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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 379 367 310
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -57
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 40 51 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 1.53% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 52
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £281 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £323
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3597 3325 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.79% 13.12% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2565 2391 2023
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
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 19 15 24
Average hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +42.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.01 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -2.66%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 0 5 £400 +15.94% 1
Greenford - 4 - -
Chessington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 55 (52.88%) Performance Testing
2 45 (43.27%) HP
3 44 (42.31%) SQL
4 30 (28.85%) Finance
5 28 (26.92%) Oracle
6 27 (25.96%) Banking
7 22 (21.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 22 (21.15%) Test Strategy
8 21 (20.19%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (19.23%) Test Automation
9 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (19.23%) Java
10 19 (18.27%) ISEB
10 19 (18.27%) JMeter
10 19 (18.27%) QA
11 18 (17.31%) Selenium
12 17 (16.35%) ISTQB
12 17 (16.35%) Load Testing
13 15 (14.42%) .NET
14 14 (13.46%) UNIX
14 14 (13.46%) Linux
15 13 (12.50%) Scrum
15 13 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 13 (12.50%) Windows
15 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 12 (11.54%) Degree
16 12 (11.54%) SoapUI
16 12 (11.54%) Automated Testing
17 11 (10.58%) Web Services
17 11 (10.58%) Stress Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.81%) IIS
2 5 (4.81%) Apache
2 5 (4.81%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.92%) Documentum
4 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.92%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) Wireshark
2 8 (7.69%) HTTP
3 5 (4.81%) 3G
3 5 (4.81%) 2G
3 5 (4.81%) 4G
4 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.92%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.81%) DbVisualizer
2 5 (4.81%) DB2
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.92%) QlikView
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (21.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (18.27%) JMeter
3 18 (17.31%) Selenium
4 12 (11.54%) SoapUI
5 10 (9.62%) Rational Performance Tester
6 8 (7.69%) JIRA
7 7 (6.73%) Fiddler
7 7 (6.73%) Maven
8 6 (5.77%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.81%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (4.81%) eggPlant
9 5 (4.81%) Toad
9 5 (4.81%) Ant
9 5 (4.81%) JUnit
10 4 (3.85%) ClearCase
10 4 (3.85%) WinRunner
10 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.85%) DbUnit
10 4 (3.85%) WinDbg
General
1 30 (28.85%) Finance
2 27 (25.96%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 7 (6.73%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.88%) Front Office
6 2 (1.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Tester
2 23 (22.12%) Performance Tester
3 18 (17.31%) Test Engineer
4 15 (14.42%) Test Manager
4 15 (14.42%) Test Leader
5 14 (13.46%) Performance Engineer
6 12 (11.54%) Analyst
6 12 (11.54%) Test Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Performance Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Performance Test Analyst
8 8 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Performance Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Performance Test Manager
10 5 (4.81%) Performance Test Leader
10 5 (4.81%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Consultant
12 3 (2.88%) Developer
12 3 (2.88%) Non-Functional Tester
12 3 (2.88%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) .NET
2 11 (10.58%) Web Services
3 8 (7.69%) XML
4 7 (6.73%) J2EE
4 7 (6.73%) HTML
4 7 (6.73%) SOAP
4 7 (6.73%) REST
5 5 (4.81%) Flash
5 5 (4.81%) J2ME
5 5 (4.81%) WAP
6 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.85%) jQuery
7 3 (2.88%) Autofac
7 3 (2.88%) CSS
7 3 (2.88%) Ajax
7 3 (2.88%) JSON
7 3 (2.88%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.92%) JRockit
8 2 (1.92%) Middleware
9 1 (0.96%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Mobile App
1 10 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.69%) Social Network
3 5 (4.81%) Open Source
3 5 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.81%) Handset
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.92%) AS400
5 2 (1.92%) Equities
6 1 (0.96%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.46%) UNIX
1 14 (13.46%) Linux
2 13 (12.50%) Windows
3 6 (5.77%) Solaris
4 2 (1.92%) AIX
5 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.88%) Performance Testing
2 22 (21.15%) Test Strategy
3 20 (19.23%) Test Automation
3 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.35%) Load Testing
5 13 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 13 (12.50%) Scrum
6 12 (11.54%) Automated Testing
7 11 (10.58%) Stress Testing
7 11 (10.58%) Test Management
7 11 (10.58%) Test Scripting
8 10 (9.62%) System Testing
9 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.73%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.73%) Performance Engineering
11 6 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) SQL
2 20 (19.23%) Java
3 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.81%) C#
4 5 (4.81%) C++
5 3 (2.88%) VB
5 3 (2.88%) VBA
6 2 (1.92%) VBScript
6 2 (1.92%) Perl
6 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.92%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.92%) Ruby
6 2 (1.92%) C
7 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) ISEB
2 17 (16.35%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.54%) Degree
5 11 (10.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (20.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.96%) OpenView
3 1 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 45 (43.27%) HP
2 28 (26.92%) Oracle
3 7 (6.73%) SAP
3 7 (6.73%) IBM
4 5 (4.81%) Sun
4 5 (4.81%) Apple
5 4 (3.85%) Citrix
5 4 (3.85%) Mercator
5 4 (3.85%) VMware
6 3 (2.88%) Akamai
7 2 (1.92%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.92%) MKS
7 2 (1.92%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.92%) Adobe
7 2 (1.92%) Siebel
8 1 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.96%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.96%) Syncfusion
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