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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 70 84 54
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 14 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.16% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.20% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 8
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£288 - £389
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £32.00
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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
1158 976 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.35% 76.61% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 584 325
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) XML
2 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) UNIX
3 11 (37.93%) JAXB
3 11 (37.93%) DOM
4 9 (31.03%) SDLC
5 8 (27.59%) Product Management
5 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
5 8 (27.59%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) Firewall
7 6 (20.69%) VMware
7 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (17.24%) Degree
8 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
9 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
9 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
10 3 (10.34%) OAuth2
10 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (10.34%) BDD
10 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
10 3 (10.34%) MSBuild
10 3 (10.34%) OAuth
10 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
10 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (10.34%) Code Coverage
10 3 (10.34%) Dell

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (10.34%) ArcGIS
1 3 (10.34%) ArcSDE
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.34%) WebLOAD
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) MSBuild
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) NUnit
2 3 (10.34%) CruiseControl
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.90%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) JBuilder
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
1 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) XML
2 11 (37.93%) DOM
2 11 (37.93%) JAXB
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) NHibernate
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.34%) OAuth
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
3 3 (10.34%) OAuth2
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.45%) Struts2
5 1 (3.45%) EJB
5 1 (3.45%) Struts
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) GIS
4 2 (6.90%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) UNIX
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) SDLC
3 8 (27.59%) Product Management
3 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.34%) Code Coverage
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.34%) BDD
4 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) User Stories
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.45%) TDD
6 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Dell
2 3 (10.34%) ESRI