The median contractor rate for a Performance Tester was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Tester
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 148 138
Rank change year-on-year +35 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Tester 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.10% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £415 £330 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -14.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -12.50% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2088 2683 2877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.68% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1496 1476
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 84
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -19.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Performance Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in Scotland

Performance Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tester in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tester in Scotland

Performance Tester
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 Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
West Lothian - 4 £415 -
Performance Tester
UK

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Performance Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
1 7 (87.50%) CRM
1 7 (87.50%) SOA
1 7 (87.50%) OpenView
1 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) LoadRunner
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (87.50%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Performance Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) CRM
1 7 (87.50%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) SOA
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (87.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) HP