The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 87 73
Rank change year-on-year +25 -14  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 20 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.64% 0.81% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.95% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
Median daily rate £650 £317 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.17% +10.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £278 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £488 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2417 1939
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Edinburgh

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Edinburgh

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 19 (65.52%) Finance
1 19 (65.52%) Integration Testing
1 19 (65.52%) SDLC
2 17 (58.62%) System Integration Testing
2 17 (58.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (58.62%) Workflow
2 17 (58.62%) Regression Testing
2 17 (58.62%) ERP
2 17 (58.62%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (58.62%) Unit4 Business World
3 16 (55.17%) Migration
3 16 (55.17%) Data Migration
4 12 (41.38%) Local Government
5 7 (24.14%) Validation
5 7 (24.14%) Java
6 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
7 5 (17.24%) JMeter
7 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
7 5 (17.24%) BDD
8 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) E-Procurement
8 4 (13.79%) HP
8 4 (13.79%) XML
9 3 (10.34%) CRM
9 3 (10.34%) OpenView
9 3 (10.34%) SOA
9 3 (10.34%) J2EE
9 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
2 5 (17.24%) JMeter
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Local Government
3 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Consultant
2 16 (55.17%) Implementation Consultant
3 10 (34.48%) Business Consultant
4 7 (24.14%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Procurement Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Developer
7 2 (6.90%) HR Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Payroll Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Test Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Integration Testing
1 19 (65.52%) SDLC
2 17 (58.62%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (58.62%) ERP
2 17 (58.62%) Regression Testing
2 17 (58.62%) System Integration Testing
2 17 (58.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (58.62%) Workflow
3 16 (55.17%) Data Migration
3 16 (55.17%) Migration
4 7 (24.14%) Validation
5 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (17.24%) BDD
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) E-Procurement
8 3 (10.34%) CRM
8 3 (10.34%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (10.34%) SOA
8 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (10.34%) OpenView
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Cognos