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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 51 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.03% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.03% 2.22% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Gloucestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
124 45 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.57% 11.48% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 29 51
Average daily rate £431 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) DV Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
4 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
4 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (42.11%) Rational Functional Tester
5 8 (42.11%) Test Management
5 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
5 8 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
6 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
6 7 (36.84%) Java
6 7 (36.84%) UNIX
6 7 (36.84%) Python
6 7 (36.84%) ISEB
7 6 (31.58%) C++
7 6 (31.58%) Perl
7 6 (31.58%) Ruby
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
10 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 3 (15.79%) TDD
10 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Scrum
10 3 (15.79%) Windows
11 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
11 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (10.53%) NetApp

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Test Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Test Management
1 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) Coaching
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
1 7 (36.84%) Python
1 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
2 6 (31.58%) C++
2 6 (31.58%) Ruby
2 6 (31.58%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) DV Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
4 8 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (36.84%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) NetApp