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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 538 455 488
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +33
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 95 183 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 2.49% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 118 67
Median daily rate £450 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £359 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.30% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
8290 7338 6598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.52% 14.07% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5640 4885 4272
Median daily rate £438 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 130 118
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 August 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 August 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 -55 45 £450 +11.80% 8
South East +14 18 £450 +20.00% 2
South West +6 12 £450 +15.38% 1
North East -19 6 £310 +12.72% 1
East of England +5 4 £475 +46.15% 4
Yorkshire -4 4 £400 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -34 4 £500 +17.64% 2
North West -7 3 £400 +33.33% 3
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 113 (47.08%) HP
2 104 (43.33%) Java
3 98 (40.83%) JMeter
4 93 (38.75%) SQL
5 87 (36.25%) Performance Testing
6 82 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (32.92%) HP UFT
8 76 (31.67%) Selenium
9 71 (29.58%) Non-Functional Testing
10 70 (29.17%) Unix
11 62 (25.83%) Functional Testing
12 61 (25.42%) Oracle
13 59 (24.58%) QA
13 59 (24.58%) HP Quality Center
14 54 (22.50%) JIRA
15 52 (21.67%) Security Cleared
16 47 (19.58%) Cucumber
17 46 (19.17%) ISTQB
18 43 (17.92%) Test Scripting
19 42 (17.50%) SoapUI
20 41 (17.08%) Linux
21 40 (16.67%) Windows
22 39 (16.25%) Finance
23 38 (15.83%) Software Testing
24 37 (15.42%) Automation Testing
25 33 (13.75%) Test Strategy
26 32 (13.33%) SC Cleared
26 32 (13.33%) Python
27 31 (12.92%) SOAP
28 30 (12.50%) VB

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 9 (3.75%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.50%) Confluence
3 5 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.83%) IIS
5 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.42%) JBoss
6 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.42%) nginx
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.08%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.25%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.83%) CloudBees
5 2 (0.83%) GitHub
5 2 (0.83%) IaaS
5 2 (0.83%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Office 365
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.42%) SAN
2 9 (3.75%) HTTP
3 7 (2.92%) VPN
4 6 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.25%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.25%) LAN
5 3 (1.25%) SSL
5 3 (1.25%) WAN
6 2 (0.83%) Firewall
6 2 (0.83%) FTP
6 2 (0.83%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.42%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.42%) Internet
7 1 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 11 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.25%) DB2
6 2 (0.83%) Big Data
6 2 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.83%) MS Access
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.42%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 98 (40.83%) JMeter
2 79 (32.92%) HP UFT
3 76 (31.67%) Selenium
4 54 (22.50%) JIRA
5 47 (19.58%) Cucumber
6 42 (17.50%) SoapUI
7 25 (10.42%) Git (software)
8 24 (10.00%) Zephyr
9 23 (9.58%) Gatling
10 20 (8.33%) Subversion
11 17 (7.08%) JUnit
11 17 (7.08%) WebDriver
12 15 (6.25%) Visual Studio
13 14 (5.83%) NUnit
13 14 (5.83%) WATIR
14 13 (5.42%) SpecFlow
15 12 (5.00%) Sahi
16 9 (3.75%) Facilita Forecast
17 8 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
18 7 (2.92%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 39 (16.25%) Finance
2 22 (9.17%) Banking
3 10 (4.17%) Retail
4 7 (2.92%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.25%) Games
5 3 (1.25%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Billing
6 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (27.50%) Tester
2 55 (22.92%) Analyst
3 54 (22.50%) Test Analyst
4 29 (12.08%) Performance Tester
5 22 (9.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 22 (9.17%) Test Engineer
6 21 (8.75%) Test Manager
7 19 (7.92%) Automation Tester
8 17 (7.08%) Performance Analyst
8 17 (7.08%) Performance Test Analyst
9 16 (6.67%) LoadRunner Tester
9 16 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
9 16 (6.67%) Test Specialist
10 14 (5.83%) Consultant
11 13 (5.42%) Performance Test Engineer
12 12 (5.00%) Performance Manager
12 12 (5.00%) Performance Test Manager
12 12 (5.00%) Test Leader
13 10 (4.17%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
13 10 (4.17%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.92%) SOAP
2 30 (12.50%) .NET
3 27 (11.25%) JSON
3 27 (11.25%) XML
4 24 (10.00%) Web Services
5 22 (9.17%) HTML
6 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 10 (4.17%) JSP
7 8 (3.33%) XSD
8 6 (2.50%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.08%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.08%) Spring
10 4 (1.67%) Java EE
10 4 (1.67%) Middleware
11 3 (1.25%) HTML5
11 3 (1.25%) J2EE
11 3 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.83%) CSS
12 2 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.42%) Performance Metrics
3 11 (4.58%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.50%) Derivative
5 5 (2.08%) Equities
5 5 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.67%) User Experience
7 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.83%) iPad
8 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.83%) Psychology
9 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.42%) DTCC
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.42%) Statistics
9 1 (0.42%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.17%) Unix
2 41 (17.08%) Linux
3 40 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (0.83%) AIX
4 2 (0.83%) Android
4 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (36.25%) Performance Testing
2 82 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (29.58%) Non-Functional Testing
4 62 (25.83%) Functional Testing
5 43 (17.92%) Test Scripting
6 38 (15.83%) Software Testing
7 37 (15.42%) Automation Testing
8 33 (13.75%) Test Strategy
9 30 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 28 (11.67%) BDD
10 28 (11.67%) Test Management
11 27 (11.25%) Scrum
12 26 (10.83%) Load Testing
13 24 (10.00%) Test Planning
13 24 (10.00%) Waterfall
14 20 (8.33%) Regression Testing
14 20 (8.33%) SDLC
14 20 (8.33%) TDD
15 18 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (7.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 104 (43.33%) Java
2 93 (38.75%) SQL
3 32 (13.33%) Python
4 30 (12.50%) VB
5 25 (10.42%) C#
6 23 (9.58%) Ruby
7 21 (8.75%) C++
7 21 (8.75%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.83%) Perl
9 13 (5.42%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.75%) C
11 8 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.92%) VBScript
13 6 (2.50%) Scala
14 5 (2.08%) CoffeeScript
15 4 (1.67%) VBA
16 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.42%) PHP
17 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 46 (19.17%) ISTQB
3 32 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 26 (10.83%) ISEB
5 21 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 13 (5.42%) CCNA
7 13 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (5.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.83%) MCP
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.83%) OCP
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.83%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.42%) Degree
10 1 (0.42%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (24.58%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) SLA
3 3 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.83%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.83%) Docker
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 59 (24.58%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (5.83%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.83%) DameWare
3 2 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.42%) Ansible
4 1 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 113 (47.08%) HP
2 61 (25.42%) Oracle
3 23 (9.58%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.92%) VMware
5 18 (7.50%) SOASTA, Inc
6 15 (6.25%) IBM
7 13 (5.42%) Citrix
8 8 (3.33%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.50%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.08%) Dynatrace
10 5 (2.08%) New Relic
11 4 (1.67%) SAP
12 2 (0.83%) Green Hat
12 2 (0.83%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.83%) hybris
12 2 (0.83%) LexisNexis
12 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.42%) CA
13 1 (0.42%) Capita
13 1 (0.42%) F5
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