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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP WinRunner
Rank 556 546 512
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -34
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 21 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.031% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 12
Average daily rate
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£358 £260 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.72% -40.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £359 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £260 £435
% change year-on-year
+36.16% -40.22%
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
6850 5794 5386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.49% 11.90% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3694 3351
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 131 208
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 26 January 2015.

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 11 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 26 January 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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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
Scotland - 13 £350 -
England -34 7 £375 +44.23% 2
London 0 4 £375 +19.04%
Reading +6 1 - - 1
Berkshire -3 1 - - 1
South East -27 1 - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - -

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 23 (79.31%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (72.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (58.62%) TestDirector
4 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (55.17%) Windows
4 16 (55.17%) Windows XP
4 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
4 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
5 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
5 15 (51.72%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
5 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
5 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (51.72%) PDA
5 15 (51.72%) Change Management
5 15 (51.72%) Clustering
5 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
5 15 (51.72%) Citrix
5 15 (51.72%) AIX
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
5 15 (51.72%) Veritas
5 15 (51.72%) McAfee
6 14 (48.28%) Netcool
6 14 (48.28%) MCSE
6 14 (48.28%) MCSA
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
6 14 (48.28%) MCTS
6 14 (48.28%) MCITP
6 14 (48.28%) VMware

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (58.62%) TestDirector
3 12 (41.38%) Selenium
4 8 (27.59%) LoadRunner
5 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
6 3 (10.34%) JMeter
6 3 (10.34%) WebLOAD
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
1 8 (27.59%) Test Analyst
1 8 (27.59%) Test Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
1 3 (10.34%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Clustering
1 15 (51.72%) PDA
2 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Windows XP
1 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) AIX
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
1 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
2 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 15 (51.72%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Test Management
5 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) MCSE
2 14 (48.28%) MCSA
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (48.28%) MCTS
2 14 (48.28%) MCITP
3 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) VMware ESX
1 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (79.31%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (51.72%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (48.28%) Netcool
4 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Citrix
1 15 (51.72%) Veritas
1 15 (51.72%) McAfee
2 14 (48.28%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Murex
4 3 (10.34%) HP