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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 108 91
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17  
Contract jobs citing Performance Testing 18 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 0.85% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.02% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 24
Median daily rate £388 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £310
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.87% +6.20%  

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 1468 2160 2380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.74% 83.33% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1211 1313
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +17 9 £400 +29.03%
Glasgow -4 7 £350 +16.66% 1
Dundee - 2 £93 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Performance Testing
UK

Performance Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Java
3 14 (37.84%) LoadRunner
3 14 (37.84%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (35.14%) SOA
5 12 (32.43%) OpenView
5 12 (32.43%) HP
5 12 (32.43%) J2EE
5 12 (32.43%) CRM
5 12 (32.43%) HP SiteScope
6 10 (27.03%) Finance
7 7 (18.92%) ISEB
7 7 (18.92%) BDD
7 7 (18.92%) QA
7 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
7 7 (18.92%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) JIRA
8 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
9 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.51%) Performance Engineering
9 5 (13.51%) Android
9 5 (13.51%) Degree
9 5 (13.51%) Selenium
9 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
9 5 (13.51%) Project Planning
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
9 5 (13.51%) JavaScript

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 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (5.41%) CMS
1 2 (5.41%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) LoadRunner
2 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) JMeter
3 5 (13.51%) Selenium
4 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Tester
2 8 (21.62%) Performance Tester
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Coordinator
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Junior
7 2 (5.41%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) QA Coordinator
7 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) J2EE
2 3 (8.11%) CSS
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) WebGL
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Felix
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Sling
3 2 (5.41%) iOS SDK
3 2 (5.41%) Java EE
3 2 (5.41%) JRuby
3 2 (5.41%) JSP
3 2 (5.41%) JSTL
3 2 (5.41%) REST
3 2 (5.41%) Servlets
3 2 (5.41%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) CGI
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Android
1 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Non-Functional Testing
3 13 (35.14%) SOA
4 12 (32.43%) CRM
5 7 (18.92%) BDD
5 7 (18.92%) SDLC
5 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.51%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) Project Planning
6 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Release Management
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) System Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) Groovy
3 2 (5.41%) Jython
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) HP SiteScope
1 12 (32.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix