The first table below looks at the demand for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 127 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian - - - -
Load Testing
UK

Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) JSP
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle