The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 429 425 436
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 169 147 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.43% 2.31% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 77 76
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £262 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 6363 5452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.44% 12.88% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4635 4155 3488
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 132 136
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.07 £30.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in England

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in England

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in England

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in England

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +13 67 £400 -5.88% 10
North West +4 27 £313 -16.66% 1
South East -28 24 £375 +7.14% 4
South West +5 13 £376 +15.76% 3
East of England -1 11 £210 -53.33% 1
Yorkshire -24 8 £338 -6.25% 2
North East -27 8 £275 -23.87%
East Midlands -7 7 £383 +17.69% 1
West Midlands - 4 £345 -
South Coast +2 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 130 (47.10%) Performance Testing
2 102 (36.96%) HP
3 80 (28.99%) UNIX
4 79 (28.62%) HP UFT
5 78 (28.26%) SQL
6 75 (27.17%) Security Cleared
7 66 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (23.55%) Java
8 65 (23.55%) JMeter
9 58 (21.01%) HP Quality Center
10 52 (18.84%) Selenium
11 51 (18.48%) QA
12 49 (17.75%) SC Cleared
13 47 (17.03%) Software Testing
13 47 (17.03%) ISEB
14 45 (16.30%) Test Scripting
15 37 (13.41%) Finance
16 36 (13.04%) HTML
16 36 (13.04%) Oracle
17 35 (12.68%) Linux
17 35 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
18 34 (12.32%) XML
19 33 (11.96%) Test Management
19 33 (11.96%) Functional Testing
20 32 (11.59%) .NET
20 32 (11.59%) Regression Testing
21 31 (11.23%) Test Automation
22 30 (10.87%) Test Strategy
22 30 (10.87%) IBM
22 30 (10.87%) Load Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 21 (7.61%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.62%) MQSeries
4 9 (3.26%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.90%) Apache
6 5 (1.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) JBoss
7 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.72%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) FileNet
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.36%) Primavera
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) GitHub
2 4 (1.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.26%) Wireshark
2 7 (2.54%) HTTP
3 4 (1.45%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.72%) Network Security
5 1 (0.36%) LDAP
5 1 (0.36%) SAN
5 1 (0.36%) Intranet
5 1 (0.36%) SNMP
5 1 (0.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.43%) DB2
2 15 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.62%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.45%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.45%) MySQL
6 2 (0.72%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) HBase
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 79 (28.62%) HP UFT
2 65 (23.55%) JMeter
3 52 (18.84%) Selenium
4 27 (9.78%) SoapUI
5 21 (7.61%) Visual Studio
6 19 (6.88%) JIRA
7 18 (6.52%) Jenkins
8 16 (5.80%) Facilita Forecast
9 14 (5.07%) Cucumber
10 12 (4.35%) NeoLoad
11 11 (3.99%) LoadUI
12 9 (3.26%) Rational Performance Tester
13 7 (2.54%) Rational Functional Tester
13 7 (2.54%) Maven
13 7 (2.54%) WebDriver
14 6 (2.17%) Git (software)
14 6 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (2.17%) JBehave
14 6 (2.17%) Eclipse
15 5 (1.81%) IntelliJ
General
1 37 (13.41%) Finance
2 28 (10.14%) Retail
3 14 (5.07%) Banking
4 9 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.72%) Legal
6 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 102 (36.96%) Analyst
2 95 (34.42%) Test Analyst
3 86 (31.16%) Tester
4 55 (19.93%) Performance Tester
5 42 (15.22%) Test Manager
6 28 (10.14%) Performance Analyst
7 27 (9.78%) Performance Test Analyst
8 15 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 12 (4.35%) Test Leader
10 11 (3.99%) Consultant
10 11 (3.99%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 10 (3.62%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
11 10 (3.62%) Performance Test Manager
11 10 (3.62%) Performance Manager
12 9 (3.26%) Non-Functional Tester
13 8 (2.90%) Performance Engineer
14 7 (2.54%) QA Engineer
14 7 (2.54%) QA Analyst
15 6 (2.17%) Performance Test Leader
15 6 (2.17%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.04%) HTML
2 34 (12.32%) XML
3 32 (11.59%) .NET
4 21 (7.61%) SOAP
5 17 (6.16%) Web Services
6 15 (5.43%) J2EE
6 15 (5.43%) Middleware
7 11 (3.99%) Flash
8 10 (3.62%) XML Messaging
9 9 (3.26%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.45%) ODBC
10 4 (1.45%) Ajax
10 4 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (1.45%) REST
11 3 (1.09%) JSON
12 2 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.72%) LAMP
12 2 (0.72%) CSS
12 2 (0.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.07%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (3.62%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.90%) PKI
4 8 (2.90%) DataPower
5 7 (2.54%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.81%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.81%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.45%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.45%) iSeries
8 3 (1.09%) AS400
9 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.72%) iPad
9 2 (0.72%) Tandem
9 2 (0.72%) User Experience
10 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.99%) UNIX
2 35 (12.68%) Linux
3 26 (9.42%) Windows
4 9 (3.26%) AIX
5 6 (2.17%) Solaris
6 3 (1.09%) Android
6 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) HPUX
8 1 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (47.10%) Performance Testing
2 66 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (17.03%) Software Testing
4 45 (16.30%) Test Scripting
5 35 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
6 33 (11.96%) Functional Testing
6 33 (11.96%) Test Management
7 32 (11.59%) Regression Testing
8 31 (11.23%) Test Automation
9 30 (10.87%) Load Testing
9 30 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 30 (10.87%) Test Strategy
10 29 (10.51%) Scrum
11 20 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (7.25%) Test Planning
12 19 (6.88%) Integration Testing
12 19 (6.88%) TDD
12 19 (6.88%) E-Commerce
13 17 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 78 (28.26%) SQL
2 65 (23.55%) Java
3 23 (8.33%) C#
4 19 (6.88%) Shell Script
5 18 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.07%) Python
7 13 (4.71%) C++
8 11 (3.99%) Perl
9 10 (3.62%) VB
10 9 (3.26%) Ruby
11 8 (2.90%) C
12 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.09%) VBScript
13 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.09%) PHP
14 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.36%) Delphi
15 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.36%) ABAP
15 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (27.17%) Security Cleared
2 49 (17.75%) SC Cleared
3 47 (17.03%) ISEB
4 27 (9.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (9.42%) ISTQB
6 17 (6.16%) DV Cleared
7 15 (5.43%) Degree
8 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (18.48%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) Varnish
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (21.01%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.90%) Nessus
3 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.72%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.72%) Puppet
3 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.72%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 102 (36.96%) HP
2 36 (13.04%) Oracle
3 30 (10.87%) IBM
4 18 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.80%) Splunk
6 14 (5.07%) SAP
7 8 (2.90%) Citrix
8 7 (2.54%) VMware
9 6 (2.17%) Telerik
10 5 (1.81%) SOASTA, Inc
10 5 (1.81%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.45%) Google
11 4 (1.45%) Coremetrics
12 3 (1.09%) Endeca
12 3 (1.09%) F5
13 2 (0.72%) Cisco
13 2 (0.72%) CollabNet
13 2 (0.72%) Pega
13 2 (0.72%) Coverity
13 2 (0.72%) BMC
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