The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 111 96 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.56% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.69% 1.39% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
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£250 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £363 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £515 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
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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 Hampshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
325 288 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.21% 17.64% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 195 178
Average daily rate £335 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Hampshire region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 8 £250 - 2
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 27 (77.14%) HP
2 23 (65.71%) ISTQB
2 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
3 21 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
4 19 (54.29%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (54.29%) Oracle
4 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
5 17 (48.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (40.00%) .NET
6 14 (40.00%) UNIX
7 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
7 13 (37.14%) JSP
7 13 (37.14%) Java
7 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
7 13 (37.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (37.14%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (34.29%) HTML
9 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
9 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
9 11 (31.43%) HTTPS
9 11 (31.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (31.43%) SQL
9 11 (31.43%) Windows
9 11 (31.43%) Windows 2000
9 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
9 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
10 10 (28.57%) JMeter

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 4 (11.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
1 11 (31.43%) HTTPS
2 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 10 (28.57%) HTTP
3 7 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (28.57%) JMeter
3 8 (22.86%) Selenium
3 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.43%) Subversion
4 4 (11.43%) JIRA
4 4 (11.43%) JUnit
4 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.86%) Introscope
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
1 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Test Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Testing Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Testing Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
2 13 (37.14%) JSP
3 12 (34.29%) HTML
4 8 (22.86%) RESTful
4 8 (22.86%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) JPA
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 4 (11.43%) GIS
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) UNIX
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows 2000
2 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
3 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Load Testing
6 6 (17.14%) BDD
6 6 (17.14%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.43%) TDD
9 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.71%) CRM
11 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Web Development
11 1 (2.86%) Performance Engineering
11 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
1 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) VB
5 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (65.71%) ISTQB
1 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (48.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (22.86%) ISEB
5 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (11.43%) CCNA
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.71%) MCITP
7 2 (5.71%) MCP
7 2 (5.71%) MCSE
7 2 (5.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (54.29%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (14.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) HP
2 19 (54.29%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix