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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 66 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 7 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.70% 1.13% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.42% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
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£380 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -5.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.00 -
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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
780 704 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.39% 79.64% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 390 475
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (60.00%) 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%) Web Services
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%) Device Driver
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) NeoLoad
1 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Capacity 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
2 1 (10.00%) Service Continuity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (60.00%) Service Management
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%) Agile Software Development
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%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity 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
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