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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 144 189 195
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 0.84% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Average daily rate £403 £338 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.25% -23.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £328 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £388 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
410 717 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.05% 14.12% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 574 537
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) HTTP
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (12.50%) DevOps
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Data Protection

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (12.50%) RUP
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP