The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 69 49 74
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +25
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.72% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.94% 5.26% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£450 - £189
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.84% +6.74%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
101 38 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.15% 7.68% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 17 75
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £430 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (66.67%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) System Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (66.67%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) DB2
2 6 (66.67%) J2EE
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) Flash
2 6 (66.67%) MQSeries
2 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 6 (66.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) DbVisualizer
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) J2EE
2 6 (66.67%) Flash
3 1 (11.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) System Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) IBM
1 6 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle