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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / South East
Rank 214 248 241
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 27 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.39% 1.15% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 14
Median daily rate £410 £408 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £306 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1128 1216 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.66% 13.86% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 758 699
Median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 51 43
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +29.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £39.60 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Kent - 7 £413 - 3
Berkshire +20 6 £398 +15.21%
Surrey +14 6 £409 -6.57%
Hampshire +9 3 £370 -30.18% 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £410 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 23 (57.50%) Selenium
2 20 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 15 (37.50%) Java
3 15 (37.50%) HP
4 13 (32.50%) JMeter
4 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (30.00%) SQL
5 12 (30.00%) SOAP
6 11 (27.50%) JIRA
6 11 (27.50%) SoapUI
7 10 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Scrum
8 8 (20.00%) XML
8 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 8 (20.00%) Test Management
8 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
9 7 (17.50%) C#
9 7 (17.50%) Linux
9 7 (17.50%) Defect Management
10 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (15.00%) Unix
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle
10 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
10 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
10 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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 2 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (57.50%) Selenium
2 13 (32.50%) JMeter
3 11 (27.50%) JIRA
3 11 (27.50%) SoapUI
4 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
5 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
6 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.00%) FitNesse
7 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.00%) JBehave
7 4 (10.00%) QADirector
7 4 (10.00%) QARun
7 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.00%) Ant
8 2 (5.00%) Appium
8 2 (5.00%) Bugzilla
8 2 (5.00%) Gradle
8 2 (5.00%) Maven
8 2 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Tester
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Performance Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Test Manager
4 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
7 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 3 (7.50%) Non-Functional Tester
8 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Manager
8 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
8 3 (7.50%) Unix Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) XML Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) SOAP
2 8 (20.00%) XML
3 5 (12.50%) .NET
3 5 (12.50%) RESTful
4 4 (10.00%) JSON
4 4 (10.00%) XML Messaging
4 4 (10.00%) XSD
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (5.00%) JDBC
6 2 (5.00%) Middleware
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.50%) J2EE
7 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (5.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Scrum
4 8 (20.00%) Test Management
5 7 (17.50%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Process Improvement
8 4 (10.00%) Software Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (10.00%) TDD
8 4 (10.00%) Use Case
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
8 4 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 7 (17.50%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (12.50%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.50%) ISEB
5 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Grafana
3 1 (2.50%) Graphite
3 1 (2.50%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (2.50%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.50%) Dynatrace
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