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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 462 464 440
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 134 130 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.91% 2.04% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 65 79
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7025 6383 5445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.89% 13.56% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4728 4345 3525
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 114 121
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.69 £47.50 £47.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 46 £425 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire -1 29 £475 +46.15% 5
South East +1 11 £400 -6.97%
North West -9 11 £320 -20.00% 1
South West -7 9 £400 -5.88% 4
West Midlands -10 9 £300 -44.18%
North East -13 9 £265 -22.41% 1
East of England +2 7 £275 -45.00% 3
East Midlands -15 2 £563 +75.78%
LoadRunner
UK

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 127 (45.68%) HP
2 114 (41.01%) JMeter
3 112 (40.29%) Performance Testing
4 110 (39.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 107 (38.49%) HP UFT
6 106 (38.13%) Selenium
7 105 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (25.54%) Test Scripting
9 70 (25.18%) Windows
10 58 (20.86%) Security Cleared
11 56 (20.14%) Functional Testing
11 56 (20.14%) JIRA
12 55 (19.78%) Jenkins
13 54 (19.42%) Cucumber
13 54 (19.42%) QA
14 53 (19.06%) Linux
14 53 (19.06%) Java
15 51 (18.35%) SQL
16 49 (17.63%) Test Automation
17 46 (16.55%) Unix
18 44 (15.83%) Test Strategy
19 43 (15.47%) ISTQB
20 40 (14.39%) PKI
21 38 (13.67%) Confluence
22 36 (12.95%) JavaScript
23 35 (12.59%) Python
23 35 (12.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 35 (12.59%) HP Quality Center
24 34 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
24 34 (12.23%) SNMP

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 38 (13.67%) Confluence
2 11 (3.96%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.80%) IIS
3 5 (1.80%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.08%) Apache
4 3 (1.08%) JBoss
4 3 (1.08%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.72%) nginx
5 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.24%) GitHub
2 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.23%) SNMP
2 23 (8.27%) HTTP
3 4 (1.44%) SMTP
3 4 (1.44%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.08%) FTP
4 3 (1.08%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.08%) SAN
5 2 (0.72%) 3G
5 2 (0.72%) Internet
5 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.72%) VPN
5 2 (0.72%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.36%) LDAP
6 1 (0.36%) RTP
6 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.60%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.16%) DB2
4 5 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.44%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.08%) Big Data
6 3 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.72%) MS Access
8 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.36%) GIS
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.36%) MySQL
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 114 (41.01%) JMeter
2 107 (38.49%) HP UFT
3 106 (38.13%) Selenium
4 56 (20.14%) JIRA
5 55 (19.78%) Jenkins
6 54 (19.42%) Cucumber
7 25 (8.99%) SoapUI
8 20 (7.19%) Visual Studio
9 16 (5.76%) Gatling
9 16 (5.76%) Maven
10 15 (5.40%) Git (software)
11 11 (3.96%) LoadUI
12 10 (3.60%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.60%) IntelliJ
13 7 (2.52%) SilkPerformer
13 7 (2.52%) The Grinder
14 6 (2.16%) Toad
14 6 (2.16%) VisualVM
14 6 (2.16%) WebDriver
14 6 (2.16%) YourKit
General
1 29 (10.43%) Finance
2 10 (3.60%) Banking
3 9 (3.24%) Publishing
3 9 (3.24%) Retail
3 9 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Billing
5 2 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (36.69%) Analyst
2 99 (35.61%) Test Analyst
3 89 (32.01%) Tester
4 60 (21.58%) Performance Tester
5 46 (16.55%) Performance Analyst
5 46 (16.55%) Performance Test Analyst
6 37 (13.31%) Test Leader
7 34 (12.23%) Test Manager
8 20 (7.19%) LoadRunner Tester
9 18 (6.47%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
10 16 (5.76%) Test Engineer
11 15 (5.40%) Performance Engineer
12 14 (5.04%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 14 (5.04%) Senior Tester
13 13 (4.68%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
13 13 (4.68%) QA Analyst
14 12 (4.32%) Non-Functional Tester
15 11 (3.96%) Agile Test Analyst
15 11 (3.96%) Performance Test Engineer
16 10 (3.60%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.23%) .NET
2 17 (6.12%) HTML
3 16 (5.76%) SOAP
4 15 (5.40%) Middleware
5 13 (4.68%) Web Services
6 8 (2.88%) XML
7 6 (2.16%) Ajax
7 6 (2.16%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.16%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.16%) Spring
8 4 (1.44%) Flash
8 4 (1.44%) J2EE
8 4 (1.44%) JDBC
9 3 (1.08%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.08%) ODBC
9 3 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.72%) HHVM
11 1 (0.36%) JRockit
11 1 (0.36%) JSP
11 1 (0.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.39%) PKI
2 10 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.60%) Performance Metrics
3 8 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.88%) DataPower
4 6 (2.16%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.08%) CESG
6 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.08%) EPoS
6 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.08%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.08%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.72%) AS400
7 2 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.36%) RIA
8 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.18%) Windows
2 53 (19.06%) Linux
3 46 (16.55%) Unix
4 32 (11.51%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.88%) AIX
6 3 (1.08%) Solaris
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (40.29%) Performance Testing
2 110 (39.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 105 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (25.54%) Test Scripting
5 56 (20.14%) Functional Testing
6 49 (17.63%) Test Automation
7 44 (15.83%) Test Strategy
8 35 (12.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 34 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
10 30 (10.79%) Test Management
11 25 (8.99%) Load Testing
12 24 (8.63%) Software Testing
13 23 (8.27%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (7.55%) Open Source
15 20 (7.19%) Waterfall
16 19 (6.83%) SDLC
17 18 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (6.47%) Defect Management
17 18 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (6.12%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (19.06%) Java
2 51 (18.35%) SQL
3 36 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.59%) Python
5 34 (12.23%) Shell Script
6 28 (10.07%) Ruby
7 26 (9.35%) C#
8 22 (7.91%) Perl
9 21 (7.55%) C
10 14 (5.04%) VB
11 9 (3.24%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.52%) C++
12 7 (2.52%) VBScript
13 6 (2.16%) CoffeeScript
13 6 (2.16%) Scala
13 6 (2.16%) VBA
14 2 (0.72%) PHP
14 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.47%) ISTQB
3 34 (12.23%) ISEB
4 31 (11.15%) SC Cleared
5 14 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 14 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.72%) Degree
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (19.42%) QA
2 9 (3.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.72%) GPG13
3 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.72%) WAI
3 2 (0.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (12.59%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.96%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.08%) Nessus
3 3 (1.08%) nmon
4 2 (0.72%) Ansible
4 2 (0.72%) DameWare
4 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.72%) Puppet
4 2 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 127 (45.68%) HP
2 24 (8.63%) IBM
3 23 (8.27%) Oracle
4 14 (5.04%) Citrix
5 11 (3.96%) SAP
6 10 (3.60%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.60%) SOASTA, Inc
6 10 (3.60%) VMware
7 7 (2.52%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.52%) Dynatrace
8 6 (2.16%) New Relic
9 5 (1.80%) Remedy
10 4 (1.44%) Telerik
11 2 (0.72%) Capita
11 2 (0.72%) Endeca
11 2 (0.72%) LexisNexis
12 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.36%) Coremetrics
12 1 (0.36%) Google
12 1 (0.36%) Splunk
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