The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 1 August 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 of England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 128 118 131
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 1.17% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£450 - £198
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
444 256 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.51% 10.77% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 115 142
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 42
Average hourly rate £37.78 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.46% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.87 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
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LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
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England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 11 (73.33%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) J2EE
2 9 (60.00%) HP
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
4 7 (46.67%) ISEB
4 7 (46.67%) IBM
4 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) Retail
5 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (40.00%) MQSeries
5 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (40.00%) DB2
5 6 (40.00%) Flash
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (40.00%) System Testing
5 6 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) CTI
1 1 (6.67%) NAS
1 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
1 6 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
3 1 (6.67%) Robotium
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Test Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) J2EE
2 8 (53.33%) XML
3 6 (40.00%) Flash
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (6.67%) J2SE
4 1 (6.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) VMS
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
2 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (40.00%) System Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Stress Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Korn
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Compuware
5 1 (6.67%) Perforce
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix