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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 197 206 191
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 2.47% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -15.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £401 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.66%
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
796 850 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.50% 12.01% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 630 533
Average daily rate £434 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £40.72 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014, 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 12 (46.15%) HP
1 12 (46.15%) Performance Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 9 (34.62%) Load Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Stress Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Rational Performance Tester
3 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 8 (30.77%) Social Network
3 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) JMeter
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
4 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (19.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (11.54%) Selenium
6 3 (11.54%) ETL
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) ClearCase
7 2 (7.69%) JUnit
7 2 (7.69%) jQuery
7 2 (7.69%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Rational Performance Tester
2 7 (26.92%) JMeter
3 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (11.54%) Selenium
5 2 (7.69%) JUnit
5 2 (7.69%) ClearCase
5 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) WinRunner
6 1 (3.85%) WATIR
6 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.85%) DbUnit
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
1 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Tester
2 11 (42.31%) Performance Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 8 (30.77%) Social Network
2 5 (19.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Performance Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Load Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Stress Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
4 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) ETL
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Test Management
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) OOP
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.85%) MKS