The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 91 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.30% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.54% 1.83% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £431 £98
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.11% +342.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £4.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
197 164 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.64% 10.43% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 98 61
Average daily rate £360 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 26
Average hourly rate £23.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.61% +4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

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 21 November 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
Nottinghamshire - 5 £310 - 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (52.94%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) QA
2 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) JMeter
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) VB
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) UNIX
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) SAP
6 3 (17.65%) IBM
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) CICS
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SNMP
1 2 (11.76%) FCoE
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (23.53%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Introscope
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) JMS
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) RIA
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) COBOL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.76%) WMI
3 1 (5.88%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Cognos
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat