91 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.62% - 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £419 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +39.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1210 985 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.62% 86.48% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 706 473
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.83 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £33.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the Leeds region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Load Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Leeds region.

Load Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing.

1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) ISEB
3 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
3 9 (39.13%) .NET
3 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
4 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) HP
4 8 (34.78%) HP UFT
4 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (26.09%) Publishing
5 6 (26.09%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) Analytics
6 5 (21.74%) Software Architecture
6 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
6 5 (21.74%) SDLC
6 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Web Operations
6 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) Android
6 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
6 5 (21.74%) SOA
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Linux

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Moodle
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
2 8 (34.78%) HP UFT
2 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
General
1 6 (26.09%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Web Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Web Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Agile Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Web Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
1 5 (21.74%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.35%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Android
1 5 (21.74%) Apple iOS
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Analytics
3 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (21.74%) BDD
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) SDLC
4 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 5 (21.74%) SOA
4 5 (21.74%) Software Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Web Operations
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
7 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) HP