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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 131 136 138
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.54% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.46% 3.92% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £450 £390 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +19.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £438 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
488 459 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.82% 13.71% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 310 237
Median daily rate £400 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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
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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 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 +5 10 £450 +2.85% 2
Dorset - 2 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 13 (61.90%) C++
1 13 (61.90%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) Python
2 12 (57.14%) JMeter
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) Selenium
4 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Load Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Unix
6 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
7 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (28.57%) JSON
7 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
7 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
7 6 (28.57%) SOAP
7 6 (28.57%) XML
7 6 (28.57%) XSD
7 6 (28.57%) Perl
7 6 (28.57%) VPN
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) Ruby
7 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) Test Management
8 5 (23.81%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (19.05%) Zephyr

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 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) HTTPS
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) JMeter
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
5 4 (19.05%) Zephyr
6 1 (4.76%) JUnit
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) ERP Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Tester
3 3 (14.29%) UI Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) UI/UX Developer
4 2 (9.52%) UX Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) JSON
1 6 (28.57%) SOAP
1 6 (28.57%) XML
1 6 (28.57%) XSD
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Load Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Management
5 5 (23.81%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (14.29%) ERP
6 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.76%) ETL
8 1 (4.76%) Service Design
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) TDD
8 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C++
1 13 (61.90%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) Python
3 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 6 (28.57%) Perl
3 6 (28.57%) Ruby
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle