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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 179 188 186
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.99% 1.73% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 7
Average daily rate
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£369 £561 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.29% +65.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £392 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £351 £345
% change year-on-year
+21.25% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £4.00
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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
707 751 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.26% 12.56% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 556 545
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £288 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £58.11 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 January 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 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) .NET
4 5 (26.32%) JMeter
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (21.05%) ETL
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) NeoLoad
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) V-Model
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) JUnit
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) ClearCase

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JMeter
2 4 (21.05%) NeoLoad
3 3 (15.79%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (15.79%) JUnit
3 3 (15.79%) ClearCase
4 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium
4 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.53%) DbUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Test Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) V-Model
5 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Logistics
6 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.26%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Murex