The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.73% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 13.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £349
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Gloucestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
104 22 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.31% 7.43% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 9 39
Average daily rate £450 £300 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £439 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 16
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 19 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (85.00%) DV Cleared
3 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
4 13 (65.00%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (30.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Test Management
7 6 (30.00%) ISEB
8 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (20.00%) UNIX
9 4 (20.00%) C++
9 4 (20.00%) Java
9 4 (20.00%) Perl
9 4 (20.00%) Python
9 4 (20.00%) Ruby
9 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) TDD
10 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Scrum
11 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 2 (10.00%) Project Management
11 2 (10.00%) Microsoft

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Management
3 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C++
1 4 (20.00%) Java
1 4 (20.00%) Perl
1 4 (20.00%) Python
1 4 (20.00%) Ruby
1 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (85.00%) DV Cleared
3 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (30.00%) ISEB
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (5.00%) Kofax
2 1 (5.00%) KANA
2 1 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) Talend
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle