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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / South West
Rank 124 138 131
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.23% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.28% 1.58% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Median daily rate £580 £381 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.13% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £363 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £418 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
527 442 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.50% 14.76% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 300 323
Median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.80 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +5 9 £580 +60.00%
Dorset - 3 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 19 (82.61%) Python
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 16 (69.57%) Selenium
4 14 (60.87%) JMeter
4 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
5 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
6 12 (52.17%) Bash Shell
6 12 (52.17%) Unix
7 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
8 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
8 9 (39.13%) HP
8 9 (39.13%) ISEB
9 8 (34.78%) C++
9 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
10 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
10 6 (26.09%) Perl
10 6 (26.09%) Ant
10 6 (26.09%) Ruby
10 6 (26.09%) JIRA
10 6 (26.09%) Release Management
10 6 (26.09%) Atlassian
10 6 (26.09%) Maven
10 6 (26.09%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (26.09%) Software Delivery
10 6 (26.09%) BDD
10 6 (26.09%) Cloudera
10 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
10 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
10 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center

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 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) JMeter
3 6 (26.09%) Ant
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 6 (26.09%) Maven
3 6 (26.09%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Selenium IDE
3 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.04%) Zephyr
5 1 (4.35%) NeoLoad
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) WebLOAD
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Data Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) JDBC
1 5 (21.74%) RESTful
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 3 (13.04%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) XSD
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
4 6 (26.09%) Release Management
4 6 (26.09%) Software Delivery
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) MVC
5 5 (21.74%) OOP
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Management
6 4 (17.39%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Load Testing
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Python
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) Bash Shell
4 8 (34.78%) C++
5 6 (26.09%) Perl
5 6 (26.09%) Ruby
6 3 (13.04%) C
6 3 (13.04%) C#
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
4 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Atlassian
2 6 (26.09%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP