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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 85 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 8 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 1.40% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.76% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 11
Average daily rate £350 £310 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -20.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £267 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
Performance Testing
Scotland

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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) User Stories
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) OWASP
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) WCAG
3 3 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Test Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Test Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) QA Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) OWASP
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
1 3 (30.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle