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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 169 181 206
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +25
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 1.13% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £450 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.33% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £258 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
613 709 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.96% 15.01% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 585 633
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 24 September 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 10 (71.43%) JMeter
1 10 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 7 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) Data Structures
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
5 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
5 5 (35.71%) Equities
5 5 (35.71%) VB
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
5 5 (35.71%) Derivative
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) Unix
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 3 (21.43%) Cucumber

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) JMeter
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) Gatling
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) Subversion
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
6 1 (7.14%) Geb
6 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (7.14%) JUnit
6 1 (7.14%) WATIR
6 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Banking Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Data Structures
2 5 (35.71%) Derivative
2 5 (35.71%) Equities
2 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
3 1 (7.14%) DTCC
3 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 2 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Green Hat
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO