The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 23 July 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 West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 126 99 119
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +20
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 9 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.39% 3.52% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £420 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £380 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £445 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
376 227 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.63% 10.55% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 136 146
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 27
Average hourly rate £35.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
Gloucestershire -11 5 £330 -17.50% 2
Bristol - 3 £275 - 1
Dorset - - - -
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England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (48.15%) Performance Testing
2 12 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (40.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (33.33%) JMeter
5 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
6 7 (25.93%) Selenium
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) HP
6 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
7 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 6 (22.22%) Load Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Stress Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
8 5 (18.52%) Open Source
9 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) JIRA
9 4 (14.81%) Test Management
10 3 (11.11%) WATIR
10 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 3 (11.11%) ISEB
10 3 (11.11%) Citrix
10 3 (11.11%) UNIX
10 3 (11.11%) Linux
10 3 (11.11%) Python

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (33.33%) JMeter
3 7 (25.93%) Selenium
4 4 (14.81%) JIRA
4 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
5 3 (11.11%) WATIR
5 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (7.41%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.70%) JUnit
7 1 (3.70%) Concordion
7 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.70%) jMock
7 1 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (3.70%) EasyMock
7 1 (3.70%) TestPartner
7 1 (3.70%) SilkPerformer
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Tester
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Test Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Performance Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 6 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Stress Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
7 2 (7.41%) Supply Chain Management
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) BPEL
8 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) Python
1 3 (11.11%) C++
1 3 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO 9002
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Cobbler
2 3 (11.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Capita
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