The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 43 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.56% 1.52% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.69% 10.00% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Median daily rate £580 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.13% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £363 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
77 70 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 21.88% 15.18% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 48 80
Median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £42.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £46.20 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester 0 3 £630 +57.50%
LoadRunner
South West

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 16 (100.00%) Python
2 14 (87.50%) Java
3 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (75.00%) Selenium
4 12 (75.00%) DV Cleared
5 9 (56.25%) Bash Shell
5 9 (56.25%) Unix
6 8 (50.00%) ISEB
6 8 (50.00%) JMeter
6 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (37.50%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) C++
7 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Cloudera
8 5 (31.25%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (31.25%) Software Delivery
8 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (31.25%) Ant
8 5 (31.25%) OOP
8 5 (31.25%) JDBC
8 5 (31.25%) Maven
8 5 (31.25%) MVC
8 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
8 5 (31.25%) Release Management
8 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
8 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 5 (31.25%) RESTful
8 5 (31.25%) Hadoop

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
2 3 (18.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) JMeter
3 5 (31.25%) Ant
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 5 (31.25%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 4 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Big Data Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Data Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) JDBC
1 5 (31.25%) RESTful
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) CSS
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) XSD
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) OOP
3 5 (31.25%) Release Management
3 5 (31.25%) Software Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Python
2 14 (87.50%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) Bash Shell
4 6 (37.50%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (18.75%) C
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
2 5 (31.25%) Cloudera
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle