Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 179 201
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 -16
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 14 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.65% 2.31% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 11
South West median daily rate £375 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +31.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £315 £438 £314
90th Percentile £388 £645 £438
England median daily rate £431 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.07% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 849 997 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.34% 18.20% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 646 652
South West median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £295
90th Percentile £563 £528 £500
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 59
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -7.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £37.50 £25.00 £31.80
90th Percentile £55.75 £53.75 £48.45
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 21 February 2018. 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
Dorset -2 9 £375 -
Gloucestershire -3 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £300 - 2
Devon - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 12 (85.71%) JMeter
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
1 12 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) SpecFlow
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) NUnit
3 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 9 (64.29%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) BDD
4 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) JSON
7 2 (14.29%) CSS
7 2 (14.29%) SOAP
7 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) HTML
7 2 (14.29%) Python
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) XSD
7 2 (14.29%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) PuTTY
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) JMeter
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) SpecFlow
3 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 9 (64.29%) NUnit
4 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) Ant
6 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) TestNG
6 1 (7.14%) WebPagetest
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Automation Test Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) XSD
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) JDBC
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) OOP
5 2 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (7.14%) API Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) F#
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Software AG
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) webMethods