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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 96 98 95
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 40 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 1.33% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.70% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 18
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£300 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%
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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
2536 2173 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.25% 78.25% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1142 905
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 37 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £91.20 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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 27 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 15 £275 - 2
Dundee - 8 - - 1
Renfrewshire +5 5 £330 +17.85%
Glasgow -7 5 - - 1
Stirling -2 2 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.58%) Windows
4 19 (26.76%) VMware
5 18 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
6 16 (22.54%) SQL
7 14 (19.72%) UNIX
7 14 (19.72%) XML
7 14 (19.72%) Test Planning
8 12 (16.90%) Linux
8 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
9 11 (15.49%) Test Management
10 10 (14.08%) Device Driver
10 10 (14.08%) C
10 10 (14.08%) C++
10 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.68%) WinDbg
11 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (12.68%) HP
11 9 (12.68%) Firewall
11 9 (12.68%) SDLC
12 8 (11.27%) Scrum
12 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
12 8 (11.27%) SOA
12 8 (11.27%) C#
12 8 (11.27%) Degree
13 7 (9.86%) Content Management
13 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.86%) PowerShell

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (8.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
2 3 (4.23%) ArcSDE
2 3 (4.23%) Drupal
2 3 (4.23%) GlassFish
2 3 (4.23%) Umbraco
2 3 (4.23%) ArcGIS
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.82%) FileNet
3 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) Firewall
2 4 (5.63%) SAN
3 3 (4.23%) NetScaler
3 3 (4.23%) DHCP
3 3 (4.23%) DNS
3 3 (4.23%) IPv4
4 2 (2.82%) HTTP
4 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.41%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) WinDbg
2 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
3 6 (8.45%) MSI
4 3 (4.23%) NUnit
4 3 (4.23%) JUnit
4 3 (4.23%) JIRA
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (4.23%) Selenium
4 3 (4.23%) WebLOAD
5 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.82%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.41%) Subversion
6 1 (1.41%) JBuilder
6 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.41%) Grunt
6 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Test Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.27%) Tester
6 6 (8.45%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Test Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (4.23%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Systems Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Development Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Designer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) XML
2 7 (9.86%) DOM
2 7 (9.86%) JAXB
2 7 (9.86%) Web Services
3 6 (8.45%) WinForms
3 6 (8.45%) XSD
3 6 (8.45%) WPF
4 4 (5.63%) CSS
5 3 (4.23%) JSP
5 3 (4.23%) HTML
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle ADF
5 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.23%) jQuery
5 3 (4.23%) JRuby
5 3 (4.23%) Java EE 5
5 3 (4.23%) Spring
5 3 (4.23%) Java EE
6 1 (1.41%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Device Driver
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) User Experience
4 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.23%) W3C
4 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.23%) GIS
5 2 (2.82%) Replication
5 2 (2.82%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) UNIX
3 12 (16.90%) Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.23%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
3 14 (19.72%) Test Planning
4 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
5 11 (15.49%) Test Management
6 9 (12.68%) SDLC
7 8 (11.27%) Scrum
7 8 (11.27%) SOA
8 7 (9.86%) Content Management
8 7 (9.86%) Change Management
8 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.86%) Performance Management
9 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Content Management
10 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
11 4 (5.63%) Security Testing
11 4 (5.63%) Load Testing
11 4 (5.63%) UML
11 4 (5.63%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 10 (14.08%) C
2 10 (14.08%) C++
3 8 (11.27%) C#
4 7 (9.86%) VBScript
4 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.04%) Java
7 3 (4.23%) REXX
7 3 (4.23%) Tcl
7 3 (4.23%) Jython
7 3 (4.23%) Groovy
7 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.27%) Degree
3 6 (8.45%) ISEB
4 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
System Software
1 18 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.23%) XenDesktop
2 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.23%) WMI
3 1 (1.41%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) VMware
2 9 (12.68%) HP
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle
5 3 (4.23%) Adobe
5 3 (4.23%) Citrix
5 3 (4.23%) ESRI
5 3 (4.23%) AppSense
6 2 (2.82%) IBM
6 2 (2.82%) Dell
7 1 (1.41%) EMC
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco
7 1 (1.41%) Twitter
Stirling
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dundee
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago