The table below looks at the statistics for WinRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WinRunner over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP WinRunner
Rank 422 413 406
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.016% 0.028% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.21% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £371 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate - £333 £393
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3597 3290 2779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.59% 12.98% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2693 2387 1904
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 14
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £22.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

WinRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WinRunner Jobs Demand Trend in London

WinRunner
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WinRunner Daily Rate Trend in London

WinRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WinRunner Hourly Rate Trend in London

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WinRunner 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 WinRunner.

1 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) QARun
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 6 (37.50%) UML
3 6 (37.50%) Rational Rose
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (25.00%) Murex
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) Equities
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
7 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) HP

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WinRunner 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 WinRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (37.50%) QARun
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Rational Rose
3 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
4 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Front Office
4 1 (6.25%) Back Office
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Equities
2 1 (6.25%) Derivative
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) UML
2 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Murex
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Syncfusion
3 1 (6.25%) Comverse
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft