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 21 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 53 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 21 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.03% 1.76% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.23% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 13
Average daily rate
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£466 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.21% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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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
808 716 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.99% 78.94% 76.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 389 510
Average daily rate £350 £321 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £42.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.90% +184.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £29.25 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 22 (50.00%) JMeter
2 20 (45.45%) Open Source
3 17 (38.64%) Java
4 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 15 (34.09%) PHP
6 14 (31.82%) Apache
6 14 (31.82%) Tomcat
6 14 (31.82%) Red Hat
6 14 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (31.82%) OpenLDAP
6 14 (31.82%) Redis
7 13 (29.55%) Validation
8 11 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (20.45%) Data Modelling
10 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
10 8 (18.18%) Reference Data
10 8 (18.18%) Data Architecture
10 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 7 (15.91%) QA
11 7 (15.91%) Data Integration
12 6 (13.64%) Perl
12 6 (13.64%) Linux
12 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
12 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 6 (13.64%) ISEB
12 6 (13.64%) Tcl
12 6 (13.64%) VLAN
13 5 (11.36%) C
13 5 (11.36%) C++
13 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 14 (31.82%) Apache
1 14 (31.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) OpenLDAP
2 6 (13.64%) VLAN
2 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
3 4 (9.09%) DVB
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (31.82%) Redis
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) JMeter
2 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.36%) JProfiler
3 5 (11.36%) NeoLoad
4 2 (4.55%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Architect
2 14 (31.82%) Technical Architect
3 12 (27.27%) Tester
3 12 (27.27%) Performance Tester
4 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Test Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Designer
6 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Java EE
3 1 (2.27%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Open Source
2 8 (18.18%) Reference Data
3 7 (15.91%) Data Integration
4 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (9.09%) Video on Demand
5 4 (9.09%) IPTV
5 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 4 (9.09%) MPEG
6 2 (4.55%) NHS
6 2 (4.55%) STB
7 1 (2.27%) Statistics
7 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 13 (29.55%) Validation
3 11 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (20.45%) Data Modelling
5 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 8 (18.18%) Data Architecture
6 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Test Management
9 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.55%) ETL
9 2 (4.55%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.27%) MVC
10 1 (2.27%) Information Security
10 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.27%) Data Management
10 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) PHP
3 6 (13.64%) Perl
3 6 (13.64%) Tcl
4 5 (11.36%) C++
4 5 (11.36%) C
5 4 (9.09%) SQL
6 3 (6.82%) C#
6 3 (6.82%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) VB6
7 1 (2.27%) VB
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISEB
2 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Red Hat
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (6.82%) Capita
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) Sybase
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft