The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 40 54 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.29% 1.44% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 5.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £381 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.31% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year - -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 64 110 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 18.82% 26.38% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 85 24
Median daily rate £400 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Cardiff

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Cardiff

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 8 (88.89%) JMeter
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 6 (66.67%) RAD
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (66.67%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
4 5 (55.56%) SOAP
5 4 (44.44%) JBoss
5 4 (44.44%) J2EE
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) Siebel
5 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
5 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
5 4 (44.44%) The Grinder
5 4 (44.44%) Groovy
5 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
6 3 (33.33%) QA
6 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) V-Model
6 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) JMeter
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) Rational Performance Tester
4 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
5 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
5 4 (44.44%) The Grinder
6 3 (33.33%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Performance Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
2 4 (44.44%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (66.67%) RAD
2 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) RUP
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Groovy
3 3 (33.33%) C
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Siebel
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow