The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP WinRunner
Rank 585 547 546
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -1
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 12 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.047% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 19
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£350 £323 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -25.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £435
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -27.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7333 5960 5922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 11.65% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4985 3849 3494
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 144 221
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £18.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%

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 20 November 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 9 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 20 November 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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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
England -30 7 £475 +26.66% 5
London +1 6 £475 +5.55% 4
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (59.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 16 (59.26%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (44.44%) Selenium
3 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 10 (37.04%) LoadRunner
4 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (33.33%) TestDirector
4 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
6 7 (25.93%) Citrix
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (25.93%) Veritas
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (25.93%) Netcool
6 7 (25.93%) McAfee
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) AIX
6 7 (25.93%) MCSE
6 7 (25.93%) MCSA
6 7 (25.93%) Change Management
6 7 (25.93%) VMware
6 7 (25.93%) VMware ESX
6 7 (25.93%) Clustering
6 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.93%) MCTS
6 7 (25.93%) MCITP
6 7 (25.93%) PDA
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 7 (25.93%) McAfee ePO

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (44.44%) Selenium
3 10 (37.04%) LoadRunner
4 9 (33.33%) TestDirector
5 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
6 3 (11.11%) QARun
6 3 (11.11%) Rational Rose
7 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.70%) JMeter
8 1 (3.70%) WebLOAD
8 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Test Manager
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.70%) HTML5
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Clustering
1 7 (25.93%) PDA
2 3 (11.11%) Equities
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Derivative
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
1 7 (25.93%) AIX
1 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
1 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
2 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 3 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) Service Management
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (25.93%) MCTS
1 7 (25.93%) MCITP
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
1 7 (25.93%) MCSE
1 7 (25.93%) MCSA
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) VMware ESX
1 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (59.26%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (25.93%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (25.93%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
2 7 (25.93%) Veritas
2 7 (25.93%) McAfee
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Murex
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Syncfusion
5 1 (3.70%) Comverse
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