The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 135 120 112
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 16 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.40% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.07% 3.73% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 14
Median daily rate £360 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +12.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £338 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
393 322 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.15% 10.61% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 189 170
Median daily rate £340 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Median hourly rate £26.25 £30.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -3.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £30.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.10 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 10 £360 +20.00% 1
Edinburgh -5 5 - - 3
Stirling +10 1 - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner 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 LoadRunner.

1 12 (63.16%) Performance Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 9 (47.37%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (36.84%) Banking
6 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) HP UFT
7 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Migration
8 4 (21.05%) JMeter
8 4 (21.05%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.79%) CRM
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.79%) JSP
9 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 3 (15.79%) C#
9 3 (15.79%) HTML
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) VB
9 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle
9 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery

LoadRunner
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) HP UFT
2 4 (21.05%) JMeter
2 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Test Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Test Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) JSP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Performance Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
7 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.26%) DevOps
8 1 (5.26%) ETL
8 1 (5.26%) High Availability
8 1 (5.26%) Low Latency
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) SAP