The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 17 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 5.33% - 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.45% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -71.01%
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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 Stirling region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
62 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 82.67% 88.00% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 19
Average daily rate £400 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Testing across the Stirling region.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Performance Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) ODBC
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) FileNet
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 (20.00%) FileNet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Management
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
1 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM