The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 21 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.73% 2.41% 5.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.74% 33.33% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £323
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Development Applications Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
23 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.16% 7.23% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 9
Average daily rate £388 - £303
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 - £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Watford

LoadRunner
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) DB2
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
1 6 (100.00%) Flash
1 6 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) HP
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (100.00%) Retail
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 6 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) DB2
1 6 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) HP