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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP WinRunner
Rank 551 552 542
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 21 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.028% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.24% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £269 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £428 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6778 5863 6041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4352 3669 3564
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 145 211
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 22 July 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 26 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 22 July 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 -3 15 £355 -2.06% 1
London +23 12 £425 +9.67%
Scotland -11 6 £375 -3.22%
Berkshire +3 3 £308 -18.00%
South East -5 3 £308 -10.86%
City of London - 3 £388 -
Reading - 1 £308 -
Reigate - - - -
Oxford - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 30 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (57.14%) SQL
3 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
4 22 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 20 (47.62%) TestDirector
7 19 (45.24%) Windows
8 16 (38.10%) Windows XP
8 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
9 15 (35.71%) ISEB
9 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
10 14 (33.33%) AIX
10 14 (33.33%) Citrix
10 14 (33.33%) Veritas
10 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (33.33%) Netcool
10 14 (33.33%) McAfee
10 14 (33.33%) Clustering
10 14 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (28.57%) Selenium
12 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
12 11 (26.19%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (23.81%) VMware
13 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
13 10 (23.81%) QA
14 9 (21.43%) UNIX
14 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
14 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
15 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
16 7 (16.67%) C#

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (26.19%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) RMDS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (47.62%) TestDirector
3 12 (28.57%) Selenium
4 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 6 (14.29%) Rational Rose
4 6 (14.29%) QARun
5 3 (7.14%) Ranorex
5 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.14%) FitNesse
5 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.76%) TestNG
6 2 (4.76%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) Robotium
7 1 (2.38%) RIATest
7 1 (2.38%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 19 (45.24%) Test Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Applications Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) J2SE
3 1 (2.38%) FpML
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Clustering
2 7 (16.67%) PDA
3 4 (9.52%) Equities
4 3 (7.14%) Open Source
5 2 (4.76%) Derivative
5 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows XP
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (33.33%) AIX
4 9 (21.43%) UNIX
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.38%) Solaris
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
2 21 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
3 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Change Management
4 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 6 (14.29%) UML
6 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) User Stories
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.76%) CRM
9 2 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
10 1 (2.38%) V-Model
10 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) C#
2 7 (16.67%) Perl
3 5 (11.90%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.14%) VB
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) Korn
7 1 (2.38%) Groovy
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) VBScript
7 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) ISEB
2 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
4 7 (16.67%) MCTS
4 7 (16.67%) MCITP
4 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (16.67%) MCSE
4 7 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (33.33%) Netcool
3 7 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Citrix
1 14 (33.33%) Veritas
1 14 (33.33%) McAfee
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Comverse
6 1 (2.38%) Syncfusion
6 1 (2.38%) Perforce
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
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