The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 24 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 401 365 373
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 44 85 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 2.38% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 22
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £270 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £500 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
4151 3577 3537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.97% 15.06% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3012 2567 2523
Median daily rate £463 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £78.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the London region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
Bromley - 4 £450 -
City of London +26 3 £400 +23.07% 5
Croydon - 2 £340 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 59 (52.21%) HP
2 57 (50.44%) JMeter
3 56 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (49.56%) Selenium
4 54 (47.79%) Java
5 51 (45.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 49 (43.36%) Performance Testing
7 44 (38.94%) JIRA
7 44 (38.94%) SQL
8 41 (36.28%) Cucumber
9 38 (33.63%) HP Quality Center
10 37 (32.74%) Unix
11 34 (30.09%) Automation Testing
12 32 (28.32%) HP UFT
13 30 (26.55%) Functional Testing
14 28 (24.78%) QA
15 27 (23.89%) BDD
16 25 (22.12%) Linux
17 23 (20.35%) Scrum
17 23 (20.35%) SoapUI
18 21 (18.58%) Finance
19 20 (17.70%) Banking
19 20 (17.70%) Windows
19 20 (17.70%) SOAP
19 20 (17.70%) Test Scripting
19 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
19 20 (17.70%) Git (software)
19 20 (17.70%) Test Planning
20 19 (16.81%) Gatling
20 19 (16.81%) JSON

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (1.77%) Apache
1 2 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (1.77%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) JBoss
2 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.88%) nginx
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.77%) CloudBees
2 2 (1.77%) GitHub
2 2 (1.77%) IaaS
2 2 (1.77%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.77%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.19%) HTTP
2 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) SMTP
3 1 (0.88%) VPN
3 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.88%) DB2
2 1 (0.88%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.88%) HBase
2 1 (0.88%) Impala
2 1 (0.88%) QlikView
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 57 (50.44%) JMeter
2 56 (49.56%) Selenium
3 44 (38.94%) JIRA
4 41 (36.28%) Cucumber
5 32 (28.32%) HP UFT
6 23 (20.35%) SoapUI
7 20 (17.70%) Git (software)
8 19 (16.81%) Gatling
9 18 (15.93%) Subversion
10 16 (14.16%) WebDriver
11 15 (13.27%) JUnit
12 14 (12.39%) WATIR
12 14 (12.39%) Zephyr
13 13 (11.50%) NUnit
14 12 (10.62%) Sahi
14 12 (10.62%) SpecFlow
15 9 (7.96%) Selenium IDE
16 5 (4.42%) Fiddler
17 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
18 3 (2.65%) JBehave
General
1 21 (18.58%) Finance
2 20 (17.70%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.54%) Retail
6 3 (2.65%) Games
6 3 (2.65%) Legal
7 2 (1.77%) Billing
7 2 (1.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Local Government
8 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Tester
2 24 (21.24%) Analyst
2 24 (21.24%) Test Analyst
3 12 (10.62%) Test Manager
4 11 (9.73%) Automation Tester
4 11 (9.73%) Test Engineer
5 10 (8.85%) Performance Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Performance Test Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Test Specialist
6 9 (7.96%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Performance Tester
7 7 (6.19%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Test Automation Specialist
8 6 (5.31%) Agile Tester
8 6 (5.31%) Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner Tester
8 6 (5.31%) Performance Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Performance Test Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) QA Specialist
9 5 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.70%) SOAP
2 19 (16.81%) JSON
2 19 (16.81%) XML
3 15 (13.27%) Web Services
4 10 (8.85%) .NET
5 3 (2.65%) HTML
6 2 (1.77%) CSS
6 2 (1.77%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.77%) Java EE
6 2 (1.77%) Middleware
6 2 (1.77%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) Flash
7 1 (0.88%) HHVM
7 1 (0.88%) J2EE
7 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Derivative
3 5 (4.42%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.42%) Equities
3 5 (4.42%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) iPad
4 2 (1.77%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) DTCC
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.74%) Unix
2 25 (22.12%) Linux
3 20 (17.70%) Windows
4 2 (1.77%) Android
4 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.77%) Solaris
4 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (45.13%) Non-Functional Testing
3 49 (43.36%) Performance Testing
4 34 (30.09%) Automation Testing
5 30 (26.55%) Functional Testing
6 27 (23.89%) BDD
7 23 (20.35%) Scrum
8 20 (17.70%) Test Planning
8 20 (17.70%) Test Scripting
9 19 (16.81%) Waterfall
10 18 (15.93%) Test Automation
11 17 (15.04%) DevOps
11 17 (15.04%) Extreme Programming
12 16 (14.16%) TDD
13 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
13 15 (13.27%) Test Strategy
14 14 (12.39%) Software Delivery
14 14 (12.39%) Test Management
15 13 (11.50%) Manual Testing
15 13 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (47.79%) Java
2 44 (38.94%) SQL
3 12 (10.62%) Python
4 10 (8.85%) Ruby
5 9 (7.96%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.31%) VB
7 5 (4.42%) Perl
8 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.77%) C
9 2 (1.77%) C#
9 2 (1.77%) C++
9 2 (1.77%) PHP
9 2 (1.77%) Scala
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.93%) ISTQB
3 16 (14.16%) ISEB
4 14 (12.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (10.62%) DV Cleared
6 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.77%) Degree
8 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (24.78%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 38 (33.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.88%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (52.21%) HP
2 19 (16.81%) Oracle
3 18 (15.93%) SOASTA, Inc
4 17 (15.04%) VMware
5 8 (7.08%) Atlassian
6 6 (5.31%) IBM
7 3 (2.65%) Citrix
8 2 (1.77%) Green Hat
8 2 (1.77%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.77%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.77%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.88%) Adobe
9 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.88%) CA
9 1 (0.88%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.88%) New Relic
9 1 (0.88%) Qualys
9 1 (0.88%) Sun