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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 221 209 202
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 35 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.92% 3.49% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 17
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£344 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £259 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £651 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -3.44%
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
1197 1089 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.09% 11.82% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 639 533
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 52
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 £37.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +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 6 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 6 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
Surrey +22 17 £463 -33.92%
Berkshire +1 9 £338 +50.00% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £320 -8.57% 1
Hampshire -26 4 £350 +7.69% 1
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 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 33 (56.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (53.45%) JMeter
2 31 (53.45%) SC Cleared
3 27 (46.55%) HP
4 25 (43.10%) Performance Testing
5 18 (31.03%) SQL
6 14 (24.14%) XML
6 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
7 13 (22.41%) Automated Testing
7 13 (22.41%) UNIX
7 13 (22.41%) ISEB
8 11 (18.97%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (18.97%) Linux
8 11 (18.97%) Apache
8 11 (18.97%) Load Testing
9 10 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (17.24%) HTML
9 10 (17.24%) Java
9 10 (17.24%) XML Messaging
10 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Selenium
11 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
11 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
12 7 (12.07%) MS Office
13 6 (10.34%) DB2
13 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
13 6 (10.34%) IBM

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (18.97%) Apache
2 6 (10.34%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.17%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Primavera
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) DB2
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 3 (5.17%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) JMeter
2 11 (18.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (13.79%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.17%) TestComplete
5 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.72%) JIRA
7 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.72%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.72%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.72%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
1 6 (10.34%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Analyst
2 25 (43.10%) Test Analyst
3 22 (37.93%) Tester
4 18 (31.03%) Performance Tester
5 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Performance Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Software Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) XML
2 10 (17.24%) HTML
2 10 (17.24%) XML Messaging
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 3 (5.17%) J2EE
4 3 (5.17%) Flash
4 3 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (5.17%) CSS
4 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (3.45%) GWT
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) Web Services
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) iSeries
3 2 (3.45%) AS400
4 1 (1.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) UNIX
2 11 (18.97%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Performance Testing
2 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.41%) Automated Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Load Testing
5 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Release Management
8 4 (6.90%) Test Management
8 4 (6.90%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.90%) System Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.17%) BDD
9 3 (5.17%) Analytics
9 3 (5.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) Java
3 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) C
6 2 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.72%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 33 (56.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (53.45%) SC Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) ISEB
4 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) HP
2 6 (10.34%) IBM
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle
5 3 (5.17%) Google
5 3 (5.17%) Coremetrics
6 2 (3.45%) Endeca
7 1 (1.72%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
7 1 (1.72%) SAP