The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 134 135
Rank change year-on-year +34 +1  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 11 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 0.66% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.36% 4.42% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 1
Median daily rate £415 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £374 £338
% change year-on-year +4.27% +10.81%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 327 430 309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.27% 14.85% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 239 162
Median daily rate £398 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.97% -5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Median hourly rate £43.39 £27.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.78% -9.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £15.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £39.50 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Scotland

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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 25 June 2017. 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 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
West Lothian - 6 £415 -
Edinburgh +11 5 £325 +2.58% 2
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 15 (88.24%) HP
2 12 (70.59%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) Performance Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (58.82%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (58.82%) OpenView
3 10 (58.82%) J2EE
3 10 (58.82%) CRM
3 10 (58.82%) SOA
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (47.06%) Performance Engineering
6 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
7 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
7 6 (35.29%) Project Planning
7 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
8 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (17.65%) Selenium
10 3 (17.65%) Finance
10 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
11 2 (11.76%) JMeter
11 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
11 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
11 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
11 2 (11.76%) BDD
12 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland

LoadRunner
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Performance Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Non-Functional Testing
1 12 (70.59%) Performance Testing
2 10 (58.82%) CRM
2 10 (58.82%) SOA
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
6 6 (35.29%) Project Planning
6 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
6 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.76%) BDD
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Code Coverage
9 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) HP SiteScope
1 10 (58.82%) OpenView
2 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft