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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 463 508 402
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -106
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 149 105 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.97% 1.58% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 53 119
Median daily rate £425 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.96% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £466 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £147.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
UK

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
7573 6661 6317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.82% 12.94% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5192 4316 4120
Median daily rate £430 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 134 125
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -5.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.66 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -3.79%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +8 71 £425 +28.30% 12
South East -23 20 £468 +38.51% 4
North East -23 19 £315 -26.14% 1
South West +4 12 £388 -3.12% 3
East Midlands +15 10 £700 -
Yorkshire +6 7 £381 - 1
North West -2 7 £350 +0.14% 2
East of England -6 1 £375 - 4
West Midlands -14 1 - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 (43.26%) HP
2 108 (38.30%) Performance Testing
3 103 (36.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 98 (34.75%) HP UFT
5 93 (32.98%) JMeter
6 88 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (28.37%) Selenium
8 78 (27.66%) SQL
9 72 (25.53%) Java
10 56 (19.86%) ISTQB
11 54 (19.15%) Security Cleared
11 54 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
12 53 (18.79%) Unix
13 52 (18.44%) Test Scripting
14 50 (17.73%) QA
14 50 (17.73%) Windows
15 49 (17.38%) Functional Testing
16 47 (16.67%) Finance
17 45 (15.96%) JIRA
18 44 (15.60%) Oracle
19 42 (14.89%) Test Strategy
19 42 (14.89%) Cucumber
20 41 (14.54%) Linux
21 39 (13.83%) Software Testing
21 39 (13.83%) Test Automation
22 38 (13.48%) ISEB
23 34 (12.06%) Python
24 33 (11.70%) .NET
24 33 (11.70%) Test Management
24 33 (11.70%) SC Cleared

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 13 (4.61%) Confluence
2 8 (2.84%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.13%) IIS
3 6 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.42%) Apache
5 3 (1.06%) JBoss
5 3 (1.06%) nginx
5 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.06%) MS Office
2 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.13%) GitHub
3 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.16%) HTTP
2 11 (3.90%) SNMP
2 11 (3.90%) VPN
3 8 (2.84%) SAN
4 7 (2.48%) FTP
5 5 (1.77%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.77%) SMTP
6 4 (1.42%) LAN
6 4 (1.42%) SSL
6 4 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.42%) WAN
6 4 (1.42%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.71%) Firewall
7 2 (0.71%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.35%) Internet
8 1 (0.35%) Network Security
8 1 (0.35%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.13%) DB2
4 4 (1.42%) Big Data
4 4 (1.42%) MS Access
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.71%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.35%) GIS
7 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.35%) HBase
7 1 (0.35%) Impala
7 1 (0.35%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) QlikView
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 98 (34.75%) HP UFT
2 93 (32.98%) JMeter
3 80 (28.37%) Selenium
4 45 (15.96%) JIRA
5 42 (14.89%) Cucumber
6 27 (9.57%) Visual Studio
7 26 (9.22%) Jenkins
8 24 (8.51%) SoapUI
9 22 (7.80%) Gatling
10 21 (7.45%) Git (software)
11 14 (4.96%) Subversion
12 12 (4.26%) Maven
13 11 (3.90%) Facilita Forecast
13 11 (3.90%) WebDriver
14 8 (2.84%) SilkPerformer
14 8 (2.84%) Toad
15 7 (2.48%) Eclipse
15 7 (2.48%) JUnit
15 7 (2.48%) LoadUI
15 7 (2.48%) The Grinder
General
1 47 (16.67%) Finance
2 21 (7.45%) Banking
3 9 (3.19%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.48%) Retail
5 6 (2.13%) Publishing
6 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Billing
7 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (34.40%) Analyst
2 95 (33.69%) Test Analyst
3 79 (28.01%) Tester
4 47 (16.67%) Performance Tester
5 39 (13.83%) Performance Analyst
6 38 (13.48%) Performance Test Analyst
7 30 (10.64%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 29 (10.28%) Test Manager
9 23 (8.16%) Test Engineer
10 21 (7.45%) Test Leader
11 20 (7.09%) Performance Engineer
12 17 (6.03%) Senior Tester
13 16 (5.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
13 16 (5.67%) Performance Test Engineer
14 15 (5.32%) LoadRunner Tester
15 13 (4.61%) Consultant
16 12 (4.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
16 12 (4.26%) Test Specialist
17 11 (3.90%) Automation Tester
17 11 (3.90%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.70%) .NET
2 21 (7.45%) SOAP
3 20 (7.09%) HTML
4 13 (4.61%) Web Services
4 13 (4.61%) XML
5 9 (3.19%) JSON
6 8 (2.84%) Middleware
7 7 (2.48%) Spring
8 6 (2.13%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.77%) Ajax
10 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.42%) JSP
10 4 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.06%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.06%) HHVM
12 2 (0.71%) Flash
12 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.71%) J2EE
13 1 (0.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.90%) Data Structures
2 11 (3.90%) PKI
3 10 (3.55%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (2.13%) Derivative
4 6 (2.13%) Equities
5 5 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.77%) Fixed Income
5 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.77%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.06%) EPoS
8 2 (0.71%) CESG
8 2 (0.71%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.71%) Psychology
9 1 (0.35%) AS400
9 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.79%) Unix
2 50 (17.73%) Windows
3 41 (14.54%) Linux
4 11 (3.90%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.06%) Solaris
5 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.35%) AIX
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (38.30%) Performance Testing
2 103 (36.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 88 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (18.44%) Test Scripting
5 49 (17.38%) Functional Testing
6 42 (14.89%) Test Strategy
7 39 (13.83%) Software Testing
7 39 (13.83%) Test Automation
8 33 (11.70%) Test Management
9 31 (10.99%) Load Testing
10 27 (9.57%) Automated Testing
11 26 (9.22%) Automation Testing
12 25 (8.87%) Open Source
13 23 (8.16%) Waterfall
14 22 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (7.09%) Scrum
15 20 (7.09%) SDLC
16 18 (6.38%) BDD
17 17 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 78 (27.66%) SQL
2 72 (25.53%) Java
3 34 (12.06%) Python
4 31 (10.99%) JavaScript
5 30 (10.64%) Ruby
6 29 (10.28%) VB
7 24 (8.51%) Shell Script
8 22 (7.80%) C#
9 20 (7.09%) C
9 20 (7.09%) Perl
10 10 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.84%) Scala
12 7 (2.48%) VBScript
13 6 (2.13%) C++
13 6 (2.13%) CoffeeScript
13 6 (2.13%) VBA
14 4 (1.42%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.42%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (1.42%) PHP
15 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (19.86%) ISTQB
2 54 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 38 (13.48%) ISEB
4 33 (11.70%) SC Cleared
5 27 (9.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.84%) CCNA
7 8 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.71%) Degree
9 2 (0.71%) MCP
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.71%) OCP
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (17.73%) QA
2 6 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) GPG13
4 1 (0.35%) WAI
4 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.48%) Docker
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.35%) HDFS
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 54 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.90%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (1.42%) DameWare
3 4 (1.42%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (1.06%) Ansible
4 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.06%) Puppet
5 1 (0.35%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.35%) nmon
5 1 (0.35%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 122 (43.26%) HP
2 44 (15.60%) Oracle
3 22 (7.80%) Citrix
4 20 (7.09%) IBM
5 17 (6.03%) Microsoft
5 17 (6.03%) VMware
6 15 (5.32%) SOASTA, Inc
7 14 (4.96%) SAP
8 8 (2.84%) AppDynamics
8 8 (2.84%) Dynatrace
9 7 (2.48%) New Relic
10 5 (1.77%) Remedy
11 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.42%) LexisNexis
12 3 (1.06%) Capita
13 2 (0.71%) Telerik
14 1 (0.35%) Guidewire
14 1 (0.35%) hybris
14 1 (0.35%) Qualys
14 1 (0.35%) Sun
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £450 Per Day Maximum
Posted: 25 days ago