The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 169 200 197
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -3
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.087% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 1.05% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £400 £333 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £258 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
641 761 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.51% 14.10% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 626 621
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the City of London region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the City of London region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 11 (78.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (71.43%) JMeter
3 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (57.14%) Selenium
4 8 (57.14%) Java
4 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (50.00%) Banking
6 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (35.71%) Data Structures
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
7 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
7 5 (35.71%) Equities
7 5 (35.71%) VB
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle
7 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
7 5 (35.71%) Derivative
7 5 (35.71%) JIRA
8 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
8 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
8 4 (28.57%) BDD
8 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) Linux
8 4 (28.57%) HP

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) JMeter
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (21.43%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) Gatling
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
6 1 (7.14%) Geb
6 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.14%) JUnit
6 1 (7.14%) WATIR
6 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Banking Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Web Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Data Structures
2 5 (35.71%) Derivative
2 5 (35.71%) Equities
2 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
3 1 (7.14%) DTCC
3 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
8 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) VB
4 3 (21.43%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
4 2 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Green Hat
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) TIBCO