The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 225 261 246
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -15
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 14 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.23% 0.97% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 11
Median daily rate £398 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £337 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £366
% change year-on-year
- +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
LoadRunner
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1138 1343 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.69% 14.15% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 805 687
Median daily rate £420 £380 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 32
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +15 5 £398 +14.38% 1
West Sussex - 5 - -
Hampshire +27 4 - -
East Sussex +7 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (58.06%) Selenium
2 17 (54.84%) Java
2 17 (54.84%) JMeter
3 12 (38.71%) C#
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) Performance Testing
4 10 (32.26%) HP UFT
4 10 (32.26%) SoapUI
5 9 (29.03%) HP
5 9 (29.03%) JIRA
5 9 (29.03%) Scrum
5 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
7 7 (22.58%) .NET
7 7 (22.58%) SOAP
7 7 (22.58%) Python
7 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
8 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
8 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
8 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
8 6 (19.35%) XML
8 6 (19.35%) XSD
8 6 (19.35%) C++
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle
8 6 (19.35%) TDD
8 6 (19.35%) JSON
9 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
9 5 (16.13%) Load Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Selenium
2 17 (54.84%) JMeter
3 10 (32.26%) HP UFT
3 10 (32.26%) SoapUI
4 9 (29.03%) JIRA
5 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
6 6 (19.35%) Cucumber
6 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.90%) FitNesse
7 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.90%) JBehave
7 4 (12.90%) QADirector
7 4 (12.90%) QARun
8 2 (6.45%) Ant
8 2 (6.45%) Bugzilla
8 2 (6.45%) Gradle
8 2 (6.45%) JUnit
8 2 (6.45%) Maven
8 2 (6.45%) Subversion
8 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Tester
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
1 7 (22.58%) SOAP
2 6 (19.35%) JSON
2 6 (19.35%) XML
2 6 (19.35%) XSD
3 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 2 (6.45%) J2EE
5 2 (6.45%) JDBC
5 2 (6.45%) JSP
5 2 (6.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Android
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Performance Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
4 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
5 6 (19.35%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Load Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.68%) BDD
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.68%) CRM
7 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) OOP
7 3 (9.68%) Test Management
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) MVC
8 2 (6.45%) OO
8 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) C#
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) Python
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 5 (16.13%) Ruby
6 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.90%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Grafana
3 1 (3.23%) Graphite
3 1 (3.23%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (3.23%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.23%) Dynatrace