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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 378 385 337
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -48
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 37 47 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.41% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 38
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +9.24%
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
3610 3342 2923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.77% 13.32% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2659 2393 1978
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 £320 £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 15 21 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £20.20 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.90 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +7 6 £350 -5.40% 2
Greenford - 4 - -
Chessington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
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LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 56 (52.83%) Performance Testing
2 48 (45.28%) SQL
3 46 (43.40%) HP
4 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (29.25%) Finance
5 31 (29.25%) Oracle
6 25 (23.58%) Banking
6 25 (23.58%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (22.64%) Test Strategy
8 21 (19.81%) JMeter
8 21 (19.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 20 (18.87%) ISEB
9 20 (18.87%) Test Automation
10 19 (17.92%) QA
11 18 (16.98%) Load Testing
11 18 (16.98%) .NET
11 18 (16.98%) Java
12 17 (16.04%) Selenium
12 17 (16.04%) ISTQB
13 16 (15.09%) Scrum
14 15 (14.15%) Regression Testing
14 15 (14.15%) Wireshark
14 15 (14.15%) Degree
15 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
15 14 (13.21%) UNIX
15 14 (13.21%) Windows
16 13 (12.26%) Linux
17 12 (11.32%) System Testing
17 12 (11.32%) SoapUI
18 11 (10.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (6.60%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.72%) IIS
2 5 (4.72%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.83%) Apache
3 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.89%) Documentum
5 1 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.89%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.83%) SaaS
2 2 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) Wireshark
2 7 (6.60%) HTTP
3 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.83%) 3G
4 3 (2.83%) 2G
4 3 (2.83%) tcpdump
4 3 (2.83%) 4G
5 2 (1.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.72%) DbVisualizer
2 5 (4.72%) DB2
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.89%) QlikView
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (19.81%) QuickTest Pro
1 21 (19.81%) JMeter
2 17 (16.04%) Selenium
3 12 (11.32%) SoapUI
4 10 (9.43%) Rational Performance Tester
5 9 (8.49%) ClearCase
6 8 (7.55%) JUnit
6 8 (7.55%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (6.60%) DbUnit
7 7 (6.60%) Fiddler
8 6 (5.66%) JIRA
9 5 (4.72%) Maven
9 5 (4.72%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.77%) WinDbg
10 4 (3.77%) TestComplete
10 4 (3.77%) Subversion
10 4 (3.77%) WinRunner
10 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.83%) Toad
General
1 31 (29.25%) Finance
2 25 (23.58%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Retail
3 7 (6.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.83%) Front Office
6 2 (1.89%) Legal
6 2 (1.89%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 30 (28.30%) Tester
2 23 (21.70%) Performance Tester
3 22 (20.75%) Test Engineer
4 14 (13.21%) Test Leader
5 13 (12.26%) Performance Engineer
5 13 (12.26%) Test Manager
6 12 (11.32%) Test Analyst
6 12 (11.32%) Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Performance Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Performance Test Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) Performance Test Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Performance Manager
9 6 (5.66%) Performance Test Leader
10 5 (4.72%) Performance Test Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Systems Test Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) .NET
2 9 (8.49%) Web Services
3 8 (7.55%) XML
3 8 (7.55%) jQuery
4 7 (6.60%) J2EE
4 7 (6.60%) HTML
5 5 (4.72%) SOAP
5 5 (4.72%) Flash
5 5 (4.72%) REST
6 4 (3.77%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.83%) CSS
7 3 (2.83%) JSON
7 3 (2.83%) J2ME
7 3 (2.83%) WAP
7 3 (2.83%) Autofac
8 2 (1.89%) JRockit
8 2 (1.89%) Middleware
8 2 (1.89%) Ajax
9 1 (0.94%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.49%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.55%) Social Network
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.66%) Open Source
5 5 (4.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.83%) Handset
8 2 (1.89%) Equities
8 2 (1.89%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.89%) AS400
8 2 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.89%) User Experience
9 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) UNIX
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Solaris
4 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (52.83%) Performance Testing
2 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.64%) Test Strategy
4 20 (18.87%) Test Automation
5 18 (16.98%) Load Testing
6 16 (15.09%) Scrum
7 15 (14.15%) Regression Testing
8 12 (11.32%) System Testing
9 11 (10.38%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.38%) Migration
9 11 (10.38%) Stress Testing
10 10 (9.43%) Automated Testing
10 10 (9.43%) ETL
11 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.49%) Software Testing
11 9 (8.49%) Test Management
11 9 (8.49%) Functional Testing
11 9 (8.49%) Data Migration
11 9 (8.49%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (7.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.28%) SQL
2 18 (16.98%) Java
3 10 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.66%) C#
5 4 (3.77%) C++
6 3 (2.83%) VB
6 3 (2.83%) VBA
6 3 (2.83%) C
7 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.89%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.89%) Ruby
7 2 (1.89%) VBScript
7 2 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (18.87%) ISEB
2 17 (16.04%) ISTQB
3 15 (14.15%) Degree
4 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
5 11 (10.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (23.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.94%) OpenView
3 1 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 46 (43.40%) HP
2 31 (29.25%) Oracle
3 7 (6.60%) IBM
4 6 (5.66%) SAP
5 4 (3.77%) Citrix
5 4 (3.77%) Mercator
5 4 (3.77%) VMware
6 3 (2.83%) Akamai
6 3 (2.83%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (2.83%) Apple
6 3 (2.83%) Sun
7 2 (1.89%) MKS
7 2 (1.89%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.89%) Siebel
8 1 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.94%) Adobe
8 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.94%) Syncfusion
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £360 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago