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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 131 138
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 11 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.37% 2.85% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £375 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £419 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £372 £350
% change year-on-year +4.30% +6.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 464 421 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.08% 14.07% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 286 298
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +13.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.55 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £43.00 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Wiltshire +11 9 £338 -10.00%
Bristol - 1 £372 - 3
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) ISEB
4 9 (45.00%) Java
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium
4 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (40.00%) HP
6 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) F#
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) TestNG
7 6 (30.00%) TeamCity
7 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (30.00%) vSphere
7 6 (30.00%) BDD
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
7 6 (30.00%) DevOps
7 6 (30.00%) PuTTY
7 6 (30.00%) WinSCP
7 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (5.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) PuTTY
1 6 (30.00%) WinSCP
2 5 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Ant
2 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (30.00%) TeamCity
2 6 (30.00%) TestNG
2 6 (30.00%) Toad
3 3 (15.00%) JMeter
3 3 (15.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Tester
2 9 (45.00%) Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Automation Tester
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Tester
6 3 (15.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Applications Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Applications Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
1 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (30.00%) API Testing
6 6 (30.00%) BDD
6 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (30.00%) DevOps
6 6 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (15.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) F#
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.00%) C
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) VB
4 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISEB
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (30.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) SAP