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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Testing
Rank 120 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.037% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.049% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £32.50
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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
2360 2056 1826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.22% 76.72% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1131 915
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £13.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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
Glasgow +3 4 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £388 -
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Load Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (50.00%) Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Adobe
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) W3C
2 3 (50.00%) CMS
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Drupal
2 3 (50.00%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Java

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) CMS
1 3 (50.00%) Drupal
1 3 (50.00%) Umbraco
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) W3C
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle