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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 76 70 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.33% 1.99% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.53% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £364 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
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
1283 1184 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.34% 78.62% 77.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 635 813
Average daily rate £353 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 37
Average hourly rate £12.46 £35.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.39% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Leeds +8 12 £431 +23.21% 3
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (40.98%) Java
2 21 (34.43%) JMeter
3 19 (31.15%) Test Scripting
4 18 (29.51%) Open Source
5 17 (27.87%) Apache
5 17 (27.87%) Tomcat
5 17 (27.87%) PHP
6 15 (24.59%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (24.59%) Red Hat
6 15 (24.59%) Redis
6 15 (24.59%) OpenLDAP
7 14 (22.95%) Oracle
7 14 (22.95%) Validation
8 13 (21.31%) Data Modelling
9 12 (19.67%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
10 11 (18.03%) Data Integration
11 9 (14.75%) Reference Data
11 9 (14.75%) Data Architecture
11 9 (14.75%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (14.75%) UNIX
12 8 (13.11%) HTTP
12 8 (13.11%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (13.11%) QA
13 7 (11.48%) Test Management
13 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
13 7 (11.48%) ETL
13 7 (11.48%) ISEB
13 7 (11.48%) LoadRunner

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 17 (27.87%) Apache
1 17 (27.87%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.28%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (13.11%) HTTP
3 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.20%) DVB
3 5 (8.20%) VLAN
3 5 (8.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (24.59%) Redis
2 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
3 9 (14.75%) Oracle ODI
3 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (13.11%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (3.28%) MySQL
9 1 (1.64%) DB2
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) JMeter
2 7 (11.48%) LoadRunner
3 5 (8.20%) NeoLoad
4 3 (4.92%) JProfiler
5 2 (3.28%) LoadUI
5 2 (3.28%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.28%) Subversion
5 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Architect
2 16 (26.23%) Technical Architect
3 14 (22.95%) Tester
4 12 (19.67%) Performance Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Test Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.28%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Test Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
1 6 (9.84%) SOAP
2 5 (8.20%) ODBC
2 5 (8.20%) Ajax
3 4 (6.56%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) XML
4 3 (4.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) JMS
5 2 (3.28%) JDBC
6 1 (1.64%) JSP
6 1 (1.64%) Servlets
6 1 (1.64%) J2EE
6 1 (1.64%) CSS
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) Java EE
6 1 (1.64%) WCF
6 1 (1.64%) SPML
6 1 (1.64%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Open Source
2 11 (18.03%) Data Integration
3 9 (14.75%) Reference Data
4 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.20%) IPTV
4 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
4 5 (8.20%) MPEG
4 5 (8.20%) User Experience
4 5 (8.20%) Video on Demand
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Clustering
5 2 (3.28%) STB
6 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) UNIX
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) AIX
5 1 (1.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Test Scripting
2 14 (22.95%) Validation
3 13 (21.31%) Data Modelling
4 12 (19.67%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (14.75%) Data Architecture
6 7 (11.48%) Test Management
6 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
6 7 (11.48%) ETL
6 7 (11.48%) Statistical Analysis
7 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Management
8 5 (8.20%) ITIL
8 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) Java
2 17 (27.87%) PHP
3 6 (9.84%) C
3 6 (9.84%) SQL
4 5 (8.20%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.20%) Tcl
4 5 (8.20%) C++
4 5 (8.20%) Perl
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) Ruby
5 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.64%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.64%) VB6
6 1 (1.64%) VB
6 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) ISEB
1 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) CA SiteMinder
1 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Red Hat
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) IBM
4 3 (4.92%) Sybase
4 3 (4.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.28%) Capita
5 2 (3.28%) JBoss
5 2 (3.28%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.64%) Sun
6 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.64%) SAP
6 1 (1.64%) Novell
6 1 (1.64%) Actimize