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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 97 107 96
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 26 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.18% 0.90% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.09% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 15
Median daily rate £300 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £279 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+26.89% +3.57%
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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
1795 2663 2172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.70% 82.29% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1377 1170
Median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 41
Median hourly rate £39.50 £25.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Edinburgh +12 9 £400 -4.76% 2
Glasgow +7 6 £300 +11.60% 1
Fife - 4 - -
Dundee -3 3 £100 -66.66%
Scottish Borders - 3 £350 -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
2 15 (31.91%) LoadRunner
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) QA
5 12 (25.53%) BDD
6 11 (23.40%) Java
6 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
6 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
7 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) ISEB
8 9 (19.15%) Test Management
8 9 (19.15%) JIRA
9 7 (14.89%) Degree
9 7 (14.89%) Banking
9 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.89%) User Stories
10 6 (12.77%) People Management
10 6 (12.77%) Defect Management
10 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
10 6 (12.77%) C
10 6 (12.77%) SQL
10 6 (12.77%) Windows
10 6 (12.77%) HP
11 5 (10.64%) Games
11 5 (10.64%) Python
11 5 (10.64%) Selenium
11 5 (10.64%) Android
11 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS

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 (6.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) GIS
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) LoadRunner
2 9 (19.15%) JIRA
3 5 (10.64%) Selenium
4 4 (8.51%) JMeter
4 4 (8.51%) LoadUI
4 4 (8.51%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Tester
2 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Test Manager
4 5 (10.64%) QA Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Performance Test Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Systems Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Payroll Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Tester
6 3 (6.38%) UAT Manager
6 3 (6.38%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Defect Manager
7 2 (4.26%) GIS Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) WebGL
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) Java EE
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.26%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Android
2 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) AIX
4 1 (2.13%) HPUX
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
2 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) BDD
4 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
5 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Test Management
7 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) User Stories
8 6 (12.77%) Defect Management
8 6 (12.77%) People Management
8 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
9 5 (10.64%) High Availability
10 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (8.51%) Kanban
10 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.51%) System Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) C
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
2 9 (19.15%) ISEB
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) KVM
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.13%) RHEV
1 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) BMC
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.13%) Telerik
3 1 (2.13%) VMware