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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 528 460 495
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +35
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 95 176 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 2.33% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 118 65
Median daily rate £438 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
8267 7565 6730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.82% 14.34% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5589 5051 4503
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 166 108
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.31 £23.10 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -43 39 £450 +12.50% 3
South East +6 15 £450 +20.00% 2
North East -14 13 £375 +36.36% 1
South West +9 11 £450 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire +13 8 £403 -
West Midlands -23 6 £363 -14.70% 1
North West -5 3 £349 +16.25% 2
East of England 0 1 - - 2
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 111 (48.47%) Java
2 106 (46.29%) JMeter
3 97 (42.36%) HP
4 96 (41.92%) SQL
5 91 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (35.37%) Performance Testing
7 78 (34.06%) Selenium
8 73 (31.88%) Unix
9 69 (30.13%) Oracle
10 66 (28.82%) HP UFT
10 66 (28.82%) Non-Functional Testing
11 59 (25.76%) QA
12 58 (25.33%) JIRA
13 56 (24.45%) HP Quality Center
14 53 (23.14%) Functional Testing
15 48 (20.96%) Security Cleared
16 46 (20.09%) Test Scripting
16 46 (20.09%) Cucumber
16 46 (20.09%) Linux
17 44 (19.21%) ISTQB
18 41 (17.90%) Windows
19 39 (17.03%) Python
19 39 (17.03%) SoapUI
20 38 (16.59%) Software Testing
21 37 (16.16%) Automation Testing
22 36 (15.72%) Finance
23 34 (14.85%) .NET
24 32 (13.97%) Test Strategy
25 30 (13.10%) Scrum
25 30 (13.10%) JSON

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 10 (4.37%) WebLogic
2 9 (3.93%) Confluence
3 5 (2.18%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.75%) Apache
4 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.31%) IIS
5 3 (1.31%) OpenROAD
5 3 (1.31%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.44%) CICS
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) MS Office
2 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.18%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (2.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.44%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.31%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.87%) CloudBees
4 2 (0.87%) GitHub
4 2 (0.87%) IaaS
4 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Office 365
5 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.68%) SAN
2 8 (3.49%) HTTP
3 7 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.62%) VPN
5 3 (1.31%) Firewall
5 3 (1.31%) FTP
5 3 (1.31%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.31%) LAN
5 3 (1.31%) SNMP
5 3 (1.31%) SSL
5 3 (1.31%) WAN
6 2 (0.87%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.87%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.86%) Oracle Database
2 15 (6.55%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.93%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.18%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.31%) Big Data
5 3 (1.31%) DB2
5 3 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.31%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.31%) MS Access
6 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.44%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 106 (46.29%) JMeter
2 78 (34.06%) Selenium
3 66 (28.82%) HP UFT
4 58 (25.33%) JIRA
5 46 (20.09%) Cucumber
6 39 (17.03%) SoapUI
7 27 (11.79%) Git (software)
8 23 (10.04%) Gatling
8 23 (10.04%) Zephyr
9 22 (9.61%) Subversion
10 19 (8.30%) WebDriver
11 14 (6.11%) Visual Studio
12 12 (5.24%) JUnit
13 11 (4.80%) Jenkins
13 11 (4.80%) WATIR
14 10 (4.37%) NUnit
14 10 (4.37%) Selenium IDE
14 10 (4.37%) SpecFlow
15 9 (3.93%) Facilita Forecast
15 9 (3.93%) Maven
General
1 36 (15.72%) Finance
2 20 (8.73%) Banking
3 9 (3.93%) Retail
4 7 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.75%) Games
7 3 (1.31%) Legal
8 2 (0.87%) Billing
8 2 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (33.19%) Tester
2 50 (21.83%) Analyst
3 48 (20.96%) Test Analyst
4 33 (14.41%) Performance Tester
5 26 (11.35%) Test Engineer
6 21 (9.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 18 (7.86%) Automation Tester
8 16 (6.99%) LoadRunner Tester
9 15 (6.55%) Performance Engineer
9 15 (6.55%) Test Manager
9 15 (6.55%) Test Specialist
10 14 (6.11%) Performance Analyst
10 14 (6.11%) Performance Test Analyst
11 13 (5.68%) Test Leader
12 12 (5.24%) Performance Test Engineer
12 12 (5.24%) Senior Tester
13 11 (4.80%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
13 11 (4.80%) QA Tester
14 10 (4.37%) Consultant
15 8 (3.49%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.85%) .NET
2 30 (13.10%) JSON
2 30 (13.10%) XML
3 28 (12.23%) SOAP
4 25 (10.92%) Web Services
5 22 (9.61%) HTML
6 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET
6 10 (4.37%) JSP
7 9 (3.93%) XSD
8 6 (2.62%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.18%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.18%) Java EE
9 5 (2.18%) Spring
10 4 (1.75%) Middleware
10 4 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.31%) HTML5
11 3 (1.31%) J2EE
12 2 (0.87%) CSS
12 2 (0.87%) REST
12 2 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.68%) Performance Metrics
3 11 (4.80%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.62%) Derivative
5 5 (2.18%) Equities
5 5 (2.18%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.75%) User Experience
7 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.31%) PKI
8 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.87%) Psychology
8 2 (0.87%) Replication
8 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.44%) iPad
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 73 (31.88%) Unix
2 46 (20.09%) Linux
3 41 (17.90%) Windows
4 3 (1.31%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.87%) AIX
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (35.37%) Performance Testing
3 66 (28.82%) Non-Functional Testing
4 53 (23.14%) Functional Testing
5 46 (20.09%) Test Scripting
6 38 (16.59%) Software Testing
7 37 (16.16%) Automation Testing
8 32 (13.97%) Test Strategy
9 30 (13.10%) Scrum
10 28 (12.23%) BDD
10 28 (12.23%) Test Automation
11 26 (11.35%) Test Planning
12 24 (10.48%) Load Testing
12 24 (10.48%) Test Management
13 22 (9.61%) Regression Testing
14 21 (9.17%) Waterfall
15 20 (8.73%) TDD
15 20 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (8.30%) Extreme Programming
17 17 (7.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 111 (48.47%) Java
2 96 (41.92%) SQL
3 39 (17.03%) Python
4 30 (13.10%) VB
5 29 (12.66%) Ruby
6 26 (11.35%) C#
7 23 (10.04%) C++
7 23 (10.04%) JavaScript
8 18 (7.86%) Perl
9 12 (5.24%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.24%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.80%) C
11 7 (3.06%) VBScript
12 6 (2.62%) Scala
13 5 (2.18%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (1.75%) VBA
15 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.44%) COBOL
16 1 (0.44%) PHP
16 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (20.96%) Security Cleared
2 44 (19.21%) ISTQB
3 27 (11.79%) SC Cleared
4 22 (9.61%) ISEB
5 19 (8.30%) DV Cleared
5 19 (8.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (5.68%) CCNA
6 13 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.87%) MCP
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.87%) OCP
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.87%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.44%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (25.76%) QA
2 4 (1.75%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.87%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (24.45%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (6.55%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.31%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.87%) DameWare
4 2 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.44%) Ansible
5 1 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.44%) Grafana
5 1 (0.44%) Graphite
5 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (42.36%) HP
2 69 (30.13%) Oracle
3 25 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 21 (9.17%) VMware
5 18 (7.86%) SOASTA, Inc
6 12 (5.24%) Citrix
6 12 (5.24%) IBM
7 10 (4.37%) Atlassian
8 7 (3.06%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.62%) Dynatrace
10 5 (2.18%) New Relic
11 4 (1.75%) SAP
12 3 (1.31%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.87%) F5
13 2 (0.87%) Green Hat
13 2 (0.87%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.87%) hybris
13 2 (0.87%) LexisNexis
13 2 (0.87%) Sun
14 1 (0.44%) Adobe
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