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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 400 378 367
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 31 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 1.57% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 35
Median daily rate £425 £420 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £279 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £366
% change year-on-year
- +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
LoadRunner
England

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
3899 3565 3494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.08% 15.73% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2826 2668 2723
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £60.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 4 £455 +40.00% 2
Croydon - 2 £383 -
Surbiton - 2 £425 -
Ealing - 1 £275 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 45 (60.81%) JMeter
2 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) HP
3 32 (43.24%) Java
3 32 (43.24%) Selenium
3 32 (43.24%) Performance Testing
4 28 (37.84%) QA
5 24 (32.43%) JIRA
6 23 (31.08%) Cucumber
6 23 (31.08%) SoapUI
7 21 (28.38%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (27.03%) BDD
9 19 (25.68%) SOAP
9 19 (25.68%) Unix
10 18 (24.32%) SQL
11 17 (22.97%) Windows
11 17 (22.97%) TDD
11 17 (22.97%) Automation Testing
11 17 (22.97%) DevOps
12 15 (20.27%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (18.92%) HP UFT
14 13 (17.57%) JUnit
14 13 (17.57%) SpecFlow
14 13 (17.57%) Functional Testing
14 13 (17.57%) Test Planning
14 13 (17.57%) WATIR
14 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
15 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
15 12 (16.22%) Zephyr
15 12 (16.22%) .NET

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 5 (6.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.41%) CMS
2 4 (5.41%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) Drupal
3 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.70%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.35%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.35%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.35%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.05%) GitHub
3 2 (2.70%) CloudBees
3 2 (2.70%) IaaS
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.70%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.70%) PaaS
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) HTTP
1 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.35%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 45 (60.81%) JMeter
2 32 (43.24%) Selenium
3 24 (32.43%) JIRA
4 23 (31.08%) Cucumber
4 23 (31.08%) SoapUI
5 14 (18.92%) HP UFT
6 13 (17.57%) JUnit
6 13 (17.57%) SpecFlow
6 13 (17.57%) WATIR
7 12 (16.22%) NUnit
7 12 (16.22%) Zephyr
8 11 (14.86%) Sahi
9 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
10 7 (9.46%) WebLOAD
11 6 (8.11%) NeoLoad
12 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
12 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
13 4 (5.41%) Fiddler
13 4 (5.41%) LoadUI
13 4 (5.41%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Retail
4 4 (5.41%) Games
5 3 (4.05%) Billing
5 3 (4.05%) Marketing
6 2 (2.70%) Legal
7 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Analyst
1 19 (25.68%) Test Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Tester
3 14 (18.92%) Performance Tester
4 10 (13.51%) Performance Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Performance Test Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Lead Tester
7 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner Tester
7 4 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Service Performance Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) SOA Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) SOAP
2 12 (16.22%) .NET
2 12 (16.22%) Web Services
3 7 (9.46%) HTML
4 6 (8.11%) CSS
5 4 (5.41%) JSON
5 4 (5.41%) RESTful
5 4 (5.41%) XML
6 3 (4.05%) Java EE
6 3 (4.05%) Middleware
6 3 (4.05%) REST
7 2 (2.70%) WCF
7 2 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Statistics
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) iPad
3 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Unix
2 17 (22.97%) Windows
3 8 (10.81%) Linux
4 3 (4.05%) Android
4 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.24%) Performance Testing
3 20 (27.03%) BDD
4 17 (22.97%) Automation Testing
4 17 (22.97%) DevOps
4 17 (22.97%) TDD
5 15 (20.27%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (17.57%) Functional Testing
6 13 (17.57%) Test Planning
6 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
7 12 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 11 (14.86%) Regression Testing
8 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
9 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
10 9 (12.16%) Load Testing
10 9 (12.16%) SOA
10 9 (12.16%) Software Delivery
11 8 (10.81%) API Testing
11 8 (10.81%) Scrum
11 8 (10.81%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) Java
2 18 (24.32%) SQL
3 11 (14.86%) Ruby
4 10 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 9 (12.16%) Python
6 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.11%) Perl
7 2 (2.70%) C#
7 2 (2.70%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) Go
8 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) ISEB
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (37.84%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (28.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) Ansible
2 2 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (44.59%) HP
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.41%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.41%) Guidewire
5 3 (4.05%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.70%) F5
6 2 (2.70%) Green Hat
6 2 (2.70%) IBM
6 2 (2.70%) Sun
6 2 (2.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.35%) Adobe
7 1 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.35%) Calypso
7 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.35%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) Temenos
7 1 (1.35%) Zuora
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