The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 29 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.

Performance Testing
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 18 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.77% 0.84% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.98% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
Median daily rate £375 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

Performance 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 872 1222 1021
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.83% 85.39% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 869 683
Median daily rate £400 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 17
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Leeds

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Leeds

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Leeds

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance 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 Performance Testing.

1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (82.86%) Java
3 20 (57.14%) Selenium
4 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 15 (42.86%) JMeter
5 14 (40.00%) Scrum
5 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 13 (37.14%) QA
6 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
7 12 (34.29%) Scala
7 12 (34.29%) Defect Management
8 11 (31.43%) Redis
8 11 (31.43%) LAPP Stack
8 11 (31.43%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
8 11 (31.43%) OpenLDAP
8 11 (31.43%) PHP
8 11 (31.43%) Linux
8 11 (31.43%) Apache
8 11 (31.43%) Tomcat
9 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
9 10 (28.57%) Kanban
9 10 (28.57%) SoapUI
9 10 (28.57%) API Testing
9 10 (28.57%) Gherkin
9 10 (28.57%) User Stories
10 9 (25.71%) Automation Testing
10 9 (25.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (25.71%) Open Source
10 9 (25.71%) Usability Testing

Performance 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (31.43%) Apache
1 11 (31.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) GitHub
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (5.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) PostgreSQL
1 11 (31.43%) Redis
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Selenium
2 15 (42.86%) JMeter
3 10 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (20.00%) Gatling
5 7 (20.00%) JIRA
5 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
6 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
8 3 (8.57%) FitNesse
8 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
9 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (5.71%) JUnit
9 2 (5.71%) Mockito
9 2 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (5.71%) Subversion
9 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.71%) TestNG
10 1 (2.86%) Hudson
General
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) German Language
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Tester
2 9 (25.71%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Automation Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Technical Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Test Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 8 (22.86%) Web Services
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
4 6 (17.14%) HTML
4 6 (17.14%) RESTful
5 5 (14.29%) REST
6 3 (8.57%) XML
7 2 (5.71%) jQuery
7 2 (5.71%) JSON
7 2 (5.71%) SOAP
7 2 (5.71%) Spring
7 2 (5.71%) Symfony
8 1 (2.86%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) NHS
2 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 14 (40.00%) Scrum
3 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
4 12 (34.29%) Defect Management
5 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
6 10 (28.57%) API Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Kanban
6 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 10 (28.57%) User Stories
7 9 (25.71%) Automation Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (25.71%) Load Balancing
7 9 (25.71%) Open Source
7 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
7 9 (25.71%) Usability Testing
8 8 (22.86%) BDD
9 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (82.86%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (34.29%) Scala
4 11 (31.43%) PHP
5 6 (17.14%) Groovy
6 5 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
7 4 (11.43%) Python
8 3 (8.57%) C#
9 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Splunk
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) HP
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