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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 51 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.23% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.22% 4.17% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
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
115 24 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 23.66% 7.52% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 15 71
Average daily rate £450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (86.67%) DV Cleared
3 12 (80.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (40.00%) ISEB
7 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Test Management
7 5 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
7 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) Python
8 4 (26.67%) Java
8 4 (26.67%) UNIX
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) C++
9 3 (20.00%) Perl
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Scrum
9 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Ruby
10 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
10 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Management
2 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (86.67%) DV Cleared
3 12 (80.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (40.00%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) NetApp