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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 467 406 427
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +21
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 104 155 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.65% 2.54% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 105 55
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.24% +3.57%
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
6316 6102 4674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.97% 12.83% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4179 4007 2985
Average daily rate £400 £388 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 135 143
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £31.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -32 27 £375 -16.66% 8
South East -20 24 £334 +2.69% 7
East of England +15 13 £235 -37.33%
North West -7 12 £325 -13.46% 4
Yorkshire -27 9 £300 +3.89%
West Midlands -6 6 £388 +24.00% 2
South West -6 5 £438 +29.62% 2
North East -22 4 £495 +36.55%
East Midlands -8 3 £420 - 2
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 89 (41.98%) Performance Testing
2 76 (35.85%) HP
3 58 (27.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 58 (27.36%) Security Cleared
4 57 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (26.42%) JMeter
6 50 (23.58%) Java
7 49 (23.11%) SQL
8 48 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
9 46 (21.70%) Selenium
9 46 (21.70%) QA
10 43 (20.28%) UNIX
11 40 (18.87%) Test Scripting
12 38 (17.92%) SC Cleared
13 37 (17.45%) Finance
13 37 (17.45%) ISEB
14 35 (16.51%) Linux
14 35 (16.51%) Oracle
15 34 (16.04%) XML
15 34 (16.04%) Automated Testing
16 33 (15.57%) Load Testing
17 30 (14.15%) Scrum
18 29 (13.68%) Software Testing
19 28 (13.21%) Retail
20 27 (12.74%) .NET
20 27 (12.74%) Regression Testing
21 26 (12.26%) Non-Functional Testing
22 23 (10.85%) Test Automation
22 23 (10.85%) Test Management
23 21 (9.91%) IBM

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 18 (8.49%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.66%) Apache
3 10 (4.72%) MQSeries
3 10 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.25%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.89%) IIS
6 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.94%) JBoss
6 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.94%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) FileNet
7 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.47%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.42%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.94%) Summit
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Primavera
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.72%) HTTP
2 2 (0.94%) Network Security
2 2 (0.94%) WAN
2 2 (0.94%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.94%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.47%) SAN
3 1 (0.47%) Intranet
3 1 (0.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) DB2
2 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.72%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.89%) MySQL
6 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.94%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.47%) HBase
8 1 (0.47%) Big Data
8 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 58 (27.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 56 (26.42%) JMeter
3 46 (21.70%) Selenium
4 20 (9.43%) JIRA
5 11 (5.19%) NeoLoad
5 11 (5.19%) SoapUI
6 10 (4.72%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.30%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (2.36%) IntelliJ
8 5 (2.36%) Facilita Forecast
8 5 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.36%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.42%) WebLOAD
10 3 (1.42%) WinRunner
10 3 (1.42%) JUnit
10 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.42%) TestComplete
10 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.42%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (17.45%) Finance
2 28 (13.21%) Retail
3 15 (7.08%) Banking
4 9 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.94%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (37.26%) Analyst
2 73 (34.43%) Test Analyst
3 68 (32.08%) Tester
4 39 (18.40%) Performance Tester
5 21 (9.91%) Test Manager
6 17 (8.02%) Performance Analyst
7 16 (7.55%) Performance Test Analyst
8 11 (5.19%) Test Leader
9 9 (4.25%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.25%) Consultant
10 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.83%) QA Tester
11 6 (2.83%) Test Consultant
12 5 (2.36%) Performance Test Manager
12 5 (2.36%) SAP Test Manager
12 5 (2.36%) SAP Manager
12 5 (2.36%) QA Engineer
12 5 (2.36%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.04%) XML
2 27 (12.74%) .NET
3 18 (8.49%) HTML
3 18 (8.49%) SOAP
4 17 (8.02%) Web Services
5 15 (7.08%) J2EE
6 12 (5.66%) Middleware
7 10 (4.72%) Flash
7 10 (4.72%) XML Messaging
8 9 (4.25%) JSON
9 8 (3.77%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.36%) Play Framework
11 4 (1.89%) REST
11 4 (1.89%) Ajax
12 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.94%) HTML5
13 2 (0.94%) RESTful
13 2 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.36%) N-Tier
2 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.36%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.89%) Hedge funds
3 4 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.42%) iSeries
4 3 (1.42%) iPad
5 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.94%) User Experience
5 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.94%) AS400
5 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.94%) Tandem
5 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.47%) Replication
6 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.47%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.28%) UNIX
2 35 (16.51%) Linux
3 15 (7.08%) Windows
4 12 (5.66%) Solaris
5 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.94%) Android
5 2 (0.94%) AIX
5 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) HPUX
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (41.98%) Performance Testing
2 57 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (18.87%) Test Scripting
4 34 (16.04%) Automated Testing
5 33 (15.57%) Load Testing
6 30 (14.15%) Scrum
7 29 (13.68%) Software Testing
8 27 (12.74%) Regression Testing
9 26 (12.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 23 (10.85%) Test Automation
10 23 (10.85%) Test Management
11 21 (9.91%) E-Commerce
11 21 (9.91%) Functional Testing
12 19 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (8.96%) Test Strategy
13 16 (7.55%) Automation Testing
14 15 (7.08%) System Testing
15 13 (6.13%) Project Management
15 13 (6.13%) Test Planning
16 12 (5.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.58%) Java
2 49 (23.11%) SQL
3 18 (8.49%) C#
4 17 (8.02%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.08%) Shell Script
6 11 (5.19%) Python
7 10 (4.72%) C
8 9 (4.25%) Perl
9 8 (3.77%) Ruby
10 7 (3.30%) VB
10 7 (3.30%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.36%) Scala
12 4 (1.89%) C++
13 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.94%) PHP
14 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.47%) Delphi
15 1 (0.47%) ABAP
15 1 (0.47%) VBA
15 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (27.36%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.92%) SC Cleared
3 37 (17.45%) ISEB
4 19 (8.96%) ISTQB
5 11 (5.19%) Degree
6 10 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (21.70%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.94%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.94%) Varnish
1 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 48 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.77%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.94%) Puppet
4 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.94%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.94%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) Nessus
5 1 (0.47%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.47%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 76 (35.85%) HP
2 35 (16.51%) Oracle
3 21 (9.91%) IBM
4 16 (7.55%) SAP
5 14 (6.60%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.77%) F5
6 8 (3.77%) Cisco
6 8 (3.77%) EMC
6 8 (3.77%) BMC
7 6 (2.83%) Citrix
8 4 (1.89%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.42%) Coremetrics
9 3 (1.42%) Google
10 2 (0.94%) Splunk
10 2 (0.94%) Coverity
10 2 (0.94%) Pega
10 2 (0.94%) NetApp
10 2 (0.94%) CA
10 2 (0.94%) Telerik
10 2 (0.94%) Endeca
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago