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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Testing
Rank 119 116 112
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.079% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.12% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 -
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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
2064 1737 1747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.60% 68.76% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 871 866
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 78
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - - - - 1
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) JSP
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
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