The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 130 121
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -9
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.039% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.047% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1420 2128 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.17% 82.23% 80.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1138 1244
Median daily rate £378 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Load Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the Scotland region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Load 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 Load Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Glasgow +3 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Load Testing
UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load 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 Load Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SOA

Load Testing
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CGI
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP