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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 252 235 216
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -19
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 21 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 2.70% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 22
Median daily rate £468 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £285 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £450 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1263 1185 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.10% 11.91% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 704 648
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 27
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £30.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 May 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
Hampshire +14 17 £450 +28.57% 1
Surrey -17 3 £500 +11.11%
Berkshire -1 1 - - 2
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 16 (50.00%) HP
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) HP UFT
4 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) Performance Testing
6 10 (31.25%) Finance
6 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
7 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
7 9 (28.13%) Java
7 9 (28.13%) VB
7 9 (28.13%) Oracle
8 8 (25.00%) JMeter
9 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.88%) .NET
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
10 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.63%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (15.63%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (15.63%) Selenium
11 5 (15.63%) ISEB
11 5 (15.63%) Migration
11 5 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (15.63%) C#
11 5 (15.63%) HTML
11 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) FTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) HP UFT
2 8 (25.00%) JMeter
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium
4 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (9.38%) Toad
5 3 (9.38%) WebLOAD
6 2 (6.25%) Introscope
6 2 (6.25%) JIRA
6 2 (6.25%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.13%) JProfiler
7 1 (3.13%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Performance Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.50%) JSP
4 2 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (3.13%) JDBC
5 1 (3.13%) Middleware
5 1 (3.13%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Solaris
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Performance Testing
2 10 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) CRM
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.50%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
7 2 (6.25%) Test Management
7 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) VB
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) C
6 2 (6.25%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
4 5 (15.63%) ISEB
4 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (12.50%) CCNA
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO 9001
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) CA Wily
2 1 (3.13%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) HP
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) Capita
5 1 (3.13%) Dynatrace
5 1 (3.13%) SAP