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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 473 396 404
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 110 192 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.69% 3.08% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 117 73
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £356
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -4.21%
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
6528 6241 5033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.92% 12.41% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 4064 3255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 120 134
Average hourly rate £37.04 £39.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 39 £331 -26.38% 4
South East -7 34 £369 +13.46% 5
East of England +22 7 £375 - 1
South West -6 7 £425 +30.76%
North West -18 6 £350 -33.42%
North East -19 5 £427 +79.59%
Yorkshire -27 5 - - 1
West Midlands -13 4 £368 +17.60%
East Midlands +1 2 - - 2
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (38.40%) Performance Testing
2 90 (37.97%) HP
3 76 (32.07%) Security Cleared
4 70 (29.54%) JMeter
5 64 (27.00%) Test Scripting
6 60 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (23.63%) HP Quality Center
8 54 (22.78%) SQL
9 49 (20.68%) Java
9 49 (20.68%) QuickTest Pro
10 47 (19.83%) SC Cleared
11 45 (18.99%) Selenium
12 43 (18.14%) ISEB
13 40 (16.88%) ISTQB
14 39 (16.46%) QA
14 39 (16.46%) Finance
14 39 (16.46%) Load Testing
15 38 (16.03%) Linux
16 34 (14.35%) UNIX
17 32 (13.50%) Software Testing
18 30 (12.66%) Scrum
19 29 (12.24%) Automated Testing
19 29 (12.24%) Oracle
19 29 (12.24%) Test Automation
20 28 (11.81%) Test Management
20 28 (11.81%) XML
21 25 (10.55%) .NET
22 23 (9.70%) JIRA
22 23 (9.70%) Functional Testing
23 21 (8.86%) Test Strategy

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (4.64%) Apache
2 10 (4.22%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.11%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.69%) IIS
6 2 (0.84%) nginx
6 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.42%) FileNet
7 1 (0.42%) Drupal
7 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.42%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.42%) JBoss
7 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (5.49%) MS Office
2 6 (2.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.27%) Summit
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.42%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.80%) HTTP
2 3 (1.27%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.84%) Network Security
3 2 (0.84%) FCoE
3 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.84%) SNMP
3 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) WAN
4 1 (0.42%) FTP
4 1 (0.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) Intranet
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) SAN
4 1 (0.42%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.22%) DB2
2 9 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.11%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.84%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.84%) MySQL
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.42%) HBase
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (29.54%) JMeter
2 49 (20.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 45 (18.99%) Selenium
4 23 (9.70%) JIRA
5 15 (6.33%) NeoLoad
6 11 (4.64%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.80%) Rational Functional Tester
8 7 (2.95%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.95%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (2.53%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.53%) IntelliJ
10 5 (2.11%) Subversion
10 5 (2.11%) JUnit
10 5 (2.11%) WinRunner
10 5 (2.11%) Capybara
10 5 (2.11%) JBehave
10 5 (2.11%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.69%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.69%) eggPlant
General
1 39 (16.46%) Finance
2 17 (7.17%) Retail
3 16 (6.75%) Banking
4 14 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.84%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (33.76%) Tester
2 74 (31.22%) Analyst
3 71 (29.96%) Test Analyst
4 48 (20.25%) Performance Tester
5 31 (13.08%) Test Manager
6 19 (8.02%) Performance Analyst
7 18 (7.59%) Performance Test Analyst
8 15 (6.33%) Test Engineer
9 11 (4.64%) Test Leader
10 9 (3.80%) Performance Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.95%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (2.95%) Automation Tester
13 6 (2.53%) LoadRunner Tester
13 6 (2.53%) QA Tester
14 5 (2.11%) QA Engineer
14 5 (2.11%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.81%) XML
2 25 (10.55%) .NET
3 17 (7.17%) Web Services
4 16 (6.75%) SOAP
5 14 (5.91%) HTML
6 12 (5.06%) Middleware
6 12 (5.06%) JSON
7 8 (3.38%) J2EE
7 8 (3.38%) XML Messaging
8 6 (2.53%) REST
8 6 (2.53%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.11%) Flash
9 5 (2.11%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.27%) Ajax
10 3 (1.27%) jQuery
10 3 (1.27%) CSS
10 3 (1.27%) HTML5
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.84%) CGI
11 2 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.11%) N-Tier
3 4 (1.69%) Hedge funds
3 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.27%) iPad
5 2 (0.84%) iSeries
5 2 (0.84%) User Experience
5 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.42%) Tandem
6 1 (0.42%) AS400
6 1 (0.42%) Replication
6 1 (0.42%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.42%) DTV
6 1 (0.42%) NHS
6 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.03%) Linux
2 34 (14.35%) UNIX
3 13 (5.49%) Windows
4 9 (3.80%) Solaris
5 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.84%) AIX
6 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.42%) HPUX
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Android
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.40%) Performance Testing
2 64 (27.00%) Test Scripting
3 60 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (16.46%) Load Testing
5 32 (13.50%) Software Testing
6 30 (12.66%) Scrum
7 29 (12.24%) Automated Testing
7 29 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 28 (11.81%) Test Management
9 23 (9.70%) Functional Testing
10 21 (8.86%) Test Strategy
11 20 (8.44%) Regression Testing
12 16 (6.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (6.33%) BDD
14 14 (5.91%) Project Management
14 14 (5.91%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.91%) Test Planning
14 14 (5.91%) Mentoring
15 13 (5.49%) Automation Testing
15 13 (5.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.78%) SQL
2 49 (20.68%) Java
3 20 (8.44%) Python
4 16 (6.75%) C#
5 15 (6.33%) Shell Script
6 14 (5.91%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.49%) Ruby
8 11 (4.64%) C
9 9 (3.80%) Perl
9 9 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.95%) VB
11 6 (2.53%) C++
12 5 (2.11%) Scala
13 3 (1.27%) PHP
13 3 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.84%) VBA
14 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.42%) Delphi
15 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (32.07%) Security Cleared
2 47 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 43 (18.14%) ISEB
4 40 (16.88%) ISTQB
5 19 (8.02%) DV Cleared
6 15 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (4.22%) Degree
8 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.46%) QA
2 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 56 (23.63%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.38%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.84%) SCCM
4 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.84%) WMI
5 1 (0.42%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.42%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 90 (37.97%) HP
2 29 (12.24%) Oracle
3 14 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.91%) SAP
4 13 (5.49%) IBM
5 10 (4.22%) Cisco
6 8 (3.38%) F5
6 8 (3.38%) EMC
6 8 (3.38%) BMC
7 5 (2.11%) VMware
7 5 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.84%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.84%) NetApp
8 2 (0.84%) Google
8 2 (0.84%) Coremetrics
8 2 (0.84%) Telerik
9 1 (0.42%) Endeca
9 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.42%) Siebel