The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 77 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% - 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% - 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £400 - £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
126 61 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.81% 8.10% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 39 31
Average daily rate £380 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
Scotland

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the Edinburgh region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Edinburgh region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing LoadRunner 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 LoadRunner.

1 13 (92.86%) HP
2 12 (85.71%) Performance Testing
3 11 (78.57%) SOA
3 11 (78.57%) Java
4 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
5 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) UNIX
8 2 (14.29%) Linux
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Web Services
8 2 (14.29%) C
8 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 2 (14.29%) IBM
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
8 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
9 1 (7.14%) ISEB
9 1 (7.14%) Banking
9 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (7.14%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (7.14%) Test Management
9 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.14%) HTML
9 1 (7.14%) Perl
9 1 (7.14%) SQL
9 1 (7.14%) ODBC
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing LoadRunner 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 LoadRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Tester
1 14 (100.00%) Performance Tester
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Test Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 11 (78.57%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Siebel