The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 54 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.82% - 2.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.80% - 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate £375 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
South Wales

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

Development Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
107 46 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 29.40% 16.97% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 30 39
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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
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 1 May 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) HP UFT
1 6 (85.71%) Service Management
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (71.43%) Release Management
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) BMC
3 4 (57.14%) Remedy
3 4 (57.14%) ITSM
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) WSUS
3 4 (57.14%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (57.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) ServiceNow
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) SAP
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Data Centre

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
2 1 (14.29%) Ranorex
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) TestComplete
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Deployment Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Release Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Service Management
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 5 (71.43%) Release Management
3 4 (57.14%) ITSM
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) BMC Marimba
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) BMC
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
1 4 (57.14%) Remedy
1 4 (57.14%) ServiceNow
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) PlateSpin
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat