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 24 June 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.

Load Testing
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 109 -
Rank change year-on-year +22 -  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.28% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -27.77% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +103.70%  

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 957 1337 1318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.45% 89.01% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 949 974
Median daily rate £403 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Toad
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source

Load Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) Toad
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) Hudson
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP