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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 95 95 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 42 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.28% 1.31% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.67% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 31
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£350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +20.68%
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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
2603 2152 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.57% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1101 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 16 £420 - 3
Dundee - 9 £300 -
Renfrewshire +13 7 £330 +17.02%
Glasgow -6 4 - - 2
Stirling +5 3 £450 -12.19%
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Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (50.00%) Finance
2 25 (37.88%) Windows
3 23 (34.85%) VMware
4 20 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (19.70%) XML
7 12 (18.18%) Test Management
7 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 11 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 10 (15.15%) Device Driver
9 10 (15.15%) Banking
9 10 (15.15%) C
9 10 (15.15%) C++
9 10 (15.15%) SQL
9 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
10 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
10 9 (13.64%) Performance Management
10 9 (13.64%) WPF
10 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (13.64%) WinDbg
10 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (13.64%) VBScript
10 9 (13.64%) C#
10 9 (13.64%) XSD
10 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (13.64%) MSI
10 9 (13.64%) HP
10 9 (13.64%) WinForms

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (4.55%) Drupal
1 3 (4.55%) Umbraco
1 3 (4.55%) CMS
1 3 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) FileNet
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) Firewall
2 5 (7.58%) SAN
3 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
3 3 (4.55%) DHCP
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) IPv4
4 2 (3.03%) HTTP
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MSI
1 9 (13.64%) WinDbg
2 8 (12.12%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.55%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) Selenium
4 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.03%) JMeter
5 1 (1.52%) Subversion
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) JBuilder
5 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.52%) Grunt
General
1 33 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Advertising
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Test Manager
2 11 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Tester
4 7 (10.61%) Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Performance Test Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Performance Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Development Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) XML
2 9 (13.64%) XSD
2 9 (13.64%) WinForms
2 9 (13.64%) WPF
3 4 (6.06%) DOM
3 4 (6.06%) JAXB
3 4 (6.06%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) X-Windows
6 1 (1.52%) EJB
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) Struts
6 1 (1.52%) Middleware
6 1 (1.52%) Struts2
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) CSS3
6 1 (1.52%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.52%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Device Driver
2 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.55%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.55%) User Experience
5 3 (4.55%) W3C
5 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (10.61%) UNIX
4 6 (9.09%) Linux
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.55%) Android
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.18%) Test Management
2 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 11 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 9 (13.64%) Performance Management
4 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
4 9 (13.64%) Change Management
5 6 (9.09%) Content Management
5 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.58%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (7.58%) SOA
7 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.06%) Manual Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Load Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Scrum
7 4 (6.06%) SDLC
7 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Content Management
8 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.55%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) C
1 10 (15.15%) C++
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) VBScript
2 9 (13.64%) C#
2 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.55%) REXX
3 3 (4.55%) Tcl
4 2 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) Degree
3 6 (9.09%) ISEB
4 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 20 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
2 3 (4.55%) vSphere
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) VMware
2 9 (13.64%) HP
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) Adobe
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) EMC
4 3 (4.55%) Citrix
4 3 (4.55%) AppSense
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 25 days ago