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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 457 445 407
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 121 124 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 2.13% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 82 90
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
6709 5812 5880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.84% 12.05% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3839 3309
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 119 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 38 £420 +12.00% 3
South East -3 35 £330 -17.50% 2
North East - 12 £360 - 4
East Midlands +9 10 £350 +40.00%
South West -41 9 £275 -23.34%
East of England -14 8 £450 -
North West -6 5 £263 -28.81% 2
Yorkshire -15 1 £313 +35.86% 3
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 166 (59.07%) Performance Testing
2 136 (48.40%) HP
3 103 (36.65%) HP Quality Center
4 102 (36.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 91 (32.38%) SQL
6 79 (28.11%) ISTQB
7 74 (26.33%) Oracle
7 74 (26.33%) Security Cleared
8 69 (24.56%) Test Scripting
9 68 (24.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 67 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (23.49%) Software Testing
12 64 (22.78%) UNIX
13 62 (22.06%) Finance
14 59 (21.00%) Test Strategy
15 56 (19.93%) Windows
16 54 (19.22%) SC Cleared
17 51 (18.15%) Java
17 51 (18.15%) JMeter
18 49 (17.44%) QA
19 48 (17.08%) Selenium
20 47 (16.73%) .NET
20 47 (16.73%) ISEB
21 46 (16.37%) Test Automation
22 45 (16.01%) Regression Testing
23 42 (14.95%) Automated Testing
23 42 (14.95%) JavaScript
24 41 (14.59%) HTML
25 38 (13.52%) Load Testing
26 37 (13.17%) HTTP

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (4.27%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.91%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.56%) MQSeries
4 8 (2.85%) IIS
5 4 (1.42%) Confluence
6 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.71%) CICS
7 2 (0.71%) Documentum
7 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (8.19%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.71%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.36%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) SaaS
1 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.17%) HTTP
2 28 (9.96%) TCP/IP
3 23 (8.19%) HTTPS
4 22 (7.83%) DNS
5 16 (5.69%) Wireshark
6 10 (3.56%) SAN
7 6 (2.14%) FTP
8 3 (1.07%) PuTTY
8 3 (1.07%) 4G
8 3 (1.07%) tcpdump
8 3 (1.07%) 2G
8 3 (1.07%) 3G
9 2 (0.71%) Internet
10 1 (0.36%) Firewall
10 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.36%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.05%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (5.34%) DB2
3 12 (4.27%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.56%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (3.20%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.71%) QlikView
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 102 (36.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 51 (18.15%) JMeter
3 48 (17.08%) Selenium
4 17 (6.05%) JUnit
5 15 (5.34%) Facilita Forecast
5 15 (5.34%) SoapUI
6 14 (4.98%) Rational Performance Tester
7 13 (4.63%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (4.63%) Cucumber
8 12 (4.27%) JIRA
9 11 (3.91%) Jenkins
10 10 (3.56%) ClearCase
10 10 (3.56%) Subversion
10 10 (3.56%) WebDriver
11 9 (3.20%) Toad
12 8 (2.85%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.85%) DbUnit
13 7 (2.49%) Fiddler
13 7 (2.49%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.14%) WinRunner
General
1 62 (22.06%) Finance
2 28 (9.96%) Banking
3 16 (5.69%) Retail
4 12 (4.27%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.07%) Publishing
6 3 (1.07%) Front Office
7 2 (0.71%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 83 (29.54%) Tester
2 69 (24.56%) Analyst
2 69 (24.56%) Test Analyst
3 57 (20.28%) Performance Tester
4 44 (15.66%) Test Engineer
5 37 (13.17%) Performance Analyst
5 37 (13.17%) Performance Test Analyst
5 37 (13.17%) Performance Engineer
6 31 (11.03%) Test Manager
7 25 (8.90%) Performance Test Engineer
8 23 (8.19%) Test Leader
9 16 (5.69%) Performance Manager
10 13 (4.63%) Performance Test Manager
11 9 (3.20%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
12 8 (2.85%) Performance Test Leader
12 8 (2.85%) Automation Tester
13 6 (2.14%) Test Specialist
13 6 (2.14%) Integration Engineer
13 6 (2.14%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 5 (1.78%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.73%) .NET
2 41 (14.59%) HTML
3 28 (9.96%) ASP.NET
4 24 (8.54%) JSP
4 24 (8.54%) Web Services
5 20 (7.12%) J2EE
6 15 (5.34%) XML
7 11 (3.91%) jQuery
7 11 (3.91%) Flash
7 11 (3.91%) SOAP
8 8 (2.85%) RESTful
9 7 (2.49%) Middleware
10 6 (2.14%) REST
11 5 (1.78%) Ajax
11 5 (1.78%) CSS
12 4 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (1.07%) Autofac
13 3 (1.07%) JPA
13 3 (1.07%) JSON
13 3 (1.07%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.63%) User Experience
3 11 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.85%) Social Network
4 8 (2.85%) Open Source
5 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.78%) Statistics
5 5 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.42%) GIS
6 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.07%) Handset
7 3 (1.07%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.71%) Spread Betting
8 2 (0.71%) Equities
8 2 (0.71%) AS400
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 64 (22.78%) UNIX
2 56 (19.93%) Windows
3 27 (9.61%) Linux
4 20 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (7.12%) Windows 2000
4 20 (7.12%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.20%) Solaris
6 6 (2.14%) AIX
7 2 (0.71%) Android
7 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (59.07%) Performance Testing
2 69 (24.56%) Test Scripting
3 67 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (23.49%) Software Testing
5 59 (21.00%) Test Strategy
6 46 (16.37%) Test Automation
7 45 (16.01%) Regression Testing
8 42 (14.95%) Automated Testing
9 38 (13.52%) Load Testing
10 29 (10.32%) Scrum
11 21 (7.47%) Problem Management
11 21 (7.47%) System Testing
12 20 (7.12%) Stress Testing
13 19 (6.76%) Test Management
14 18 (6.41%) Configuration Management
15 17 (6.05%) E-Commerce
16 16 (5.69%) Performance Engineering
17 15 (5.34%) Migration
18 14 (4.98%) Functional Testing
18 14 (4.98%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (32.38%) SQL
2 51 (18.15%) Java
3 42 (14.95%) JavaScript
4 29 (10.32%) VB
5 24 (8.54%) C#
6 13 (4.63%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.91%) VBScript
8 10 (3.56%) C
9 8 (2.85%) C++
9 8 (2.85%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.42%) VBA
11 4 (1.42%) Perl
12 3 (1.07%) Ruby
12 3 (1.07%) Python
13 2 (0.71%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.71%) COBOL
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
14 1 (0.36%) Korn
14 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (28.11%) ISTQB
2 74 (26.33%) Security Cleared
3 68 (24.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 54 (19.22%) SC Cleared
5 47 (16.73%) ISEB
6 21 (7.47%) Degree
7 17 (6.05%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.49%) BC Cleared
9 5 (1.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.78%) CCNA
10 3 (1.07%) MCITP
10 3 (1.07%) MCP
10 3 (1.07%) MCSE
10 3 (1.07%) CCNP
10 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (17.44%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 103 (36.65%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (8.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.78%) WebInspect
3 5 (1.78%) OpenView
4 3 (1.07%) nmon
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 136 (48.40%) HP
2 74 (26.33%) Oracle
3 19 (6.76%) IBM
4 16 (5.69%) SAP
5 13 (4.63%) Citrix
6 8 (2.85%) VMware
7 7 (2.49%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.42%) Mercator
9 3 (1.07%) Akamai
9 3 (1.07%) SOASTA, Inc
9 3 (1.07%) Serena
9 3 (1.07%) Sun
9 3 (1.07%) Apple
10 2 (0.71%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.71%) Siebel
10 2 (0.71%) MKS
11 1 (0.36%) F5
11 1 (0.36%) Talend
11 1 (0.36%) Perforce
11 1 (0.36%) Kofax
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