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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 242 203 232
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +29
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 22 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.93% 3.32% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 8
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£315 £339 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.01% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £4.00
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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
1142 873 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.63% 10.28% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 512 529
Average daily rate £375 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 61
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.46 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.43% -44.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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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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 -25 14 £315 -33.68% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £363 +9.02% 2
West Sussex -1 1 £450 - 1
Surrey -6 1 - - 3
Berkshire -13 1 £310 -5.34%
Middlesex - - - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 45 (68.18%) HP
2 35 (53.03%) Performance Testing
3 28 (42.42%) Security Cleared
4 25 (37.88%) Selenium
4 25 (37.88%) JMeter
5 24 (36.36%) SQL
6 23 (34.85%) SC Cleared
7 22 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 21 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (30.30%) Test Scripting
9 20 (30.30%) QuickTest Pro
10 19 (28.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
12 16 (24.24%) Java
12 16 (24.24%) Oracle
13 15 (22.73%) ISEB
13 15 (22.73%) Finance
13 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
14 11 (16.67%) Scrum
14 11 (16.67%) VB
15 10 (15.15%) .NET
15 10 (15.15%) MS Office
15 10 (15.15%) UNIX
15 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
16 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
16 9 (13.64%) JSP
16 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
16 9 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
16 9 (13.64%) Automated Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.52%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.61%) HTTPS
3 6 (9.09%) DNS
3 6 (9.09%) HTTP
4 5 (7.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) DB2
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (37.88%) JMeter
1 25 (37.88%) Selenium
2 20 (30.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.58%) JIRA
6 4 (6.06%) JUnit
6 4 (6.06%) Subversion
6 4 (6.06%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.52%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.52%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.52%) Introscope
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Automotive
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Analyst
1 23 (34.85%) Test Analyst
2 18 (27.27%) Tester
3 15 (22.73%) Performance Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Test Leader
5 8 (12.12%) Performance Test Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Test Manager
5 8 (12.12%) Performance Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Test Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.52%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) .NET
2 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 9 (13.64%) JSP
3 8 (12.12%) Web Services
3 8 (12.12%) HTML
3 8 (12.12%) RESTful
4 1 (1.52%) J2EE
4 1 (1.52%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) GIS
2 3 (4.55%) User Experience
2 3 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Windows 2000
2 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
2 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Performance Testing
2 20 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 17 (25.76%) Software Testing
3 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 11 (16.67%) Scrum
6 9 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Load Testing
8 6 (9.09%) BDD
9 5 (7.58%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.06%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (6.06%) TDD
11 3 (4.55%) Workflow
11 3 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.55%) Test Management
11 3 (4.55%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (4.55%) Test Planning
11 3 (4.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 16 (24.24%) Java
3 11 (16.67%) VB
4 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.61%) C#
6 6 (9.09%) VBScript
6 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.55%) C
9 2 (3.03%) PHP
9 2 (3.03%) Ruby
10 1 (1.52%) Python
10 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 23 (34.85%) SC Cleared
3 22 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 19 (28.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (22.73%) ISEB
6 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.03%) MCITP
7 2 (3.03%) MCP
7 2 (3.03%) MCSE
7 2 (3.03%) CCNP
7 2 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 21 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (7.58%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 45 (68.18%) HP
2 16 (24.24%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Citrix
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
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