Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 107 164
Rank change year-on-year -68 +57 -32
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 30 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.54% 1.36% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.61% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 42 23
Scotland median daily rate £425 £415 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +31.00% +2.20%
10th Percentile £320 £278 £129
90th Percentile £550 £675 £418
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +14.75% -20.78% +25.20%

Performance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,810 3,533 4,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.37% 84.42% 86.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,853 2,058 2,694
Scotland median daily rate £400 £379 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.61% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £259 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 80 88
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.05%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £46.00 £43.98
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Scotland

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Testing in Scotland

Performance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Testing in Scotland

Performance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Testing in Scotland

Performance Testing
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 Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -48 11 £425 -19.05% 5
Glasgow -23 10 £425 +14.86% 1
Renfrewshire - 6 £399 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £450 -
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (30.00%) JMeter
2 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (23.33%) SDLC
5 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 6 (20.00%) JIRA
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
5 6 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 5 (16.67%) CRM
6 5 (16.67%) SOAP
6 5 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.67%) QA
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.33%) Ansible
7 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Puppet
7 4 (13.33%) REST

Performance Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Anypoint
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) S/MIME
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) IPv4
2 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) JMeter
1 9 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
4 3 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (10.00%) CF BOSH
4 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.00%) Subversion
4 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium
6 1 (3.33%) Ant
6 1 (3.33%) Gatling
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) Maven
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.33%) Telerik Test Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 6 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (16.67%) SOAP
3 4 (13.33%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) HTML5
5 2 (6.67%) LDAP
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (3.33%) Express
6 1 (3.33%) Ext JS
6 1 (3.33%) JMS
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) Middleware
6 1 (3.33%) OAuth
6 1 (3.33%) React
6 1 (3.33%) SAML
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (23.33%) SDLC
2 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) BeanShell
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Ansible
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) Salt
3 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.33%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 5 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Apigee
5 1 (3.33%) CA
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.33%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) Telerik
5 1 (3.33%) VMware