The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 82 60 76
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.083% 0.60% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 7.81% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £325 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
113 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.42% 7.67% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 44
Average daily rate £325 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.06% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
South East

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Retail

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix