The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Scotland 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 130 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.73% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 8.45% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 10
Average daily rate
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£255 £395 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.44% -8.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
314 213 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.43% 8.64% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 88 107
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +58.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £24.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 3 £255 -
Edinburgh -29 1 - -
Midlothian - - - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 8 (40.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) QA
7 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Mainframe

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
1 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (10.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Tester
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) JSP
3 1 (5.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) UNIX
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) IBM