The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 East Midlands 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 89 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.37% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.31% 3.15% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £355 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -15.78%
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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
181 127 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.22% 9.84% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 51 49
Average daily rate £313 £308 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £252 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +34.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £355 -21.11%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) TestPartner
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 1 (12.50%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) SAP