The first table below looks at the demand for WinRunner 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 WinRunner over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP WinRunner
Rank 555 528 511
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 15 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.030% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.26% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 26
Average daily rate
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£355 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £450 £310
% change year-on-year
-23.88% +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6375 5469 5622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.91% 11.76% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 3517 3368
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 £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 134 206
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 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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WinRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WinRunner across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WinRunner Jobs Demand Trend in England

WinRunner
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WinRunner across the England region.

WinRunner Daily Rate Trend in England

WinRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WinRunner across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

WinRunner Daily Rate Histogram in England

WinRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WinRunner across the England region.

WinRunner Hourly Rate Trend in England

WinRunner
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 WinRunner within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +10 12 £425 +6.25%
South East -11 3 £308 -41.42%
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WinRunner 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 WinRunner.

1 20 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (43.75%) ISEB
4 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
5 12 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (37.50%) TestDirector
6 11 (34.38%) Windows
7 10 (31.25%) Selenium
7 10 (31.25%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (31.25%) QA
8 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
8 9 (28.13%) Automation Testing
9 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) UNIX
9 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
10 7 (21.88%) C#
10 7 (21.88%) Perl
10 7 (21.88%) Oracle
10 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
11 6 (18.75%) McAfee
11 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (18.75%) Netcool
11 6 (18.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (18.75%) Citrix
11 6 (18.75%) LoadRunner
11 6 (18.75%) Veritas
11 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 6 (18.75%) Rational Rose

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WinRunner 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 WinRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (31.25%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) RMDS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (37.50%) TestDirector
3 10 (31.25%) Selenium
4 6 (18.75%) LoadRunner
4 6 (18.75%) Rational Rose
4 6 (18.75%) QARun
5 3 (9.38%) Ranorex
5 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (9.38%) FitNesse
5 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.25%) TestNG
6 2 (6.25%) JIRA
6 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.13%) Robotium
7 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.13%) RIATest
7 1 (3.13%) JUnit
7 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Billing
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Test Analyst
3 11 (34.38%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Applications Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Developer
7 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) J2SE
3 1 (3.13%) FpML
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 4 (12.50%) Equities
3 3 (9.38%) Open Source
4 2 (6.25%) Derivative
4 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) UNIX
2 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) AIX
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
3 9 (28.13%) Automation Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
5 6 (18.75%) UML
6 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) User Stories
9 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.25%) CRM
10 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.13%) Quality Management
10 1 (3.13%) OO
10 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
10 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) C#
2 7 (21.88%) Perl
3 5 (15.63%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.38%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) Korn
7 1 (3.13%) Groovy
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.13%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) VBScript
7 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (18.75%) Netcool
2 6 (18.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Citrix
2 6 (18.75%) Veritas
2 6 (18.75%) McAfee
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) Comverse
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.13%) Syncfusion
5 1 (3.13%) Perforce