The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 70 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 7 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 1.45% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 2.02% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 8
Average daily rate
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- £386 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
920 791 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.67% 71.71% 67.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 373 336
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.49% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) EJB
2 3 (27.27%) Struts
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 3 (27.27%) JBuilder
2 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Struts2
2 3 (27.27%) Web Application Development
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) ODBC
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) HTML

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (27.27%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) JBuilder
1 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
1 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) EJB
1 3 (27.27%) Struts
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) Struts2
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) ODBC
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) System Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Web Application Development
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) IBM