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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 131 130 103
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 19 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.16% 2.65% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£376 £300 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.41% -16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £365 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
457 377 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.66% 11.92% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 225 155
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 15
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 11 £438 +19.86%
Wiltshire - 6 £300 -
Somerset - 2 £241 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (62.50%) DV Cleared
2 15 (62.50%) C++
2 15 (62.50%) Java
2 15 (62.50%) Python
3 13 (54.17%) ISEB
3 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (45.83%) Test Management
4 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
4 11 (45.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (41.67%) Functional Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 10 (41.67%) TDD
6 8 (33.33%) JMeter
6 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) XML
6 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 8 (33.33%) Selenium
6 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (33.33%) JBehave
6 8 (33.33%) Test Planning
7 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
7 7 (29.17%) Ruby
7 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
7 7 (29.17%) Degree
7 7 (29.17%) Rational Functional Tester
7 7 (29.17%) Perl
7 7 (29.17%) UNIX

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) JMeter
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
1 8 (33.33%) JBehave
1 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (29.17%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.33%) WebLOAD
4 2 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
1 13 (54.17%) Test Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Test Manager
3 8 (33.33%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Software Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Software Test Manager
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Tester
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Tester
8 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
1 8 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
2 11 (45.83%) Test Management
3 10 (41.67%) TDD
3 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (41.67%) Functional Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Resilience Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C++
1 15 (62.50%) Java
1 15 (62.50%) Python
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) Perl
3 7 (29.17%) Ruby
3 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (62.50%) DV Cleared
3 13 (54.17%) ISEB
4 11 (45.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (29.17%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) Splunk