The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 134 141 136
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.74% 1.86% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Median daily rate £438 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £419 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
LoadRunner
England

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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
460 430 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.11% 13.42% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 296 236
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £30.51 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £43.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the South West

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +1 6 £438 +12.17% 1
Dorset - 2 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
1 10 (52.63%) Load Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) VPN
2 8 (42.11%) Citrix
2 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Python
3 7 (36.84%) C++
3 7 (36.84%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) JMeter
4 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) SOAP
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) XSD
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (21.05%) SAN
6 4 (21.05%) HTTPS
6 4 (21.05%) SSL
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) CCNA
6 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon S3
1 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) VPN
2 4 (21.05%) HTTPS
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) SSL
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JMeter
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.79%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) ERP Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) UI Developer
5 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (10.53%) UX Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
1 4 (21.05%) XML
1 4 (21.05%) XSD
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Load Testing
1 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
4 4 (21.05%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Service Design
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C++
1 7 (36.84%) Java
1 7 (36.84%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle