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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 54 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.17% 1.10% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 8.86% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
East of England

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
52 79 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.03% 12.44% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 41
Average daily rate £450 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £258 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Watford - 1 - -
LoadRunner
East of England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) J2EE
3 4 (30.77%) DB2
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Flash
3 4 (30.77%) MQSeries
3 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
3 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) QA
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 4 (30.77%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 4 (30.77%) Presales
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (30.77%) MQSeries
1 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
1 4 (30.77%) DbVisualizer
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) NUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Protractor
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Unix Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Flash
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) J2EE
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
1 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Presales
1 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
1 4 (30.77%) SDLC
1 4 (30.77%) System Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Test Management
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle