The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 86 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 0.20% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.75% 2.90% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£363 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
LoadRunner
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
109 69 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.92% 6.85% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 46 49
Average daily rate £375 £333 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Milton Keynes -7 1 £275 -21.42% 1
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) SLA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP