Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 182 195
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 21 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.25% 2.16% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 21
South West median daily rate £375 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £300 £390 £291
90th Percentile £500 £638 £456
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +2.74%
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 935 974 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.49% 16.97% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 670 662
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £517 £526 £500
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 55
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.42% +13.32%
10th Percentile £32.60 £24.72 £30.20
90th Percentile £57.05 £51.66 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 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 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 2017. 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 - 7 £320 -
Gloucestershire +8 6 £475 +5.56%
Somerset - 6 £500 -
Bristol - 1 £300 - 2
Devon - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 10 (47.62%) JMeter
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Python
4 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Web Accessibility
5 6 (28.57%) JSON
5 6 (28.57%) HP
5 6 (28.57%) OOP
5 6 (28.57%) SOAP
5 6 (28.57%) XML
5 6 (28.57%) XSD
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) HTTP
6 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
6 5 (23.81%) AppDynamics
6 5 (23.81%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Thinking
7 4 (19.05%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Big Data
7 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (19.05%) WebSphere

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 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) HTTP
1 5 (23.81%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) PuTTY
2 1 (4.76%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Big Data
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (19.05%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) JMeter
2 8 (38.10%) Selenium
3 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (4.76%) Ant
6 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.76%) Gatling
6 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.76%) TestNG
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) C++ Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C++/Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Test Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) JSON
1 6 (28.57%) SOAP
1 6 (28.57%) XML
1 6 (28.57%) XSD
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) JDBC
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) OOP
3 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Data Integration
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) OO
8 1 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) DevOps
8 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) C
3 4 (19.05%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) F#
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) AppDynamics
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Software AG
4 1 (4.76%) Veracode
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) webMethods