Period
to 17 January 2019

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 6 months to 17 January 2019 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 179 180
Rank change year-on-year -32 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 16 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 2.56% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 13
South West median daily rate £365 £375 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% -35.34% +46.84%
10th Percentile £300 £312 £408
90th Percentile £394 £500 £645
England median daily rate £440 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -67.70% - -

LoadRunner is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,206 858 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.94% 16.28% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 548 652
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £575 £552 £531
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 25 44
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -1.44% +0.24%
10th Percentile £36.75 £35.50 £26.88
90th Percentile £57.38 £48.75 £53.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.71% +2.50%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the South West

LoadRunner
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

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the South West

LoadRunner
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 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -31 6 £375 -21.05%
Bristol -9 5 £370 +23.33% 3
Somerset -2 4 £300 -40.00%
Devon -3 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 9 (56.25%) JMeter
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) SOAP
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Logistics
5 4 (25.00%) Toad
5 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Dynatrace
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) TestComplete
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 3 (18.75%) Change Control
6 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
6 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) TDD

LoadRunner
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JMeter
2 4 (25.00%) Toad
2 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) TestComplete
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) Fiddler
4 2 (12.50%) NeoLoad
5 1 (6.25%) Gatling
5 1 (6.25%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Logistics Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Supply Chain Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware
4 2 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Logistics
3 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Change Control
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Scalability Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP ALM
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Dynatrace
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft