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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 77 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.06% 1.01% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.28% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 13
Average daily rate
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£550 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.44% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £233 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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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
990 781 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.36% 78.97% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 483 405
Average daily rate £375 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 10 (45.45%) Test Management
2 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 6 (27.27%) Apache
3 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
4 5 (22.73%) Law
4 5 (22.73%) QA
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
5 4 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) HTTP
5 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) PHP
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) UNIX
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) JBoss
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.64%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.64%) JMeter
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
6 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (13.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (13.64%) Subversion

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (27.27%) Apache
1 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (13.64%) Redis
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
2 3 (13.64%) JMeter
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (22.73%) Law
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Head of Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Software Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) ODBC
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Test Management
2 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
2 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) PHP
2 3 (13.64%) Ruby
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) CA SiteMinder
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) IBM
1 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Actimize
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle