The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 133 136
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 10 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 1.75% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
Median daily rate £475 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £418 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 520 399 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.20% 13.75% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 240 289
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 30
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £47.00
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +5 3 £475 +18.75% 2
Dorset - 3 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 17 (80.95%) Selenium
2 15 (71.43%) Java
3 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 13 (61.90%) Python
5 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (52.38%) JMeter
7 10 (47.62%) ISEB
7 10 (47.62%) DV Cleared
8 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
9 7 (33.33%) HP
9 7 (33.33%) Ant
9 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 7 (33.33%) BDD
9 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
10 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
10 6 (28.57%) Unix
11 5 (23.81%) OOP
11 5 (23.81%) JDBC
11 5 (23.81%) Oracle
11 5 (23.81%) C++
11 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
11 5 (23.81%) MVC
11 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
11 5 (23.81%) RESTful
12 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
12 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
12 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) PuTTY
1 4 (19.05%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) JMeter
3 7 (33.33%) Ant
4 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
5 4 (19.05%) Eclipse
5 4 (19.05%) HP UFT
5 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
5 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (19.05%) TeamCity
5 4 (19.05%) TestNG
5 4 (19.05%) Toad
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 3 (14.29%) Maven
6 3 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.76%) NeoLoad
7 1 (4.76%) WebLOAD
General
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Big Data Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) JDBC
1 5 (23.81%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) XSD
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
3 7 (33.33%) BDD
3 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) MVC
4 5 (23.81%) OOP
4 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) API Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) Python
3 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 5 (23.81%) C++
5 4 (19.05%) F#
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) C
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) Perl
6 3 (14.29%) Ruby
7 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.52%) VB
7 2 (9.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) DV Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 4 (19.05%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (19.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) vRealize
2 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 3 (14.29%) Cloudera
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
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