The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Hertfordshire 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 67 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.26% 0.47% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 3.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £388 - -
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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
81 98 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.44% 15.51% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 47
Average daily rate £401 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -2.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
East of England

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 25 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) JRockit
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JRockit
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp