The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 75 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 28 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.66% 1.55% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.97% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £371 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -14.94%
Performance Testing
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1263 1170 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 74.96% 78.63% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 668 730
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 36
Average hourly rate £14.87 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £14.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +6 16 £550 +51.72% 6
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 27 (43.55%) Java
2 20 (32.26%) Test Management
3 18 (29.03%) Apache
3 18 (29.03%) Tomcat
4 17 (27.42%) PHP
4 17 (27.42%) JMeter
4 17 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 16 (25.81%) Oracle
6 15 (24.19%) Red Hat
6 15 (24.19%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (24.19%) OpenLDAP
6 15 (24.19%) Open Source
6 15 (24.19%) Redis
7 14 (22.58%) Validation
8 13 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (20.97%) HTTP
8 13 (20.97%) Oracle ODI
9 12 (19.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 12 (19.35%) Data Modelling
9 12 (19.35%) Statistical Analysis
10 11 (17.74%) QA
10 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database
11 10 (16.13%) User Experience
11 10 (16.13%) Data Integration
11 10 (16.13%) .NET
11 10 (16.13%) SOAP
12 9 (14.52%) VB.NET
12 9 (14.52%) ODBC
12 9 (14.52%) Ajax
12 9 (14.52%) Reference Data

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 18 (29.03%) Apache
1 18 (29.03%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.84%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.84%) JBoss
3 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) OpenLDAP
2 13 (20.97%) HTTP
3 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.06%) DVB
3 5 (8.06%) VLAN
3 5 (8.06%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.19%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (24.19%) Redis
2 13 (20.97%) Oracle ODI
2 13 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (19.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (3.23%) MySQL
8 1 (1.61%) DB2
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) JMeter
2 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.68%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.84%) TestDirector
4 3 (4.84%) Subversion
4 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.06%) Law
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Architect
2 16 (25.81%) Technical Architect
3 14 (22.58%) Tester
4 11 (17.74%) Performance Tester
5 8 (12.90%) Head of Testing
6 6 (9.68%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Lead Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Test Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
10 1 (1.61%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
1 10 (16.13%) SOAP
2 9 (14.52%) ODBC
2 9 (14.52%) Ajax
3 4 (6.45%) Web Services
4 3 (4.84%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) XML
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.61%) Java EE
5 1 (1.61%) WCF
5 1 (1.61%) SPML
5 1 (1.61%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.61%) J2EE
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) JSP
5 1 (1.61%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Open Source
2 10 (16.13%) User Experience
2 10 (16.13%) Data Integration
3 9 (14.52%) Reference Data
4 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.06%) IPTV
4 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
4 5 (8.06%) MPEG
4 5 (8.06%) Video on Demand
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) STB
6 1 (1.61%) Statistics
6 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) UNIX
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Test Management
2 17 (27.42%) Test Scripting
3 14 (22.58%) Validation
4 12 (19.35%) Data Modelling
4 12 (19.35%) Statistical Analysis
5 9 (14.52%) Performance Management
5 9 (14.52%) Data Architecture
6 7 (11.29%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (11.29%) ETL
7 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.06%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.45%) ITIL
9 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.84%) Test Strategy
10 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 17 (27.42%) PHP
3 9 (14.52%) VB.NET
4 6 (9.68%) C
5 5 (8.06%) C++
5 5 (8.06%) Perl
5 5 (8.06%) Tcl
6 3 (4.84%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Ruby
6 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) BeanShell
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
1 7 (11.29%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) CA SiteMinder
1 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Oracle
2 15 (24.19%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.45%) IBM
4 3 (4.84%) Sybase
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix
5 2 (3.23%) Capita
6 1 (1.61%) Novell
6 1 (1.61%) Actimize
6 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.61%) Sun
6 1 (1.61%) HP