The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

HP LoadRunner
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 90 86
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.59% 0.069%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 3.74% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £325 £317 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £372 £350
% change year-on-year +4.30% +6.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 165 214 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.72% 15.78% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 105 83
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £40.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -1.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in Edinburgh

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 3 (33.33%) J2EE
5 3 (33.33%) CRM
5 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 3 (33.33%) OpenView
5 3 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) JMeter
6 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (22.22%) BDD
7 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 1 (11.11%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Node.js
7 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 1 (11.11%) NHS

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (33.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) HP