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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 115 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.34% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.79% 3.73% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£430 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £205 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £445 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+21.34% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £4.00
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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
390 241 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.17% 14.15% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 127 102
Average daily rate £345 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £270 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 31
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 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
Basingstoke - - - -
Southampton - - - -
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) JMeter
2 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
3 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
4 10 (52.63%) HP
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) MS Office
5 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
5 9 (47.37%) Selenium
6 7 (36.84%) RESTful
6 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
8 5 (26.32%) BDD
8 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (26.32%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
9 4 (21.05%) ISEB
9 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
9 4 (21.05%) WebInspect
10 3 (15.79%) JIRA
10 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Confluence
10 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 3 (15.79%) GIS
10 3 (15.79%) JUnit
10 3 (15.79%) TDD

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) JMeter
2 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) JUnit
4 3 (15.79%) Subversion
4 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) RESTful
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) JSP
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
7 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) WebInspect
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle