The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 65 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.01% 0.27% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.38% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate £400 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -17.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £96.15 £40.09 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+139.82% +29.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
926 525 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.01% 70.28% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 237 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Testing
Scotland

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing.

1 23 (65.71%) Java
1 23 (65.71%) SOA
2 15 (42.86%) HP
3 14 (40.00%) Oracle
3 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Java EE
4 12 (34.29%) Scrum
4 12 (34.29%) Selenium
4 12 (34.29%) LoadRunner
5 11 (31.43%) Web Services
5 11 (31.43%) JBoss
5 11 (31.43%) Drools
5 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
6 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
6 9 (25.71%) UNIX
7 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
8 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (17.14%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) HTML
9 5 (14.29%) Test Management
9 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 4 (11.43%) JIRA
10 4 (11.43%) Product Management
10 4 (11.43%) Service Management
10 4 (11.43%) GIS
10 4 (11.43%) HTTP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) LoadRunner
1 12 (34.29%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.71%) Fiddler
3 2 (5.71%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Analyst
1 20 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 16 (45.71%) Tester
2 16 (45.71%) Performance Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Performance Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Performance Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Release Manager
5 6 (17.14%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) Java EE
2 11 (31.43%) Drools
2 11 (31.43%) Web Services
3 6 (17.14%) HTML
4 4 (11.43%) SOAP
4 4 (11.43%) ODBC
5 2 (5.71%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) J2EE
6 1 (2.86%) EDI
6 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) SOA
2 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Scrum
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
6 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Test Management
8 5 (14.29%) TDD
9 4 (11.43%) Service Management
9 4 (11.43%) Product Management
9 4 (11.43%) User Stories
10 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
10 3 (8.57%) Kanban
11 2 (5.71%) Web Testing
11 2 (5.71%) ETL
11 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Performance Engineering
12 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
12 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) C
3 4 (11.43%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) HP
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle
3 11 (31.43%) JBoss
4 3 (8.57%) IBM