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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 520 460 440
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -20
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 110 156 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 2.24% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 88 76
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
8030 6960 6180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.08% 13.49% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5557 4664 4045
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 106 129
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.43 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 24 July 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 July 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 -19 44 £425 +9.32% 9
South East -5 20 £450 +20.00% 6
North East -35 13 £324 +23.33% 3
Yorkshire +5 10 £345 +2.22% 4
South West +1 8 £438 +20.68% 1
North West -23 8 £360 +15.20% 1
East of England +10 4 £475 +126.19%
West Midlands -27 2 £500 +44.92% 1
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (44.49%) HP
2 97 (38.19%) Performance Testing
3 89 (35.04%) HP UFT
3 89 (35.04%) SQL
4 84 (33.07%) Non-Functional Testing
5 83 (32.68%) JMeter
6 82 (32.28%) Java
7 73 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (26.77%) Selenium
9 59 (23.23%) Unix
9 59 (23.23%) Functional Testing
10 57 (22.44%) HP Quality Center
11 56 (22.05%) QA
11 56 (22.05%) Security Cleared
12 55 (21.65%) Oracle
13 53 (20.87%) ISTQB
14 50 (19.69%) JIRA
15 47 (18.50%) Software Testing
16 44 (17.32%) Test Scripting
17 39 (15.35%) SC Cleared
17 39 (15.35%) Linux
17 39 (15.35%) Finance
18 38 (14.96%) Test Strategy
19 36 (14.17%) Cucumber
19 36 (14.17%) Windows
20 34 (13.39%) SoapUI
21 33 (12.99%) Automation Testing
22 31 (12.20%) VB
23 29 (11.42%) ISEB
23 29 (11.42%) 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 8 (3.15%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.36%) Confluence
3 3 (1.18%) Apache
3 3 (1.18%) IIS
3 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.79%) JBoss
4 2 (0.79%) nginx
4 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.51%) SAN
2 13 (5.12%) HTTP
3 10 (3.94%) VPN
4 6 (2.36%) FTP
5 4 (1.57%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.57%) LAN
5 4 (1.57%) SMTP
5 4 (1.57%) SSL
5 4 (1.57%) WAN
6 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.79%) Firewall
7 2 (0.79%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.39%) Network Security
8 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.12%) Oracle Database
2 11 (4.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.18%) DB2
6 2 (0.79%) Big Data
6 2 (0.79%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.39%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.39%) HBase
7 1 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Impala
7 1 (0.39%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) QlikView
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 89 (35.04%) HP UFT
2 83 (32.68%) JMeter
3 68 (26.77%) Selenium
4 50 (19.69%) JIRA
5 36 (14.17%) Cucumber
6 34 (13.39%) SoapUI
7 24 (9.45%) Visual Studio
8 22 (8.66%) Git (software)
9 21 (8.27%) Gatling
10 20 (7.87%) Subversion
11 15 (5.91%) WebDriver
12 13 (5.12%) Zephyr
13 12 (4.72%) Facilita Forecast
14 11 (4.33%) LoadUI
15 10 (3.94%) Selenium IDE
16 9 (3.54%) JUnit
17 8 (3.15%) NUnit
17 8 (3.15%) Sahi
17 8 (3.15%) WATIR
18 7 (2.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (15.35%) Finance
2 18 (7.09%) Banking
3 10 (3.94%) Retail
4 7 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.18%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Billing
7 2 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (25.98%) Analyst
2 64 (25.20%) Test Analyst
2 64 (25.20%) Tester
3 35 (13.78%) Performance Tester
4 27 (10.63%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 26 (10.24%) Test Manager
6 24 (9.45%) Performance Analyst
7 23 (9.06%) Performance Test Analyst
8 20 (7.87%) Test Engineer
9 19 (7.48%) Consultant
10 18 (7.09%) Performance Engineer
11 15 (5.91%) Performance Manager
11 15 (5.91%) Performance Test Manager
12 14 (5.51%) Test Consultant
13 13 (5.12%) Automation Tester
13 13 (5.12%) Performance Test Engineer
13 13 (5.12%) Test Leader
13 13 (5.12%) Test Specialist
14 12 (4.72%) LoadRunner Tester
15 11 (4.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.24%) .NET
2 23 (9.06%) SOAP
3 21 (8.27%) XML
4 20 (7.87%) HTML
5 19 (7.48%) JSON
6 18 (7.09%) Web Services
7 10 (3.94%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.94%) JSP
8 8 (3.15%) Middleware
9 6 (2.36%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.36%) Spring
10 5 (1.97%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.57%) XSD
12 3 (1.18%) HTML5
13 2 (0.79%) Ajax
13 2 (0.79%) Gherkin
13 2 (0.79%) HHVM
13 2 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (0.79%) Java EE
13 2 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.30%) Performance Metrics
2 13 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.72%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.36%) Derivative
4 6 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.97%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.97%) Equities
5 5 (1.97%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.79%) iPad
6 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.79%) Psychology
6 2 (0.79%) User Experience
6 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.39%) Statistics
7 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.23%) Unix
2 39 (15.35%) Linux
3 36 (14.17%) Windows
4 2 (0.79%) AIX
4 2 (0.79%) Solaris
4 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.39%) CentOS
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (38.19%) Performance Testing
2 84 (33.07%) Non-Functional Testing
3 73 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (23.23%) Functional Testing
5 47 (18.50%) Software Testing
6 44 (17.32%) Test Scripting
7 38 (14.96%) Test Strategy
8 33 (12.99%) Automation Testing
9 29 (11.42%) Test Automation
10 28 (11.02%) Load Testing
10 28 (11.02%) Test Management
11 26 (10.24%) Automated Testing
12 24 (9.45%) SDLC
13 22 (8.66%) BDD
13 22 (8.66%) Waterfall
14 21 (8.27%) Scrum
15 20 (7.87%) Regression Testing
16 19 (7.48%) Performance Monitoring
17 18 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (6.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 89 (35.04%) SQL
2 82 (32.28%) Java
3 31 (12.20%) VB
4 25 (9.84%) C#
4 25 (9.84%) Python
5 18 (7.09%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.12%) Ruby
7 11 (4.33%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.54%) C++
9 8 (3.15%) Scala
10 7 (2.76%) VBScript
11 6 (2.36%) C
11 6 (2.36%) Perl
12 5 (1.97%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.97%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.57%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.57%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (1.57%) VBA
14 3 (1.18%) PHP
15 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 53 (20.87%) ISTQB
3 39 (15.35%) SC Cleared
4 29 (11.42%) ISEB
5 27 (10.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.51%) CCNA
6 14 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (5.51%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.79%) Degree
9 2 (0.79%) MCP
9 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.79%) OCP
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.79%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.05%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
3 3 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.36%) Docker
3 3 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 57 (22.44%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (5.91%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.79%) Ansible
3 2 (0.79%) DameWare
3 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.79%) Puppet
3 2 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.39%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 113 (44.49%) HP
2 55 (21.65%) Oracle
3 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.09%) Citrix
5 17 (6.69%) VMware
6 15 (5.91%) IBM
6 15 (5.91%) SOASTA, Inc
7 9 (3.54%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.36%) AppDynamics
8 6 (2.36%) Dynatrace
8 6 (2.36%) New Relic
9 4 (1.57%) SAP
10 2 (0.79%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.79%) hybris
10 2 (0.79%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.79%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.39%) Adobe
11 1 (0.39%) CA
11 1 (0.39%) Qualys
11 1 (0.39%) Sun
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