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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 128 111 99
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 22 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.74% 0.70% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.88% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 23
Median daily rate £323 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £30.50 £180.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -83.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £33.50 £108.65
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -69.16%
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
2480 2388 2024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.08% 79.26% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1285 1094
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 65 26
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 12 £349 -22.50%
Edinburgh -5 7 £260 -9.56% 2
Renfrewshire - 3 £335 -
Performance Testing
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 12 (34.29%) LoadRunner
1 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
1 12 (34.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Security Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.71%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.86%) JMeter
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 8 (22.86%) Degree
5 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (22.86%) Web Services
5 8 (22.86%) SQL
5 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
6 7 (20.00%) Windows
6 7 (20.00%) VBScript
6 7 (20.00%) C
6 7 (20.00%) C#
6 7 (20.00%) XML
6 7 (20.00%) XSD
6 7 (20.00%) MSI
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.00%) OO
6 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (20.00%) WPF
6 7 (20.00%) JIRA
6 7 (20.00%) Finance
6 7 (20.00%) Banking

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) JBoss
1 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) DHCP
1 1 (2.86%) DNS
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) VPN
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) LoadRunner
2 8 (22.86%) JMeter
2 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
3 7 (20.00%) JIRA
3 7 (20.00%) MSI
4 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 4 (11.43%) Selenium
5 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
6 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.86%) LoadUI
General
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
1 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Development Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Test Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Tools Developer
6 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Web Services
2 7 (20.00%) WinForms
2 7 (20.00%) WPF
2 7 (20.00%) XML
2 7 (20.00%) XSD
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
4 4 (11.43%) Gherkin
5 3 (8.57%) Java EE
6 2 (5.71%) Java EE 5
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (5.71%) REST
6 2 (5.71%) SOAP
7 1 (2.86%) HTML
7 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.71%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
1 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) HPUX
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Non-Functional Testing
1 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
2 11 (31.43%) Security Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
5 7 (20.00%) OO
6 6 (17.14%) Change Management
6 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
6 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
6 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) SOA
7 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Stress Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Web Development
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) C
3 7 (20.00%) C#
3 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (20.00%) VBScript
4 5 (14.29%) C++
4 5 (14.29%) COBOL
4 5 (14.29%) PL/1
4 5 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
1 3 (8.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) KVM
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.86%) RHEV
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat