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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 104 77 105
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 24 39 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 1.60% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 3
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£379 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £405 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
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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
2092 1720 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 70.52% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1146 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 47 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Edinburgh -25 8 £310 -21.51% 2
Glasgow -5 6 £250 -24.52%
Stirling - 2 £500 - 1
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 16 (30.77%) Oracle
3 13 (25.00%) Finance
3 13 (25.00%) UNIX
4 12 (23.08%) Java
5 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
5 10 (19.23%) Linux
5 10 (19.23%) Web Services
6 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (15.38%) Middleware
7 8 (15.38%) HP
8 7 (13.46%) IBM
8 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
8 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
8 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
9 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
9 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
9 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (11.54%) Open Source
9 6 (11.54%) Banking
9 6 (11.54%) Data Management
9 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
9 6 (11.54%) HTML
9 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
9 6 (11.54%) Perl
10 5 (9.62%) Solaris
10 5 (9.62%) HTTP
10 5 (9.62%) Red Hat

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.69%) FileNet
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
2 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) SAN
2 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (5.77%) VPN
3 3 (5.77%) LAN
3 3 (5.77%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.77%) BODI
6 2 (3.85%) MySQL
6 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.77%) JBuilder
2 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.77%) Subversion
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.85%) Fiddler
3 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.85%) MSBuild
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) JMeter
3 2 (3.85%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.92%) VectorCAST
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Retail Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Test Manager
2 13 (25.00%) Tester
3 10 (19.23%) Performance Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (3.85%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Performance Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) UNIX Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Linux Support
9 1 (1.92%) Performance Test Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Web Services
2 8 (15.38%) Middleware
3 6 (11.54%) HTML
4 4 (7.69%) CSS
4 4 (7.69%) ODBC
5 3 (5.77%) EJB
5 3 (5.77%) Struts
5 3 (5.77%) Struts2
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.85%) OAuth2
6 2 (3.85%) JSP
6 2 (3.85%) .NET
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.85%) Spring
6 2 (3.85%) NHibernate
6 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Open Source
2 4 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.77%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.92%) iSeries
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) UNIX
2 10 (19.23%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Solaris
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) AIX
4 4 (7.69%) HPUX
5 3 (5.77%) Windows
6 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
1 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
2 6 (11.54%) Data Management
3 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
3 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
4 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.69%) Test Management
4 4 (7.69%) System Testing
4 4 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) SOA
4 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.69%) Workflow
5 3 (5.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) Java
3 6 (11.54%) Perl
4 4 (7.69%) C
5 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.77%) JCL
6 2 (3.85%) Jython
6 2 (3.85%) Groovy
6 2 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.69%) KVM
2 4 (7.69%) RHEV
2 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) HP
3 7 (13.46%) IBM
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.62%) VMware
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (3.85%) Twitter
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy
7 1 (1.92%) BMC
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
Stirling
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago