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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 480 495 428
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -67
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 149 111 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.95% 1.72% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 53 110
Median daily rate £425 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.72% -8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £245 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £446 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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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
7657 6467 6161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.30% 13.09% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5307 4253 4066
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 116 137
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.56 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -1.62%

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 27 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 27 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 +27 68 £425 +25.92% 9
South East -22 19 £450 +34.83% 5
North East -28 19 £323 -34.84%
Yorkshire +15 14 £370 +23.33% 2
North West -12 10 £350 +7.69%
South West -4 9 £400 -8.57% 4
East Midlands +14 5 £738 +75.59%
East of England -2 2 £425 +80.85% 2
West Midlands -17 1 - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 125 (44.64%) HP
2 108 (38.57%) Performance Testing
3 98 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 97 (34.64%) HP UFT
5 91 (32.50%) JMeter
6 87 (31.07%) SQL
7 86 (30.71%) Java
8 80 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (25.36%) Selenium
10 58 (20.71%) ISTQB
11 56 (20.00%) Functional Testing
12 55 (19.64%) JIRA
12 55 (19.64%) QA
12 55 (19.64%) Unix
13 54 (19.29%) Security Cleared
14 52 (18.57%) HP Quality Center
14 52 (18.57%) Oracle
15 49 (17.50%) Cucumber
15 49 (17.50%) Test Scripting
16 48 (17.14%) Finance
17 45 (16.07%) Software Testing
18 43 (15.36%) Linux
19 42 (15.00%) Windows
20 40 (14.29%) Test Automation
21 39 (13.93%) Test Strategy
22 36 (12.86%) SC Cleared
23 35 (12.50%) ISEB
24 34 (12.14%) Test Management
25 33 (11.79%) Python
25 33 (11.79%) Automation Testing

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 (4.64%) Confluence
2 8 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.43%) IIS
5 3 (1.07%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) JBoss
6 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.71%) nginx
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.36%) SAS
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.57%) HTTP
2 11 (3.93%) VPN
3 10 (3.57%) SAN
3 10 (3.57%) SNMP
4 7 (2.50%) FTP
5 5 (1.79%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.79%) SMTP
6 4 (1.43%) LAN
6 4 (1.43%) SSL
6 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.43%) WAN
6 4 (1.43%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.71%) Firewall
7 2 (0.71%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.64%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.14%) DB2
2 6 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.43%) Big Data
3 4 (1.43%) MS Access
3 4 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.71%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) GIS
5 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.36%) HBase
5 1 (0.36%) Impala
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) QlikView
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 97 (34.64%) HP UFT
2 91 (32.50%) JMeter
3 71 (25.36%) Selenium
4 55 (19.64%) JIRA
5 49 (17.50%) Cucumber
6 31 (11.07%) Visual Studio
7 27 (9.64%) SoapUI
8 25 (8.93%) Git (software)
9 24 (8.57%) Gatling
10 20 (7.14%) Subversion
11 15 (5.36%) Jenkins
12 14 (5.00%) WebDriver
13 12 (4.29%) Facilita Forecast
14 10 (3.57%) SilkPerformer
15 8 (2.86%) Maven
15 8 (2.86%) The Grinder
15 8 (2.86%) Toad
15 8 (2.86%) VisualVM
15 8 (2.86%) YourKit
15 8 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (17.14%) Finance
2 20 (7.14%) Banking
3 9 (3.21%) Investment Banking
3 9 (3.21%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.07%) Publishing
6 2 (0.71%) Billing
6 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 91 (32.50%) Analyst
2 89 (31.79%) Test Analyst
3 77 (27.50%) Tester
4 44 (15.71%) Performance Tester
5 34 (12.14%) Performance Analyst
6 33 (11.79%) Performance Test Analyst
7 32 (11.43%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 22 (7.86%) Test Manager
9 21 (7.50%) Performance Engineer
9 21 (7.50%) Test Engineer
10 20 (7.14%) Test Leader
11 17 (6.07%) Consultant
11 17 (6.07%) LoadRunner Tester
12 16 (5.71%) Performance Test Engineer
13 15 (5.36%) Test Specialist
14 14 (5.00%) Automation Tester
14 14 (5.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
15 13 (4.64%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
15 13 (4.64%) Test Consultant
16 12 (4.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.71%) .NET
2 22 (7.86%) HTML
3 21 (7.50%) SOAP
4 19 (6.79%) XML
5 15 (5.36%) JSON
6 14 (5.00%) Web Services
7 9 (3.21%) Spring
8 8 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.86%) Hibernate
8 8 (2.86%) Middleware
9 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.14%) JSP
10 5 (1.79%) Ajax
11 4 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (1.07%) Gherkin
13 2 (0.71%) Flash
13 2 (0.71%) HHVM
13 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (0.71%) J2EE
14 1 (0.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.29%) Data Structures
2 12 (4.29%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (3.57%) PKI
4 6 (2.14%) Derivative
4 6 (2.14%) Equities
4 6 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.43%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.07%) EPoS
8 2 (0.71%) CESG
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.71%) Psychology
9 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.36%) iPad
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.64%) Unix
2 43 (15.36%) Linux
3 42 (15.00%) Windows
4 10 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.07%) Solaris
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (38.57%) Performance Testing
2 98 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 80 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 49 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 45 (16.07%) Software Testing
7 40 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 39 (13.93%) Test Strategy
9 34 (12.14%) Test Management
10 33 (11.79%) Automation Testing
11 29 (10.36%) Load Testing
12 28 (10.00%) Automated Testing
13 21 (7.50%) Scrum
14 19 (6.79%) Open Source
14 19 (6.79%) Waterfall
15 18 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (6.07%) SDLC
17 16 (5.71%) BDD
18 15 (5.36%) Extreme Programming
18 15 (5.36%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (31.07%) SQL
2 86 (30.71%) Java
3 33 (11.79%) Python
4 31 (11.07%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.36%) Ruby
5 29 (10.36%) VB
6 23 (8.21%) C#
7 20 (7.14%) C
7 20 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 19 (6.79%) Perl
9 11 (3.93%) Scala
10 10 (3.57%) VBScript
11 8 (2.86%) C++
11 8 (2.86%) CoffeeScript
12 7 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.50%) VBA
13 4 (1.43%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (1.07%) PHP
15 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (20.71%) ISTQB
2 54 (19.29%) Security Cleared
3 36 (12.86%) SC Cleared
4 35 (12.50%) ISEB
5 29 (10.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.57%) CCNA
7 10 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.71%) Degree
10 2 (0.71%) MCP
10 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.71%) OCP
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (19.64%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) GPG13
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) WAI
3 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Docker
2 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.36%) HDFS
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (18.57%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.29%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (1.43%) DameWare
3 4 (1.43%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.71%) Ansible
4 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.36%) nmon
5 1 (0.36%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 125 (44.64%) HP
2 52 (18.57%) Oracle
3 24 (8.57%) Citrix
4 20 (7.14%) IBM
5 18 (6.43%) Microsoft
6 17 (6.07%) VMware
7 15 (5.36%) SOASTA, Inc
8 14 (5.00%) SAP
9 10 (3.57%) AppDynamics
9 10 (3.57%) Dynatrace
10 9 (3.21%) New Relic
11 5 (1.79%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.43%) LexisNexis
13 3 (1.07%) Capita
14 2 (0.71%) CA
14 2 (0.71%) Telerik
15 1 (0.36%) Guidewire
15 1 (0.36%) Qualys
15 1 (0.36%) Sun
15 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
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