The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 92 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 20 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.96% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.67% 2.24% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Average daily rate £323 £325 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -26.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £306 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £381 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
300 312 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.45% 18.29% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 190 124
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 41
Average hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £17.10 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (73.33%) HP
2 20 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
4 18 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 18 (60.00%) Oracle
5 17 (56.67%) HTML
5 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
5 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
5 17 (56.67%) Software Testing
5 17 (56.67%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (53.33%) .NET
6 16 (53.33%) UNIX
7 15 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 15 (50.00%) JSP
7 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
8 14 (46.67%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (40.00%) Windows
9 12 (40.00%) Windows 2000
9 12 (40.00%) HTTPS
9 12 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (40.00%) Windows XP
9 12 (40.00%) HTTP
9 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (40.00%) DNS
9 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
11 8 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
12 7 (23.33%) Load Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle SCM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) HTTPS
1 12 (40.00%) HTTP
1 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (40.00%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Tester
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
1 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) HTML
2 16 (53.33%) .NET
3 15 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (50.00%) JSP
4 3 (10.00%) Ajax
4 3 (10.00%) jQuery
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE
5 2 (6.67%) CSS
5 2 (6.67%) JPA
5 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (6.67%) CSS3
5 2 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) UNIX
2 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 12 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 17 (56.67%) Software Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 7 (23.33%) Load Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.00%) Web Development
8 3 (10.00%) Test Management
9 2 (6.67%) SOA
9 2 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.67%) System Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.67%) Logistics
10 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (13.33%) VB
5 3 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (13.33%) ISEB
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) MCITP
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
6 1 (3.33%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (56.67%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) HP
2 18 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft