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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / London
Rank 375 374 363
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 28 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 1.30% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 30
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £334 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
3397 3219 3160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.77% 15.33% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2470 2403 2438
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £24.23 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
City of London -6 3 £625 +61.29% 1
Croydon -9 2 £383 -0.64%
Surbiton - 2 £425 -
Bromley - 2 £425 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 44 (64.71%) JMeter
2 31 (45.59%) Performance Testing
3 30 (44.12%) Java
4 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (38.24%) QA
5 26 (38.24%) Selenium
6 25 (36.76%) HP
7 24 (35.29%) SoapUI
8 23 (33.82%) SQL
8 23 (33.82%) Unix
9 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
10 19 (27.94%) JIRA
10 19 (27.94%) Windows
10 19 (27.94%) SOAP
11 15 (22.06%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (22.06%) DevOps
12 14 (20.59%) BDD
12 14 (20.59%) Web Services
12 14 (20.59%) TDD
13 13 (19.12%) HP UFT
14 12 (17.65%) Oracle
14 12 (17.65%) JUnit
15 11 (16.18%) SOA
15 11 (16.18%) SpecFlow
15 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
15 11 (16.18%) WATIR
15 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
16 10 (14.71%) Functional Testing
16 10 (14.71%) Zephyr
16 10 (14.71%) Scrum

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 7 (10.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.88%) CMS
3 4 (5.88%) Confluence
3 4 (5.88%) Drupal
4 2 (2.94%) Apache
4 2 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.47%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.47%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.47%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) GitHub
3 2 (2.94%) CloudBees
3 2 (2.94%) IaaS
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.94%) PaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) HTTP
2 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) DB2
2 1 (1.47%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.47%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 44 (64.71%) JMeter
2 26 (38.24%) Selenium
3 24 (35.29%) SoapUI
4 20 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 19 (27.94%) JIRA
6 13 (19.12%) HP UFT
7 12 (17.65%) JUnit
8 11 (16.18%) SpecFlow
8 11 (16.18%) WATIR
9 10 (14.71%) NUnit
9 10 (14.71%) Zephyr
10 9 (13.24%) Sahi
11 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
11 7 (10.29%) WebLOAD
12 6 (8.82%) Fiddler
12 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
12 6 (8.82%) NeoLoad
13 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
14 4 (5.88%) Geb
14 4 (5.88%) LoadUI
General
1 10 (14.71%) Banking
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 3 (4.41%) Games
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Analyst
1 21 (30.88%) Test Analyst
2 15 (22.06%) Tester
3 11 (16.18%) Performance Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Performance Test Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Performance Tester
4 10 (14.71%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 8 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Service Performance Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) SOA Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Test Specialist
8 4 (5.88%) Lead Tester
8 4 (5.88%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.41%) QA Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) SOAP
2 14 (20.59%) Web Services
3 9 (13.24%) .NET
4 8 (11.76%) HTML
5 6 (8.82%) CSS
6 4 (5.88%) JSON
6 4 (5.88%) RESTful
6 4 (5.88%) XML
7 3 (4.41%) Middleware
7 3 (4.41%) REST
8 2 (2.94%) J2EE
8 2 (2.94%) Java EE
8 2 (2.94%) WCF
8 2 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.47%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Statistics
3 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Unix
2 19 (27.94%) Windows
3 9 (13.24%) Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Android
4 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Performance Testing
2 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.06%) DevOps
4 14 (20.59%) BDD
4 14 (20.59%) TDD
5 11 (16.18%) SOA
5 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
5 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
6 10 (14.71%) Functional Testing
6 10 (14.71%) Scrum
7 9 (13.24%) Automation Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Test Planning
8 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.29%) API Testing
9 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
10 6 (8.82%) Content Management
10 6 (8.82%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) Java
2 23 (33.82%) SQL
3 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
4 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) Ruby
5 8 (11.76%) Perl
6 5 (7.35%) Python
7 3 (4.41%) C#
8 2 (2.94%) C++
8 2 (2.94%) Groovy
8 2 (2.94%) VBScript
9 1 (1.47%) Go
9 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.24%) QA
2 4 (5.88%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (22.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) Ansible
2 2 (2.94%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.94%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (36.76%) HP
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (4.41%) Guidewire
5 3 (4.41%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.94%) F5
6 2 (2.94%) Green Hat
6 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) Sun
6 2 (2.94%) VMware
7 1 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.47%) Calypso
7 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.47%) Temenos
7 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.47%) Zuora