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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
UK / England
Rank 467 479 480
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 107 132 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.51% 1.89% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 85 60
Median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
7090 6999 6437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.18% 14.68% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 4676 4331
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 184 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.83 £26.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
South East +34 28 £410 +0.61% 5
London -4 28 £423 -0.58% 11
South West +7 12 £580 +49.67% 2
East of England +5 10 £325 +18.18% 2
North East -12 8 £475 +79.24%
North West +20 6 £464 +54.58% 4
Yorkshire +8 5 £370 -20.00% 2
West Midlands 0 5 £375 +25.00%
East Midlands +5 1 - -
LoadRunner
UK

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 104 (55.61%) Selenium
2 90 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (48.13%) JMeter
3 72 (38.50%) Performance Testing
4 66 (35.29%) Java
5 56 (29.95%) JIRA
6 55 (29.41%) QA
7 54 (28.88%) HP
8 41 (21.93%) SQL
9 40 (21.39%) HP UFT
10 39 (20.86%) SOAP
10 39 (20.86%) Security Cleared
10 39 (20.86%) SoapUI
11 36 (19.25%) Unix
11 36 (19.25%) Python
12 33 (17.65%) BDD
13 32 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
14 31 (16.58%) Cucumber
14 31 (16.58%) Test Management
15 30 (16.04%) XML
16 29 (15.51%) Non-Functional Testing
17 28 (14.97%) ISEB
17 28 (14.97%) Scrum
17 28 (14.97%) Test Scripting
17 28 (14.97%) Software Testing
17 28 (14.97%) ISTQB
17 28 (14.97%) TDD
18 25 (13.37%) Oracle
18 25 (13.37%) Jenkins
19 24 (12.83%) Test Automation

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 16 (8.56%) Confluence
2 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.14%) CMS
4 4 (2.14%) Drupal
5 3 (1.60%) Apache
5 3 (1.60%) OpenROAD
5 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.60%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.07%) IIS
6 2 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) CICS
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.07%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.07%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.53%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.07%) GitHub
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.53%) Loggly
3 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.28%) HTTP
2 6 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.60%) SNMP
4 2 (1.07%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.07%) FTP
5 1 (0.53%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.14%) Big Data
5 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.07%) DB2
5 2 (1.07%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.07%) MySQL
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.53%) Informix
6 1 (0.53%) MS Access
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 104 (55.61%) Selenium
2 90 (48.13%) JMeter
3 56 (29.95%) JIRA
4 40 (21.39%) HP UFT
5 39 (20.86%) SoapUI
6 31 (16.58%) Cucumber
7 25 (13.37%) Jenkins
8 17 (9.09%) Maven
8 17 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 16 (8.56%) Git (software)
10 15 (8.02%) Ant
11 11 (5.88%) JUnit
12 9 (4.81%) Gradle
12 9 (4.81%) Rational Functional Tester
12 9 (4.81%) Zephyr
13 8 (4.28%) WebLOAD
14 7 (3.74%) NeoLoad
14 7 (3.74%) SpecFlow
14 7 (3.74%) Subversion
14 7 (3.74%) WATIR
General
1 21 (11.23%) Finance
2 9 (4.81%) Retail
3 7 (3.74%) Banking
3 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.14%) Marketing
5 2 (1.07%) Games
5 2 (1.07%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (30.48%) Tester
2 51 (27.27%) Analyst
3 47 (25.13%) Test Analyst
4 34 (18.18%) Performance Tester
5 20 (10.70%) Test Manager
6 17 (9.09%) Developer
7 16 (8.56%) Performance Analyst
7 16 (8.56%) Performance Test Analyst
8 12 (6.42%) Java Developer
8 12 (6.42%) QA Analyst
9 11 (5.88%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 11 (5.88%) Test Engineer
10 10 (5.35%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 9 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (4.81%) Automation Tester
11 9 (4.81%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (4.81%) QA Tester
12 8 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.86%) SOAP
2 30 (16.04%) XML
3 21 (11.23%) RESTful
4 19 (10.16%) .NET
4 19 (10.16%) HTML
5 16 (8.56%) JSON
6 15 (8.02%) CSS
7 13 (6.95%) JDBC
7 13 (6.95%) XSD
8 11 (5.88%) Web Services
9 8 (4.28%) Middleware
10 4 (2.14%) XML Messaging
11 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.60%) J2EE
12 2 (1.07%) Java EE
12 2 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.07%) WCF
12 2 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.53%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.28%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.60%) PKI
6 2 (1.07%) EPoS
6 2 (1.07%) iPad
6 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.07%) Replication
6 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) TRADACOMS
7 1 (0.53%) VSAM
7 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.25%) Unix
2 20 (10.70%) Linux
3 17 (9.09%) Windows
4 4 (2.14%) Android
4 4 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (38.50%) Performance Testing
3 33 (17.65%) BDD
4 31 (16.58%) Test Management
5 29 (15.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 28 (14.97%) Scrum
6 28 (14.97%) Software Testing
6 28 (14.97%) TDD
6 28 (14.97%) Test Scripting
7 24 (12.83%) Test Automation
8 21 (11.23%) Functional Testing
9 19 (10.16%) Waterfall
10 18 (9.63%) Automated Testing
11 17 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (8.56%) Configuration Management
12 16 (8.56%) SDLC
13 15 (8.02%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.49%) OOP
14 14 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (35.29%) Java
2 41 (21.93%) SQL
3 36 (19.25%) Python
4 22 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.76%) Ruby
5 19 (10.16%) C#
6 15 (8.02%) Perl
7 12 (6.42%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.88%) C
9 10 (5.35%) C++
9 10 (5.35%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.60%) Groovy
10 3 (1.60%) VBScript
11 1 (0.53%) AWK
11 1 (0.53%) COBOL
11 1 (0.53%) JCL
11 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.97%) ISEB
2 28 (14.97%) ISTQB
3 21 (11.23%) DV Cleared
4 17 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (7.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (29.41%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.07%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) LXC
Systems Management
1 32 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.28%) Puppet
3 7 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.14%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.60%) Ansible
6 2 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.07%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.07%) OpenView
7 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.53%) Grafana
7 1 (0.53%) Graphite
7 1 (0.53%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 54 (28.88%) HP
2 25 (13.37%) Oracle
3 14 (7.49%) Atlassian
4 10 (5.35%) IBM
5 9 (4.81%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.21%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.67%) Guidewire
7 5 (2.67%) SAP
8 3 (1.60%) Splunk
9 2 (1.07%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.07%) Calypso
9 2 (1.07%) F5
9 2 (1.07%) Sun
9 2 (1.07%) Temenos
9 2 (1.07%) VMware
10 1 (0.53%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.53%) BMC
10 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.53%) Telerik
10 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
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