The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 56 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.19% 0.51% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.68% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£425 £331 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +6.53%
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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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
600 438 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.16% 74.36% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 210 317
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £10.93 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (28.57%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) GlassFish
4 4 (28.57%) Groovy
4 4 (28.57%) JRuby
4 4 (28.57%) Java EE 5
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle ADF
4 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Jython
4 4 (28.57%) Spring
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Java EE
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (28.57%) Use Case
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 4 (28.57%) WebLogic
4 4 (28.57%) CSS

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (28.57%) Adobe CQ
1 4 (28.57%) GlassFish
1 4 (28.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (21.43%) BODI
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Designer
1 4 (28.57%) Solutions Designer
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) jQuery
1 4 (28.57%) JRuby
1 4 (28.57%) Java EE 5
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle ADF
1 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 4 (28.57%) Spring
1 4 (28.57%) Java EE
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) JSP
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
2 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Use Case
2 4 (28.57%) UML
2 4 (28.57%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) OOD
2 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Groovy
2 4 (28.57%) Jython
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 3 (21.43%) JCL
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter
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