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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 133 127 121
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.55% 3.81% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
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£425 £325 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £253 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £390 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £356
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
453 446 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.42% 13.82% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 273 180
Average daily rate £398 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.48% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £430 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 15
Average hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.40 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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
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 24 April 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
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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 - 5 £438 -
Bristol -2 1 £300 -12.72%
Somerset - 1 £425 -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (67.74%) ISTQB
3 17 (54.84%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (51.61%) DV Cleared
5 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
5 14 (45.16%) ISEB
6 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
7 10 (32.26%) Load Testing
7 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
8 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
8 9 (29.03%) HP
8 9 (29.03%) Linux
9 8 (25.81%) Test Management
9 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Rational Functional Tester
10 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
10 7 (22.58%) JIRA
10 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
10 7 (22.58%) Python
10 7 (22.58%) Java
10 7 (22.58%) UNIX
11 6 (19.35%) Perl
11 6 (19.35%) C++
11 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (19.35%) Ruby
11 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
12 5 (16.13%) C
13 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Rational Functional Tester
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.45%) JMeter
5 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Test Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Testing Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
3 10 (32.26%) Load Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Test Management
4 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Coaching
10 1 (3.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
1 7 (22.58%) Python
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) Perl
2 6 (19.35%) C++
2 6 (19.35%) Ruby
3 5 (16.13%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (67.74%) ISTQB
3 16 (51.61%) DV Cleared
4 14 (45.16%) ISEB
5 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO 14001
1 3 (9.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) IBM