The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 11 July 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 South East 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 201 194 226
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +32
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 41 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.02% 3.80% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £286 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £443 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1019 922 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.38% 11.05% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 490 421
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 50
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.75 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +1 27 £325 - 2
Berkshire -7 3 £210 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £370 - 2
Surrey +1 2 £245 -38.75%
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 46 (66.67%) HP
2 43 (62.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 41 (59.42%) Performance Testing
4 38 (55.07%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (55.07%) ISTQB
5 35 (50.72%) Software Testing
5 35 (50.72%) Security Cleared
6 32 (46.38%) Oracle
7 30 (43.48%) UNIX
7 30 (43.48%) SC Cleared
8 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
9 24 (34.78%) SQL
9 24 (34.78%) HTML
9 24 (34.78%) Windows
10 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 23 (33.33%) JSP
10 23 (33.33%) .NET
10 23 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
11 22 (31.88%) HTTPS
12 21 (30.43%) HTTP
13 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
13 19 (27.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 19 (27.54%) Windows 2000
13 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
13 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (26.09%) DNS
15 17 (24.64%) VB
15 17 (24.64%) Java
16 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.45%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.45%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) HTTPS
2 21 (30.43%) HTTP
3 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
4 18 (26.09%) DNS
5 11 (15.94%) SAN
6 3 (4.35%) FTP
7 1 (1.45%) Internet
7 1 (1.45%) Firewall
7 1 (1.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 43 (62.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (17.39%) Selenium
3 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) JUnit
4 4 (5.80%) JIRA
4 4 (5.80%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.35%) JProfiler
5 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 3 (4.35%) Toad
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) Introscope
6 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.90%) Maven
6 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.45%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.45%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.45%) JMeter
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Automotive
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Tester
1 16 (23.19%) Analyst
1 16 (23.19%) Test Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Performance Tester
3 11 (15.94%) Test Manager
4 9 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Performance Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Performance Test Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Performance Manager
5 8 (11.59%) Performance Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Consultant
7 6 (8.70%) Test Consultant
8 5 (7.25%) Test Specialist
8 5 (7.25%) Performance Test Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Performance Test Specialist
9 4 (5.80%) Software Manager
10 2 (2.90%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.78%) HTML
2 23 (33.33%) .NET
2 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 23 (33.33%) JSP
3 3 (4.35%) JDBC
3 3 (4.35%) JPA
3 3 (4.35%) J2EE
3 3 (4.35%) ODBC
3 3 (4.35%) Middleware
3 3 (4.35%) Ajax
4 2 (2.90%) jQuery
4 2 (2.90%) CSS
4 2 (2.90%) HTML5
4 2 (2.90%) CSS3
4 2 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.45%) Statistics
1 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (43.48%) UNIX
2 24 (34.78%) Windows
3 19 (27.54%) Windows 2000
3 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
3 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) Solaris
4 3 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (59.42%) Performance Testing
2 35 (50.72%) Software Testing
3 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
4 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 12 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 11 (15.94%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (13.04%) Load Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.25%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (5.80%) Test Management
8 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.80%) Scrum
8 4 (5.80%) Regression Testing
9 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Automation Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Functional Testing
10 2 (2.90%) Demand Management
10 2 (2.90%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (2.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
2 24 (34.78%) SQL
3 17 (24.64%) Java
3 17 (24.64%) VB
4 12 (17.39%) C#
5 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.35%) C++
6 3 (4.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) ISTQB
2 35 (50.72%) Security Cleared
3 30 (43.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (20.29%) ISEB
5 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.80%) CCNA
7 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.90%) MCITP
7 2 (2.90%) MCP
7 2 (2.90%) MCSE
7 2 (2.90%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 38 (55.07%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (27.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.35%) nmon
Vendors
1 46 (66.67%) HP
2 32 (46.38%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Citrix
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.35%) Serena
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
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