The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 79 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.13% 0.54% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £340 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
152 57 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.49% 10.31% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 38 49
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £239 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -81.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 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 9 (81.82%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) QA
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Apache Ivy
5 4 (36.36%) eggPlant
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 4 (36.36%) 4G
5 4 (36.36%) REST
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (36.36%) Apple
5 4 (36.36%) 3G
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) Ant
5 4 (36.36%) SOAP
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) Apache
5 4 (36.36%) J2ME
5 4 (36.36%) WAP
5 4 (36.36%) Toad
5 4 (36.36%) Sun
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) 2G

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (36.36%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) 4G
1 4 (36.36%) 3G
1 4 (36.36%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (36.36%) eggPlant
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
1 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
1 4 (36.36%) Ant
1 4 (36.36%) Toad
1 4 (36.36%) Maven
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
2 4 (36.36%) QA Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) REST
1 4 (36.36%) SOAP
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
1 4 (36.36%) J2ME
1 4 (36.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
1 4 (36.36%) Handset
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Apple
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Sun