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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 227 207 210
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 27 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.40% 3.12% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 13
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£334 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £210 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £696 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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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
1125 1058 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.06% 11.82% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 596 505
Average daily rate £355 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 61
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £36.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £58.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 11 £338 +60.71% 1
Surrey +11 9 £550 -21.42% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £320 -8.57% 3
Hampshire -18 3 £388 +19.23% 1
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England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (48.08%) Performance Testing
1 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 23 (44.23%) JMeter
3 23 (44.23%) HP
4 16 (30.77%) XML
4 16 (30.77%) UNIX
5 15 (28.85%) ISEB
5 15 (28.85%) Automated Testing
6 12 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (23.08%) HTML
6 12 (23.08%) SQL
7 11 (21.15%) Java
7 11 (21.15%) Linux
7 11 (21.15%) Apache
7 11 (21.15%) Load Testing
8 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
8 10 (19.23%) XML Messaging
8 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
9 9 (17.31%) IBM
9 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Selenium
10 8 (15.38%) WebSphere
10 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 8 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.38%) Retail
10 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.38%) DB2

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (21.15%) Apache
2 8 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.62%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.85%) nginx
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) DB2
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.77%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (44.23%) JMeter
2 12 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (15.38%) Selenium
4 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.77%) TestComplete
5 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.92%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.92%) JIRA
7 1 (1.92%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.92%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.92%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (15.38%) Retail
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Analyst
2 25 (48.08%) Test Analyst
3 19 (36.54%) Tester
4 15 (28.85%) Performance Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Performance Tester
8 1 (1.92%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Web Tester
8 1 (1.92%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) XML
2 12 (23.08%) HTML
3 10 (19.23%) XML Messaging
4 5 (9.62%) J2EE
4 5 (9.62%) Flash
5 4 (7.69%) .NET
6 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (5.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (5.77%) CSS
7 2 (3.85%) SOAP
7 2 (3.85%) Web Services
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.85%) GWT
8 1 (1.92%) RESTful
8 1 (1.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) iSeries
3 2 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.92%) DTV
4 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) UNIX
2 11 (21.15%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Performance Testing
2 15 (28.85%) Automated Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Load Testing
4 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
5 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 8 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.54%) System Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Release Management
9 5 (9.62%) Test Management
9 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
11 3 (5.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) Java
3 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.62%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 15 (28.85%) ISEB
4 6 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) HP
2 9 (17.31%) IBM
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (5.77%) Coremetrics
5 3 (5.77%) Google
6 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) Citrix
6 2 (3.85%) Endeca
7 1 (1.92%) Red Gate