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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 233 207 197
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -10
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 25 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.08% 3.17% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 19
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£450 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £261 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £424 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1203 978 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.46% 11.06% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 566 440
Average daily rate £364 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 47
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £37.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 - 16 £450 - 1
Berkshire -10 3 £310 -0.80% 2
Hampshire -23 3 £250 -13.04%
East Sussex - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 27 (60.00%) JMeter
3 26 (57.78%) SC Cleared
4 22 (48.89%) HP
5 19 (42.22%) Performance Testing
6 13 (28.89%) SQL
7 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 11 (24.44%) Load Testing
8 11 (24.44%) ISEB
8 11 (24.44%) Apache
9 9 (20.00%) MS Office
9 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (17.78%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (13.33%) Test Management
12 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
12 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Selenium
12 6 (13.33%) Java
13 5 (11.11%) Oracle
13 5 (11.11%) XML
13 5 (11.11%) UNIX
13 5 (11.11%) Linux
13 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
13 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
13 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
13 5 (11.11%) Finance

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (24.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) JMeter
2 8 (17.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (13.33%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Tester
2 19 (42.22%) Performance Tester
3 15 (33.33%) Analyst
3 15 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Performance Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) XML
1 5 (11.11%) XML Messaging
2 2 (4.44%) GWT
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) UNIX
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Performance Testing
2 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 11 (24.44%) Load Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Test Management
6 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.44%) Performance Engineering
10 2 (4.44%) Release Management
10 2 (4.44%) Data Management
10 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.89%) C
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 26 (57.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (24.44%) ISEB
4 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Primavera
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