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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 178 190 187
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 1.37% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £219 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £530 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
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
734 729 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.29% 12.57% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 536 511
Average daily rate £426 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.37 £48.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +17.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 6 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) JMeter
5 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) NeoLoad
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) V-Model
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Retail
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.11%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (22.22%) JMeter
1 4 (22.22%) NeoLoad
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) DbUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) SUSE
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) V-Model
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (11.11%) Logistics
6 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Murex
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago