The first table below looks at the demand for WinRunner skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WinRunner over the 3 months to 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP WinRunner
Rank 565 530 564
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +34
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 22 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.029% 0.040%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.32% 0.26% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 22
Average daily rate £275 £360 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £353 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.75% -17.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

WinRunner
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WinRunner within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

WinRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WinRunner
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WinRunner within the UK.

WinRunner Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WinRunner
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WinRunner within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WinRunner Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WinRunner
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WinRunner within the UK.

WinRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WinRunner
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WinRunner within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 19 £269 -37.50% 7
South East -3 12 £265 - 3
Berkshire +1 11 £265 -
Reading +4 9 £265 -
London -23 5 £300 -31.42% 3
Scotland -6 3 £378 +7.23%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 - 1
East of England - 1 £375 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WinRunner 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 WinRunner.

1 25 (67.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (64.86%) SQL
3 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 21 (56.76%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (54.05%) ISEB
4 20 (54.05%) TestDirector
5 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
5 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
6 18 (48.65%) Windows XP
7 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
8 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (37.84%) McAfee
9 14 (37.84%) Citrix
9 14 (37.84%) Veritas
9 14 (37.84%) Netcool
9 14 (37.84%) AIX
9 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
9 14 (37.84%) SharePoint Server
9 14 (37.84%) Clustering
9 14 (37.84%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
11 10 (27.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (24.32%) Oracle
12 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
13 8 (21.62%) UNIX
13 8 (21.62%) Selenium
14 7 (18.92%) QA
14 7 (18.92%) VMware
14 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
15 6 (16.22%) Scrum

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WinRunner 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 WinRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (37.84%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (5.41%) Magento
2 1 (2.70%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (67.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (54.05%) TestDirector
3 8 (21.62%) Selenium
4 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.81%) QARun
6 3 (8.11%) JIRA
6 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.11%) Ranorex
7 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.41%) TestNG
7 2 (5.41%) StarTeam
7 2 (5.41%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.41%) Rational Rose
7 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.70%) ClearQuest
8 1 (2.70%) JMeter
8 1 (2.70%) JUnit
8 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Analyst
1 21 (56.76%) Test Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Tester
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Applications Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.70%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.70%) FpML
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) J2EE
3 1 (2.70%) J2SE
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Clustering
2 5 (13.51%) PDA
3 3 (8.11%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) Statistics
4 1 (2.70%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) Equities
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows XP
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (37.84%) AIX
5 8 (21.62%) UNIX
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
8 4 (10.81%) Linux
9 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
9 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (5.41%) Android
10 2 (5.41%) Solaris
11 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
1 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
2 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Scrum
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.11%) V-Model
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) User Stories
5 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
6 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Volume Testing
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C#
2 5 (13.51%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) Perl
3 4 (10.81%) VB
4 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby
5 2 (5.41%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Groovy
6 1 (2.70%) Korn
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) ISEB
2 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
3 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.11%) MCSE
5 3 (8.11%) MCSA
5 3 (8.11%) MCTS
5 3 (8.11%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (56.76%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (37.84%) Netcool
2 14 (37.84%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (27.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) McAfee
1 14 (37.84%) Citrix
1 14 (37.84%) Veritas
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) Oracle
4 7 (18.92%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) hybris
5 2 (5.41%) Demandware
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) Borland
6 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Perforce