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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 480 454 401
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -53
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 107 102 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 1.83% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 64 85
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.44%
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
6816 5567 5688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.78% 11.81% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4650 3722 3255
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 120 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +14 52 £420 +12.00% 15
South East -25 27 £315 -16.00% 15
North East - 6 £355 - 1
North West -10 5 - - 1
East of England -22 5 £449 +19.66%
East Midlands +1 4 £300 -27.27%
Yorkshire -27 3 £335 +38.14%
South West -38 3 £400 +18.51% 2
West Midlands -17 1 £450 +38.46%
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 139 (55.16%) Performance Testing
2 118 (46.83%) HP
3 92 (36.51%) HP Quality Center
4 87 (34.52%) SQL
5 74 (29.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 68 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (26.59%) Test Scripting
8 66 (26.19%) ISTQB
9 63 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 61 (24.21%) Oracle
11 60 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 55 (21.83%) Software Testing
12 55 (21.83%) Finance
13 52 (20.63%) Java
13 52 (20.63%) UNIX
14 51 (20.24%) QA
15 49 (19.44%) Test Strategy
16 47 (18.65%) Test Automation
17 46 (18.25%) ISEB
18 45 (17.86%) .NET
18 45 (17.86%) Automated Testing
19 43 (17.06%) Regression Testing
19 43 (17.06%) JMeter
20 42 (16.67%) Selenium
20 42 (16.67%) Windows
21 41 (16.27%) SC Cleared
22 33 (13.10%) JavaScript
23 30 (11.90%) HTML
23 30 (11.90%) Web Services
23 30 (11.90%) Scrum

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 13 (5.16%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.97%) MQSeries
3 8 (3.17%) IIS
4 6 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.59%) Confluence
6 2 (0.79%) Apache
6 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.79%) Documentum
6 2 (0.79%) CICS
6 2 (0.79%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) MS Office
1 3 (1.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.75%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.79%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.79%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.19%) SaaS
2 2 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.71%) HTTP
2 23 (9.13%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.75%) DNS
3 17 (6.75%) Wireshark
4 16 (6.35%) HTTPS
5 8 (3.17%) SAN
6 5 (1.98%) FTP
7 4 (1.59%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.79%) 4G
8 2 (0.79%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.79%) 2G
8 2 (0.79%) 3G
9 1 (0.40%) Firewall
9 1 (0.40%) GSM
9 1 (0.40%) CTI
9 1 (0.40%) Internet
9 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.40%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.95%) DB2
2 14 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (3.97%) DbVisualizer
3 10 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.40%) MySQL
7 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (29.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 43 (17.06%) JMeter
3 42 (16.67%) Selenium
4 16 (6.35%) SoapUI
5 15 (5.95%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.56%) JIRA
7 13 (5.16%) JUnit
7 13 (5.16%) Facilita Forecast
8 11 (4.37%) Visual Studio
8 11 (4.37%) Subversion
9 10 (3.97%) ClearCase
10 8 (3.17%) WinRunner
10 8 (3.17%) DbUnit
10 8 (3.17%) NeoLoad
10 8 (3.17%) Jenkins
11 7 (2.78%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.78%) Fiddler
12 6 (2.38%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 55 (21.83%) Finance
2 20 (7.94%) Banking
3 15 (5.95%) Retail
4 13 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.59%) Games
8 2 (0.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 65 (25.79%) Tester
2 58 (23.02%) Analyst
2 58 (23.02%) Test Analyst
3 46 (18.25%) Test Engineer
4 42 (16.67%) Performance Tester
5 34 (13.49%) Performance Engineer
6 30 (11.90%) Test Manager
7 27 (10.71%) Performance Test Analyst
7 27 (10.71%) Performance Analyst
8 24 (9.52%) Performance Test Engineer
9 19 (7.54%) Test Leader
10 13 (5.16%) Performance Manager
11 10 (3.97%) Performance Test Manager
12 8 (3.17%) Consultant
12 8 (3.17%) Automation Tester
13 7 (2.78%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
14 6 (2.38%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
14 6 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
14 6 (2.38%) Performance Test Leader
15 5 (1.98%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.86%) .NET
2 30 (11.90%) Web Services
2 30 (11.90%) HTML
3 22 (8.73%) ASP.NET
4 18 (7.14%) JSP
5 16 (6.35%) SOAP
5 16 (6.35%) XML
6 14 (5.56%) J2EE
7 11 (4.37%) Flash
8 10 (3.97%) REST
9 9 (3.57%) jQuery
10 8 (3.17%) RESTful
11 6 (2.38%) Middleware
12 5 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (1.59%) WCF
13 4 (1.59%) JSON
14 3 (1.19%) Ajax
14 3 (1.19%) Autofac
14 3 (1.19%) CSS
14 3 (1.19%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.37%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.17%) User Experience
5 7 (2.78%) Open Source
6 6 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.59%) GIS
8 4 (1.59%) Statistics
8 4 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.19%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.79%) AS400
10 2 (0.79%) Handset
10 2 (0.79%) Equities
10 2 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.63%) UNIX
2 42 (16.67%) Windows
3 22 (8.73%) Linux
4 14 (5.56%) Windows 2000
4 14 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 14 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.78%) AIX
5 7 (2.78%) Solaris
6 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) SUSE
7 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (55.16%) Performance Testing
2 68 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (26.59%) Test Scripting
4 55 (21.83%) Software Testing
5 49 (19.44%) Test Strategy
6 47 (18.65%) Test Automation
7 45 (17.86%) Automated Testing
8 43 (17.06%) Regression Testing
9 30 (11.90%) Scrum
10 27 (10.71%) Load Testing
11 21 (8.33%) Test Management
11 21 (8.33%) System Testing
12 19 (7.54%) Problem Management
13 17 (6.75%) E-Commerce
13 17 (6.75%) Configuration Management
14 15 (5.95%) Functional Testing
14 15 (5.95%) Performance Engineering
15 13 (5.16%) BDD
15 13 (5.16%) Migration
16 12 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 87 (34.52%) SQL
2 52 (20.63%) Java
3 33 (13.10%) JavaScript
4 27 (10.71%) VB
5 22 (8.73%) C#
6 12 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.97%) VBScript
8 9 (3.57%) C++
9 7 (2.78%) Python
9 7 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.78%) C
10 5 (1.98%) Ruby
11 4 (1.59%) Perl
11 4 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.79%) COBOL
12 2 (0.79%) VBA
13 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (26.19%) ISTQB
2 63 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 60 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (18.25%) ISEB
5 41 (16.27%) SC Cleared
6 21 (8.33%) Degree
7 17 (6.75%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.98%) CCNA
8 5 (1.98%) BC Cleared
8 5 (1.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.19%) MCP
9 3 (1.19%) MCSE
9 3 (1.19%) CCNP
9 3 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.19%) MCITP
10 2 (0.79%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (20.24%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 92 (36.51%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.98%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.79%) nmon
5 1 (0.40%) OpenView
5 1 (0.40%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 118 (46.83%) HP
2 61 (24.21%) Oracle
3 18 (7.14%) IBM
4 17 (6.75%) SAP
5 12 (4.76%) Citrix
6 8 (3.17%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.78%) VMware
8 4 (1.59%) SOASTA, Inc
8 4 (1.59%) Murex
8 4 (1.59%) Mercator
9 3 (1.19%) Akamai
10 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.79%) Apple
10 2 (0.79%) Siebel
10 2 (0.79%) Sun
11 1 (0.40%) Compuware
11 1 (0.40%) Cognos
11 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.40%) CA
11 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
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