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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 71 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.74% 1.34% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.71% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
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£380 £328 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% +50.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 -
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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
827 702 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.57% 78.35% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 403 454
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 13
Average hourly rate £14.87 £45.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.96% +233.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £16.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (70.00%) GAP Analysis
2 7 (70.00%) Capacity Management
2 7 (70.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Database Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Capacity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Continuity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Tester
2 1 (10.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Database Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (70.00%) GAP Analysis
2 7 (70.00%) Capacity Management
2 7 (70.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft