The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Wales 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 48 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.23% 0.92% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.97% 6.67% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate £400 £395 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +125.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
78 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.71% 13.80% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 11
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
LoadRunner
Wales

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the South Wales region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the South Wales region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (57.14%) eggPlant
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Ant
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) J2ME
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) WAP
2 4 (57.14%) Toad
2 4 (57.14%) Apple
2 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) 2G
2 4 (57.14%) Handset
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) QA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (57.14%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) 2G
1 4 (57.14%) 4G
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Ant
1 4 (57.14%) Toad
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (57.14%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) QA Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) J2ME
1 4 (57.14%) WAP
1 4 (57.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Handset
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Sun
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Apple
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft