The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 26 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 113 109
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 15 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.05% 0.35% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.40% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 13
Median daily rate £410 £290 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.37% -30.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
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 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 1772 1819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.74% 87.59% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1221 1298
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 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 32
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.02 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in West Yorkshire

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in West Yorkshire

Performance 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 Performance Testing in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in West Yorkshire

Performance 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 Performance Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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 +29 12 £420 +50.00% 9
Bradford - 1 - -
Performance Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Test Automation
3 13 (39.39%) QA
3 13 (39.39%) Java
4 11 (33.33%) JMeter
4 11 (33.33%) Selenium
5 10 (30.30%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 8 (24.24%) LoadRunner
7 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Kanban
8 7 (21.21%) Scala
8 7 (21.21%) Finance
8 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
8 7 (21.21%) User Stories
9 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (18.18%) Gherkin
9 6 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Linux
9 6 (18.18%) Web Services
9 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
10 5 (15.15%) BDD
10 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
10 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Usability Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering

Performance 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) Apache
1 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Broadband
2 2 (6.06%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
1 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.06%) Redis
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) JMeter
1 11 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) LoadRunner
3 7 (21.21%) SoapUI
4 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 5 (15.15%) Gatling
5 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 5 (15.15%) JIRA
5 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
6 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
7 3 (9.09%) FitNesse
8 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (6.06%) Subversion
8 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (6.06%) Toad
8 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.03%) Hudson
9 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
9 1 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) German Language
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Tester
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Leader
5 4 (12.12%) Automation Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (9.09%) Test Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) SAP Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Gherkin
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) CSS
2 4 (12.12%) HTML
2 4 (12.12%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) REST
3 3 (9.09%) RESTful
3 3 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (3.03%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
3 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Test Automation
3 10 (30.30%) Scrum
4 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Kanban
6 7 (21.21%) User Stories
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (15.15%) API Testing
8 5 (15.15%) BDD
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.15%) Usability Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) Scala
4 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) Groovy
5 3 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.06%) PHP
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) AppDynamics
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) Sun