Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 185 189
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 2.46% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 10
South West median daily rate £300 £372 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% -7.00% +6.31%
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.80 - -

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 1,129 935 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.24% 17.00% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 562 645
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £305 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 53
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +6.01% +7.13%
10th Percentile £35.25 £33.80 £28.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £56.25 £49.80
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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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

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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 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 September 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
Somerset -1 4 £300 -40.00%
Wiltshire -7 4 £367 +4.86%
Gloucestershire -6 1 £475 - 1
Bristol -12 1 £413 +10.89% 3
Dorset - 1 - - 1
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 5 (41.67%) JMeter
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Logistics
2 4 (33.33%) Toad
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Dynatrace
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Middleware
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) Java

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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 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) PuTTY
2 1 (8.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JMeter
2 4 (33.33%) Toad
3 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) Ant
4 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) NeoLoad
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Rational Quality Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Logistics Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Supply Chain Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Logistics
2 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) V-Model
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Synthetic Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) F#
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (8.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Dynatrace
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Software AG
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) webMethods