The table below looks at the statistics for Performance 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 Performance Testing over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 73 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.06% 1.03% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.31% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 13
Average daily rate
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£550 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.44% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £233 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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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
989 762 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.41% 78.64% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 470 398
Average daily rate £375 £325 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Performance 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 Performance Testing.

1 10 (40.00%) Test Management
2 8 (32.00%) Apache
2 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (28.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) PHP
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (20.00%) QA
5 5 (20.00%) JMeter
5 5 (20.00%) Law
5 5 (20.00%) Validation
5 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (20.00%) Redis
5 5 (20.00%) Open Source
5 5 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Reference Data
6 4 (16.00%) Data Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (16.00%) HTTP
7 3 (12.00%) IBM
7 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
7 3 (12.00%) Web Services
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL
7 3 (12.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) Windows

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Performance 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 Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (32.00%) Apache
1 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (12.00%) JBoss
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (16.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (20.00%) Redis
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.00%) JMeter
3 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (12.00%) Subversion
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.00%) Law
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Head of Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) ODBC
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Open Source
2 4 (16.00%) Reference Data
2 4 (16.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Management
2 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (20.00%) Validation
3 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
3 4 (16.00%) DevOps
3 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.00%) Ruby
3 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (12.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Actimize