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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 362 368 342
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 49 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.53% 1.52% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 39
Average daily rate £420 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
3205 3165 2963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.10% 14.94% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2376 2398 2143
Average daily rate £475 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -34.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Croydon - 5 £393 -
City of London +40 4 £403 +19.25% 5
Osterley +4 2 £431 +2.67%
Docklands, London - 1 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 65 (60.19%) Performance Testing
2 43 (39.81%) HP
3 40 (37.04%) Non-Functional Testing
4 34 (31.48%) JMeter
4 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (28.70%) HP UFT
6 29 (26.85%) Test Scripting
7 24 (22.22%) Unix
8 23 (21.30%) Selenium
9 22 (20.37%) SQL
10 21 (19.44%) Security Cleared
11 18 (16.67%) Windows
12 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
12 17 (15.74%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (14.81%) Open Source
13 16 (14.81%) HTTP
14 14 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (12.96%) Finance
14 14 (12.96%) Test Management
14 14 (12.96%) ISTQB
15 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (12.04%) Citrix
16 12 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (10.19%) High Availability
17 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
17 11 (10.19%) Functional Testing
17 11 (10.19%) Middleware
17 11 (10.19%) IBM
17 11 (10.19%) Scrum
18 10 (9.26%) VMware

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.78%) Apache
2 3 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (1.85%) Confluence
3 2 (1.85%) JBoss
3 2 (1.85%) nginx
3 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) GitHub
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) SMTP
3 3 (2.78%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.85%) Internet
4 2 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (0.93%) LDAP
5 1 (0.93%) RTP
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (31.48%) JMeter
2 31 (28.70%) HP UFT
3 23 (21.30%) Selenium
4 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.26%) Eclipse
5 10 (9.26%) Gatling
5 10 (9.26%) IntelliJ
5 10 (9.26%) Maven
6 8 (7.41%) JIRA
7 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.78%) Subversion
9 3 (2.78%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.85%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.85%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.85%) JUnit
10 2 (1.85%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.85%) WinRunner
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
4 2 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (37.96%) Tester
2 31 (28.70%) Analyst
2 31 (28.70%) Test Analyst
3 29 (26.85%) Performance Tester
4 18 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 18 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) LoadRunner Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 8 (7.41%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 8 (7.41%) Non-Functional Tester
7 7 (6.48%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) SAP Performance Tester
8 6 (5.56%) SAP Tester
8 6 (5.56%) Senior Performance Tester
8 6 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) Middleware
2 7 (6.48%) Web Services
3 6 (5.56%) .NET
3 6 (5.56%) Ajax
3 6 (5.56%) SOAP
4 4 (3.70%) HTML
5 3 (2.78%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.85%) HHVM
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.93%) Flash
7 1 (0.93%) J2EE
7 1 (0.93%) JDBC
7 1 (0.93%) JRockit
7 1 (0.93%) JSP
7 1 (0.93%) REST
7 1 (0.93%) WSDL
7 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) DataPower
1 8 (7.41%) PKI
2 3 (2.78%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.93%) RIA
4 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.22%) Unix
2 18 (16.67%) Windows
3 8 (7.41%) AIX
4 4 (3.70%) Linux
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (60.19%) Performance Testing
2 40 (37.04%) Non-Functional Testing
3 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (26.85%) Test Scripting
5 16 (14.81%) Open Source
6 14 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (12.96%) Test Management
7 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (10.19%) Functional Testing
9 11 (10.19%) High Availability
9 11 (10.19%) Scrum
10 10 (9.26%) Low Latency
11 9 (8.33%) Automation Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Load Balancing
11 9 (8.33%) Load Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 8 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.37%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
3 9 (8.33%) Java
4 6 (5.56%) C#
5 4 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.85%) C
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
6 2 (1.85%) PHP
6 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.96%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.33%) ISEB
5 5 (4.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (15.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.78%) Nessus
3 2 (1.85%) Ansible
3 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (39.81%) HP
2 13 (12.04%) Citrix
3 11 (10.19%) IBM
4 10 (9.26%) SOASTA, Inc
4 10 (9.26%) VMware
5 8 (7.41%) SAP
6 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.78%) Oracle
8 2 (1.85%) Capita
9 1 (0.93%) ATG
9 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.93%) BMC
9 1 (0.93%) Empirix
9 1 (0.93%) Endeca
9 1 (0.93%) Splunk
9 1 (0.93%) Sun
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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