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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 365 323 327
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +4
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 37 81 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.22% 2.65% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 49 37
Average daily rate
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£338 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3042 3061 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.23% 13.66% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2244 1907
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 6 £326 -20.90% 1
Sidcup - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (42.86%) HP
2 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (38.78%) Performance Testing
4 30 (30.61%) JMeter
4 30 (30.61%) SQL
5 29 (29.59%) Test Scripting
6 28 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (26.53%) Selenium
8 24 (24.49%) QA
9 23 (23.47%) Test Automation
9 23 (23.47%) Finance
10 22 (22.45%) Java
11 19 (19.39%) QuickTest Pro
11 19 (19.39%) ISEB
12 18 (18.37%) Scrum
12 18 (18.37%) ISTQB
13 17 (17.35%) JIRA
13 17 (17.35%) BDD
14 16 (16.33%) Web Services
15 15 (15.31%) NeoLoad
15 15 (15.31%) Test Management
16 14 (14.29%) Load Testing
16 14 (14.29%) .NET
16 14 (14.29%) Python
16 14 (14.29%) SOAP
17 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
18 12 (12.24%) Test Strategy
18 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
19 11 (11.22%) REST
19 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) HTTP
2 3 (3.06%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.02%) GSM
3 1 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) DB2
2 2 (2.04%) SAP BI
2 2 (2.04%) MySQL
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.02%) HBase
3 1 (1.02%) Big Data
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 30 (30.61%) JMeter
2 26 (26.53%) Selenium
3 19 (19.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (17.35%) JIRA
5 15 (15.31%) NeoLoad
6 9 (9.18%) Cucumber
7 8 (8.16%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (8.16%) WinRunner
8 7 (7.14%) Subversion
9 6 (6.12%) Capybara
9 6 (6.12%) JBehave
10 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.10%) eggPlant
10 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.10%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (4.08%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.08%) JUnit
12 3 (3.06%) ClearCase
12 3 (3.06%) WebLOAD
12 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Games
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (33.67%) Tester
2 20 (20.41%) Analyst
3 19 (19.39%) Performance Tester
4 18 (18.37%) Test Analyst
5 15 (15.31%) Test Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.16%) Performance Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Test Leader
8 7 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Performance Test Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) SAP Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) SAP Test Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Automation Tester
11 4 (4.08%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Performance Test Leader
11 4 (4.08%) Test Consultant
11 4 (4.08%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) Web Services
2 14 (14.29%) .NET
2 14 (14.29%) SOAP
3 11 (11.22%) REST
4 9 (9.18%) XML
5 8 (8.16%) JSON
6 4 (4.08%) WCF
7 3 (3.06%) jQuery
7 3 (3.06%) HTML5
7 3 (3.06%) HTML
7 3 (3.06%) J2EE
7 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.04%) CGI
8 2 (2.04%) Ajax
9 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.02%) Middleware
9 1 (1.02%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.06%) Open Source
3 3 (3.06%) iPad
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.02%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) UNIX
2 7 (7.14%) Linux
3 5 (5.10%) Windows
4 2 (2.04%) AIX
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.78%) Performance Testing
3 29 (29.59%) Test Scripting
4 23 (23.47%) Test Automation
5 18 (18.37%) Scrum
6 17 (17.35%) BDD
7 15 (15.31%) Test Management
8 14 (14.29%) Load Testing
9 13 (13.27%) Regression Testing
10 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
10 12 (12.24%) Test Strategy
11 10 (10.20%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.20%) TDD
12 9 (9.18%) V-Model
12 9 (9.18%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (7.14%) User Stories
13 7 (7.14%) Kanban
14 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (6.12%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (6.12%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.61%) SQL
2 22 (22.45%) Java
3 14 (14.29%) Python
4 8 (8.16%) C#
5 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.10%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.10%) Ruby
6 5 (5.10%) VB
7 3 (3.06%) C
7 3 (3.06%) VBA
7 3 (3.06%) Perl
8 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.02%) C++
9 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) ISEB
2 18 (18.37%) ISTQB
3 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) Degree
5 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.02%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 42 (42.86%) HP
2 11 (11.22%) SAP
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle
4 5 (5.10%) Murex
5 3 (3.06%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.06%) IBM
6 2 (2.04%) VMware
7 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.02%) F5
7 1 (1.02%) Compuware
7 1 (1.02%) DataCash
7 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.02%) Sybase
7 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) EMC
7 1 (1.02%) BMC
7 1 (1.02%) Bloomberg