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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
London / City of London
Rank 151 148 181
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +33
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.098% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.70% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £625 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £270 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
506 431 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.18% 14.03% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 338 585
Median daily rate £475 £473 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £332 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £617 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) WATIR
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Geb
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDET
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Drupal
1 1 (14.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) WATIR
3 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 1 (14.29%) Geb
4 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) NUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Sahi
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Test Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Manager
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
2 1 (14.29%) QA Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Security Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Green Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft