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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 91 73 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +32
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 30 39 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 1.70% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 2.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 3
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£310 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £218 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.85% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £86.25
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -71.01%
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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
2045 1650 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.11% 71.86% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 834 735
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -20 15 £310 -18.42% 3
Glasgow -1 7 £425 +28.30%
Dundee - - - - 1
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (42.86%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
2 17 (34.69%) UNIX
3 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
4 14 (28.57%) Java
4 14 (28.57%) Linux
5 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.45%) HTML
7 10 (20.41%) Web Services
7 10 (20.41%) Finance
8 9 (18.37%) HP
9 8 (16.33%) Perl
10 7 (14.29%) CSS
10 7 (14.29%) OO
10 7 (14.29%) HTTP
10 7 (14.29%) Java EE
11 6 (12.24%) Banking
11 6 (12.24%) ODBC
11 6 (12.24%) Windows
11 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
11 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.24%) C
11 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
12 5 (10.20%) OAuth2
12 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
12 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
12 5 (10.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (10.20%) Open Source

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.12%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (6.12%) GlassFish
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) FileNet
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) HTTP
2 4 (8.16%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) DHCP
2 4 (8.16%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) VPN
3 3 (6.12%) LAN
3 3 (6.12%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.04%) Intranet
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (6.12%) BODI
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.20%) MSBuild
1 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
1 5 (10.20%) CruiseControl
2 4 (8.16%) Subversion
2 4 (8.16%) Maven
2 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (4.08%) JMeter
4 2 (4.08%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.04%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.04%) JUnit
5 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Tester
2 12 (24.49%) Performance Tester
3 11 (22.45%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Lead Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.08%) Junior Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Junior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Junior
7 2 (4.08%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Designer
8 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (2.04%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) HTML
2 10 (20.41%) Web Services
3 7 (14.29%) CSS
3 7 (14.29%) Java EE
4 6 (12.24%) ODBC
5 5 (10.20%) OAuth2
5 5 (10.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (10.20%) OAuth
5 5 (10.20%) .NET
5 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.20%) Middleware
5 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.20%) NHibernate
6 4 (8.16%) JAXB
6 4 (8.16%) JDBC
6 4 (8.16%) XML
6 4 (8.16%) DOM
6 4 (8.16%) Servlets
6 4 (8.16%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Open Source
2 4 (8.16%) Thin Client
2 4 (8.16%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.04%) iSeries
5 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) UNIX
2 14 (28.57%) Linux
3 6 (12.24%) Windows
4 5 (10.20%) Ubuntu
5 4 (8.16%) Solaris
5 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.12%) AIX
6 3 (6.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.29%) OO
3 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
3 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
3 5 (10.20%) SOA
3 5 (10.20%) MVC
4 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
4 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
4 4 (8.16%) Test Management
4 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
4 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
4 4 (8.16%) Product Management
5 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.12%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (6.12%) Use Case
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) OOD
5 3 (6.12%) UML
5 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 8 (16.33%) Perl
4 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.24%) C
5 5 (10.20%) C#
6 3 (6.12%) Groovy
6 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.12%) JCL
6 3 (6.12%) Jython
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) KVM
2 3 (6.12%) RHEV
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.04%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle
2 9 (18.37%) HP
3 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.16%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter
5 1 (2.04%) BMC
5 1 (2.04%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) AppSense
Edinburgh
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 10 days ago