The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
UK / England
Rank 490 469 452
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 87 122 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.26% 1.77% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 89 67
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6883 6894 6195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.60% 15.10% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4639 4302
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 167 112
Median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.23 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in England

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the England region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in England

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in England

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the England region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in England

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 30 £425 - 5
South East +21 13 £406 -2.10% 4
East of England +8 9 £325 +18.18% 1
South West +12 8 £580 +45.00% 2
North West +7 8 £395 +31.66% 1
North East -19 7 £475 +27.51% 1
West Midlands -6 5 £463 +41.22% 1
Yorkshire -14 1 - - 1
LoadRunner
UK

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 106 (57.30%) JMeter
2 100 (54.05%) Selenium
3 99 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (41.08%) Java
5 65 (35.14%) HP
6 64 (34.59%) Performance Testing
7 60 (32.43%) QA
8 55 (29.73%) JIRA
9 51 (27.57%) Unix
10 47 (25.41%) SoapUI
11 41 (22.16%) SQL
11 41 (22.16%) Python
11 41 (22.16%) Security Cleared
12 40 (21.62%) SOAP
12 40 (21.62%) BDD
13 39 (21.08%) HP Quality Center
14 38 (20.54%) TDD
15 37 (20.00%) HP UFT
16 36 (19.46%) Cucumber
17 33 (17.84%) XML
18 31 (16.76%) Ruby
19 30 (16.22%) Test Scripting
19 30 (16.22%) Scrum
20 28 (15.14%) Functional Testing
20 28 (15.14%) Test Automation
21 27 (14.59%) Non-Functional Testing
21 27 (14.59%) Test Management
22 26 (14.05%) Windows
22 26 (14.05%) Jenkins
23 25 (13.51%) ISEB

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.57%) Confluence
2 8 (4.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (3.24%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.16%) CMS
4 4 (2.16%) Drupal
4 4 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.62%) Apache
5 3 (1.62%) OpenROAD
5 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.62%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.08%) IIS
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.54%) CICS
7 1 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.54%) MS Office
1 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.08%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.08%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.54%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.62%) GitHub
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) CloudBees
3 2 (1.08%) IaaS
3 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.08%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.95%) HTTP
2 9 (4.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.62%) SNMP
4 2 (1.08%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.08%) FTP
4 2 (1.08%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.24%) Hadoop
1 6 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.70%) Big Data
2 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.08%) DB2
3 2 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.54%) MS Access
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.54%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 106 (57.30%) JMeter
2 100 (54.05%) Selenium
3 55 (29.73%) JIRA
4 47 (25.41%) SoapUI
5 37 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 36 (19.46%) Cucumber
7 26 (14.05%) Jenkins
8 20 (10.81%) Zephyr
9 19 (10.27%) WebDriver
10 18 (9.73%) JUnit
11 17 (9.19%) Git (software)
12 15 (8.11%) Maven
13 13 (7.03%) Ant
13 13 (7.03%) SpecFlow
13 13 (7.03%) WATIR
14 12 (6.49%) NUnit
15 11 (5.95%) Rational Functional Tester
15 11 (5.95%) Sahi
16 8 (4.32%) Fiddler
16 8 (4.32%) WebLOAD
General
1 20 (10.81%) Finance
2 14 (7.57%) Banking
3 10 (5.41%) Retail
4 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.16%) Games
5 4 (2.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (33.51%) Tester
2 41 (22.16%) Analyst
3 40 (21.62%) Test Analyst
4 33 (17.84%) Performance Tester
5 16 (8.65%) Developer
5 16 (8.65%) Performance Analyst
5 16 (8.65%) Performance Test Analyst
6 15 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 14 (7.57%) Automation Tester
8 12 (6.49%) Java Developer
8 12 (6.49%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 11 (5.95%) Test Manager
10 10 (5.41%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 10 (5.41%) LoadRunner Tester
10 10 (5.41%) Test Specialist
11 9 (4.86%) QA Tester
11 9 (4.86%) Senior Tester
12 8 (4.32%) QA Analyst
13 7 (3.78%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (3.78%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.62%) SOAP
2 33 (17.84%) XML
3 21 (11.35%) .NET
3 21 (11.35%) HTML
3 21 (11.35%) JSON
4 19 (10.27%) Web Services
5 18 (9.73%) RESTful
6 16 (8.65%) CSS
7 15 (8.11%) XSD
8 12 (6.49%) JDBC
9 5 (2.70%) Middleware
10 4 (2.16%) J2EE
11 3 (1.62%) Java EE
11 3 (1.62%) REST
12 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (1.08%) WCF
12 2 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (1.08%) XML Messaging
13 1 (0.54%) SAP Basis
13 1 (0.54%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.70%) Statistics
3 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.62%) PKI
5 2 (1.08%) EPoS
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.08%) Replication
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.54%) iPad
6 1 (0.54%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.54%) VSAM
6 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (27.57%) Unix
2 26 (14.05%) Windows
3 20 (10.81%) Linux
4 6 (3.24%) Android
4 6 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.54%) AIX
6 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (34.59%) Performance Testing
3 40 (21.62%) BDD
4 38 (20.54%) TDD
5 30 (16.22%) Scrum
5 30 (16.22%) Test Scripting
6 28 (15.14%) Functional Testing
6 28 (15.14%) Test Automation
7 27 (14.59%) Non-Functional Testing
7 27 (14.59%) Test Management
8 24 (12.97%) Waterfall
9 23 (12.43%) Software Testing
10 18 (9.73%) Automation Testing
11 17 (9.19%) Automated Testing
11 17 (9.19%) Configuration Management
12 16 (8.65%) DevOps
12 16 (8.65%) Test Planning
13 15 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (8.11%) Web Accessibility
14 14 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (41.08%) Java
2 41 (22.16%) Python
2 41 (22.16%) SQL
3 31 (16.76%) Ruby
4 23 (12.43%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.81%) Perl
6 19 (10.27%) C++
7 15 (8.11%) C#
7 15 (8.11%) Shell Script
8 14 (7.57%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.86%) C
10 2 (1.08%) Groovy
10 2 (1.08%) VBScript
11 1 (0.54%) COBOL
11 1 (0.54%) Go
11 1 (0.54%) JCL
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) VB
11 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (22.16%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.51%) ISEB
3 24 (12.97%) DV Cleared
4 22 (11.89%) ISTQB
5 16 (8.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (8.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.54%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (32.43%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) SDET
3 2 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (21.08%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.78%) Puppet
3 6 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.16%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.08%) Ansible
5 2 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.54%) Grafana
6 1 (0.54%) Graphite
6 1 (0.54%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 65 (35.14%) HP
2 23 (12.43%) Oracle
3 13 (7.03%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.86%) IBM
4 9 (4.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.24%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.70%) Guidewire
6 5 (2.70%) SAP
7 4 (2.16%) VMware
8 3 (1.62%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.08%) Calypso
9 2 (1.08%) F5
9 2 (1.08%) Green Hat
9 2 (1.08%) Sun
9 2 (1.08%) Temenos
10 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.54%) Siebel
10 1 (0.54%) Telerik
10 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £385 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago