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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 76 82 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.29 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.18% +16.53%
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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
1116 926 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.82% 73.73% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 571 289
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 £270 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) XML
2 11 (44.00%) UNIX
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 10 (40.00%) DOM
3 10 (40.00%) JAXB
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 8 (32.00%) Product Management
5 8 (32.00%) SDLC
6 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
6 6 (24.00%) OAuth2
6 6 (24.00%) OAuth
6 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (24.00%) MSBuild
6 6 (24.00%) .NET
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (24.00%) C#
6 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) MVC
6 6 (24.00%) CruiseControl
6 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (24.00%) NHibernate
6 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (12.00%) ArcGIS
1 3 (12.00%) ArcSDE
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (24.00%) MSBuild
1 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (24.00%) CruiseControl
2 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (12.00%) JUnit
3 3 (12.00%) NUnit
3 3 (12.00%) WebLOAD
4 2 (8.00%) Selenium
4 2 (8.00%) JMeter
4 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Lead Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) XML
2 10 (40.00%) DOM
2 10 (40.00%) JAXB
3 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
3 6 (24.00%) OAuth2
3 6 (24.00%) OAuth
3 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (24.00%) .NET
3 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (24.00%) NHibernate
3 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
5 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) GIS
3 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) UNIX
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Product Management
2 8 (32.00%) SDLC
3 6 (24.00%) MVC
4 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
4 3 (12.00%) Code Coverage
4 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) User Stories
6 1 (4.00%) Demand Management
6 1 (4.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) ESRI
1 3 (12.00%) Dell