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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 136 99
Rank change year-on-year +54 -37  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 34 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.57% 0.65% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.76% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 8
Median daily rate £509 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -71.42% +26.22%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1787 2510 2481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.43% 85.46% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1431 1282
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Edinburgh +28 20 £650 +105.17% 1
Glasgow +5 6 £370 +5.71% 2
West Lothian - 5 £415 -
Scottish Borders +2 3 £375 -
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 27 (50.94%) Finance
2 25 (47.17%) SDLC
3 23 (43.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (37.74%) Integration Testing
4 20 (37.74%) Java
5 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (33.96%) ERP
6 18 (33.96%) Regression Testing
7 17 (32.08%) Workflow
7 17 (32.08%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (32.08%) Unit4 Business World
7 17 (32.08%) System Integration Testing
8 16 (30.19%) Migration
8 16 (30.19%) Data Migration
9 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
9 13 (24.53%) SOA
10 12 (22.64%) LoadRunner
10 12 (22.64%) Local Government
10 12 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (20.75%) Test Strategy
12 10 (18.87%) HP
13 9 (16.98%) CRM
13 9 (16.98%) OpenView
13 9 (16.98%) J2EE
13 9 (16.98%) HP SiteScope
14 8 (15.09%) XML
14 8 (15.09%) QA
15 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
15 7 (13.21%) Validation
15 7 (13.21%) Performance Engineering

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 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (3.77%) CMS
1 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (3.77%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (3.77%) MySQL
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) LoadRunner
2 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (9.43%) JMeter
2 5 (9.43%) Selenium
3 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (50.94%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Local Government
3 2 (3.77%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Consultant
2 16 (30.19%) Implementation Consultant
3 10 (18.87%) Business Consultant
3 10 (18.87%) Tester
4 7 (13.21%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
4 7 (13.21%) Performance Tester
5 6 (11.32%) Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Coordinator
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Procurement Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Performance Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Test Coordinator
9 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Payroll Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) QA Coordinator
9 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) J2EE
2 8 (15.09%) XML
3 6 (11.32%) Web Services
4 4 (7.55%) HTML
5 2 (3.77%) Ajax
5 2 (3.77%) Apache Felix
5 2 (3.77%) Apache Sling
5 2 (3.77%) CSS
5 2 (3.77%) DHTML
5 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.77%) Java EE
5 2 (3.77%) JRuby
5 2 (3.77%) JSP
5 2 (3.77%) JSTL
5 2 (3.77%) REST
5 2 (3.77%) RESTful
5 2 (3.77%) Servlets
5 2 (3.77%) SOAP
6 1 (1.89%) Node.js
6 1 (1.89%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.77%) W3C
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Android
1 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) SDLC
2 23 (43.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (37.74%) Integration Testing
4 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (33.96%) ERP
5 18 (33.96%) Regression Testing
6 17 (32.08%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (32.08%) System Integration Testing
6 17 (32.08%) Workflow
7 16 (30.19%) Data Migration
7 16 (30.19%) Migration
8 13 (24.53%) SOA
8 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
9 12 (22.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (20.75%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.98%) CRM
12 7 (13.21%) BDD
12 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
12 7 (13.21%) Validation
12 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) Groovy
5 2 (3.77%) Jython
5 2 (3.77%) Scala
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) HP SiteScope
1 9 (16.98%) OpenView
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe
2 2 (3.77%) Cognos
2 2 (3.77%) OpenText
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft