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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 87 85 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 38 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.42% 1.34% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.84% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 1
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£310 £370 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% -0.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £155.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-76.77% +14.81%
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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
2084 1737 1447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.82% 72.47% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 881 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.37% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 0 18 £310 -20.51% 1
Glasgow +4 8 £450 +31.38% 1
West Lothian +1 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 26 (43.33%) SQL
2 21 (35.00%) UNIX
3 20 (33.33%) Linux
4 19 (31.67%) Oracle
4 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 15 (25.00%) Java
7 12 (20.00%) Web Services
8 11 (18.33%) HTML
8 11 (18.33%) Finance
9 9 (15.00%) CSS
9 9 (15.00%) OO
9 9 (15.00%) HP
9 9 (15.00%) Java EE
10 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
10 8 (13.33%) LoadRunner
10 8 (13.33%) SOA
10 8 (13.33%) XML
10 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.33%) WebLogic
11 7 (11.67%) Perl
11 7 (11.67%) C#
11 7 (11.67%) DOM
11 7 (11.67%) Windows
11 7 (11.67%) HTTP
11 7 (11.67%) JAXB
11 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
11 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
12 6 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 8 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) GlassFish
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.33%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) ArcGIS
4 3 (5.00%) ArcSDE
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.67%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) HTTP
2 4 (6.67%) DNS
2 4 (6.67%) SAN
2 4 (6.67%) DHCP
3 3 (5.00%) Firewall
3 3 (5.00%) VPN
3 3 (5.00%) LAN
3 3 (5.00%) WAN
4 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.67%) Intranet
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.33%) MySQL
4 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) BODI
7 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.00%) CruiseControl
2 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (6.67%) Subversion
4 4 (6.67%) Maven
5 3 (5.00%) JUnit
5 3 (5.00%) NUnit
5 3 (5.00%) WebLOAD
6 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.33%) JMeter
7 1 (1.67%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.67%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
4 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Tester
2 12 (20.00%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 9 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (8.33%) Designer
5 5 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Designer
6 4 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Test Leader
8 2 (3.33%) Junior Java Developer
8 2 (3.33%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Web Services
2 11 (18.33%) HTML
3 9 (15.00%) CSS
3 9 (15.00%) Java EE
4 8 (13.33%) XML
5 7 (11.67%) DOM
5 7 (11.67%) JAXB
6 6 (10.00%) ODBC
6 6 (10.00%) .NET
6 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.00%) OAuth
6 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (10.00%) OAuth2
6 6 (10.00%) NHibernate
6 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.33%) jQuery
7 5 (8.33%) JRuby
7 5 (8.33%) Java EE 5
7 5 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Open Source
2 4 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.00%) GIS
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.67%) iSeries
5 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) UNIX
2 20 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
4 6 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.67%) Solaris
6 3 (5.00%) AIX
6 3 (5.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) OO
3 8 (13.33%) SOA
4 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
5 6 (10.00%) Product Management
5 6 (10.00%) UML
5 6 (10.00%) MVC
5 6 (10.00%) Scrum
6 5 (8.33%) Use Case
6 5 (8.33%) OOD
6 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.67%) Test Management
7 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (5.00%) Code Coverage
8 3 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) SQL
2 15 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.67%) Perl
4 7 (11.67%) C#
5 6 (10.00%) C
6 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.33%) Jython
6 5 (8.33%) Groovy
7 2 (3.33%) JCL
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) ISEB
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) KVM
2 3 (5.00%) RHEV
2 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Oracle
2 9 (15.00%) HP
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 4 (6.67%) IBM
4 4 (6.67%) Citrix
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.00%) ESRI
6 2 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (1.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) AppSense
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