The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 188 206 184
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 12 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.17% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 1.43% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £346 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.60% -20.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
777 842 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.57% 11.84% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 626 618
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +24.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 17 (53.13%) Performance Testing
2 15 (46.88%) HP
3 13 (40.63%) Finance
4 12 (37.50%) Banking
5 11 (34.38%) SQL
6 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 9 (28.13%) Load Testing
7 9 (28.13%) Stress Testing
8 8 (25.00%) Oracle
8 8 (25.00%) ISEB
8 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 8 (25.00%) Social Network
8 8 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
8 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (18.75%) JMeter
10 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.63%) Linux
11 5 (15.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (15.63%) Selenium
12 4 (12.50%) Java
12 4 (12.50%) Middleware
13 3 (9.38%) C++
13 3 (9.38%) Web Services
13 3 (9.38%) Apache
13 3 (9.38%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 3G
1 2 (6.25%) 2G
1 2 (6.25%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 6 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (18.75%) JMeter
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (6.25%) eggPlant
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) Ant
4 2 (6.25%) Toad
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (3.13%) WATIR
5 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
5 1 (3.13%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (3.13%) WebLOAD
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 12 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Tester
2 16 (50.00%) Performance Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.13%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) J2ME
3 2 (6.25%) WAP
3 2 (6.25%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (25.00%) Social Network
2 5 (15.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (6.25%) Handset
3 2 (6.25%) Statistics
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Performance Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Load Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Stress Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) Test Management
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
4 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) ISEB
3 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) HP
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (3.13%) MKS
4 1 (3.13%) Green Hat
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Hyperion
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