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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 84 83 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 11 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.74% 0.088% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.10% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
Average daily rate £450 £550 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £550 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
Performance Testing
West Yorkshire

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
1245 985 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.78% 86.48% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 707 476
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £29.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
2 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (22.58%) SOA
3 7 (22.58%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 6 (19.35%) Selenium
5 5 (16.13%) Ruby
5 5 (16.13%) BDD
5 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
5 5 (16.13%) TDD
5 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
7 3 (9.68%) iSeries
7 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) Use Case
7 3 (9.68%) Firebug
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Business Development
7 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
7 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Coaching
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Analysis

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
3 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) Firebug
3 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.45%) Bundler
4 2 (6.45%) Gemnasium
4 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 2 (6.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (16.13%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
1 12 (38.71%) Test Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Performance Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Performance Test Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Environment Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) JSON
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) iSeries
1 3 (9.68%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
3 7 (22.58%) SOA
3 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.13%) BDD
4 5 (16.13%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) SDLC
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Business Development
6 3 (9.68%) Coaching
6 3 (9.68%) Open Source
6 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) Ruby
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) Scala
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) WCAG
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.45%) Sonatype
2 2 (6.45%) Wincor Nixdorf