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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 233 201 195
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 27 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.24% 4.29% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £210 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £403 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £351 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.69% -7.63%
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
1205 1026 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.19% 11.50% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 562 497
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 50
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +17 8 £375 +78.57% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £323 -19.37% 1
Hampshire -21 6 £365 +12.30% 1
Surrey 0 5 £550 +17.02% 1
East Sussex -14 1 £350 -5.40%
Kent - 1 £250 -
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
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England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 28 (49.12%) Performance Testing
2 24 (42.11%) HP
2 24 (42.11%) SC Cleared
2 24 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 21 (36.84%) JMeter
4 17 (29.82%) ISEB
4 17 (29.82%) SQL
4 17 (29.82%) UNIX
4 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
5 16 (28.07%) XML
6 14 (24.56%) Java
7 12 (21.05%) Linux
7 12 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (19.30%) Apache
8 11 (19.30%) HTML
8 11 (19.30%) Finance
8 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (19.30%) Load Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Retail
9 10 (17.54%) XML Messaging
9 10 (17.54%) IBM
9 10 (17.54%) E-Commerce
10 9 (15.79%) DB2
10 9 (15.79%) HP UFT
10 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
10 9 (15.79%) Selenium
10 9 (15.79%) Functional Testing
11 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (19.30%) Apache
2 9 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.77%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Primavera
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) DB2
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.77%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (5.26%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) JMeter
2 9 (15.79%) Selenium
2 9 (15.79%) HP UFT
3 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.02%) TestComplete
4 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.75%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.75%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Analyst
2 27 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 20 (35.09%) Tester
4 15 (26.32%) Performance Tester
5 5 (8.77%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Test Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Junior
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) XML
2 11 (19.30%) HTML
3 10 (17.54%) XML Messaging
4 5 (8.77%) .NET
4 5 (8.77%) J2EE
4 5 (8.77%) Flash
5 4 (7.02%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (5.26%) SOAP
6 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.51%) Web Services
8 1 (1.75%) CSS
8 1 (1.75%) RESTful
8 1 (1.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) iSeries
3 3 (5.26%) AS400
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) DTV
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) UNIX
2 12 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Performance Testing
2 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
3 11 (19.30%) Load Testing
3 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) E-Commerce
5 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.28%) System Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Test Management
8 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 6 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Release Management
10 4 (7.02%) Test Planning
10 4 (7.02%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) C
6 2 (3.51%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) VBScript
7 1 (1.75%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 24 (42.11%) SC Cleared
1 24 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.82%) ISEB
3 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) HP
2 10 (17.54%) IBM
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle
4 4 (7.02%) Google
4 4 (7.02%) Coremetrics
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) Endeca
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) Red Gate
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