The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 16 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 Cardiff 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 39 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.91% - 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.21% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
53 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.48% 6.94% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 4 7
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
LoadRunner
South Wales

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 7 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (57.14%) eggPlant
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Ant
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) J2ME
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) WAP
2 4 (57.14%) Toad
2 4 (57.14%) Apple
2 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) 2G
2 4 (57.14%) Handset
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) QA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) 4G
1 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) 2G
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (57.14%) eggPlant
1 4 (57.14%) Ant
1 4 (57.14%) Toad
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) QA Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) J2ME
1 4 (57.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
1 4 (57.14%) Handset
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Sun
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Apple
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) SAP