The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 357 347 374
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +27
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 51 65 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 2.02% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 35
Average daily rate
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£356 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £328 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £545 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £354 £385
% change year-on-year
-6.64% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
LoadRunner
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3274 3223 2892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.31% 14.07% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2356 2320 2102
Average daily rate £440 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £24.90 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £49.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in London

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the London region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in London

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the London region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in London

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the London region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in London

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the London region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
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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
City of London -12 6 £425 +6.25% 6
Greenford +3 2 - -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 39 (44.32%) HP
2 33 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (26.14%) HP UFT
5 21 (23.86%) Java
5 21 (23.86%) QA
5 21 (23.86%) Selenium
5 21 (23.86%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (21.59%) UNIX
7 18 (20.45%) SQL
8 17 (19.32%) Finance
8 17 (19.32%) JIRA
9 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 16 (18.18%) JMeter
9 16 (18.18%) IBM
10 14 (15.91%) .NET
10 14 (15.91%) Scrum
11 13 (14.77%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
12 12 (13.64%) Banking
13 11 (12.50%) Shell Script
13 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 10 (11.36%) Middleware
14 10 (11.36%) ISEB
14 10 (11.36%) Retail
15 9 (10.23%) Regression Testing
15 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
15 9 (10.23%) AIX
15 9 (10.23%) XML
15 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
1 9 (10.23%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.27%) Drupal
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.27%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.14%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.14%) Apache
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.14%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) HTTP
1 4 (4.55%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.14%) LDAP
3 1 (1.14%) SNMP
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) DB2
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (1.14%) HBase
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (26.14%) HP UFT
2 21 (23.86%) Selenium
3 17 (19.32%) JIRA
4 16 (18.18%) JMeter
5 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.82%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.82%) NeoLoad
6 5 (5.68%) WebDriver
7 4 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.41%) Subversion
8 3 (3.41%) Maven
8 3 (3.41%) JUnit
8 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.27%) Appium
9 2 (2.27%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.14%) Behat
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Banking
3 10 (11.36%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (31.82%) Analyst
2 27 (30.68%) Tester
3 26 (29.55%) Test Analyst
4 14 (15.91%) Performance Tester
5 11 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) QA Tester
7 6 (6.82%) Performance Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Performance Test Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.55%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.41%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 3 (3.41%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Non-Functional Tester
9 3 (3.41%) Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) .NET
2 10 (11.36%) Middleware
3 9 (10.23%) XML
4 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.82%) Web Services
5 5 (5.68%) REST
5 5 (5.68%) JSON
6 4 (4.55%) J2EE
7 3 (3.41%) HTML
7 3 (3.41%) SOAP
8 2 (2.27%) Flash
8 2 (2.27%) CGI
8 2 (2.27%) LAMP
8 2 (2.27%) Ajax
8 2 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.27%) Django
9 1 (1.14%) RESTful
9 1 (1.14%) SAML
9 1 (1.14%) WCF
9 1 (1.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) PKI
1 8 (9.09%) DataPower
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.41%) iPad
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (2.27%) Tandem
7 1 (1.14%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.14%) Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) UNIX
2 9 (10.23%) AIX
3 8 (9.09%) Linux
4 7 (7.95%) Windows
5 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.14%) Solaris
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.91%) Scrum
4 13 (14.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.23%) Regression Testing
7 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
8 8 (9.09%) Test Management
8 8 (9.09%) BDD
8 8 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.95%) Load Testing
9 7 (7.95%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.82%) SDLC
10 6 (6.82%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) Java
2 18 (20.45%) SQL
3 11 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 8 (9.09%) C#
5 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.68%) Python
6 4 (4.55%) Ruby
7 3 (3.41%) C
7 3 (3.41%) VB
7 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.41%) Perl
8 2 (2.27%) PHP
8 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.14%) ABAP
9 1 (1.14%) VBA
9 1 (1.14%) Delphi
9 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) ISEB
3 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) HP AIS
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.14%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (23.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.55%) Nessus
3 2 (2.27%) CA LISA
3 2 (2.27%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 39 (44.32%) HP
2 16 (18.18%) IBM
3 6 (6.82%) Splunk
3 6 (6.82%) SAP
4 5 (5.68%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle
5 3 (3.41%) VMware
6 2 (2.27%) CollabNet
6 2 (2.27%) Pega
6 2 (2.27%) Coverity
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix
6 2 (2.27%) CA
7 1 (1.14%) Borland
7 1 (1.14%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.14%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.14%) Sybase
7 1 (1.14%) F5
7 1 (1.14%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.14%) DataCash
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £410 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago