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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 328 394 378
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -16
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 87 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.40% 1.09% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £315 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
3632 3563 3291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.31% 14.88% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2619 2527 2362
Average daily rate £438 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.30 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £111.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +7 8 £333 -16.87% 2
Hounslow - 1 £490 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (50.88%) Performance Testing
2 55 (48.25%) HP
3 40 (35.09%) UNIX
4 33 (28.95%) Non-Functional Testing
5 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (21.93%) SQL
6 25 (21.93%) HP UFT
7 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 23 (20.18%) JMeter
9 22 (19.30%) Java
10 21 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 17 (14.91%) Scrum
13 17 (14.91%) Test Scripting
13 17 (14.91%) QA
13 17 (14.91%) Selenium
14 16 (14.04%) Windows
15 15 (13.16%) IBM
15 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
15 15 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
15 15 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
16 14 (12.28%) .NET
16 14 (12.28%) Finance
17 13 (11.40%) VMware
17 13 (11.40%) Open Source
17 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (11.40%) JIRA
18 12 (10.53%) Load Balancing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (6.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) Drupal
3 2 (1.75%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.77%) GitHub
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) Wireshark
2 4 (3.51%) HTTP
3 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.88%) SNMP
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.63%) DB2
4 2 (1.75%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.75%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.88%) HBase
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (21.93%) HP UFT
2 23 (20.18%) JMeter
3 17 (14.91%) Selenium
4 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
5 13 (11.40%) JIRA
6 12 (10.53%) Eclipse
7 11 (9.65%) IntelliJ
7 11 (9.65%) Maven
8 6 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.51%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.63%) JUnit
11 3 (2.63%) Subversion
12 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.75%) Rational Performance Tester
12 2 (1.75%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.75%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.75%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (33.33%) Tester
1 38 (33.33%) Analyst
2 35 (30.70%) Test Analyst
3 21 (18.42%) Performance Tester
4 20 (17.54%) Test Manager
5 18 (15.79%) Performance Analyst
6 17 (14.91%) Performance Test Analyst
7 11 (9.65%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 10 (8.77%) Non-Functional Tester
9 6 (5.26%) Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Performance Test Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Performance Manager
11 4 (3.51%) Performance Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
12 3 (2.63%) Automation Analyst
12 3 (2.63%) QA Analyst
12 3 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) .NET
2 12 (10.53%) Middleware
3 8 (7.02%) Web Services
3 8 (7.02%) XML
4 7 (6.14%) HTML
5 5 (4.39%) SOAP
5 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.51%) J2EE
6 4 (3.51%) Flash
7 3 (2.63%) REST
8 2 (1.75%) Django
8 2 (1.75%) LAMP
8 2 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.75%) JSON
9 1 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.88%) WCF
9 1 (0.88%) LINQ
9 1 (0.88%) Ajax
9 1 (0.88%) SAML
9 1 (0.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) PKI
1 8 (7.02%) DataPower
2 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.75%) User Experience
3 2 (1.75%) Tandem
3 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Replication
4 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.88%) Statistics
4 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.09%) UNIX
2 16 (14.04%) Windows
3 8 (7.02%) AIX
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
4 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.88%) Performance Testing
2 33 (28.95%) Non-Functional Testing
3 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (14.91%) Scrum
5 17 (14.91%) Test Scripting
6 15 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
7 13 (11.40%) Open Source
8 12 (10.53%) Load Balancing
8 12 (10.53%) SOA
9 11 (9.65%) Test Management
9 11 (9.65%) High Availability
9 11 (9.65%) Low Latency
9 11 (9.65%) API Testing
10 9 (7.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
10 9 (7.89%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.02%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.93%) SQL
2 22 (19.30%) Java
3 9 (7.89%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.14%) C#
5 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.63%) Ruby
6 2 (1.75%) VB
6 2 (1.75%) Python
6 2 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) Delphi
7 1 (0.88%) ABAP
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) ISEB
4 8 (7.02%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.88%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.91%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.02%) Nessus
3 2 (1.75%) Puppet
3 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.75%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 55 (48.25%) HP
2 15 (13.16%) IBM
3 13 (11.40%) VMware
4 11 (9.65%) SOASTA, Inc
5 8 (7.02%) Splunk
5 8 (7.02%) Oracle
6 5 (4.39%) AppDynamics
7 4 (3.51%) SAP
8 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.75%) Citrix
9 2 (1.75%) CA
9 2 (1.75%) CollabNet
9 2 (1.75%) Pega
9 2 (1.75%) Coverity
10 1 (0.88%) F5
10 1 (0.88%) Borland
10 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.88%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.88%) Sybase
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago