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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 100 105 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.22% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £336 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
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 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 1131 1571 1522
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.34% 82.51% 85.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1093 983
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +5 2 £363 - 1
Bradford - 1 £310 -
Load Testing
Yorkshire

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Load Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) RIA
3 2 (28.57%) AMQP
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) CMS
3 2 (28.57%) LAMP
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Informix
3 2 (28.57%) Apache
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability

Load Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) AMQP
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Informix
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Hudson
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) iGaming
1 1 (14.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Kafka
3 2 (28.57%) LAMP
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Apache CXF
4 1 (14.29%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (28.57%) RIA
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Content Management
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Cerner