Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 114 155
Rank change year-on-year -44 +41 -20
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 39 69 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 1.42% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.67% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 49 27
Scotland median daily rate £450 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +38.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £320 £266 £108
90th Percentile £545 £675 £425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £11.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +172.73% -73.65% +33.60%

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 4,698 4,139 4,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.76% 85.38% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 2,332 2,461
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 109 110
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 October 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 October 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
Glasgow -4 16 £450 +26.76% 1
Edinburgh -35 12 £475 -26.92% 4
Renfrewshire - 5 £399 -
South Lanarkshire -6 3 £450 +104.55%
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 20 (51.28%) JMeter
2 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 13 (33.33%) Java
5 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (28.21%) Banking
6 11 (28.21%) SQL
6 11 (28.21%) REST
6 11 (28.21%) JIRA
7 10 (25.64%) TeamCity
7 10 (25.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (25.64%) Web Services
8 9 (23.08%) Finance
8 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 9 (23.08%) SDLC
9 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
9 8 (20.51%) User Stories
9 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (20.51%) Confluence
9 8 (20.51%) SOAP
10 7 (17.95%) MS Visio
10 7 (17.95%) J2EE
10 7 (17.95%) Oracle
10 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
10 7 (17.95%) FishEye
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
10 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting

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 8 (20.51%) Confluence
2 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (17.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) DB2
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) JMeter
2 11 (28.21%) JIRA
3 10 (25.64%) TeamCity
4 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 7 (17.95%) FishEye
5 7 (17.95%) Gatling
5 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
6 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 6 (15.38%) JUnit
7 5 (12.82%) Ant
7 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
7 5 (12.82%) Maven
7 5 (12.82%) NeoLoad
7 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.13%) Artifactory
8 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.13%) CF BOSH
8 2 (5.13%) Subversion
9 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 11 (28.21%) Banking
2 9 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Performance Test Leader
1 8 (20.51%) Test Leader
2 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) REST
2 10 (25.64%) Web Services
3 8 (20.51%) SOAP
4 7 (17.95%) J2EE
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) JSP
5 1 (2.56%) LDAP
5 1 (2.56%) Middleware
5 1 (2.56%) SailPoint
5 1 (2.56%) Servlets
5 1 (2.56%) SPML
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Blog
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (23.08%) SDLC
5 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.51%) User Stories
6 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.38%) Project Planning
8 5 (12.82%) CRM
8 5 (12.82%) Data Integration
8 5 (12.82%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.82%) SOA
9 4 (10.26%) Stress Testing
10 3 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (5.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) Groovy
4 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.13%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) BeanShell
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Ansible
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
1 2 (5.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (10.26%) IBM
5 3 (7.69%) Twitter
6 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Sybase
7 1 (2.56%) Telerik