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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 364 373 313
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -60
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 47 52 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.34% 1.59% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 56
Average daily rate
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£425 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
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
3509 3277 2988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.73% 13.06% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2503 2343 2049
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 23
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +38.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £22.51 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.35 £59.30 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +17 8 £400 +15.60% 3
Greenford - 4 - -
Chessington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 58 (50.88%) Performance Testing
2 47 (41.23%) HP
3 45 (39.47%) SQL
4 30 (26.32%) Finance
4 30 (26.32%) Oracle
5 28 (24.56%) Banking
6 26 (22.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 24 (21.05%) Test Strategy
8 23 (20.18%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (19.30%) Test Automation
9 22 (19.30%) JMeter
9 22 (19.30%) Java
10 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (18.42%) QA
10 21 (18.42%) Selenium
11 19 (16.67%) ISEB
12 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 17 (14.91%) Load Testing
14 16 (14.04%) UNIX
15 15 (13.16%) Degree
15 15 (13.16%) Linux
15 15 (13.16%) Scrum
15 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
16 14 (12.28%) .NET
17 13 (11.40%) Stress Testing
17 13 (11.40%) Test Management
17 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
17 13 (11.40%) SoapUI
17 13 (11.40%) Windows
17 13 (11.40%) Web Services

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 7 (6.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.39%) IIS
2 5 (4.39%) Apache
2 5 (4.39%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.75%) Documentum
4 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.88%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) Wireshark
2 8 (7.02%) HTTP
3 5 (4.39%) 3G
3 5 (4.39%) 2G
3 5 (4.39%) 4G
4 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) DNS
5 1 (0.88%) MPLS
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.88%) NAS
5 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.39%) DB2
2 5 (4.39%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.75%) QlikView
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (22.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (19.30%) JMeter
3 21 (18.42%) Selenium
4 13 (11.40%) SoapUI
5 10 (8.77%) Rational Performance Tester
6 9 (7.89%) JIRA
7 8 (7.02%) Maven
7 8 (7.02%) Cucumber
8 7 (6.14%) Fiddler
9 6 (5.26%) JUnit
10 5 (4.39%) Toad
10 5 (4.39%) Ant
10 5 (4.39%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (4.39%) eggPlant
10 5 (4.39%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.51%) DbUnit
11 4 (3.51%) WinDbg
11 4 (3.51%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (3.51%) WinRunner
General
1 30 (26.32%) Finance
2 28 (24.56%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.14%) Retail
5 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.63%) Front Office
7 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (28.95%) Tester
2 24 (21.05%) Performance Tester
3 19 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 17 (14.91%) Test Manager
5 16 (14.04%) Test Leader
6 14 (12.28%) Performance Engineer
7 13 (11.40%) Analyst
7 13 (11.40%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Performance Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Performance Test Analyst
8 8 (7.02%) Performance Test Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Consultant
10 6 (5.26%) Performance Manager
11 5 (4.39%) Performance Test Manager
11 5 (4.39%) Performance Test Leader
11 5 (4.39%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 4 (3.51%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
12 4 (3.51%) Performance Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) Test Consultant
13 3 (2.63%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) .NET
2 13 (11.40%) Web Services
3 9 (7.89%) XML
4 8 (7.02%) SOAP
4 8 (7.02%) REST
5 7 (6.14%) HTML
5 7 (6.14%) J2EE
6 5 (4.39%) Flash
6 5 (4.39%) J2ME
6 5 (4.39%) WAP
7 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.51%) JSON
7 4 (3.51%) jQuery
8 3 (2.63%) Ajax
8 3 (2.63%) Middleware
8 3 (2.63%) CSS
8 3 (2.63%) Autofac
9 2 (1.75%) JRockit
9 2 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.02%) Social Network
4 5 (4.39%) Open Source
4 5 (4.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.39%) Handset
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.75%) Equities
6 2 (1.75%) AS400
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.88%) IPTV
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.04%) UNIX
2 15 (13.16%) Linux
3 13 (11.40%) Windows
4 6 (5.26%) Solaris
5 2 (1.75%) AIX
6 1 (0.88%) VMS
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.88%) Performance Testing
2 24 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 22 (19.30%) Test Automation
4 21 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (14.91%) Load Testing
6 15 (13.16%) Scrum
6 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
7 13 (11.40%) Stress Testing
7 13 (11.40%) Test Management
8 12 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 12 (10.53%) Automated Testing
9 11 (9.65%) System Testing
10 9 (7.89%) Performance Engineering
11 8 (7.02%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.02%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.14%) Software Testing
12 7 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.14%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.47%) SQL
2 22 (19.30%) Java
3 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.51%) C#
4 4 (3.51%) C++
5 3 (2.63%) VB
5 3 (2.63%) VBA
5 3 (2.63%) Ruby
6 2 (1.75%) VBScript
6 2 (1.75%) C
6 2 (1.75%) Python
6 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.75%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) ISEB
2 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 15 (13.16%) Degree
4 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
5 12 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.42%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.63%) vSphere
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (20.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (41.23%) HP
2 30 (26.32%) Oracle
3 10 (8.77%) SAP
4 7 (6.14%) IBM
5 6 (5.26%) VMware
6 5 (4.39%) Sun
6 5 (4.39%) Citrix
6 5 (4.39%) Apple
7 4 (3.51%) Mercator
8 3 (2.63%) Akamai
9 2 (1.75%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (1.75%) MKS
9 2 (1.75%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.75%) Siebel
9 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.75%) Adobe
9 2 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.88%) Cognos
10 1 (0.88%) Informatica
10 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
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