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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 415 457 439
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -18
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 189 132 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.50% 1.97% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 71 86
Average daily rate
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£373 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £330 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
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
7553 6698 5770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.02% 13.09% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5036 4352 3774
Average daily rate £410 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 123
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 £22.12 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +47 88 £400 -5.88% 13
South East -46 22 £375 +16.27% 5
North West -3 21 £300 -5.88% 3
South West +4 19 £376 +25.41% 2
East of England +12 15 £325 -27.77% 8
North East -25 9 £275 -23.61%
East Midlands -16 7 £355 +13.02%
West Midlands +10 5 £425 -5.55% 2
Yorkshire -28 3 £375 +20.00% 5
South Coast 0 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 143 (48.64%) Performance Testing
2 114 (38.78%) HP
3 91 (30.95%) SQL
4 90 (30.61%) UNIX
5 84 (28.57%) HP UFT
6 75 (25.51%) Java
7 72 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (24.49%) Security Cleared
8 63 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
9 62 (21.09%) JMeter
10 56 (19.05%) Selenium
11 54 (18.37%) Test Scripting
11 54 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
12 51 (17.35%) Software Testing
12 51 (17.35%) QA
13 44 (14.97%) ISEB
14 42 (14.29%) HTML
14 42 (14.29%) Test Management
14 42 (14.29%) SC Cleared
15 38 (12.93%) Finance
16 37 (12.59%) Oracle
17 36 (12.24%) Regression Testing
18 35 (11.90%) Windows
18 35 (11.90%) Test Automation
19 34 (11.56%) XML
20 32 (10.88%) IBM
21 31 (10.54%) Linux
21 31 (10.54%) SoapUI
21 31 (10.54%) Test Strategy
22 30 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 23 (7.82%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.42%) MQSeries
3 10 (3.40%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.70%) IIS
6 2 (0.68%) JBoss
6 2 (0.68%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.40%) GitHub
2 4 (1.36%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.42%) Wireshark
2 9 (3.06%) HTTP
3 6 (2.04%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.36%) SAN
5 2 (0.68%) Network Security
5 2 (0.68%) FTP
6 1 (0.34%) LDAP
6 1 (0.34%) SNMP
6 1 (0.34%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 20 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.12%) DB2
4 13 (4.42%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.36%) SAP BW
7 4 (1.36%) MySQL
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.68%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.34%) HBase
10 1 (0.34%) Big Data
10 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 84 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 62 (21.09%) JMeter
3 56 (19.05%) Selenium
4 31 (10.54%) SoapUI
5 25 (8.50%) Jenkins
6 22 (7.48%) Visual Studio
7 18 (6.12%) JIRA
8 17 (5.78%) Facilita Forecast
9 14 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 12 (4.08%) Eclipse
10 12 (4.08%) LoadUI
11 11 (3.74%) IntelliJ
11 11 (3.74%) Maven
11 11 (3.74%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (2.72%) Rational Functional Tester
12 8 (2.72%) JBehave
12 8 (2.72%) NeoLoad
13 7 (2.38%) Git (software)
13 7 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (12.93%) Finance
2 28 (9.52%) Retail
3 12 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.74%) Banking
5 5 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.02%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 118 (40.14%) Analyst
2 110 (37.41%) Test Analyst
3 87 (29.59%) Tester
4 53 (18.03%) Performance Tester
5 50 (17.01%) Test Manager
6 41 (13.95%) Performance Analyst
7 39 (13.27%) Performance Test Analyst
8 19 (6.46%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 17 (5.78%) Test Engineer
10 15 (5.10%) Non-Functional Tester
11 14 (4.76%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
12 12 (4.08%) Test Leader
13 10 (3.40%) Performance Test Manager
13 10 (3.40%) Performance Manager
13 10 (3.40%) Performance Engineer
13 10 (3.40%) Consultant
14 9 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (3.06%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (2.72%) QA Engineer
15 8 (2.72%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.29%) HTML
2 34 (11.56%) XML
3 30 (10.20%) .NET
4 23 (7.82%) SOAP
5 19 (6.46%) Web Services
6 18 (6.12%) J2EE
7 17 (5.78%) Middleware
8 15 (5.10%) Flash
9 8 (2.72%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.04%) ODBC
11 5 (1.70%) XML Messaging
12 4 (1.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 4 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (1.02%) REST
13 3 (1.02%) Ajax
14 2 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.68%) JSON
14 2 (0.68%) LAMP
14 2 (0.68%) CSS
14 2 (0.68%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.10%) Performance Metrics
3 11 (3.74%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.72%) DataPower
4 8 (2.72%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.72%) PKI
5 7 (2.38%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.36%) iSeries
9 3 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.02%) AS400
10 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.68%) Tandem
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
11 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.34%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 90 (30.61%) UNIX
2 35 (11.90%) Windows
3 31 (10.54%) Linux
4 9 (3.06%) AIX
5 6 (2.04%) Solaris
6 3 (1.02%) Android
6 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) HPUX
8 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (48.64%) Performance Testing
2 72 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (18.37%) Test Scripting
3 54 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
4 51 (17.35%) Software Testing
5 42 (14.29%) Test Management
6 36 (12.24%) Regression Testing
7 35 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 31 (10.54%) Test Strategy
9 30 (10.20%) Scrum
10 29 (9.86%) Functional Testing
11 27 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (8.84%) Automated Testing
13 24 (8.16%) TDD
14 22 (7.48%) E-Commerce
14 22 (7.48%) Load Testing
15 20 (6.80%) Test Planning
16 19 (6.46%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (6.12%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (30.95%) SQL
2 75 (25.51%) Java
3 24 (8.16%) C#
4 23 (7.82%) JavaScript
5 18 (6.12%) C++
6 17 (5.78%) Python
7 16 (5.44%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.42%) VB
9 10 (3.40%) Ruby
10 9 (3.06%) Perl
11 7 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.70%) C
13 3 (1.02%) VBScript
13 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.02%) PHP
14 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.34%) Delphi
15 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.34%) ABAP
15 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.97%) ISEB
3 42 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 30 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (9.52%) ISTQB
6 20 (6.80%) DV Cleared
7 17 (5.78%) Degree
8 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (17.35%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.68%) Varnish
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 63 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.08%) Nessus
3 2 (0.68%) Puppet
3 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.68%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.68%) nmon
4 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.34%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 114 (38.78%) HP
2 37 (12.59%) Oracle
3 32 (10.88%) IBM
4 21 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.78%) Splunk
6 13 (4.42%) VMware
6 13 (4.42%) SAP
7 11 (3.74%) SOASTA, Inc
8 9 (3.06%) Citrix
9 6 (2.04%) Telerik
10 5 (1.70%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.36%) Google
11 4 (1.36%) Coremetrics
12 3 (1.02%) Endeca
13 2 (0.68%) CollabNet
13 2 (0.68%) Pega
13 2 (0.68%) Coverity
13 2 (0.68%) CA
14 1 (0.34%) Borland
14 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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