The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Load Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Load Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 148 134
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £340 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -27.77% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +103.70%  

Load 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 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Load Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Load Testing in Scotland

Load Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Load Testing in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

Load 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft