The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner 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 for the Wales region.

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 LoadRunner
Rank 64 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.20% 0.58% -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.03% 5.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£376 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
128 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.09% 10.14% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 40 46
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £349 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the Wales region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Wales

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Wales region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing LoadRunner 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 LoadRunner.

1 13 (81.25%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (68.75%) HP
3 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) QA
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (43.75%) Oracle
5 7 (43.75%) Ant
5 7 (43.75%) SOAP
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) Apache
5 7 (43.75%) J2ME
5 7 (43.75%) WAP
5 7 (43.75%) Toad
5 7 (43.75%) Sun
5 7 (43.75%) Apple
5 7 (43.75%) 3G
5 7 (43.75%) 2G
5 7 (43.75%) Handset
5 7 (43.75%) Scrum
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) Maven
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) Selenium
5 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
5 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
5 7 (43.75%) 4G
5 7 (43.75%) REST
5 7 (43.75%) Mobile App

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing LoadRunner 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 LoadRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) 3G
1 7 (43.75%) 2G
1 7 (43.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Maven
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
1 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
1 7 (43.75%) Apache Ivy
1 7 (43.75%) eggPlant
1 7 (43.75%) Ant
1 7 (43.75%) Toad
2 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) QA Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) SOAP
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
1 7 (43.75%) J2ME
1 7 (43.75%) WAP
1 7 (43.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Handset
1 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Stress Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ERP
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (81.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Sun
2 7 (43.75%) Apple
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix