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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 336 353 375
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +22
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 70 53 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 1.53% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 33
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 £300 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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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
3446 3464 3114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 14.69% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2471 2500 2230
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £27.78 £45.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.26% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.00 £37.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.50 £86.80 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 7 £365 -8.75%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 47 (44.34%) HP
1 47 (44.34%) Performance Testing
2 35 (33.02%) UNIX
3 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (24.53%) HP UFT
5 25 (23.58%) SQL
6 22 (20.75%) JMeter
7 21 (19.81%) Java
7 21 (19.81%) QA
7 21 (19.81%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
9 19 (17.92%) Selenium
10 18 (16.98%) Security Cleared
10 18 (16.98%) Scrum
11 15 (14.15%) Finance
11 15 (14.15%) .NET
11 15 (14.15%) IBM
11 15 (14.15%) Test Scripting
11 15 (14.15%) JIRA
12 14 (13.21%) Software Testing
12 14 (13.21%) SC Cleared
13 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
13 12 (11.32%) ISEB
13 12 (11.32%) Windows
13 12 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (11.32%) Banking
13 12 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (9.43%) Open Source
15 10 (9.43%) SOA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.89%) Drupal
3 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.89%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.94%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.94%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) GitHub
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) Wireshark
2 4 (3.77%) HTTP
3 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.89%) Network Security
4 1 (0.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.94%) Intranet
4 1 (0.94%) SNMP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) DB2
4 2 (1.89%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.89%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.94%) HBase
5 1 (0.94%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (24.53%) HP UFT
2 22 (20.75%) JMeter
3 19 (17.92%) Selenium
4 15 (14.15%) JIRA
5 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.49%) Maven
7 8 (7.55%) Eclipse
8 7 (6.60%) IntelliJ
9 6 (5.66%) NeoLoad
10 5 (4.72%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
10 5 (4.72%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.77%) JUnit
11 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.83%) Rational Performance Tester
12 3 (2.83%) Subversion
13 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
13 2 (1.89%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 15 (14.15%) Finance
2 12 (11.32%) Banking
3 9 (8.49%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (38.68%) Tester
2 28 (26.42%) Analyst
3 26 (24.53%) Test Analyst
4 24 (22.64%) Performance Tester
5 16 (15.09%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.55%) Performance Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Performance Test Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Non-Functional Tester
7 7 (6.60%) Consultant
8 5 (4.72%) Performance Manager
8 5 (4.72%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.72%) Performance Test Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.72%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 4 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) .NET
2 10 (9.43%) Middleware
3 8 (7.55%) XML
4 7 (6.60%) HTML
4 7 (6.60%) Web Services
5 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.77%) J2EE
6 4 (3.77%) SOAP
6 4 (3.77%) REST
7 3 (2.83%) Flash
7 3 (2.83%) JSON
8 2 (1.89%) LAMP
8 2 (1.89%) Ajax
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.89%) Django
9 1 (0.94%) jQuery
9 1 (0.94%) RESTful
9 1 (0.94%) WCF
9 1 (0.94%) LINQ
9 1 (0.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) PKI
1 8 (7.55%) DataPower
2 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.89%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) iPad
5 2 (1.89%) Tandem
5 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.02%) UNIX
2 12 (11.32%) Windows
3 8 (7.55%) AIX
4 7 (6.60%) Linux
5 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (44.34%) Performance Testing
2 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
4 18 (16.98%) Scrum
5 15 (14.15%) Test Scripting
6 14 (13.21%) Software Testing
7 12 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (9.43%) Open Source
9 10 (9.43%) SOA
9 10 (9.43%) API Testing
10 9 (8.49%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.49%) Test Strategy
10 9 (8.49%) Test Management
11 8 (7.55%) Functional Testing
11 8 (7.55%) Load Balancing
11 8 (7.55%) Load Testing
12 7 (6.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.58%) SQL
2 21 (19.81%) Java
3 9 (8.49%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.60%) C#
5 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.83%) Perl
5 3 (2.83%) Ruby
5 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.89%) C
6 2 (1.89%) VB
6 2 (1.89%) Python
6 2 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (0.94%) Delphi
7 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.94%) ABAP
7 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.32%) ISEB
4 9 (8.49%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.94%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.81%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.89%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (19.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.77%) Nessus
3 2 (1.89%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.89%) Puppet
3 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.89%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 47 (44.34%) HP
2 15 (14.15%) IBM
3 9 (8.49%) VMware
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle
5 7 (6.60%) Splunk
5 7 (6.60%) SOASTA, Inc
6 6 (5.66%) SAP
7 5 (4.72%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.89%) CollabNet
8 2 (1.89%) Pega
8 2 (1.89%) Coverity
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.89%) Citrix
8 2 (1.89%) CA
9 1 (0.94%) Borland
9 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.94%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.94%) Sybase
9 1 (0.94%) F5