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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 70 50 76
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +26
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.24% 0.58% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 6.98% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.44%
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
125 43 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.72% 8.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 20 68
Average daily rate £400 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 2014. 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
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Rickmansworth - - - -
LoadRunner
East of England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 October 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%) MQSeries
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
1 6 (66.67%) DbVisualizer
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%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) Flash
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) J2EE
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%) E-Commerce
1 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 6 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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