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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 146 187 195
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 13 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.15% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.28% 1.16% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 22
Median daily rate £425 £326 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.26% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £303 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £469 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
570 690 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.54% 12.59% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 523 634
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £37.02 £38.15
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -2.96%

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
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 5 May 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) JMeter
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) HP
4 7 (43.75%) Banking
4 7 (43.75%) Test Planning
5 6 (37.50%) JIRA
5 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Equities
6 5 (31.25%) Fixed Income
6 5 (31.25%) VB
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Derivative
6 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
6 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (31.25%) Data Structures
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) JMeter
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 4 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Gatling
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 7 (43.75%) Banking
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Banking Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Performance Tester
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) JSON
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (31.25%) Data Structures
1 5 (31.25%) Derivative
1 5 (31.25%) Equities
1 5 (31.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Test Planning
4 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) VB
4 4 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (12.50%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) SAP