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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 77 72 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 16 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.60% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.75% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 16
Average daily rate
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£420 - £386
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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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
1321 933 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.58% 79.34% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 512 384
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015, 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 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Banking
6 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
7 4 (18.18%) JAXB
7 4 (18.18%) XML
7 4 (18.18%) DOM
7 4 (18.18%) UNIX
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (13.64%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (9.09%) JMeter
9 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 2 (9.09%) SQL
9 2 (9.09%) HTML
9 2 (9.09%) HTTP
9 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.09%) Selenium
9 2 (9.09%) Test Management
9 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 2 (9.09%) Product Management
9 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 2 (9.09%) BDD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.09%) JMeter
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) JBuilder
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Test Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Test Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) XML
1 4 (18.18%) DOM
1 4 (18.18%) JAXB
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) EJB
3 1 (4.55%) Struts
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Struts2
3 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) User Stories
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Product Management
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Information Assurance
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) Dell
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