The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 112 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 13 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 1.51% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.90% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 20
Average daily rate £340 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £36.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -76.77%
Performance Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2014 2109 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.05% 79.52% 73.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1198 869
Average daily rate £385 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Performance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Performance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Performance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Performance Testing
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 Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -18 8 £350 +12.90% 4
Renfrewshire - 3 £330 -
Glasgow 0 2 - - 2
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 15 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 14 (38.89%) Finance
4 13 (36.11%) VMware
4 13 (36.11%) SQL
4 13 (36.11%) Windows
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
5 12 (33.33%) XML
6 11 (30.56%) XSD
6 11 (30.56%) VBScript
6 11 (30.56%) C#
6 11 (30.56%) SOA
6 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (30.56%) MSI
6 11 (30.56%) WinForms
6 11 (30.56%) Change Management
6 11 (30.56%) Unit Testing
6 11 (30.56%) Performance Management
6 11 (30.56%) WPF
6 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
6 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (27.78%) Automation Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (25.00%) Data Mart
9 8 (22.22%) Degree
9 8 (22.22%) Java
9 8 (22.22%) Oracle
9 8 (22.22%) Cucumber

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.78%) JBoss
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (25.00%) Data Mart
3 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
3 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
4 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.78%) BODI
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MSI
2 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
3 7 (19.44%) FitNesse
3 7 (19.44%) JBehave
3 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.33%) JMeter
5 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium
5 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Private Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
1 13 (36.11%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Tools Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Test Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) QA Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) XML
2 11 (30.56%) WinForms
2 11 (30.56%) WPF
2 11 (30.56%) XSD
3 7 (19.44%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.78%) Java EE
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
1 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 15 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Change Management
3 11 (30.56%) Performance Management
3 11 (30.56%) SOA
3 11 (30.56%) Unit Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Automation Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (19.44%) API Design
6 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
6 7 (19.44%) OO
6 7 (19.44%) Project Management
6 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
6 7 (19.44%) Web Development
7 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 5 (13.89%) Data Mapping
8 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Investment Management
9 4 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) C#
2 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
2 11 (30.56%) VBScript
3 8 (22.22%) Java
4 7 (19.44%) C
4 7 (19.44%) C++
4 7 (19.44%) COBOL
4 7 (19.44%) PL/1
4 7 (19.44%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.78%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
1 3 (8.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) VMware
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (19.44%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
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