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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 90 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 5 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.39% 2.16% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 2.69% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 5
Average daily rate
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£414 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.21% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £96.15 £40.09
% change year-on-year
-65.15% +139.82%
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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
1088 931 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.15% 80.47% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 617 322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £110.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
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 17 April 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Salt
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) HAProxy
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) hybris
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (25.00%) Redis
2 2 (25.00%) Route 53
2 2 (25.00%) nginx
2 2 (25.00%) SimpleDB
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Route 53
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) SimpleDB
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (25.00%) Redis
1 2 (25.00%) Couchbase
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Kanban
2 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) HAProxy
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) hybris