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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 371 335 335
Rank change year-on-year
-36 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 34 76 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 2.45% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 52 38
Average daily rate
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£344 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £545 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £345 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
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
3050 3096 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.64% 13.29% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2127 2282 1997
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £30.00 £23.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £107.50 £56.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +2 8 £326 -27.50% 2
Greenford +7 2 - -
Sidcup - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 40 (48.19%) HP
2 36 (43.37%) Performance Testing
3 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (30.12%) SQL
5 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
5 23 (27.71%) Selenium
6 22 (26.51%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (25.30%) JMeter
7 21 (25.30%) QA
8 20 (24.10%) Finance
8 20 (24.10%) Java
8 20 (24.10%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
10 16 (19.28%) Scrum
10 16 (19.28%) .NET
11 13 (15.66%) ISEB
11 13 (15.66%) JIRA
11 13 (15.66%) ISTQB
12 11 (13.25%) Test Management
12 11 (13.25%) Test Strategy
12 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
13 10 (12.05%) Banking
13 10 (12.05%) Python
13 10 (12.05%) BDD
13 10 (12.05%) NeoLoad
13 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
14 9 (10.84%) C#
14 9 (10.84%) SAP
14 9 (10.84%) Web Services

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.20%) Drupal
4 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.20%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.20%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) HTTP
2 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.41%) Network Security
4 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) DB2
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) HBase
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (27.71%) Selenium
2 21 (25.30%) JMeter
3 20 (24.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (15.66%) JIRA
5 10 (12.05%) NeoLoad
6 6 (7.23%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.23%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (4.82%) WinRunner
7 4 (4.82%) Subversion
7 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.82%) JUnit
7 4 (4.82%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.61%) WebLOAD
8 3 (3.61%) DbUnit
8 3 (3.61%) JBehave
8 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.61%) eggPlant
8 3 (3.61%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (3.61%) Capybara
8 3 (3.61%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (38.55%) Tester
2 22 (26.51%) Analyst
3 20 (24.10%) Test Analyst
4 18 (21.69%) Performance Tester
5 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.64%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Performance Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Test Leader
7 6 (7.23%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) SAP Manager
8 5 (6.02%) SAP Test Manager
8 5 (6.02%) QA Tester
8 5 (6.02%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Performance Test Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Agile Tester
10 3 (3.61%) Performance Test Leader
10 3 (3.61%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) .NET
2 9 (10.84%) Web Services
2 9 (10.84%) XML
3 6 (7.23%) HTML
4 5 (6.02%) JSON
4 5 (6.02%) SOAP
4 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.82%) REST
6 3 (3.61%) jQuery
6 3 (3.61%) HTML5
6 3 (3.61%) J2EE
6 3 (3.61%) Middleware
7 2 (2.41%) CGI
7 2 (2.41%) Flash
7 2 (2.41%) Ajax
8 1 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.20%) WCF
8 1 (1.20%) LINQ
8 1 (1.20%) Django
8 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) iPad
2 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Open Source
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.20%) Tandem
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) UNIX
2 6 (7.23%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.20%) AIX
3 1 (1.20%) Solaris
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.37%) Performance Testing
2 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
5 16 (19.28%) Scrum
6 11 (13.25%) Test Management
6 11 (13.25%) Test Strategy
6 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.05%) BDD
8 8 (9.64%) Load Testing
8 8 (9.64%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.43%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (8.43%) TDD
10 6 (7.23%) ITIL
10 6 (7.23%) Security Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.02%) V-Model
11 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (6.02%) Functional Testing
11 5 (6.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) SQL
2 20 (24.10%) Java
3 10 (12.05%) Python
4 9 (10.84%) C#
5 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.82%) Ruby
8 3 (3.61%) VB
8 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.61%) C
8 3 (3.61%) Perl
9 2 (2.41%) VBA
9 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.20%) VBScript
10 1 (1.20%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) ISEB
1 13 (15.66%) ISTQB
2 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (26.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (1.20%) CA LISA
3 1 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) HP
2 9 (10.84%) SAP
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle
4 6 (7.23%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.41%) Citrix
6 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.20%) Pega
6 1 (1.20%) Coverity
6 1 (1.20%) F5
6 1 (1.20%) DataCash
6 1 (1.20%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.20%) Sybase
6 1 (1.20%) EMC
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.20%) Murex
6 1 (1.20%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.20%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.20%) Borland