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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 132 116 135
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.31% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.23% 1.08% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.40% +15.38%
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
403 278 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.08% 11.97% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 130 150
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 44
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.61% -7.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.96 £22.66 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
LoadRunner
England

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 10 July 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
Hertfordshire +9 6 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 10 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) HP
3 8 (53.33%) J2EE
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) XML
4 7 (46.67%) UNIX
5 6 (40.00%) ISEB
5 6 (40.00%) IBM
5 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
6 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 5 (33.33%) Retail
6 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (33.33%) Flash
6 5 (33.33%) MQSeries
6 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (33.33%) DB2
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
9 2 (13.33%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
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 5 (33.33%) DB2
1 5 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) TKPROF
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Robotium
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) J2EE
2 7 (46.67%) XML
3 5 (33.33%) Flash
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) J2SE
4 1 (6.67%) WSDL
4 1 (6.67%) JRockit
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) VMS
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) System Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Stress Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Korn
5 1 (6.67%) Groovy
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
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%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Perforce
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Compuware