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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 187 188 193
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 8 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 3.04% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 10
Average daily rate
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£326 £450 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +20.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £356
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
696 823 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.82% 13.08% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 633 622
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £56.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £47.50 £49.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner.

1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (25.00%) JMeter
4 4 (25.00%) QA
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) NeoLoad
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Drupal
2 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (25.00%) JMeter
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) NeoLoad
2 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) DbUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Web Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) Django
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) V-Model
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (6.25%) AppDynamics
2 1 (6.25%) Pega
2 1 (6.25%) Coverity
2 1 (6.25%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle