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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 79 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 6 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 1.97% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 2.75% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £395 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -
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 £30.00 - £45.00
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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
1089 873 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.49% 71.56% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 468 279
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £137.10 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Subversion
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Struts2
4 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) EJB
4 3 (23.08%) Struts
4 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
4 3 (23.08%) JBuilder
4 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 2 (15.38%) JMeter
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Retail

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (23.08%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) JBuilder
1 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Struts2
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
1 3 (23.08%) EJB
1 3 (23.08%) Struts
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) System Testing
1 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Test Management
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM