Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 131 141
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 60 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 1.00% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.20% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 21
Scotland median daily rate £415 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -9.09% -5.71%
10th Percentile £266 £109 £300
90th Percentile £434 £445 £430
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK median hourly rate - £39.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +28.69% -3.17%

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 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
West Lothian +13 24 £415 -2.35%
Edinburgh 0 24 £375 +4.63% 2
Glasgow -10 6 £355 +18.33% 1
South Lanarkshire - 5 £375 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £425 -
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (61.67%) Java
3 34 (56.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 31 (51.67%) SOA
5 28 (46.67%) LoadRunner
6 27 (45.00%) HP
7 26 (43.33%) OpenView
7 26 (43.33%) CRM
7 26 (43.33%) J2EE
7 26 (43.33%) HP SiteScope
8 25 (41.67%) Performance Engineering
9 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (31.67%) Waterfall
10 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
11 11 (18.33%) DevOps
12 10 (16.67%) ITIL
13 9 (15.00%) SQL
13 9 (15.00%) Banking
14 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
14 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
14 8 (13.33%) Open Source
15 7 (11.67%) Web Services
15 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
15 7 (11.67%) Selenium
16 6 (10.00%) Project Planning
16 6 (10.00%) JIRA
16 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
16 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 6 (10.00%) Finance
16 6 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis

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 5 (8.33%) JBoss
1 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) MTS
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) HTTP
1 5 (8.33%) S/MIME
1 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 3 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (5.00%) SSL
3 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
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 28 (46.67%) LoadRunner
2 7 (11.67%) Selenium
3 6 (10.00%) JIRA
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%) JMeter
5 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (15.00%) Banking
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Tester
2 24 (40.00%) Performance Tester
3 17 (28.33%) Senior Performance Tester
3 17 (28.33%) Senior Tester
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Administrator
6 5 (8.33%) Exchange Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.33%) Developer
8 2 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Non-Functional Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Test Coordinator
9 1 (1.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) Test Programme Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) 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 5 (8.33%) PKI
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%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
1 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (56.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 31 (51.67%) SOA
4 26 (43.33%) CRM
5 25 (41.67%) Performance Engineering
6 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (31.67%) Waterfall
7 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
8 11 (18.33%) DevOps
9 10 (16.67%) ITIL
10 8 (13.33%) Open Source
10 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
10 8 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Functional Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Project Planning
12 6 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (8.33%) ITIL V3
13 5 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.67%) Scala
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (43.33%) HP SiteScope
1 26 (43.33%) OpenView
2 5 (8.33%) Ansible
2 5 (8.33%) Puppet
3 2 (3.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) HP
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Telerik