The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 52 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 26 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.50% 2.21% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 2.91% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 11
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£380 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -27.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
824 687 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 79.31% 75.74% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 379 480
Average daily rate £348 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.47% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £29.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Testing
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 23 (46.94%) JMeter
2 21 (42.86%) Open Source
3 17 (34.69%) Java
4 15 (30.61%) PHP
4 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
5 14 (28.57%) OpenLDAP
5 14 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (28.57%) Apache
5 14 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 14 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 14 (28.57%) Redis
6 13 (26.53%) Validation
7 11 (22.45%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (20.41%) Data Modelling
9 9 (18.37%) Ethernet
9 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
9 9 (18.37%) ISEB
9 9 (18.37%) LoadRunner
9 9 (18.37%) Tcl
9 9 (18.37%) Linux
9 9 (18.37%) Perl
9 9 (18.37%) VLAN
9 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
10 8 (16.33%) Data Architecture
10 8 (16.33%) Reference Data
11 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
12 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (12.24%) Oracle
12 6 (12.24%) Python
12 6 (12.24%) NeoLoad

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (28.57%) Apache
1 14 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) OpenLDAP
2 9 (18.37%) VLAN
2 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
2 9 (18.37%) Ethernet
3 5 (10.20%) LAN
3 5 (10.20%) WAN
4 4 (8.16%) DVB
5 1 (2.04%) FTP
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (28.57%) Redis
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) DB2
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) JMeter
2 9 (18.37%) LoadRunner
3 6 (12.24%) NeoLoad
4 5 (10.20%) JProfiler
5 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Architect
2 14 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 13 (26.53%) Tester
3 13 (26.53%) Performance Tester
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) Java EE
3 1 (2.04%) WCF
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.86%) Open Source
2 8 (16.33%) Reference Data
3 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.16%) Video on Demand
5 4 (8.16%) IPTV
5 4 (8.16%) Client/Server
5 4 (8.16%) MPEG
6 2 (4.08%) NHS
6 2 (4.08%) STB
7 1 (2.04%) Statistics
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
2 13 (26.53%) Validation
3 11 (22.45%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (20.41%) Data Modelling
5 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
6 8 (16.33%) Data Architecture
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (6.12%) Test Management
11 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.08%) Stress Testing
11 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.08%) Data Management
11 2 (4.08%) SOA
11 2 (4.08%) ETL
11 2 (4.08%) Project Management
12 1 (2.04%) Change Management
12 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) PHP
3 9 (18.37%) Perl
3 9 (18.37%) Tcl
4 6 (12.24%) Python
5 5 (10.20%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) C
5 5 (10.20%) SQL
6 3 (6.12%) C#
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.04%) VB6
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
8 1 (2.04%) VB
8 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISEB
2 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Citrix
4 3 (6.12%) Capita
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) Sybase
6 1 (2.04%) Siebel
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft