The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 462 413 427
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +14
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 130 163 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 2.64% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 100 67
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
6769 6164 5150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.32% 12.66% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4507 3993 3263
Average daily rate £400 £389 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 138 151
Average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.50 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.33 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 50 £363 -18.30% 7
South East -30 28 £350 +7.69% 4
North West -7 14 £313 -16.66% 3
East of England +5 12 £243 -35.33%
East Midlands -10 7 £383 +26.15% 2
Yorkshire -18 6 £338 -2.17% 3
North East -26 5 £263 -27.08% 1
West Midlands -5 4 £390 +24.80%
South West -2 3 £350 +7.69%
South Coast - 1 - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 108 (43.55%) Performance Testing
2 92 (37.10%) HP
3 69 (27.82%) HP UFT
3 69 (27.82%) Security Cleared
4 63 (25.40%) HP Quality Center
4 63 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (23.79%) UNIX
6 58 (23.39%) JMeter
7 57 (22.98%) SQL
8 56 (22.58%) Java
9 51 (20.56%) QA
10 50 (20.16%) Selenium
11 46 (18.55%) SC Cleared
12 44 (17.74%) Test Scripting
13 43 (17.34%) Software Testing
14 42 (16.94%) ISEB
15 38 (15.32%) Finance
15 38 (15.32%) Linux
16 36 (14.52%) Automated Testing
16 36 (14.52%) Load Testing
17 34 (13.71%) XML
18 32 (12.90%) Oracle
19 31 (12.50%) Regression Testing
19 31 (12.50%) Test Management
19 31 (12.50%) Retail
19 31 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
20 30 (12.10%) Scrum
20 30 (12.10%) IBM
21 28 (11.29%) .NET
22 27 (10.89%) JIRA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 22 (8.87%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.84%) Apache
3 10 (4.03%) MQSeries
3 10 (4.03%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.42%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.02%) IIS
6 2 (0.81%) JBoss
6 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) Drupal
6 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.40%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.40%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.81%) Summit
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.40%) Primavera
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.23%) HTTP
2 7 (2.82%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.81%) Network Security
3 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.40%) SAN
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) SNMP
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.85%) DB2
2 13 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.03%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.02%) MySQL
5 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.21%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.40%) HBase
8 1 (0.40%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 69 (27.82%) HP UFT
2 58 (23.39%) JMeter
3 50 (20.16%) Selenium
4 27 (10.89%) JIRA
5 15 (6.05%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.84%) NeoLoad
7 11 (4.44%) SoapUI
8 9 (3.63%) Rational Performance Tester
9 8 (3.23%) Facilita Forecast
10 7 (2.82%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.82%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.42%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.42%) Rational Functional Tester
11 6 (2.42%) Git (software)
11 6 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.02%) IntelliJ
13 4 (1.61%) JUnit
13 4 (1.61%) TestComplete
14 3 (1.21%) Subversion
14 3 (1.21%) Maven
General
1 38 (15.32%) Finance
2 31 (12.50%) Retail
3 15 (6.05%) Banking
4 10 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (38.31%) Analyst
2 88 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 73 (29.44%) Tester
4 42 (16.94%) Performance Tester
5 29 (11.69%) Test Manager
6 20 (8.06%) Performance Analyst
7 19 (7.66%) Performance Test Analyst
8 14 (5.65%) Test Leader
9 13 (5.24%) Consultant
10 11 (4.44%) Test Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 7 (2.82%) Performance Test Leader
12 7 (2.82%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.42%) Test Consultant
13 6 (2.42%) QA Engineer
13 6 (2.42%) Performance Test Manager
13 6 (2.42%) Automation Tester
13 6 (2.42%) QA Analyst
13 6 (2.42%) Performance Manager
13 6 (2.42%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.71%) XML
2 28 (11.29%) .NET
3 18 (7.26%) HTML
4 17 (6.85%) SOAP
5 16 (6.45%) Middleware
6 15 (6.05%) J2EE
7 13 (5.24%) Web Services
8 10 (4.03%) XML Messaging
8 10 (4.03%) Flash
9 9 (3.63%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.63%) JSON
10 5 (2.02%) REST
11 4 (1.61%) Play Framework
11 4 (1.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.61%) Ajax
12 2 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.81%) LAMP
12 2 (0.81%) CGI
12 2 (0.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
2 8 (3.23%) PKI
2 8 (3.23%) DataPower
3 5 (2.02%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.02%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.61%) iSeries
4 4 (1.61%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.21%) iPad
5 3 (1.21%) AS400
6 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.81%) Tandem
6 2 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.40%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.79%) UNIX
2 38 (15.32%) Linux
3 19 (7.66%) Windows
4 10 (4.03%) AIX
5 8 (3.23%) Solaris
6 3 (1.21%) Android
6 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) HPUX
8 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (43.55%) Performance Testing
2 63 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (17.74%) Test Scripting
4 43 (17.34%) Software Testing
5 36 (14.52%) Automated Testing
5 36 (14.52%) Load Testing
6 31 (12.50%) Test Management
6 31 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 31 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 30 (12.10%) Scrum
8 26 (10.48%) Functional Testing
9 25 (10.08%) Test Automation
10 23 (9.27%) E-Commerce
11 22 (8.87%) Test Strategy
12 20 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (7.26%) Test Planning
14 16 (6.45%) Automation Testing
14 16 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 16 (6.45%) System Testing
15 15 (6.05%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.98%) SQL
2 56 (22.58%) Java
3 22 (8.87%) Shell Script
4 18 (7.26%) C#
5 15 (6.05%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.44%) C
6 11 (4.44%) Python
7 10 (4.03%) Perl
8 9 (3.63%) Ruby
8 9 (3.63%) VB
9 8 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.02%) C++
11 4 (1.61%) Scala
12 3 (1.21%) PHP
12 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.40%) Delphi
14 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.40%) VBScript
14 1 (0.40%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 69 (27.82%) Security Cleared
2 46 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 42 (16.94%) ISEB
4 26 (10.48%) ISTQB
5 17 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.63%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.63%) Degree
7 2 (0.81%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (20.56%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.81%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.81%) Varnish
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 63 (25.40%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.82%) Nessus
3 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.81%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.81%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.81%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 92 (37.10%) HP
2 32 (12.90%) Oracle
3 30 (12.10%) IBM
4 15 (6.05%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.65%) SAP
6 13 (5.24%) Splunk
7 7 (2.82%) Citrix
8 5 (2.02%) F5
8 5 (2.02%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.61%) Google
9 4 (1.61%) Coremetrics
9 4 (1.61%) BMC
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco
9 4 (1.61%) EMC
10 3 (1.21%) Endeca
10 3 (1.21%) VMware
11 2 (0.81%) Telerik
11 2 (0.81%) CA
11 2 (0.81%) CollabNet
11 2 (0.81%) Pega
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