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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 92 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.83% 2.23% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 2.68% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 17
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£415 £348 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +39.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £271 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £490 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £32.00
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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
1335 933 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.03% 83.23% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 664 360
Average daily rate £360 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.31 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £64.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 8 (50.00%) TDD
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) nginx
2 7 (43.75%) SimpleDB
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon S3
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (43.75%) hybris
2 7 (43.75%) Puppet
2 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
2 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
2 7 (43.75%) Network Design
2 7 (43.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (43.75%) Kanban
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
2 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (43.75%) MySQL
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Apache
2 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
2 7 (43.75%) POSIX
2 7 (43.75%) RDBMS

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (43.75%) Apache
1 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
1 7 (43.75%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon S3
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (43.75%) Route 53
1 7 (43.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Internet
1 7 (43.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
1 7 (43.75%) RDBMS
1 7 (43.75%) SimpleDB
1 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
1 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
1 7 (43.75%) Redis
1 7 (43.75%) Couchbase
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.25%) Calabash
5 1 (6.25%) Appium
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) Cloud Software Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) OAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
1 7 (43.75%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) TDD
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (43.75%) Kanban
2 7 (43.75%) Network Design
2 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Stress Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
1 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Puppet
1 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (43.75%) HAProxy
1 7 (43.75%) Ansible
1 7 (43.75%) Salt
2 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
1 7 (43.75%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) Splunk