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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 97 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 30 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 1.17% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.68% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 12
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £303 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £407 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
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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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -13 11 £350 +3.70% 2
Edinburgh -5 7 - - 1
Stirling - 5 £513 -
Fife 0 1 £180 -
Midlothian - - - -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (25.81%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) UNIX
3 14 (22.58%) Oracle
3 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Java
4 13 (20.97%) IBM
5 12 (19.35%) HP
5 12 (19.35%) Linux
5 12 (19.35%) Finance
5 12 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
6 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
6 11 (17.74%) Middleware
7 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
8 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
8 9 (14.52%) FileNet
8 9 (14.52%) Workflow
8 9 (14.52%) LoadRunner
8 9 (14.52%) DNS
8 9 (14.52%) Web Services
8 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
9 8 (12.90%) Windows
9 8 (12.90%) ITIL
9 8 (12.90%) DHCP
9 8 (12.90%) Citrix
9 8 (12.90%) SAN
9 8 (12.90%) Thin Client
9 8 (12.90%) VMware
9 8 (12.90%) VMware ESX

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (14.52%) FileNet
2 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) DNS
2 8 (12.90%) DHCP
2 8 (12.90%) SAN
3 4 (6.45%) Wireshark
3 4 (6.45%) LAN
3 4 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (3.23%) HTTP
4 2 (3.23%) VPN
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.23%) BODI
5 1 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) LoadRunner
2 4 (6.45%) Facilita Forecast
2 4 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.84%) Subversion
3 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.84%) JBuilder
3 3 (4.84%) JIRA
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (3.23%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.61%) JUnit
5 1 (1.61%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.61%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Test Manager
2 12 (19.35%) Designer
3 10 (16.13%) Tester
4 9 (14.52%) Architect
5 8 (12.90%) Technical Architect
5 8 (12.90%) Performance Tester
5 8 (12.90%) Technical Designer
6 6 (9.68%) Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Coordinator
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Middleware
2 9 (14.52%) Web Services
3 4 (6.45%) CSS
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (4.84%) Struts
4 3 (4.84%) JSP
4 3 (4.84%) EJB
4 3 (4.84%) Java EE 5
4 3 (4.84%) Struts2
5 2 (3.23%) Java EE
5 2 (3.23%) jQuery
5 2 (3.23%) JRuby
5 2 (3.23%) HTML
5 2 (3.23%) Spring
5 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.61%) SOAP
6 1 (1.61%) ODBC
6 1 (1.61%) .NET
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Thin Client
1 8 (12.90%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Open Source
4 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.61%) Firmware
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) UNIX
2 12 (19.35%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.23%) AIX
4 2 (3.23%) HPUX
4 2 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
2 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
3 9 (14.52%) Test Planning
3 9 (14.52%) Workflow
4 8 (12.90%) ITIL
4 8 (12.90%) Service Management
4 8 (12.90%) Automated Testing
4 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (11.29%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
6 6 (9.68%) Data Management
6 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.45%) Resource Management
8 4 (6.45%) System Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Security Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.45%) Release Management
8 4 (6.45%) Information Assurance
8 4 (6.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) Groovy
5 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 2 (3.23%) JCL
5 2 (3.23%) Jython
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 2 (3.23%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) VMware ESX
1 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.23%) RHEV
3 2 (3.23%) KVM
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Oracle
2 13 (20.97%) IBM
3 12 (19.35%) HP
4 8 (12.90%) Citrix
4 8 (12.90%) VMware
5 6 (9.68%) AppSense
6 2 (3.23%) Twitter
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft