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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 252 209 193
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -16
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 23 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 4.26% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 28
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£375 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £250 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -7.63%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1268 987 948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.80% 10.72% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 579 557
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 20
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £30.00 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Berkshire - 10 £375 - 1
Surrey +2 5 £450 +83.67%
Hampshire -17 5 £370 +17.46% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £375 +7.14%
East Sussex -2 2 £334 -8.56% 1
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
Kent - 1 £250 -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 23 (47.92%) SQL
1 23 (47.92%) Performance Testing
2 20 (41.67%) HP
3 19 (39.58%) Java
4 18 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (33.33%) UNIX
6 15 (31.25%) HP UFT
6 15 (31.25%) Finance
7 14 (29.17%) ISEB
8 13 (27.08%) HTML
9 12 (25.00%) Selenium
10 11 (22.92%) XML
10 11 (22.92%) JMeter
10 11 (22.92%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
11 10 (20.83%) IBM
11 10 (20.83%) Retail
11 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
11 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
12 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 9 (18.75%) WebSphere
12 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
12 9 (18.75%) Linux
12 9 (18.75%) DB2
13 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
13 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.42%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) DB2
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.42%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (6.25%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) HP UFT
2 12 (25.00%) Selenium
3 11 (22.92%) JMeter
4 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.33%) TestComplete
5 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.25%) LoadUI
7 2 (4.17%) JProfiler
7 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.17%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.17%) JIRA
7 2 (4.17%) WebLOAD
7 2 (4.17%) Introscope
7 2 (4.17%) Toad
8 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.08%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.08%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Retail
3 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Analyst
2 23 (47.92%) Test Analyst
3 15 (31.25%) Tester
4 11 (22.92%) Performance Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Test Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) HTML
2 11 (22.92%) XML
3 5 (10.42%) J2EE
3 5 (10.42%) Flash
3 5 (10.42%) XML Messaging
4 4 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (8.33%) .NET
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.25%) SOAP
6 2 (4.17%) ODBC
6 2 (4.17%) JDBC
6 2 (4.17%) Middleware
7 1 (2.08%) Ajax
7 1 (2.08%) Web Services
7 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) iSeries
3 3 (6.25%) AS400
4 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) DTV
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) UNIX
2 9 (18.75%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Android
3 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.17%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Performance Testing
2 11 (22.92%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
4 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (14.58%) System Testing
6 7 (14.58%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.50%) Test Management
8 5 (10.42%) SDLC
9 4 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Analytics
9 4 (8.33%) Release Management
9 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) SQL
2 19 (39.58%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) C#
4 5 (10.42%) VB
4 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) C
5 3 (6.25%) VBScript
6 2 (4.17%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) ISEB
2 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
2 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) nmon
3 1 (2.08%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) HP
2 10 (20.83%) IBM
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.33%) Google
5 4 (8.33%) Coremetrics
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (6.25%) Endeca
7 2 (4.17%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) Red Gate