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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 45 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.15% - 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£438 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
LoadRunner
South West

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
100 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 22.99% 13.90% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 28 26
Average daily rate £438 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Cheltenham - 4 £438 -
LoadRunner
South West

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Test Management
4 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 5 (45.45%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) UNIX
4 5 (45.45%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (36.36%) C++
5 4 (36.36%) Perl
5 4 (36.36%) Ruby
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (18.18%) NetApp
7 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) Active Directory

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Test Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Functional Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Test Management
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) DV Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
3 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) NetApp
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft