The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 64 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.75% - 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.82% - 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate £381 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 - £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
Wales

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 Wales region.

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
142 150 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.69% 29.76% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 111 59
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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 1 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cardiff - 3 £375 -
Bridgend - 1 £500 -
LoadRunner
Wales

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (75.00%) Service Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) Release Management
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) BMC
3 4 (50.00%) ITSM
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Remedy
3 4 (50.00%) WSUS
3 4 (50.00%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) JMeter
5 2 (25.00%) SoapUI

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) LoadUI
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Deployment Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Release Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) CMDB
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Service Management
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) Release Management
3 4 (50.00%) ITSM
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (50.00%) BMC Marimba
2 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) BMC
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy
1 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) PlateSpin
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat