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 22 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.

Performance Testing
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 99 92
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.92% 0.40% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.45% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £420 £280 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -32.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

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 960 1332 1306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.48% 89.40% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 952 967
Median daily rate £403 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 13 (50.00%) QA
2 13 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) Selenium
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 9 (34.62%) Test Strategy
5 9 (34.62%) Defect Management
6 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Kanban
7 7 (26.92%) Scala
7 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
7 7 (26.92%) User Stories
8 6 (23.08%) Gherkin
8 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 6 (23.08%) LoadRunner
8 6 (23.08%) Web Services
9 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 5 (19.23%) Linux
9 5 (19.23%) JMeter
9 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
9 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (19.23%) BDD
9 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
9 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) GitHub
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.69%) Redis
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) LoadRunner
4 5 (19.23%) Gatling
4 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) JMeter
4 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
5 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (11.54%) FitNesse
7 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (7.69%) Subversion
7 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (7.69%) Toad
7 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.85%) Hudson
8 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.85%) JBehave
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) German Language
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Test Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Gherkin
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) RESTful
3 3 (11.54%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (3.85%) Apache CXF
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (73.08%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) Scrum
3 9 (34.62%) Defect Management
3 9 (34.62%) Test Strategy
4 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Kanban
5 7 (26.92%) User Stories
6 5 (19.23%) API Testing
6 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (19.23%) Usability Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 7 (26.92%) Scala
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Groovy
5 3 (11.54%) Python
6 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.69%) PHP
6 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) Sun