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 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
Performance Testing
Rank 62 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.11% 0.90% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.14% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 20
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£400 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £350 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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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% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 17 (48.57%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) Apache
2 16 (45.71%) Tomcat
2 16 (45.71%) JMeter
3 15 (42.86%) PHP
4 14 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 14 (40.00%) OpenLDAP
4 14 (40.00%) Open Source
4 14 (40.00%) Redis
5 13 (37.14%) Validation
6 9 (25.71%) Data Modelling
6 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.86%) Data Architecture
7 8 (22.86%) Reference Data
8 7 (20.00%) Data Integration
8 7 (20.00%) QA
9 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
9 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
10 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 5 (14.29%) C
11 4 (11.43%) C++
11 4 (11.43%) Perl
11 4 (11.43%) Oracle
11 4 (11.43%) Client/Server
11 4 (11.43%) MPEG
11 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
11 4 (11.43%) HTTP
11 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP

Performance 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 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 16 (45.71%) Apache
1 16 (45.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
2 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) VLAN
2 4 (11.43%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (40.00%) Redis
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.86%) DB2
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) JMeter
2 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.71%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Architect
2 14 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Tester
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Database Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Data Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) WCF
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Java EE
3 1 (2.86%) Ajax
3 1 (2.86%) ODBC
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Open Source
2 8 (22.86%) Reference Data
3 7 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 4 (11.43%) Client/Server
5 4 (11.43%) MPEG
5 4 (11.43%) Video on Demand
5 4 (11.43%) IPTV
6 2 (5.71%) NHS
6 2 (5.71%) STB
7 1 (2.86%) User Experience
7 1 (2.86%) Statistics
7 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) UNIX
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Validation
2 9 (25.71%) Data Modelling
2 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.86%) Data Architecture
4 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Test Management
7 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.57%) ITIL
8 2 (5.71%) ETL
8 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) DevOps
9 1 (2.86%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) PHP
3 5 (14.29%) C
4 4 (11.43%) C++
4 4 (11.43%) Perl
4 4 (11.43%) Tcl
5 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) VB6
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
1 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) CA SiteMinder
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Sybase
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) JBoss
4 2 (5.71%) Capita
5 1 (2.86%) Actimize
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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