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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 449 419 372
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -47
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 134 139 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.02% 2.39% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 87 124
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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
6628 5826 5876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.01% 11.97% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4308 3809 3419
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 122 202
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 44 £425 +13.33% 7
South East -1 44 £330 -20.52% 3
East Midlands +11 12 £325 +30.00%
South West -32 10 £328 -13.81% 1
East of England -23 9 £450 -
North East - 7 £360 -
North West -2 4 £319 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire -12 1 £313 +28.86% 3
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 171 (57.00%) Performance Testing
2 137 (45.67%) HP
3 105 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 96 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
5 92 (30.67%) SQL
6 80 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 76 (25.33%) Security Cleared
8 74 (24.67%) Oracle
9 71 (23.67%) UNIX
10 68 (22.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 66 (22.00%) Test Scripting
12 64 (21.33%) Finance
13 62 (20.67%) Software Testing
14 56 (18.67%) Windows
14 56 (18.67%) Java
14 56 (18.67%) SC Cleared
15 55 (18.33%) Test Strategy
16 54 (18.00%) JMeter
17 52 (17.33%) Selenium
18 48 (16.00%) Test Automation
19 45 (15.00%) QA
19 45 (15.00%) .NET
20 44 (14.67%) JavaScript
20 44 (14.67%) HTML
20 44 (14.67%) ISEB
21 40 (13.33%) Load Testing
22 39 (13.00%) HTTP
22 39 (13.00%) Automated Testing
22 39 (13.00%) Regression Testing
23 36 (12.00%) Agile Software Development

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.33%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.67%) MQSeries
2 11 (3.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.67%) IIS
4 5 (1.67%) Apache
5 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.67%) Confluence
6 2 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.67%) CICS
6 2 (0.67%) Documentum
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.67%) MS Office
2 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.67%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.67%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.33%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.33%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) GitHub
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.00%) HTTP
2 25 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 24 (8.00%) HTTPS
4 22 (7.33%) DNS
5 11 (3.67%) SAN
6 9 (3.00%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.67%) 2G
7 5 (1.67%) FTP
7 5 (1.67%) 3G
7 5 (1.67%) 4G
8 2 (0.67%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.67%) Internet
9 1 (0.33%) Firewall
9 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.33%) DHCP
9 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.33%) LAN
9 1 (0.33%) WAN
9 1 (0.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.33%) DB2
2 15 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.67%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (3.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.67%) QlikView
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.67%) MySQL
8 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.33%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 105 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 54 (18.00%) JMeter
3 52 (17.33%) Selenium
4 17 (5.67%) SoapUI
5 16 (5.33%) JIRA
6 14 (4.67%) Rational Performance Tester
6 14 (4.67%) Cucumber
7 13 (4.33%) JUnit
8 12 (4.00%) WebDriver
9 10 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.33%) Toad
10 9 (3.00%) Facilita Forecast
11 8 (2.67%) Subversion
11 8 (2.67%) Maven
12 7 (2.33%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.33%) Fiddler
12 7 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (2.00%) WinRunner
14 5 (1.67%) Introscope
14 5 (1.67%) Ant
General
1 64 (21.33%) Finance
2 31 (10.33%) Banking
3 17 (5.67%) Retail
4 14 (4.67%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.33%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Publishing
7 3 (1.00%) Front Office
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (31.67%) Tester
2 70 (23.33%) Analyst
2 70 (23.33%) Test Analyst
3 63 (21.00%) Performance Tester
4 39 (13.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 39 (13.00%) Performance Analyst
5 36 (12.00%) Test Manager
6 35 (11.67%) Test Engineer
7 34 (11.33%) Performance Engineer
8 29 (9.67%) Test Leader
9 22 (7.33%) Performance Test Engineer
10 16 (5.33%) Performance Manager
11 13 (4.33%) Consultant
11 13 (4.33%) Performance Test Manager
12 12 (4.00%) Performance Test Leader
13 11 (3.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
14 9 (3.00%) Test Consultant
14 9 (3.00%) Automation Tester
15 8 (2.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
16 7 (2.33%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.00%) .NET
2 44 (14.67%) HTML
3 30 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 26 (8.67%) JSP
5 24 (8.00%) Web Services
6 21 (7.00%) J2EE
7 17 (5.67%) XML
8 15 (5.00%) SOAP
9 12 (4.00%) Flash
10 9 (3.00%) REST
11 8 (2.67%) Middleware
12 7 (2.33%) Ajax
13 6 (2.00%) jQuery
14 5 (1.67%) WAP
14 5 (1.67%) J2ME
14 5 (1.67%) CSS
14 5 (1.67%) RESTful
15 4 (1.33%) JSON
16 3 (1.00%) JDBC
16 3 (1.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.67%) Open Source
3 10 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.67%) Social Network
5 5 (1.67%) Handset
5 5 (1.67%) Statistics
5 5 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.67%) Equities
7 2 (0.67%) GIS
7 2 (0.67%) AS400
8 1 (0.33%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 71 (23.67%) UNIX
2 56 (18.67%) Windows
3 29 (9.67%) Linux
4 21 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (7.00%) Windows 2000
4 21 (7.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.00%) Solaris
6 6 (2.00%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) VMS
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (57.00%) Performance Testing
2 66 (22.00%) Test Scripting
3 62 (20.67%) Software Testing
4 55 (18.33%) Test Strategy
5 48 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 40 (13.33%) Load Testing
7 39 (13.00%) Automated Testing
7 39 (13.00%) Regression Testing
8 36 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (9.00%) Test Management
10 25 (8.33%) Scrum
11 22 (7.33%) Stress Testing
12 19 (6.33%) System Testing
13 18 (6.00%) Performance Engineering
14 17 (5.67%) E-Commerce
14 17 (5.67%) Automation Testing
15 15 (5.00%) Problem Management
16 13 (4.33%) Knowledge Management
16 13 (4.33%) Configuration Management
17 10 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 92 (30.67%) SQL
2 56 (18.67%) Java
3 44 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.67%) VB
5 23 (7.67%) C#
6 11 (3.67%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.33%) VBScript
7 10 (3.33%) C++
8 8 (2.67%) C
9 6 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.00%) Python
10 5 (1.67%) Ruby
11 4 (1.33%) VBA
11 4 (1.33%) Perl
12 2 (0.67%) COBOL
12 2 (0.67%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.33%) Korn
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 76 (25.33%) Security Cleared
3 68 (22.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 56 (18.67%) SC Cleared
5 44 (14.67%) ISEB
6 21 (7.00%) Degree
7 17 (5.67%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.00%) BC Cleared
9 5 (1.67%) CCNA
9 5 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.00%) MCITP
10 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.00%) CCNP
10 3 (1.00%) MCSE
10 3 (1.00%) MCP
11 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) SLA
2 2 (0.67%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.00%) vSphere
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 96 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (8.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.67%) OpenView
4 3 (1.00%) WebInspect
4 3 (1.00%) nmon
5 2 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.67%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.67%) Puppet
5 2 (0.67%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 137 (45.67%) HP
2 74 (24.67%) Oracle
3 19 (6.33%) SAP
3 19 (6.33%) IBM
4 18 (6.00%) Citrix
5 9 (3.00%) VMware
5 9 (3.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.67%) Sun
6 5 (1.67%) Apple
7 4 (1.33%) Mercator
8 3 (1.00%) Serena
8 3 (1.00%) Akamai
9 2 (0.67%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.67%) Siebel
9 2 (0.67%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.67%) Adobe
9 2 (0.67%) Capita
9 2 (0.67%) MKS
10 1 (0.33%) Kofax
10 1 (0.33%) KANA
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