The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 90 80 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.22% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 1.96% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Average daily rate £350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
184 153 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.99% 11.35% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 88 81
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £307 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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 8 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) CMMI
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Test Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Test Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) CMMI
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center