The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 363 373 322
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -51
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 54 40 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.16% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 1.28% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 49
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £276 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3471 3125 3000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.77% 12.87% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2514 2246 2046
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 30
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +21.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £37.77 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.70 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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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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
City of London +16 7 £400 +14.28% 2
Greenford - 4 - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 69 (51.49%) Performance Testing
2 57 (42.54%) HP
3 55 (41.04%) SQL
4 44 (32.84%) Finance
5 38 (28.36%) Oracle
5 38 (28.36%) Banking
6 34 (25.37%) QuickTest Pro
7 32 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (21.64%) HP Quality Center
9 28 (20.90%) Selenium
10 26 (19.40%) Java
11 25 (18.66%) Test Automation
11 25 (18.66%) Test Strategy
12 23 (17.16%) QA
12 23 (17.16%) ISTQB
12 23 (17.16%) Linux
12 23 (17.16%) ISEB
13 20 (14.93%) UNIX
13 20 (14.93%) Degree
14 19 (14.18%) JMeter
14 19 (14.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (12.69%) SoapUI
15 17 (12.69%) Load Testing
15 17 (12.69%) Test Management
15 17 (12.69%) Regression Testing
16 16 (11.94%) Scrum
16 16 (11.94%) Waterfall
17 14 (10.45%) Maven
17 14 (10.45%) Automated Testing
17 14 (10.45%) JIRA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 14 (10.45%) Apache
2 10 (7.46%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.97%) MQSeries
4 5 (3.73%) IIS
5 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.49%) Documentum
6 2 (1.49%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.49%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.75%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) HTTP
2 7 (5.22%) 3G
2 7 (5.22%) 2G
2 7 (5.22%) 4G
3 5 (3.73%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.75%) DNS
5 1 (0.75%) MPLS
5 1 (0.75%) LAN
5 1 (0.75%) WAN
5 1 (0.75%) DHCP
5 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.75%) NAS
5 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.45%) Oracle Database
2 8 (5.97%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.97%) DB2
2 8 (5.97%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (1.49%) QlikView
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (25.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (20.90%) Selenium
3 19 (14.18%) JMeter
4 17 (12.69%) SoapUI
5 14 (10.45%) Maven
5 14 (10.45%) JIRA
6 12 (8.96%) Cucumber
7 10 (7.46%) Rational Performance Tester
8 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
9 8 (5.97%) JUnit
10 7 (5.22%) Toad
10 7 (5.22%) Fiddler
10 7 (5.22%) Ant
10 7 (5.22%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (5.22%) eggPlant
11 5 (3.73%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.99%) WinDbg
12 4 (2.99%) JProfiler
12 4 (2.99%) WinRunner
13 3 (2.24%) Subversion
General
1 44 (32.84%) Finance
2 38 (28.36%) Banking
3 10 (7.46%) Retail
4 9 (6.72%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.24%) Front Office
7 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (31.34%) Tester
2 31 (23.13%) Performance Tester
3 22 (16.42%) Test Manager
4 18 (13.43%) Test Leader
5 16 (11.94%) Test Analyst
5 16 (11.94%) Analyst
5 16 (11.94%) Test Engineer
6 15 (11.19%) Performance Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) Performance Analyst
7 10 (7.46%) Performance Test Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Performance Test Engineer
8 9 (6.72%) Consultant
9 8 (5.97%) Non-Functional Tester
10 5 (3.73%) Performance Test Leader
10 5 (3.73%) Performance Manager
10 5 (3.73%) QA Leader
10 5 (3.73%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Performance Test Manager
11 4 (2.99%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) Web Services
2 12 (8.96%) .NET
2 12 (8.96%) J2EE
3 11 (8.21%) XML
4 10 (7.46%) HTML
5 9 (6.72%) SOAP
5 9 (6.72%) REST
6 8 (5.97%) Flash
7 7 (5.22%) J2ME
7 7 (5.22%) WAP
8 6 (4.48%) Middleware
9 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.24%) CSS
10 3 (2.24%) Ajax
10 3 (2.24%) JSON
10 3 (2.24%) Autofac
11 2 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.49%) JRockit
12 1 (0.75%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.97%) Social Network
4 7 (5.22%) Handset
5 5 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.99%) IPTV
6 4 (2.99%) Open Source
6 4 (2.99%) Video on Demand
7 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.24%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.49%) AS400
8 2 (1.49%) Equities
8 2 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) Statistics
9 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.16%) Linux
2 20 (14.93%) UNIX
3 13 (9.70%) Solaris
4 12 (8.96%) Windows
5 2 (1.49%) AIX
6 1 (0.75%) VMS
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (51.49%) Performance Testing
2 32 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (18.66%) Test Automation
3 25 (18.66%) Test Strategy
4 17 (12.69%) Load Testing
4 17 (12.69%) Test Management
4 17 (12.69%) Regression Testing
5 16 (11.94%) Scrum
5 16 (11.94%) Waterfall
6 14 (10.45%) Automated Testing
7 13 (9.70%) SOA
7 13 (9.70%) System Testing
7 13 (9.70%) Stress Testing
8 12 (8.96%) Test Scripting
9 11 (8.21%) E-Commerce
10 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.72%) Performance Engineering
11 8 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.22%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (41.04%) SQL
2 26 (19.40%) Java
3 12 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.99%) C++
5 3 (2.24%) C#
5 3 (2.24%) VB
5 3 (2.24%) VBA
6 2 (1.49%) Python
6 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.49%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.49%) Ruby
6 2 (1.49%) C
6 2 (1.49%) Perl
6 2 (1.49%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (17.16%) ISEB
1 23 (17.16%) ISTQB
2 20 (14.93%) Degree
3 19 (14.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.49%) MCP
6 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.16%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.48%) vSphere
3 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (21.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.99%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 57 (42.54%) HP
2 38 (28.36%) Oracle
3 10 (7.46%) IBM
4 9 (6.72%) SAP
5 8 (5.97%) VMware
6 7 (5.22%) Sun
6 7 (5.22%) Apple
7 5 (3.73%) Citrix
8 4 (2.99%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.24%) Mercator
9 3 (2.24%) Akamai
10 2 (1.49%) Green Hat
10 2 (1.49%) MKS
10 2 (1.49%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.49%) Adobe
10 2 (1.49%) Siebel
10 2 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.75%) Cognos
11 1 (0.75%) Informatica
11 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
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