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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 81 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 3 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.28% 1.36% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 1.69% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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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
898 769 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.15% 80.36% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 471 320
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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 10 (52.63%) Test Management
2 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) QA
3 5 (26.32%) Law
4 4 (21.05%) HTTP
4 4 (21.05%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
5 3 (15.79%) CA SiteMinder
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) UNIX
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) JBoss
5 3 (15.79%) Apache
5 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Subversion
5 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
5 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) PowerShell

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (15.79%) JBoss
1 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
1 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (26.32%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Head of Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Tester
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) ODBC
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Test Management
2 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Ruby
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.79%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Actimize