The first table below looks at the demand for the Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 123 93 98
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 5 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.61% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.65% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 7
Average daily rate
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£255 £395 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.44% -8.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £352 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2540 2308 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.23% 93.90% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 1121 1128
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 £239 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Performance Tester
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Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Performance Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Tester Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Performance Tester
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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Performance Tester
UK

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 10 (47.62%) UNIX
3 10 (47.62%) Linux
4 9 (42.86%) Oracle
4 9 (42.86%) LoadRunner
5 8 (38.10%) IBM
5 8 (38.10%) HP
5 8 (38.10%) Web Services
6 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
6 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) CRM
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) VB
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
9 2 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (9.52%) C
9 2 (9.52%) HTML
9 2 (9.52%) Perl
9 2 (9.52%) SOA

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.52%) Fiddler
2 2 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) ODBC
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) UNIX
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) IBM
2 8 (38.10%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix