The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP WinRunner
Rank 397 408 384
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 11 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.025% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.32% 0.19% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £488 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £450 £378
% change year-on-year
-22.77% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3461 3151 2987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.75% 12.98% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2505 2252 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £36.29 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.25 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
WinRunner
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WinRunner across the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

WinRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinRunner within the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Vacancies
City of London +30 3 £388 -26.19%
Croydon - - - -
WinRunner
England

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
2 7 (43.75%) QA
3 6 (37.50%) Rational Rose
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) UML
3 6 (37.50%) QARun
4 5 (31.25%) Selenium
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Equities
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) VB

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) RMDS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Rational Rose
1 6 (37.50%) QARun
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (18.75%) FitNesse
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) TestNG
5 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.25%) RIATest
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
6 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Front Office
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Flex
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Equities
2 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (12.50%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
3 6 (37.50%) UML
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Straight-Through Processing
8 1 (6.25%) Analytics
8 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Test Management
8 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Comverse
2 1 (6.25%) Syncfusion
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO