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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 436 412 425
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 127 127 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.04% 2.40% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 56
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £4.00
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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
6213 5286 4855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.45% 11.88% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4268 3425 3072
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 125 198
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 January 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 23 January 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 -6 49 £400 -5.10% 9
South West -9 24 £413 +10.00% 1
South East -28 23 £320 -2.29% 2
Yorkshire -11 9 £325 -16.12%
West Midlands -2 7 £538 +92.82%
East of England +12 5 £500 - 1
North East - 4 £342 -
East Midlands +11 3 £320 -
North West -5 2 - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 100 (42.74%) HP
2 97 (41.45%) Performance Testing
3 80 (34.19%) HP Quality Center
4 74 (31.62%) Test Scripting
5 71 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (29.91%) JMeter
7 69 (29.49%) SQL
8 67 (28.63%) Security Cleared
9 50 (21.37%) Java
9 50 (21.37%) Selenium
10 48 (20.51%) ISTQB
11 44 (18.80%) Test Automation
12 43 (18.38%) QuickTest Pro
13 41 (17.52%) ISEB
14 40 (17.09%) QA
15 38 (16.24%) Finance
16 37 (15.81%) Scrum
16 37 (15.81%) Test Strategy
17 36 (15.38%) Software Testing
18 35 (14.96%) Oracle
19 34 (14.53%) SC Cleared
20 32 (13.68%) Web Services
21 30 (12.82%) Automated Testing
22 29 (12.39%) Regression Testing
22 29 (12.39%) Test Management
23 28 (11.97%) Linux
24 26 (11.11%) Load Testing
25 25 (10.68%) UNIX
26 24 (10.26%) JIRA
26 24 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (3.42%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.71%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.28%) Confluence
3 3 (1.28%) Apache
4 2 (0.85%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.85%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.85%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.41%) MS Office
2 6 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.71%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.28%) Summit
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.85%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.41%) Wireshark
2 10 (4.27%) HTTP
2 10 (4.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.71%) FTP
3 4 (1.71%) DNS
3 4 (1.71%) tcpdump
4 3 (1.28%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.85%) Firewall
5 2 (0.85%) SNMP
5 2 (0.85%) WAN
5 2 (0.85%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) FCoE
6 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.43%) GSM
6 1 (0.43%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.14%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.71%) DB2
4 4 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.28%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.85%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 70 (29.91%) JMeter
2 50 (21.37%) Selenium
3 43 (18.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (10.26%) JIRA
5 19 (8.12%) Rational DOORS
6 18 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 16 (6.84%) SoapUI
8 15 (6.41%) JUnit
9 13 (5.56%) Subversion
10 12 (5.13%) NeoLoad
10 12 (5.13%) ClearCase
11 10 (4.27%) DbUnit
12 9 (3.85%) Visual Studio
13 8 (3.42%) IntelliJ
13 8 (3.42%) WinRunner
13 8 (3.42%) Jenkins
14 6 (2.56%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.56%) JBehave
14 6 (2.56%) Capybara
14 6 (2.56%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 38 (16.24%) Finance
2 17 (7.26%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.56%) Banking
4 6 (2.56%) Retail
5 5 (2.14%) Games
5 5 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (27.78%) Tester
2 57 (24.36%) Analyst
3 56 (23.93%) Test Analyst
4 44 (18.80%) Performance Tester
5 34 (14.53%) Test Manager
6 33 (14.10%) Test Engineer
7 20 (8.55%) Performance Test Analyst
7 20 (8.55%) Performance Analyst
8 18 (7.69%) Test Leader
9 15 (6.41%) Performance Engineer
10 12 (5.13%) Performance Test Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (3.42%) Consultant
13 7 (2.99%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
13 7 (2.99%) Senior Tester
13 7 (2.99%) Senior Performance Tester
13 7 (2.99%) Integration Engineer
14 6 (2.56%) SAP Test Manager
14 6 (2.56%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.68%) Web Services
2 23 (9.83%) .NET
3 21 (8.97%) SOAP
4 18 (7.69%) XML
5 12 (5.13%) JSON
6 11 (4.70%) jQuery
6 11 (4.70%) REST
7 8 (3.42%) HTML
8 7 (2.99%) RESTful
8 7 (2.99%) Middleware
9 5 (2.14%) Play Framework
9 5 (2.14%) J2EE
10 4 (1.71%) WCF
11 3 (1.28%) HTML5
11 3 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.85%) Ajax
12 2 (0.85%) GWT
12 2 (0.85%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.85%) Flash
12 2 (0.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.56%) Open Source
2 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.71%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.28%) GIS
4 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.28%) Spread Betting
5 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.85%) User Experience
6 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.43%) iPad
6 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.43%) NHS
6 1 (0.43%) RIA
6 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.97%) Linux
2 25 (10.68%) UNIX
3 23 (9.83%) Windows
4 6 (2.56%) Solaris
5 3 (1.28%) AIX
5 3 (1.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (41.45%) Performance Testing
2 74 (31.62%) Test Scripting
3 71 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (18.80%) Test Automation
5 37 (15.81%) Scrum
5 37 (15.81%) Test Strategy
6 36 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 30 (12.82%) Automated Testing
8 29 (12.39%) Regression Testing
8 29 (12.39%) Test Management
9 26 (11.11%) Load Testing
10 20 (8.55%) Functional Testing
10 20 (8.55%) BDD
11 17 (7.26%) Mentoring
11 17 (7.26%) TDD
12 16 (6.84%) Test Planning
13 15 (6.41%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.98%) ETL
15 13 (5.56%) Project Management
15 13 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 69 (29.49%) SQL
2 50 (21.37%) Java
3 19 (8.12%) Python
4 13 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.56%) C
5 12 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 12 (5.13%) C#
5 12 (5.13%) VB
6 11 (4.70%) Ruby
7 10 (4.27%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.42%) C++
9 5 (2.14%) Scala
9 5 (2.14%) VBScript
10 4 (1.71%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.28%) Perl
12 2 (0.85%) PHP
12 2 (0.85%) VBA
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (28.63%) Security Cleared
2 48 (20.51%) ISTQB
3 41 (17.52%) ISEB
4 34 (14.53%) SC Cleared
5 24 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (6.84%) DV Cleared
7 13 (5.56%) Degree
8 5 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.85%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.09%) QA
2 3 (1.28%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 80 (34.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.71%) WebInspect
4 3 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.85%) WMI
5 2 (0.85%) SCCM
5 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.43%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 100 (42.74%) HP
2 35 (14.96%) Oracle
3 16 (6.84%) SAP
4 10 (4.27%) VMware
5 8 (3.42%) Cisco
6 7 (2.99%) F5
6 7 (2.99%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.56%) IBM
7 6 (2.56%) EMC
7 6 (2.56%) BMC
8 5 (2.14%) SOASTA, Inc
8 5 (2.14%) Murex
9 2 (0.85%) NetApp
9 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.85%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.43%) DataCash
10 1 (0.43%) Talend
10 1 (0.43%) Kofax
10 1 (0.43%) Compuware
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
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