The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
Rank 86 96 90
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.16% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £363 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Load Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 861 1216 1014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.33% 85.27% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 864 679
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Load Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Leeds

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Load Testing in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Leeds

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in Leeds

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) RIA
3 2 (33.33%) AMQP
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 2 (33.33%) LAMP
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Informix
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Kafka

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) AMQP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Informix
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) iGaming
1 1 (16.67%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Kafka
3 2 (33.33%) LAMP
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) RIA
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Service Design
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP