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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 244 240 220
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 2.37% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 10
Average daily rate £400 £430 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +44.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £310 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1195 1181 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.92% 12.54% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 659 527
Average daily rate £375 £366 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +7.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 34
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +8 7 £345 +11.29%
Surrey -16 3 £420 -6.66%
East Sussex +7 1 £320 -
Hampshire +6 1 £530 +23.25%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) JMeter
4 12 (37.50%) HP
5 11 (34.38%) HP UFT
6 10 (31.25%) Selenium
6 10 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
7 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
8 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (25.00%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) Java
9 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
9 6 (18.75%) LoadUI
9 6 (18.75%) SDLC
9 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
10 5 (15.63%) C
10 5 (15.63%) VB
10 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.63%) ISEB
11 4 (12.50%) Middleware
11 4 (12.50%) Introscope
11 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
11 4 (12.50%) SOAP
11 4 (12.50%) Linux
11 4 (12.50%) Windows

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) HTTP
2 3 (9.38%) FTP
2 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DB2
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) JMeter
2 11 (34.38%) HP UFT
3 10 (31.25%) Selenium
4 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
5 6 (18.75%) LoadUI
6 4 (12.50%) Introscope
6 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 3 (9.38%) JProfiler
7 3 (9.38%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (9.38%) Toad
7 3 (9.38%) WebLOAD
8 2 (6.25%) JIRA
9 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.13%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Tester
2 15 (46.88%) Performance Tester
3 14 (43.75%) Analyst
3 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
7 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Performance Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
1 4 (12.50%) SOAP
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) JDBC
2 3 (9.38%) ODBC
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.38%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.13%) AS400
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Solaris
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 10 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 6 (18.75%) SDLC
6 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) Automation Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (9.38%) Test Management
8 3 (9.38%) Usability Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.13%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) C
3 5 (15.63%) VB
4 3 (9.38%) C++
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 5 (15.63%) ISEB
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.38%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (9.38%) nmon
3 1 (3.13%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.13%) CA
3 1 (3.13%) Coremetrics
3 1 (3.13%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.13%) Endeca
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP