The first table below looks at the demand for the Performance Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineer
Rank 131 110 102
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% 0.081% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.086% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£373 £380 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -11.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £430
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2530 2319 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.03% 94.08% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1125 1139
Average daily rate £365 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 75 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Performance Engineer
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Performance Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Performance Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Performance Engineer in their job title 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 with Performance Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Facilita Forecast
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) e-Health
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Performance Engineer in their job title 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 with Performance Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
2 4 (44.44%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) HP