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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP WinRunner
Rank 580 551 553
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +2
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 15 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.051% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 20
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £314 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
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 £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 August 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 18 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 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
England -35 9 £425 -5.55% 3
London +15 8 £438 +9.37%
Scotland -14 6 £361 +2.84%
City of London +31 2 £475 -9.52%
Berkshire +9 1 £335 -10.66% 1
South East -6 1 £335 -36.19% 1
Reading - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (72.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (52.50%) SQL
4 20 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
5 19 (47.50%) TestDirector
6 17 (42.50%) Windows
7 15 (37.50%) Windows XP
7 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
8 14 (35.00%) ISEB
9 13 (32.50%) Citrix
9 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (32.50%) Netcool
9 13 (32.50%) Veritas
9 13 (32.50%) McAfee
9 13 (32.50%) AIX
9 13 (32.50%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (32.50%) Clustering
10 11 (27.50%) Selenium
11 10 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
12 9 (22.50%) QA
12 9 (22.50%) VMware
12 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
13 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
13 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
14 7 (17.50%) MCTS
14 7 (17.50%) MCITP
14 7 (17.50%) PDA

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) RMDS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (72.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (47.50%) TestDirector
3 11 (27.50%) Selenium
4 6 (15.00%) Rational Rose
4 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (15.00%) QARun
5 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.00%) JIRA
6 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.00%) Ranorex
6 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.50%) JUnit
7 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.50%) JMeter
7 1 (2.50%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.50%) TestNG
7 1 (2.50%) RIATest
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) J2SE
2 1 (2.50%) FpML
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Clustering
2 7 (17.50%) PDA
3 4 (10.00%) Equities
4 2 (5.00%) Derivative
4 2 (5.00%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (32.50%) AIX
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.50%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Change Management
5 6 (15.00%) UML
5 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.00%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (5.00%) CRM
8 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.00%) User Stories
9 1 (2.50%) OO
9 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.50%) Quality Management
9 1 (2.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Perl
3 5 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Groovy
6 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) ISEB
3 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
4 7 (17.50%) MCTS
4 7 (17.50%) MCITP
4 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.50%) MCSE
4 7 (17.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
1 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (32.50%) Netcool
2 13 (32.50%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Citrix
1 13 (32.50%) Veritas
1 13 (32.50%) McAfee
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
2 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Comverse
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.50%) Syncfusion
5 1 (2.50%) Perforce