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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 132 104 122
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 10 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 2.92% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 12
Average daily rate
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£328 £420 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.02% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £380 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £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
390 240 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.82% 11.21% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 148 142
Average daily rate £363 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £258
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 21 10 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
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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
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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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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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 -11 6 £365 -8.75% 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 1 August 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 12 (48.00%) Performance Testing
1 12 (48.00%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (44.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (36.00%) JMeter
4 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Selenium
5 7 (28.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) Open Source
7 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) Stress Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 4 (16.00%) JIRA
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) SOA
8 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (12.00%) Python
9 3 (12.00%) SOAP
9 3 (12.00%) UNIX
9 3 (12.00%) C++
9 3 (12.00%) Java
9 3 (12.00%) SQL

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (36.00%) JMeter
3 7 (28.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.00%) WATIR
6 2 (8.00%) LoadUI
6 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (4.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (4.00%) EasyMock
7 1 (4.00%) Concordion
7 1 (4.00%) JUnit
7 1 (4.00%) jMock
7 1 (4.00%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (4.00%) TestPartner
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Tester
2 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Performance Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Testing Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) WCF
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) Stress Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Management
4 4 (16.00%) SOA
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Supply Chain Management
6 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.00%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Python
1 3 (12.00%) C++
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
1 2 (8.00%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (8.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Capita
5 1 (4.00%) Talend
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Kofax
5 1 (4.00%) KANA
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 23 days ago