The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 78 67 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 0.91% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.19% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£339 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.50% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
835 672 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 79.07% 76.80% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 371 483
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.78% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £29.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £57.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Load Testing
West Yorkshire

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 31 July 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 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (20.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
1 1 (20.00%) LoadUI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Continuity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Tester
2 1 (20.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Database Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft