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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 133 124
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9  
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% 0.039% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.046% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -13.75% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1474 2157 2353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.80% 83.22% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1206 1296
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Load Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SOA

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CGI
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP