Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 132 158
Rank change year-on-year +11 +26 -30
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 60 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.27% 0.99% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.18% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 20
Scotland median daily rate £415 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +15.67% -4.29%
10th Percentile £266 £210 £298
90th Percentile £453 £438 £441
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £380
% change year-on-year +5.59% +5.92% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £39.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year -45.22% -28.64% +57.14%

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 4,029 3,129 4,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.09% 83.46% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,338 1,816 2,463
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £538 £502 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 91 78
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -7.92% +3.78%
10th Percentile £11.84 £10.63 £12.35
90th Percentile £37.86 £48.38 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -12 29 £410 +2.50% 1
West Lothian +11 18 £415 +0.61%
Glasgow -16 7 £410 +17.14% 5
South Lanarkshire - 6 £375 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £400 -
Aberdeen - 1 £425 -
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (58.33%) Java
3 31 (51.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 26 (43.33%) SOA
5 25 (41.67%) LoadRunner
6 23 (38.33%) Performance Engineering
7 22 (36.67%) HP
8 21 (35.00%) OpenView
8 21 (35.00%) CRM
8 21 (35.00%) J2EE
8 21 (35.00%) HP SiteScope
9 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
11 12 (20.00%) DevOps
12 11 (18.33%) ITIL
13 10 (16.67%) Open Source
14 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
14 9 (15.00%) Banking
15 8 (13.33%) SQL
16 7 (11.67%) Finance
16 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
16 7 (11.67%) Web Services
16 7 (11.67%) QA
16 7 (11.67%) Selenium
17 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
17 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
17 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
17 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared

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 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) JBoss
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) MTS
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) S/MIME
1 6 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 5 (8.33%) HTTP
3 3 (5.00%) Firewall
3 3 (5.00%) SSL
4 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 7 (11.67%) Selenium
3 6 (10.00%) JIRA
3 6 (10.00%) JMeter
4 5 (8.33%) Artifactory
4 5 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.33%) Subversion
4 5 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (15.00%) Banking
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Tester
2 17 (28.33%) Performance Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Senior Performance Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Senior Tester
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Exchange Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.33%) Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Developer
9 2 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Non-Functional Tester
9 2 (3.33%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.67%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) J2EE
2 7 (11.67%) Web Services
3 5 (8.33%) Drools
3 5 (8.33%) HTML
3 5 (8.33%) Java EE
3 5 (8.33%) REST
3 5 (8.33%) SOAP
4 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.00%) HTML5
4 3 (5.00%) React
5 2 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
2 2 (3.33%) Wiki
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) DataPower
3 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Unix
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (51.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 26 (43.33%) SOA
4 23 (38.33%) Performance Engineering
5 21 (35.00%) CRM
6 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
8 12 (20.00%) DevOps
9 11 (18.33%) ITIL
10 10 (16.67%) Open Source
11 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Information Management
12 6 (10.00%) ITIL V3
12 6 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (8.33%) Functional Testing
13 5 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (58.33%) Java
2 8 (13.33%) SQL
3 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.33%) Scala
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) HP SiteScope
1 21 (35.00%) OpenView
2 5 (8.33%) Ansible
2 5 (8.33%) Puppet
3 2 (3.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) HP
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Telerik
4 1 (1.67%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.67%) Splunk