The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 420 428 374
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -54
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 143 126 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.23% 2.29% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 75 120
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £232 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6404 5496 5676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.98% 11.79% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 3524 3394
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 134 203
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 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
London +10 54 £425 +13.33% 9
South East -16 36 £350 -12.50% 6
East Midlands +3 11 £325 +30.00% 2
South West -32 10 £328 -22.02% 4
North East - 10 £361 -
East of England -21 9 £450 -
Yorkshire -5 5 £375 +52.28%
North West -7 3 £375 +12.35% 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 180 (54.05%) Performance Testing
2 146 (43.84%) HP
3 122 (36.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 113 (33.93%) HP Quality Center
5 102 (30.63%) SQL
6 89 (26.73%) Oracle
7 86 (25.83%) ISTQB
8 80 (24.02%) Security Cleared
9 79 (23.72%) UNIX
10 78 (23.42%) Finance
11 74 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 71 (21.32%) Test Scripting
13 64 (19.22%) Software Testing
14 61 (18.32%) Java
15 59 (17.72%) Test Strategy
16 58 (17.42%) SC Cleared
17 55 (16.52%) Windows
18 52 (15.62%) ISEB
19 50 (15.02%) Selenium
20 49 (14.71%) Test Automation
21 48 (14.41%) JavaScript
21 48 (14.41%) HTML
21 48 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
21 48 (14.41%) JMeter
22 45 (13.51%) QA
23 43 (12.91%) .NET
24 42 (12.61%) Regression Testing
24 42 (12.61%) Banking
25 40 (12.01%) HTTP
25 40 (12.01%) Load Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 17 (5.11%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.20%) Apache
2 14 (4.20%) MQSeries
3 11 (3.30%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.10%) IIS
5 4 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.60%) Documentum
7 2 (0.60%) CICS
7 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.30%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.30%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.01%) HTTP
2 26 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 24 (7.21%) HTTPS
4 23 (6.91%) DNS
5 12 (3.60%) SAN
6 7 (2.10%) 3G
6 7 (2.10%) 2G
6 7 (2.10%) 4G
7 6 (1.80%) FTP
8 5 (1.50%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.90%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.60%) NAS
10 2 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.60%) Firewall
10 2 (0.60%) DHCP
11 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.30%) LAN
11 1 (0.30%) WAN
11 1 (0.30%) CTI
11 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.01%) Oracle Database
2 19 (5.71%) DB2
3 15 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (4.20%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.60%) MySQL
7 2 (0.60%) QlikView
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.30%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.30%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 122 (36.64%) QuickTest Pro
2 50 (15.02%) Selenium
3 48 (14.41%) JMeter
4 24 (7.21%) JIRA
5 23 (6.91%) SoapUI
6 17 (5.11%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.80%) Maven
7 16 (4.80%) JUnit
8 15 (4.50%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.20%) Rational Performance Tester
10 13 (3.90%) Toad
11 12 (3.60%) WebDriver
12 9 (2.70%) Facilita Forecast
13 7 (2.10%) Apache Ivy
13 7 (2.10%) eggPlant
13 7 (2.10%) JProfiler
13 7 (2.10%) Ant
13 7 (2.10%) Fiddler
13 7 (2.10%) Subversion
14 6 (1.80%) WinRunner
General
1 78 (23.42%) Finance
2 42 (12.61%) Banking
3 21 (6.31%) Retail
4 16 (4.80%) Manufacturing
5 15 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Front Office
8 2 (0.60%) Publishing
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 110 (33.03%) Tester
2 71 (21.32%) Performance Tester
3 68 (20.42%) Analyst
3 68 (20.42%) Test Analyst
4 44 (13.21%) Test Manager
5 39 (11.71%) Performance Analyst
5 39 (11.71%) Performance Test Analyst
6 36 (10.81%) Performance Engineer
7 34 (10.21%) Test Engineer
8 27 (8.11%) Test Leader
9 23 (6.91%) Performance Test Engineer
10 20 (6.01%) Consultant
11 16 (4.80%) Performance Manager
12 14 (4.20%) Non-Functional Tester
13 13 (3.90%) Test Consultant
13 13 (3.90%) Performance Test Leader
14 12 (3.60%) Performance Test Manager
15 9 (2.70%) Automation Tester
16 8 (2.40%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
16 8 (2.40%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (14.41%) HTML
2 43 (12.91%) .NET
3 31 (9.31%) ASP.NET
4 30 (9.01%) J2EE
5 27 (8.11%) JSP
6 22 (6.61%) Web Services
7 20 (6.01%) XML
8 15 (4.50%) SOAP
8 15 (4.50%) Flash
9 12 (3.60%) Middleware
10 9 (2.70%) REST
11 7 (2.10%) J2ME
11 7 (2.10%) WAP
11 7 (2.10%) Ajax
12 5 (1.50%) CSS
13 3 (0.90%) JDBC
13 3 (0.90%) ODBC
13 3 (0.90%) JSON
13 3 (0.90%) jQuery
13 3 (0.90%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.20%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.30%) Open Source
4 8 (2.40%) Social Network
5 7 (2.10%) Handset
6 5 (1.50%) Statistics
6 5 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.20%) IPTV
7 4 (1.20%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.60%) Replication
9 2 (0.60%) Equities
9 2 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.60%) AS400
9 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 79 (23.72%) UNIX
2 55 (16.52%) Windows
3 39 (11.71%) Linux
4 21 (6.31%) Windows 2000
4 21 (6.31%) Windows XP
4 21 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.80%) Solaris
6 5 (1.50%) AIX
7 2 (0.60%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (54.05%) Performance Testing
2 71 (21.32%) Test Scripting
3 64 (19.22%) Software Testing
4 59 (17.72%) Test Strategy
5 49 (14.71%) Test Automation
6 48 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (12.61%) Regression Testing
8 40 (12.01%) Load Testing
9 36 (10.81%) Automated Testing
10 35 (10.51%) Test Management
11 27 (8.11%) Stress Testing
12 25 (7.51%) Scrum
13 22 (6.61%) System Testing
14 21 (6.31%) E-Commerce
15 20 (6.01%) Performance Engineering
16 19 (5.71%) SOA
17 18 (5.41%) Automation Testing
17 18 (5.41%) Waterfall
18 17 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
19 15 (4.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (30.63%) SQL
2 61 (18.32%) Java
3 48 (14.41%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.41%) VB
5 22 (6.61%) C#
6 10 (3.00%) C++
6 10 (3.00%) C
6 10 (3.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.10%) VBScript
8 6 (1.80%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.80%) Python
9 5 (1.50%) Perl
10 4 (1.20%) Ruby
10 4 (1.20%) VBA
10 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.60%) COBOL
12 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.30%) Korn
12 1 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 86 (25.83%) ISTQB
2 80 (24.02%) Security Cleared
3 74 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 58 (17.42%) SC Cleared
5 52 (15.62%) ISEB
6 28 (8.41%) Degree
7 18 (5.41%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.80%) MCP
8 6 (1.80%) CCNA
9 5 (1.50%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.20%) MCITP
10 4 (1.20%) MCSE
10 4 (1.20%) CCNP
11 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (13.51%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9002
2 2 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.10%) vSphere
3 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 113 (33.93%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (7.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.50%) OpenView
4 4 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.90%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.90%) nmon
5 3 (0.90%) Puppet
5 3 (0.90%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 146 (43.84%) HP
2 89 (26.73%) Oracle
3 22 (6.61%) IBM
4 19 (5.71%) Citrix
5 17 (5.11%) SAP
6 14 (4.20%) VMware
7 10 (3.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (2.10%) Sun
8 7 (2.10%) Apple
9 3 (0.90%) Serena
9 3 (0.90%) Mercator
9 3 (0.90%) Akamai
10 2 (0.60%) Green Hat
10 2 (0.60%) MKS
10 2 (0.60%) Capita
10 2 (0.60%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.60%) Adobe
10 2 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.60%) Siebel
11 1 (0.30%) Cognos
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