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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 491 494 426
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -68
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 121 128 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 1.87% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 67 103
Median daily rate £420 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7717 6843 6234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.69% 13.43% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5382 4580 4044
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 101 142
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.25 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.76% -1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.13 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.31 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -2.06%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 47 £425 +17.24% 14
South East -2 19 £450 +25.87% 2
North East -48 13 £323 +22.85% 1
South West +17 12 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire +13 11 £390 +15.55% 3
North West -13 10 £360 +15.20% 1
East of England +12 4 £475 +95.87%
West Midlands -22 2 £500 +28.20%
East Midlands -2 1 - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 122 (45.35%) HP
2 108 (40.15%) Performance Testing
3 95 (35.32%) SQL
4 91 (33.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 88 (32.71%) HP UFT
6 82 (30.48%) Java
7 81 (30.11%) JMeter
8 75 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
9 68 (25.28%) Selenium
10 57 (21.19%) ISTQB
11 56 (20.82%) Oracle
11 56 (20.82%) HP Quality Center
12 54 (20.07%) Unix
13 53 (19.70%) Functional Testing
14 51 (18.96%) Security Cleared
15 50 (18.59%) Test Scripting
16 49 (18.22%) JIRA
17 48 (17.84%) QA
18 47 (17.47%) Software Testing
19 45 (16.73%) Finance
20 37 (13.75%) SC Cleared
21 35 (13.01%) Cucumber
21 35 (13.01%) Windows
21 35 (13.01%) Linux
22 34 (12.64%) ISEB
22 34 (12.64%) Test Strategy
23 33 (12.27%) Automation Testing
23 33 (12.27%) VB
24 32 (11.90%) Load Testing
24 32 (11.90%) Test Automation

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 7 (2.60%) Confluence
1 7 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.12%) Apache
2 3 (1.12%) IIS
2 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.74%) JBoss
3 2 (0.74%) nginx
3 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.37%) SAS
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) MS Office
2 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.86%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.37%) Office 365
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.32%) HTTP
2 13 (4.83%) SAN
3 11 (4.09%) VPN
4 6 (2.23%) FTP
5 4 (1.49%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.49%) LAN
5 4 (1.49%) SMTP
5 4 (1.49%) SSL
5 4 (1.49%) WAN
6 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.74%) Firewall
7 2 (0.74%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.37%) Network Security
8 1 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.83%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.12%) DB2
6 2 (0.74%) MS Access
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.37%) HBase
7 1 (0.37%) Impala
7 1 (0.37%) MySQL
7 1 (0.37%) QlikView
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 88 (32.71%) HP UFT
2 81 (30.11%) JMeter
3 68 (25.28%) Selenium
4 49 (18.22%) JIRA
5 35 (13.01%) Cucumber
6 28 (10.41%) SoapUI
7 27 (10.04%) Visual Studio
8 22 (8.18%) Git (software)
9 21 (7.81%) Gatling
9 21 (7.81%) Subversion
10 15 (5.58%) WebDriver
11 12 (4.46%) Facilita Forecast
12 10 (3.72%) Zephyr
13 9 (3.35%) Selenium IDE
14 7 (2.60%) Jenkins
14 7 (2.60%) LoadUI
15 6 (2.23%) JUnit
15 6 (2.23%) NeoLoad
15 6 (2.23%) SilkPerformer
16 5 (1.86%) WATIR
General
1 45 (16.73%) Finance
2 17 (6.32%) Banking
3 10 (3.72%) Retail
4 7 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.49%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.74%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 79 (29.37%) Analyst
2 77 (28.62%) Test Analyst
3 73 (27.14%) Tester
4 41 (15.24%) Performance Tester
5 32 (11.90%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 31 (11.52%) Performance Analyst
7 30 (11.15%) Performance Test Analyst
8 23 (8.55%) Test Manager
9 20 (7.43%) Consultant
9 20 (7.43%) Test Engineer
10 18 (6.69%) Performance Engineer
11 16 (5.95%) Test Leader
12 15 (5.58%) LoadRunner Tester
12 15 (5.58%) Test Consultant
12 15 (5.58%) Test Specialist
13 14 (5.20%) Automation Tester
13 14 (5.20%) Performance Manager
13 14 (5.20%) Performance Test Manager
14 13 (4.83%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 13 (4.83%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.67%) .NET
2 24 (8.92%) HTML
3 23 (8.55%) SOAP
4 21 (7.81%) XML
5 18 (6.69%) JSON
6 14 (5.20%) Web Services
7 9 (3.35%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.35%) JSP
8 8 (2.97%) Middleware
9 6 (2.23%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.23%) Spring
10 5 (1.86%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.12%) HTML5
11 3 (1.12%) XSD
12 2 (0.74%) Ajax
12 2 (0.74%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.74%) HHVM
12 2 (0.74%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.74%) Java EE
12 2 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.46%) Data Structures
2 12 (4.46%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (2.23%) Derivative
3 6 (2.23%) Equities
3 6 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.86%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.86%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.12%) EPoS
5 3 (1.12%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.74%) iPad
6 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.74%) Psychology
6 2 (0.74%) User Experience
6 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.07%) Unix
2 35 (13.01%) Linux
2 35 (13.01%) Windows
3 2 (0.74%) Solaris
3 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.37%) AIX
4 1 (0.37%) CentOS
4 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (40.15%) Performance Testing
2 91 (33.83%) Non-Functional Testing
3 75 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (19.70%) Functional Testing
5 50 (18.59%) Test Scripting
6 47 (17.47%) Software Testing
7 34 (12.64%) Test Strategy
8 33 (12.27%) Automation Testing
9 32 (11.90%) Load Testing
9 32 (11.90%) Test Automation
10 27 (10.04%) Automated Testing
10 27 (10.04%) Test Management
11 26 (9.67%) SDLC
12 21 (7.81%) BDD
13 20 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.06%) Scrum
14 19 (7.06%) Waterfall
15 16 (5.95%) Manual Testing
15 16 (5.95%) Migration
15 16 (5.95%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (35.32%) SQL
2 82 (30.48%) Java
3 33 (12.27%) VB
4 24 (8.92%) C#
4 24 (8.92%) Python
5 21 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.83%) Ruby
7 12 (4.46%) C
8 10 (3.72%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.97%) C++
9 8 (2.97%) Perl
9 8 (2.97%) Scala
10 7 (2.60%) VBScript
11 5 (1.86%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.86%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (1.49%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (1.49%) VBA
13 3 (1.12%) PHP
14 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (21.19%) ISTQB
2 51 (18.96%) Security Cleared
3 37 (13.75%) SC Cleared
4 34 (12.64%) ISEB
5 28 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (4.83%) CCNA
6 13 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.46%) DV Cleared
8 11 (4.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.74%) Degree
10 2 (0.74%) MCP
10 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.74%) OCP
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.74%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (17.84%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) SLA
3 3 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.23%) Docker
3 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 56 (20.82%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.46%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.74%) Ansible
3 2 (0.74%) DameWare
3 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.74%) Puppet
3 2 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.37%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 122 (45.35%) HP
2 56 (20.82%) Oracle
3 23 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 22 (8.18%) Citrix
5 17 (6.32%) VMware
6 15 (5.58%) IBM
6 15 (5.58%) SOASTA, Inc
7 8 (2.97%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.97%) SAP
8 7 (2.60%) AppDynamics
8 7 (2.60%) Dynatrace
9 6 (2.23%) New Relic
10 3 (1.12%) Capita
11 2 (0.74%) CA
11 2 (0.74%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.74%) hybris
11 2 (0.74%) LexisNexis
11 2 (0.74%) Telerik
11 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.37%) Adobe
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