The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 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 West Yorkshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 61 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 33 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.00% 2.08% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.82% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £390 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -12.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1273 1136 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.34% 73.96% 73.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 609 786
Average daily rate £350 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £31.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.45% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +9 26 £380 +52.00% 2
Pudsey - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 25 (34.72%) JMeter
2 22 (30.56%) Open Source
3 21 (29.17%) Java
4 19 (26.39%) Data Modelling
5 17 (23.61%) PHP
5 17 (23.61%) Oracle
6 15 (20.83%) Apache
6 15 (20.83%) Tomcat
6 15 (20.83%) Red Hat
6 15 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 15 (20.83%) OpenLDAP
6 15 (20.83%) Redis
7 14 (19.44%) Validation
7 14 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (16.67%) Data Integration
8 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 11 (15.28%) LoadRunner
10 10 (13.89%) ISEB
11 9 (12.50%) Perl
11 9 (12.50%) SQL
11 9 (12.50%) Linux
11 9 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.50%) Tcl
11 9 (12.50%) VLAN
11 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Reference Data
11 9 (12.50%) Data Architecture
12 8 (11.11%) Web Services

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 15 (20.83%) Apache
1 15 (20.83%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Office
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
1 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) OpenLDAP
2 9 (12.50%) VLAN
2 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 5 (6.94%) LAN
3 5 (6.94%) WAN
4 4 (5.56%) DVB
5 1 (1.39%) FTP
5 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (20.83%) Redis
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.78%) MySQL
5 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (34.72%) JMeter
2 11 (15.28%) LoadRunner
3 8 (11.11%) NeoLoad
4 5 (6.94%) JProfiler
5 2 (2.78%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.39%) JIRA
6 1 (1.39%) Selenium
6 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Architect
2 17 (23.61%) Tester
3 15 (20.83%) Technical Architect
3 15 (20.83%) Performance Tester
4 7 (9.72%) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.17%) Test Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Siebel Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) Web Services
1 8 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) JDBC
3 2 (2.78%) JMS
3 2 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) Java EE
4 1 (1.39%) WCF
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.56%) Open Source
2 12 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 9 (12.50%) Reference Data
4 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.56%) IPTV
5 4 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.56%) MPEG
5 4 (5.56%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 2 (2.78%) Clustering
6 2 (2.78%) STB
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) AIX
3 1 (1.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Data Modelling
2 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
3 14 (19.44%) Validation
3 14 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 9 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (11.11%) SOA
7 7 (9.72%) ETL
8 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.33%) Project Management
9 5 (6.94%) Change Management
9 5 (6.94%) EAI
9 5 (6.94%) Workflow
9 5 (6.94%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) Java
2 17 (23.61%) PHP
3 9 (12.50%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) Perl
3 9 (12.50%) Tcl
4 6 (8.33%) Python
5 5 (6.94%) C++
5 5 (6.94%) C
6 3 (4.17%) C#
7 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.39%) VB6
8 1 (1.39%) Scala
8 1 (1.39%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) ISEB
2 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.56%) Degree
3 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
1 5 (6.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) Oracle
2 15 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.94%) Siebel
4 4 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (4.17%) Capita
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) Sybase
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Informatica