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 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / South West
Rank 126 130 124
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 8 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.28% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.76% 1.74% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 9
Median daily rate £580 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £362 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £435 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £345 £413
% change year-on-year
+21.01% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
455 460 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.57% 15.92% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 344 341
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 21
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.80 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% -9.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £31.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +2 7 £580 +52.13%
Dorset - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 20 (86.96%) Python
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) Selenium
4 16 (69.57%) JMeter
5 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
6 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
7 12 (52.17%) Unix
8 11 (47.83%) HP
8 11 (47.83%) Bash Shell
9 10 (43.48%) C++
10 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
11 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
11 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (30.43%) ISEB
11 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
12 6 (26.09%) Maven
12 6 (26.09%) Ant
12 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
12 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
12 6 (26.09%) BDD
12 6 (26.09%) Release Management
12 6 (26.09%) Atlassian
12 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
12 6 (26.09%) JIRA
12 6 (26.09%) Cloudera
12 6 (26.09%) Selenium IDE
12 6 (26.09%) Software Delivery
12 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (21.74%) 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 (4.35%) 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 4 (17.39%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Selenium
2 16 (69.57%) JMeter
3 6 (26.09%) Ant
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 6 (26.09%) Maven
3 6 (26.09%) Selenium IDE
3 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
4 5 (21.74%) Rational Functional Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Zephyr
5 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) JUnit
6 1 (4.35%) NeoLoad
6 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 6 (26.09%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Data Architect
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) JDBC
1 5 (21.74%) RESTful
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
1 5 (21.74%) XML
1 5 (21.74%) XSD
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) JSON
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) Release Management
4 6 (26.09%) Software Delivery
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 5 (21.74%) MVC
5 5 (21.74%) OOP
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (17.39%) Test Management
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
8 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Python
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 11 (47.83%) Bash Shell
4 10 (43.48%) C++
5 5 (21.74%) Perl
5 5 (21.74%) Ruby
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) C
7 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Atlassian
2 6 (26.09%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP