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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 459 384 400
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +16
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 117 180 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.84% 3.05% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 103 74
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £232 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.49% +2.50%
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
6363 5904 4768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.98% 12.36% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4134 3848 3080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 101 138
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.70 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +3.10%

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 30 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 30 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 -39 37 £338 -20.58% 5
South East -20 28 £450 +22.44% 6
South West -15 13 £413 +26.92%
West Midlands -1 9 £426 +21.78% 1
East of England +13 8 £375 -3.22% 2
North East -2 8 £358 +186.46%
Yorkshire -16 7 £325 +10.63%
North West -24 4 £350 -17.76%
East Midlands -14 2 - - 1
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 91 (37.92%) HP
2 88 (36.67%) Performance Testing
3 77 (32.08%) Security Cleared
4 72 (30.00%) JMeter
5 68 (28.33%) Test Scripting
6 65 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (24.17%) HP Quality Center
8 56 (23.33%) SQL
9 48 (20.00%) Java
10 46 (19.17%) ISTQB
10 46 (19.17%) Selenium
11 45 (18.75%) ISEB
11 45 (18.75%) SC Cleared
12 44 (18.33%) QuickTest Pro
13 43 (17.92%) Load Testing
14 41 (17.08%) Finance
15 39 (16.25%) QA
16 35 (14.58%) Software Testing
16 35 (14.58%) Test Management
17 34 (14.17%) Linux
18 32 (13.33%) Scrum
18 32 (13.33%) Test Automation
19 30 (12.50%) UNIX
20 28 (11.67%) Oracle
20 28 (11.67%) Automated Testing
21 26 (10.83%) JIRA
22 24 (10.00%) Functional Testing
23 23 (9.58%) Test Strategy
23 23 (9.58%) Python
24 22 (9.17%) .NET

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (4.58%) Apache
2 9 (3.75%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.25%) IIS
4 3 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.83%) nginx
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.42%) FileNet
6 1 (0.42%) JBoss
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (5.83%) MS Office
2 4 (1.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.25%) Summit
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.83%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.17%) HTTP
2 3 (1.25%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.83%) FCoE
3 2 (0.83%) WAN
3 2 (0.83%) SNMP
3 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.42%) SAN
4 1 (0.42%) Intranet
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) FTP
4 1 (0.42%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.42%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.25%) MySQL
4 3 (1.25%) DB2
4 3 (1.25%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.83%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.42%) HBase
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 72 (30.00%) JMeter
2 46 (19.17%) Selenium
3 44 (18.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (10.83%) JIRA
5 19 (7.92%) NeoLoad
6 12 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.17%) Rational Functional Tester
8 9 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (3.75%) WinRunner
9 7 (2.92%) Subversion
9 7 (2.92%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.92%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.50%) JBehave
10 6 (2.50%) IntelliJ
10 6 (2.50%) Capybara
11 5 (2.08%) eggPlant
11 5 (2.08%) JUnit
11 5 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (1.67%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (17.08%) Finance
2 17 (7.08%) Banking
3 16 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.75%) Retail
5 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (33.33%) Tester
2 61 (25.42%) Analyst
3 58 (24.17%) Test Analyst
4 50 (20.83%) Performance Tester
5 34 (14.17%) Test Manager
6 20 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 16 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
8 15 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
9 12 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
9 12 (5.00%) Test Leader
10 9 (3.75%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.33%) Consultant
11 8 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.33%) Performance Test Engineer
11 8 (3.33%) Automation Tester
12 7 (2.92%) LoadRunner Tester
12 7 (2.92%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.17%) .NET
1 22 (9.17%) SOAP
1 22 (9.17%) Web Services
1 22 (9.17%) XML
2 13 (5.42%) JSON
3 11 (4.58%) REST
4 10 (4.17%) Middleware
5 7 (2.92%) HTML
6 6 (2.50%) XML Messaging
7 5 (2.08%) WCF
7 5 (2.08%) Play Framework
8 4 (1.67%) J2EE
8 4 (1.67%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.25%) CSS
9 3 (1.25%) jQuery
9 3 (1.25%) Ajax
9 3 (1.25%) HTML5
10 2 (0.83%) GWT
10 2 (0.83%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.08%) N-Tier
2 5 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.25%) iPad
4 3 (1.25%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.25%) Open Source
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.42%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.42%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.42%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.42%) IPTV
6 1 (0.42%) NHS
6 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.17%) Linux
2 30 (12.50%) UNIX
3 13 (5.42%) Windows
4 9 (3.75%) Solaris
5 3 (1.25%) AIX
6 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (36.67%) Performance Testing
2 68 (28.33%) Test Scripting
3 65 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (17.92%) Load Testing
5 35 (14.58%) Software Testing
5 35 (14.58%) Test Management
6 32 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 32 (13.33%) Scrum
7 28 (11.67%) Automated Testing
8 24 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 23 (9.58%) Test Strategy
10 18 (7.50%) BDD
10 18 (7.50%) Regression Testing
11 17 (7.08%) Waterfall
11 17 (7.08%) Mentoring
12 16 (6.67%) Test Planning
12 16 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (6.25%) Project Management
14 14 (5.83%) TDD
15 13 (5.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.33%) SQL
2 48 (20.00%) Java
3 23 (9.58%) Python
4 14 (5.83%) Shell Script
4 14 (5.83%) Ruby
5 13 (5.42%) C#
6 12 (5.00%) C
7 10 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.17%) Perl
7 10 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.75%) VB
9 8 (3.33%) C++
10 5 (2.08%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.08%) Scala
11 3 (1.25%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.25%) VBA
11 3 (1.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) Delphi
12 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (32.08%) Security Cleared
2 46 (19.17%) ISTQB
3 45 (18.75%) ISEB
3 45 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 16 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.75%) Degree
7 4 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.25%) QA
2 3 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (24.17%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.83%) WMI
4 2 (0.83%) SCCM
5 1 (0.42%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 91 (37.92%) HP
2 28 (11.67%) Oracle
3 15 (6.25%) SAP
4 10 (4.17%) Cisco
4 10 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.33%) EMC
5 8 (3.33%) BMC
5 8 (3.33%) F5
6 5 (2.08%) VMware
6 5 (2.08%) Murex
6 5 (2.08%) IBM
7 3 (1.25%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (0.83%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.83%) Telerik
8 2 (0.83%) NetApp
9 1 (0.42%) Borland
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.42%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.42%) Primavera
9 1 (0.42%) Micro Focus
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