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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 360 308 324
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +16
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 39 76 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.24% 2.62% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 31
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£375 £423 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.34% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
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
3133 2903 2506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.76% 13.36% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2320 2090 1851
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 14
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +12 6 £325 -21.21% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 44 (42.72%) HP
1 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Performance Testing
3 38 (36.89%) SQL
4 34 (33.01%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (29.13%) JMeter
6 28 (27.18%) Test Automation
6 28 (27.18%) Test Scripting
7 24 (23.30%) QA
7 24 (23.30%) Finance
8 23 (22.33%) Selenium
9 22 (21.36%) Java
10 21 (20.39%) Scrum
11 20 (19.42%) ISEB
12 19 (18.45%) Regression Testing
13 18 (17.48%) QuickTest Pro
13 18 (17.48%) ISTQB
14 17 (16.50%) Test Strategy
15 16 (15.53%) Web Services
16 15 (14.56%) .NET
16 15 (14.56%) Python
16 15 (14.56%) BDD
16 15 (14.56%) JIRA
17 13 (12.62%) Load Testing
17 13 (12.62%) Test Management
17 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
17 13 (12.62%) Rational DOORS
17 13 (12.62%) SOAP
18 12 (11.65%) NeoLoad
19 11 (10.68%) REST

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.97%) FileNet
3 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) Wireshark
2 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.88%) HTTP
4 3 (2.91%) tcpdump
4 3 (2.91%) DNS
5 1 (0.97%) Intranet
5 1 (0.97%) GSM
5 1 (0.97%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.94%) MySQL
2 2 (1.94%) SAP BI
2 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.94%) DB2
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 30 (29.13%) JMeter
2 23 (22.33%) Selenium
3 18 (17.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (14.56%) JIRA
5 13 (12.62%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (11.65%) NeoLoad
7 10 (9.71%) Subversion
8 9 (8.74%) ClearCase
8 9 (8.74%) Cucumber
8 9 (8.74%) SoapUI
9 8 (7.77%) JUnit
9 8 (7.77%) WinRunner
10 7 (6.80%) DbUnit
11 6 (5.83%) Capybara
11 6 (5.83%) JBehave
12 5 (4.85%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (4.85%) eggPlant
13 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
14 3 (2.91%) TestComplete
14 3 (2.91%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 24 (23.30%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Games
4 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (27.18%) Tester
2 21 (20.39%) Test Engineer
3 20 (19.42%) Analyst
4 19 (18.45%) Test Analyst
4 19 (18.45%) Performance Tester
5 11 (10.68%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.74%) Test Leader
7 8 (7.77%) Performance Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Performance Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Performance Test Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) Performance Test Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Performance Test Leader
9 6 (5.83%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Consultant
10 5 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Systems Test Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Test Consultant
10 5 (4.85%) SAP Manager
10 5 (4.85%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.53%) Web Services
2 15 (14.56%) .NET
3 13 (12.62%) SOAP
4 11 (10.68%) REST
5 10 (9.71%) XML
6 8 (7.77%) JSON
6 8 (7.77%) jQuery
7 4 (3.88%) WCF
8 3 (2.91%) HTML5
8 3 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (2.91%) HTML
9 2 (1.94%) J2EE
9 2 (1.94%) CGI
10 1 (0.97%) Middleware
10 1 (0.97%) Ajax
10 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.97%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.88%) Open Source
3 3 (2.91%) Spread Betting
3 3 (2.91%) iPad
4 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) IPTV
5 1 (0.97%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Windows
1 9 (8.74%) Linux
2 8 (7.77%) UNIX
3 2 (1.94%) AIX
4 1 (0.97%) Solaris
4 1 (0.97%) SUSE
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Performance Testing
3 28 (27.18%) Test Scripting
3 28 (27.18%) Test Automation
4 21 (20.39%) Scrum
5 19 (18.45%) Regression Testing
6 17 (16.50%) Test Strategy
7 15 (14.56%) BDD
8 13 (12.62%) Test Management
8 13 (12.62%) Load Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Waterfall
10 10 (9.71%) Security Testing
10 10 (9.71%) Functional Testing
10 10 (9.71%) TDD
11 9 (8.74%) Migration
11 9 (8.74%) ETL
11 9 (8.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (8.74%) Data Migration
11 9 (8.74%) V-Model
12 8 (7.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.89%) SQL
2 22 (21.36%) Java
3 15 (14.56%) Python
4 9 (8.74%) C#
5 7 (6.80%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.83%) Ruby
7 5 (4.85%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.85%) C
7 5 (4.85%) VB
8 4 (3.88%) C++
9 3 (2.91%) VBA
10 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) ISEB
2 18 (17.48%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.77%) Degree
5 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.94%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (33.01%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.97%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 44 (42.72%) HP
2 10 (9.71%) Oracle
2 10 (9.71%) SAP
3 5 (4.85%) Murex
4 4 (3.88%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (3.88%) VMware
5 3 (2.91%) IBM
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.97%) Compuware
6 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.97%) F5
6 1 (0.97%) DataCash
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco
6 1 (0.97%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.97%) EMC
6 1 (0.97%) BMC
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago