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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 329 335 346
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 83 54 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.57% 2.00% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 52
Average daily rate £450 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £504 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £147.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3226 2694 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.33% 12.47% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 2006 1817
Average daily rate £413 £420 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Average hourly rate £33.75 £41.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.60 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £54.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 25 £450 +20.00% 9
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 63 (45.00%) Performance Testing
2 55 (39.29%) HP
3 48 (34.29%) Finance
4 44 (31.43%) SQL
5 43 (30.71%) HP Quality Center
6 42 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 41 (29.29%) Banking
8 33 (23.57%) Oracle
9 31 (22.14%) Test Strategy
9 31 (22.14%) Test Automation
10 28 (20.00%) Test Management
10 28 (20.00%) Selenium
11 27 (19.29%) Java
12 26 (18.57%) ISEB
12 26 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (17.86%) UNIX
14 22 (15.71%) QA
14 22 (15.71%) ISTQB
15 19 (13.57%) Degree
15 19 (13.57%) Scrum
16 18 (12.86%) System Testing
17 17 (12.14%) Investment Banking
17 17 (12.14%) JMeter
17 17 (12.14%) .NET
18 16 (11.43%) Linux
18 16 (11.43%) Test Scripting
19 15 (10.71%) Integration Testing
19 15 (10.71%) Regression Testing
20 14 (10.00%) JIRA
21 13 (9.29%) Waterfall

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (8.57%) Apache
2 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.57%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.43%) MS Project
3 2 (1.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.43%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.71%) Summit
2 1 (0.71%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.71%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) HTTP
2 5 (3.57%) 4G
2 5 (3.57%) 2G
2 5 (3.57%) 3G
3 2 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.43%) DHCP
3 2 (1.43%) DNS
3 2 (1.43%) NAS
4 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.71%) LAN
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) MPLS
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) Oracle Database
2 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.57%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (3.57%) DB2
4 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.43%) QlikView
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (20.00%) Selenium
3 17 (12.14%) JMeter
4 14 (10.00%) JIRA
5 13 (9.29%) SoapUI
6 12 (8.57%) Maven
7 10 (7.14%) Rational Performance Tester
7 10 (7.14%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.00%) JUnit
8 7 (5.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.29%) eggPlant
9 6 (4.29%) WebDriver
10 5 (3.57%) Toad
10 5 (3.57%) Ant
10 5 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (2.86%) JProfiler
12 3 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.14%) WinRunner
13 2 (1.43%) LoadUI
13 2 (1.43%) Capybara
General
1 48 (34.29%) Finance
2 41 (29.29%) Banking
3 17 (12.14%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.71%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.57%) Retail
6 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 2 (1.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) German Language
8 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (32.14%) Tester
2 38 (27.14%) Test Manager
3 34 (24.29%) Performance Tester
4 18 (12.86%) Test Analyst
4 18 (12.86%) Analyst
5 15 (10.71%) Test Leader
6 10 (7.14%) Consultant
7 9 (6.43%) Non-Functional Tester
8 7 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Performance Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Performance Test Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) QA Manager
10 4 (2.86%) Architect
10 4 (2.86%) Performance Test Leader
10 4 (2.86%) UAT Test Analyst
10 4 (2.86%) Senior Performance Tester
10 4 (2.86%) Test Consultant
10 4 (2.86%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.14%) .NET
2 13 (9.29%) Web Services
3 11 (7.86%) Middleware
4 10 (7.14%) J2EE
5 9 (6.43%) XML
6 8 (5.71%) SOAP
7 7 (5.00%) REST
7 7 (5.00%) HTML
8 5 (3.57%) Flash
8 5 (3.57%) J2ME
8 5 (3.57%) WAP
9 2 (1.43%) JSON
9 2 (1.43%) Ajax
10 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Computer Science
1 11 (7.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (6.43%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.71%) Social Network
4 5 (3.57%) IPTV
4 5 (3.57%) Handset
4 5 (3.57%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.14%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.43%) Equities
6 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.43%) Replication
6 2 (1.43%) Open Source
6 2 (1.43%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.43%) PDA
6 2 (1.43%) Derivative
6 2 (1.43%) Statistics
6 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.71%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.86%) UNIX
2 16 (11.43%) Linux
3 10 (7.14%) Windows
4 9 (6.43%) Solaris
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.43%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.43%) VMS
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.00%) Performance Testing
2 31 (22.14%) Test Strategy
2 31 (22.14%) Test Automation
3 28 (20.00%) Test Management
4 26 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (13.57%) Scrum
6 18 (12.86%) System Testing
7 16 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 15 (10.71%) Integration Testing
8 15 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 13 (9.29%) Waterfall
9 13 (9.29%) Load Testing
9 13 (9.29%) Stress Testing
9 13 (9.29%) E-Commerce
10 11 (7.86%) Automated Testing
10 11 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (7.14%) Workflow
11 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.43%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.43%) SQL
2 27 (19.29%) Java
3 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.29%) C++
5 5 (3.57%) C
6 4 (2.86%) Python
7 3 (2.14%) Ruby
7 3 (2.14%) Perl
8 2 (1.43%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.43%) VBA
8 2 (1.43%) C#
8 2 (1.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (18.57%) ISEB
2 22 (15.71%) ISTQB
3 19 (13.57%) Degree
4 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.43%) MCP
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Basel III
2 1 (0.71%) EMIR
2 1 (0.71%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 9 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.00%) vSphere
3 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 43 (30.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 55 (39.29%) HP
2 33 (23.57%) Oracle
3 9 (6.43%) VMware
4 8 (5.71%) SAP
4 8 (5.71%) IBM
5 7 (5.00%) Green Hat
6 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.57%) Apple
7 5 (3.57%) Sun
8 2 (1.43%) Borland
8 2 (1.43%) MKS
8 2 (1.43%) Siebel
8 2 (1.43%) Cisco
8 2 (1.43%) Adobe
8 2 (1.43%) Citrix
8 2 (1.43%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.71%) Informatica
9 1 (0.71%) Cognos
9 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.71%) Mercator
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago