Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 180 197
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 12 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.24% 0.091% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.11% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Scotland median daily rate £400 £225 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -43.75% +37.93%
10th Percentile £379 £207 £375
90th Percentile £434 £428 £425
UK median daily rate £427 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -2.34% +16.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.75 - £45.00

Load Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4184 3661 5108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.05% 83.60% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 2139 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 90 106
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -11.17% +17.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Load Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Load Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -2 6 £413 -8.33%
Edinburgh -3 6 £400 +83.91%
Load Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (75.00%) RDBMS
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) SCOM
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (50.00%) CyberArk
3 6 (50.00%) User Experience
3 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (50.00%) jQuery
3 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (50.00%) Analytics
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Netcool
3 6 (50.00%) Maven
3 6 (50.00%) Web Analytics

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (75.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (50.00%) MySQL
4 3 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) Maven
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (33.33%) JUnit
4 3 (25.00%) FishEye
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) PKI
1 6 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Secure Coding
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Netcool
1 6 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (25.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) CyberArk
3 3 (25.00%) Perforce
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Sybase