The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 30 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.

HP LoadRunner
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 48 50
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.90% 0.88% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.76% 5.48% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £475 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 63 73 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 18.86% 16.08% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 85
Median daily rate £431 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £43.50 £46.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.43% +9.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £42.65 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 12 (100.00%) Python
2 10 (83.33%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) JMeter
5 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 5 (41.67%) ISEB
5 5 (41.67%) C++
5 5 (41.67%) JDBC
5 5 (41.67%) Unix
5 5 (41.67%) OOP
5 5 (41.67%) RESTful
5 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (25.00%) Perl
7 3 (25.00%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) C
7 3 (25.00%) CSS
7 3 (25.00%) SOAP
7 3 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) XSD
7 3 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (25.00%) Big Data

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Ant
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Big Data Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) JDBC
1 5 (41.67%) RESTful
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) XSD
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
1 5 (41.67%) OOP
1 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Python
2 10 (83.33%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 5 (41.67%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle