The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 208 186 233
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +47
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 34 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.52% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.44% 4.80% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 12
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£350 £403 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.09% +23.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £286 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
989 916 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.74% 10.81% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 495 459
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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
Hampshire -2 23 £363 -3.07% 2
East Sussex - 4 £365 - 1
Surrey -5 2 £245 -48.42%
Berkshire -7 2 £188 -54.84% 4
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (64.79%) HP
2 43 (60.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 41 (57.75%) Performance Testing
4 39 (54.93%) ISTQB
5 37 (52.11%) HP Quality Center
6 34 (47.89%) Security Cleared
6 34 (47.89%) Software Testing
7 32 (45.07%) Oracle
8 30 (42.25%) UNIX
9 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
9 29 (40.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (33.80%) JavaScript
11 23 (32.39%) SQL
11 23 (32.39%) HTML
11 23 (32.39%) .NET
11 23 (32.39%) Windows
12 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
12 22 (30.99%) JSP
12 22 (30.99%) Oracle EBS
13 21 (29.58%) HTTPS
14 20 (28.17%) HTTP
15 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
15 18 (25.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 18 (25.35%) Windows XP
15 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (25.35%) Windows 2000
15 18 (25.35%) VB
15 18 (25.35%) Java
15 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (23.94%) DNS

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (30.99%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) HTTPS
2 20 (28.17%) HTTP
3 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
4 17 (23.94%) DNS
5 11 (15.49%) SAN
6 3 (4.23%) FTP
7 1 (1.41%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.41%) Firewall
7 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.23%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (60.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (18.31%) Selenium
3 6 (8.45%) JUnit
3 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.04%) JIRA
5 4 (5.63%) Introscope
5 4 (5.63%) Subversion
5 4 (5.63%) Rational Performance Tester
5 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.23%) JProfiler
6 3 (4.23%) Artifactory
6 3 (4.23%) JMeter
6 3 (4.23%) Toad
7 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.82%) Maven
7 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.41%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.41%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Publishing
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Tester
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
1 17 (23.94%) Test Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Performance Tester
3 12 (16.90%) Test Manager
4 9 (12.68%) Performance Test Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Performance Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Performance Manager
5 8 (11.27%) Test Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Performance Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Consultant
7 6 (8.45%) Test Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Performance Test Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Test Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Software Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Performance Test Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.82%) Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.39%) HTML
1 23 (32.39%) .NET
2 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
2 22 (30.99%) JSP
3 4 (5.63%) J2EE
4 3 (4.23%) JPA
4 3 (4.23%) Ajax
4 3 (4.23%) ODBC
4 3 (4.23%) Middleware
4 3 (4.23%) JDBC
5 2 (2.82%) CSS
5 2 (2.82%) Web Services
5 2 (2.82%) jQuery
5 2 (2.82%) CSS3
5 2 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
1 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.41%) Statistics
1 1 (1.41%) GIS
1 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) UNIX
2 23 (32.39%) Windows
3 18 (25.35%) Windows XP
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (25.35%) Windows 2000
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.23%) Solaris
4 3 (4.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) Performance Testing
2 34 (47.89%) Software Testing
3 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
4 13 (18.31%) Test Automation
5 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
6 10 (14.08%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (11.27%) Load Testing
8 5 (7.04%) Performance Engineering
8 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.04%) Scrum
9 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.63%) Test Management
10 3 (4.23%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.23%) Kanban
10 3 (4.23%) TDD
10 3 (4.23%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.23%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
11 2 (2.82%) SOA
11 2 (2.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) JavaScript
2 23 (32.39%) SQL
3 18 (25.35%) VB
3 18 (25.35%) Java
4 11 (15.49%) C#
5 6 (8.45%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.63%) VBScript
7 3 (4.23%) C++
8 2 (2.82%) C
9 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (54.93%) ISTQB
2 34 (47.89%) Security Cleared
3 29 (40.85%) SC Cleared
3 29 (40.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (22.54%) ISEB
5 8 (11.27%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.04%) CCNA
7 3 (4.23%) MCITP
7 3 (4.23%) MCSE
7 3 (4.23%) MCP
7 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.23%) CCNP
8 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 37 (52.11%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (25.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.23%) nmon
4 1 (1.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 46 (64.79%) HP
2 32 (45.07%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.63%) Citrix
4 3 (4.23%) Serena
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
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