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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 61 77 63
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.01% 0.79% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.96% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 13
Median daily rate £400 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £247 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 752 1253 1139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.59% 82.71% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 701 642
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £20.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.63% -45.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £39.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Edinburgh

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Edinburgh

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 10 (58.82%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (41.18%) BDD
3 7 (41.18%) LoadRunner
4 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
4 6 (35.29%) JIRA
5 5 (29.41%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) JMeter
5 5 (29.41%) OpenView
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) J2EE
5 5 (29.41%) CRM
5 5 (29.41%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (23.53%) SOA
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 2 (11.76%) Feasibility Study
8 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) LoadRunner
2 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 5 (29.41%) JMeter
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) CGI
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (41.18%) BDD
3 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) SOA
5 3 (17.65%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
6 2 (11.76%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (29.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft