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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 449 373 390
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +17
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 107 177 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 3.21% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 96 78
Average daily rate
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£400 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £228 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
6275 5518 4604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.32% 12.10% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3573 2972
Average daily rate £400 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 104 142
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £20.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.20 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 -37 41 £375 -11.34% 10
South East -26 25 £450 +40.62% 8
South West -19 10 £375 +15.38%
East of England +8 8 £500 +29.03% 3
West Midlands -3 8 £501 +45.81%
North West -19 4 £400 -5.88%
Yorkshire -25 4 £325 -16.12% 2
East Midlands -1 1 - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 94 (40.87%) HP
2 87 (37.83%) Performance Testing
3 74 (32.17%) Security Cleared
4 71 (30.87%) JMeter
5 70 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
6 68 (29.57%) Test Scripting
7 61 (26.52%) SQL
8 60 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 45 (19.57%) ISEB
11 44 (19.13%) SC Cleared
12 43 (18.70%) Java
13 40 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
13 40 (17.39%) Selenium
13 40 (17.39%) QA
14 38 (16.52%) Finance
15 35 (15.22%) Load Testing
15 35 (15.22%) Software Testing
16 34 (14.78%) Test Automation
17 33 (14.35%) Linux
18 31 (13.48%) Scrum
19 30 (13.04%) Oracle
19 30 (13.04%) Test Management
19 30 (13.04%) Test Strategy
20 28 (12.17%) Automated Testing
21 26 (11.30%) Regression Testing
22 25 (10.87%) Functional Testing
23 24 (10.43%) Web Services
23 24 (10.43%) JIRA
24 23 (10.00%) UNIX

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (4.78%) Apache
2 9 (3.91%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.87%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.87%) nginx
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 14 (6.09%) MS Office
2 5 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.30%) Summit
3 2 (0.87%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.35%) Wireshark
2 9 (3.91%) HTTP
3 8 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.74%) FTP
5 3 (1.30%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.87%) WAN
6 2 (0.87%) DNS
6 2 (0.87%) SNMP
6 2 (0.87%) FCoE
6 2 (0.87%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.43%) GSM
7 1 (0.43%) Firewall
7 1 (0.43%) Intranet
7 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.30%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.87%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.87%) MySQL
4 2 (0.87%) DB2
4 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 71 (30.87%) JMeter
2 40 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 40 (17.39%) Selenium
3 24 (10.43%) JIRA
4 16 (6.96%) NeoLoad
5 14 (6.09%) Rational DOORS
6 13 (5.65%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.22%) SoapUI
8 10 (4.35%) Subversion
8 10 (4.35%) JUnit
9 9 (3.91%) ClearCase
9 9 (3.91%) WinRunner
10 7 (3.04%) DbUnit
10 7 (3.04%) IntelliJ
10 7 (3.04%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.61%) JBehave
11 6 (2.61%) Capybara
12 5 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (2.17%) eggPlant
12 5 (2.17%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 38 (16.52%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Banking
3 16 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.91%) Retail
5 4 (1.74%) Games
6 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.87%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 71 (30.87%) Tester
2 53 (23.04%) Analyst
3 52 (22.61%) Test Analyst
4 50 (21.74%) Performance Tester
5 33 (14.35%) Test Manager
6 27 (11.74%) Test Engineer
7 17 (7.39%) Performance Analyst
7 17 (7.39%) Performance Test Analyst
8 13 (5.65%) Test Leader
8 13 (5.65%) Performance Engineer
9 10 (4.35%) Performance Test Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Consultant
11 8 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.48%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.48%) Automation Tester
12 7 (3.04%) Performance Test Leader
13 6 (2.61%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.43%) Web Services
2 21 (9.13%) XML
3 19 (8.26%) SOAP
3 19 (8.26%) .NET
4 13 (5.65%) JSON
5 11 (4.78%) REST
6 9 (3.91%) Middleware
7 8 (3.48%) jQuery
8 5 (2.17%) Play Framework
8 5 (2.17%) HTML
8 5 (2.17%) XML Messaging
9 4 (1.74%) WCF
10 3 (1.30%) HTML5
11 2 (0.87%) J2EE
11 2 (0.87%) CSS
11 2 (0.87%) CGI
11 2 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.87%) GWT
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.87%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.74%) Computer Science
2 4 (1.74%) Open Source
3 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.30%) iPad
4 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.87%) Spread Betting
4 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.43%) User Experience
5 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.43%) IPTV
5 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.35%) Linux
2 23 (10.00%) UNIX
3 17 (7.39%) Windows
4 8 (3.48%) Solaris
5 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.87%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (37.83%) Performance Testing
2 68 (29.57%) Test Scripting
3 60 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (15.22%) Load Testing
4 35 (15.22%) Software Testing
5 34 (14.78%) Test Automation
6 31 (13.48%) Scrum
7 30 (13.04%) Test Management
7 30 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 28 (12.17%) Automated Testing
9 26 (11.30%) Regression Testing
10 25 (10.87%) Functional Testing
11 17 (7.39%) Test Planning
12 16 (6.96%) Mentoring
12 16 (6.96%) BDD
13 15 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (6.52%) Project Management
14 14 (6.09%) TDD
15 12 (5.22%) Security Testing
15 12 (5.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.52%) SQL
2 43 (18.70%) Java
3 20 (8.70%) Python
4 15 (6.52%) C
5 12 (5.22%) C#
5 12 (5.22%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.78%) Ruby
7 10 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.91%) VB
9 7 (3.04%) C++
10 6 (2.61%) Perl
10 6 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.17%) Scala
12 4 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.30%) VBA
14 2 (0.87%) VBScript
14 2 (0.87%) PHP
15 1 (0.43%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (32.17%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 45 (19.57%) ISEB
4 44 (19.13%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (6.96%) DV Cleared
7 12 (5.22%) Degree
8 4 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.87%) VCP4
11 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.30%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 70 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.48%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.87%) SCCM
4 2 (0.87%) WMI
5 1 (0.43%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 94 (40.87%) HP
2 30 (13.04%) Oracle
3 14 (6.09%) SAP
4 10 (4.35%) Cisco
5 9 (3.91%) VMware
6 8 (3.48%) BMC
6 8 (3.48%) EMC
6 8 (3.48%) F5
7 7 (3.04%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.17%) Murex
9 4 (1.74%) IBM
9 4 (1.74%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.87%) NetApp
10 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.43%) DataCash
11 1 (0.43%) Telerik
11 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.43%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.43%) Compuware
11 1 (0.43%) Citrix
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