The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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.

Load Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 121 124
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.049% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.056% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £350
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1236 1782 1822
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.80% 87.83% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 1238 1287
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 34
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -25.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.02 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in West Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Load Testing in West Yorkshire

Load Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +14 3 £325 -
Load Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) iPad
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Toad
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) GitHub
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics

Load Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) Toad
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%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
3 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
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 4 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Cerner