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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP WinRunner
Rank 622 574 569
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -5
Contract jobs citing WinRunner 2 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.036% 0.038%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.026% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 14
Average daily rate
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£285 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £310 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £448 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £348 £366
% change year-on-year
-17.98% -4.92%
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
7679 7171 5991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.28% 12.91% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4614 3748
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 150 145
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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
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 4 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 5 August 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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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
Glasgow 0 1 £270 -20.00%
Scotland -7 1 £270 -28.00%
England -18 1 £300 -20.00% 3
East Midlands - 1 £300 -

WinRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 9 (90.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (70.00%) MCTS
3 7 (70.00%) MCITP
3 7 (70.00%) PDA
3 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (70.00%) Citrix
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (70.00%) TestDirector
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) AIX
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) MCSA
3 7 (70.00%) McAfee
3 7 (70.00%) Veritas
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (70.00%) Change Management
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (70.00%) Clustering
4 6 (60.00%) Netcool

WinRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) HP UFT
2 7 (70.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) QARun
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Clustering
1 7 (70.00%) PDA
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) AIX
1 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Change Management
2 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) MCSE
1 7 (70.00%) MCSA
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (70.00%) MCTS
1 7 (70.00%) MCITP
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (60.00%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (60.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) Veritas
2 7 (70.00%) McAfee
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft