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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 100 76 49
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -27
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.24% 1.61% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 2.11% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +18.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £209 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £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 2
Average hourly rate - - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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
1361 1186 1103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 80.63% 76.61% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 723 560
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.47 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.79% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £7.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £175.00 £132.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -14 3 £425 +32.81% 5
Wakefield - - - -
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 18 (56.25%) Test Management
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
3 12 (37.50%) Oracle
3 12 (37.50%) HTTP
4 11 (34.38%) SOAP
4 11 (34.38%) Statistical Analysis
5 10 (31.25%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (31.25%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (31.25%) Java
5 10 (31.25%) User Experience
6 9 (28.13%) .NET
6 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (28.13%) ODBC
6 9 (28.13%) Performance Management
6 9 (28.13%) Ajax
7 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (18.75%) QA
9 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
9 5 (15.63%) Law
10 4 (12.50%) IBM
10 4 (12.50%) ETL
10 4 (12.50%) UNIX
10 4 (12.50%) Windows
10 4 (12.50%) Web Services
10 4 (12.50%) DevOps
11 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (9.38%) PowerShell

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 3 (9.38%) JBoss
1 3 (9.38%) Apache
1 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
1 3 (9.38%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) DVB
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle BI EE
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle ODI
2 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
2 3 (9.38%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (15.63%) Law
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Tester
2 8 (25.00%) Head of Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Performance Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Integration Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Software Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) SOAP
2 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 9 (28.13%) ODBC
2 9 (28.13%) Ajax
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.13%) SPML
4 1 (3.13%) SailPoint
4 1 (3.13%) J2EE
4 1 (3.13%) JSP
4 1 (3.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.13%) MPEG
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) IPTV
2 1 (3.13%) Video on Demand
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Test Management
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
3 11 (34.38%) Statistical Analysis
4 9 (28.13%) Performance Management
5 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.50%) DevOps
6 4 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
7 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.38%) Ruby
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) BeanShell
4 1 (3.13%) Tcl
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) CA SiteMinder
1 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Sun
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Novell
3 1 (3.13%) Actimize
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.13%) SAP