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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 89 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 36 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 1.42% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.02% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 16
Average daily rate
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£339 £368 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £401 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.18%
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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
2140 1736 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.59% 70.51% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 871 867
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 72
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.00 £35.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 2 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 -20 12 £350 +3.70%
Stirling - 8 £513 -
Edinburgh -24 7 - - 2
Fife 0 1 £180 - 1
Midlothian - - - -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 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 18 (28.13%) UNIX
2 17 (26.56%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) Oracle
4 15 (23.44%) Linux
4 15 (23.44%) IBM
4 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
5 14 (21.88%) HP
5 14 (21.88%) Java
6 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
7 12 (18.75%) Finance
7 12 (18.75%) Web Services
7 12 (18.75%) Middleware
7 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
8 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
9 10 (15.63%) DNS
9 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 9 (14.06%) Fat Client
10 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
10 9 (14.06%) Test Planning
10 9 (14.06%) DHCP
10 9 (14.06%) Thin Client
10 9 (14.06%) Citrix
10 9 (14.06%) SAN
10 9 (14.06%) LoadRunner
10 9 (14.06%) ITIL
10 9 (14.06%) VMware
10 9 (14.06%) VMware ESX

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (14.06%) FileNet
2 6 (9.38%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 9 (14.06%) SAN
2 9 (14.06%) DHCP
3 5 (7.81%) LAN
3 5 (7.81%) WAN
3 5 (7.81%) Wireshark
4 3 (4.69%) VPN
4 3 (4.69%) HTTP
4 3 (4.69%) Firewall
5 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.13%) BODI
6 2 (3.13%) MySQL
7 1 (1.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) LoadRunner
2 4 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (4.69%) JBuilder
3 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
3 3 (4.69%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (3.13%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.56%) VectorCAST
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Banking
2 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Tester
2 12 (18.75%) Test Manager
2 12 (18.75%) Designer
3 11 (17.19%) Performance Tester
4 9 (14.06%) Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Designer
6 6 (9.38%) Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Coordinator
7 5 (7.81%) Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Test Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Performance Test Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) Web Services
1 12 (18.75%) Middleware
2 5 (7.81%) CSS
3 3 (4.69%) JSP
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) EJB
3 3 (4.69%) Struts
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (4.69%) Java EE 5
3 3 (4.69%) Struts2
4 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.13%) Spring
4 2 (3.13%) Java EE
4 2 (3.13%) jQuery
4 2 (3.13%) JRuby
4 2 (3.13%) ODBC
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
5 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Thin Client
1 9 (14.06%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.56%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) UNIX
2 15 (23.44%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) AIX
4 3 (4.69%) HPUX
4 3 (4.69%) Solaris
4 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
2 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
3 9 (14.06%) Test Planning
3 9 (14.06%) ITIL
3 9 (14.06%) Service Management
3 9 (14.06%) Workflow
4 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
5 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
6 6 (9.38%) Data Management
6 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.25%) SOA
7 4 (6.25%) Change Management
7 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.25%) Release Management
7 4 (6.25%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) SQL
2 14 (21.88%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.69%) Perl
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) JCL
5 2 (3.13%) Jython
5 2 (3.13%) Groovy
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (4.69%) Degree
7 2 (3.13%) ISEB
8 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) VMware ESX
1 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.69%) KVM
3 3 (4.69%) RHEV
4 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.69%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Oracle
2 15 (23.44%) IBM
3 14 (21.88%) HP
4 9 (14.06%) Citrix
4 9 (14.06%) VMware
5 6 (9.38%) AppSense
6 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.13%) Twitter
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
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