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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.45% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.15% 3.73% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £394 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £350 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 127 161 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 14.16% 10.61% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 91 103
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £261 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) CRM
3 5 (62.50%) OpenView
3 5 (62.50%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) JMeter
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Node.js
7 1 (12.50%) Test Management
7 1 (12.50%) QA
7 1 (12.50%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
7 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
7 1 (12.50%) Finance

LoadRunner
Top Related 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 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) CRM
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
7 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (62.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP