The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 401 354 402
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +48
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 39 80 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.35% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.95% 2.21% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 51 15
Median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £500 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
England

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
4119 3627 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.96% 15.72% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2956 2625 2701
Median daily rate £460 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 3 £450 +38.46% 4
Bromley - 1 £450 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 50 (56.18%) JMeter
2 48 (53.93%) Java
3 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (47.19%) Selenium
5 41 (46.07%) SQL
6 40 (44.94%) HP
7 39 (43.82%) Performance Testing
8 38 (42.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 35 (39.33%) JIRA
10 32 (35.96%) Cucumber
11 31 (34.83%) Unix
12 30 (33.71%) Automation Testing
13 27 (30.34%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (25.84%) Linux
15 22 (24.72%) Oracle
16 21 (23.60%) Scrum
16 21 (23.60%) Test Planning
17 20 (22.47%) Functional Testing
18 19 (21.35%) HP UFT
18 19 (21.35%) Finance
18 19 (21.35%) QA
18 19 (21.35%) BDD
19 18 (20.22%) Git (software)
19 18 (20.22%) JSON
20 17 (19.10%) XML
20 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
20 17 (19.10%) SoapUI
20 17 (19.10%) SOASTA, Inc
20 17 (19.10%) Gatling
21 16 (17.98%) Windows

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.25%) Apache
2 2 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
2 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.25%) CloudBees
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
1 2 (2.25%) IaaS
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.25%) OpenShift
1 2 (2.25%) PaaS
2 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) HTTP
2 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.12%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 50 (56.18%) JMeter
2 42 (47.19%) Selenium
3 35 (39.33%) JIRA
4 32 (35.96%) Cucumber
5 19 (21.35%) HP UFT
6 18 (20.22%) Git (software)
7 17 (19.10%) Gatling
7 17 (19.10%) SoapUI
8 16 (17.98%) Subversion
9 14 (15.73%) WebDriver
10 10 (11.24%) Zephyr
11 9 (10.11%) JUnit
11 9 (10.11%) WATIR
12 8 (8.99%) NUnit
12 8 (8.99%) SpecFlow
13 7 (7.87%) Sahi
13 7 (7.87%) Selenium IDE
14 4 (4.49%) Fiddler
14 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
15 3 (3.37%) JBehave
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 16 (17.98%) Banking
3 7 (7.87%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.37%) Games
5 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 3 (3.37%) Retail
6 2 (2.25%) Billing
7 1 (1.12%) Local Government
7 1 (1.12%) Publishing
7 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Tester
2 20 (22.47%) Analyst
2 20 (22.47%) Test Analyst
3 11 (12.36%) Automation Tester
3 11 (12.36%) Performance Tester
4 10 (11.24%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) Test Specialist
6 7 (7.87%) Banking Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) LoadRunner Tester
6 7 (7.87%) Performance Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Performance Test Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Agile Tester
8 5 (5.62%) Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 5 (5.62%) Selenium Tester
8 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Test Automation Specialist
8 5 (5.62%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) JSON
2 17 (19.10%) XML
3 14 (15.73%) Web Services
4 13 (14.61%) SOAP
5 10 (11.24%) .NET
6 4 (4.49%) Java EE
6 4 (4.49%) Middleware
7 2 (2.25%) CSS
7 2 (2.25%) HTML
7 2 (2.25%) REST
7 2 (2.25%) WCF
7 2 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Derivative
3 5 (5.62%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.62%) Equities
3 5 (5.62%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) DTCC
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.12%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Unix
2 23 (25.84%) Linux
3 16 (17.98%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.82%) Performance Testing
3 38 (42.70%) Non-Functional Testing
4 30 (33.71%) Automation Testing
5 21 (23.60%) Scrum
5 21 (23.60%) Test Planning
6 20 (22.47%) Functional Testing
7 19 (21.35%) BDD
8 17 (19.10%) Test Scripting
9 16 (17.98%) Extreme Programming
10 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
11 14 (15.73%) Waterfall
12 13 (14.61%) Software Testing
12 13 (14.61%) TDD
12 13 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (12.36%) DevOps
13 11 (12.36%) Software Delivery
14 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing
15 9 (10.11%) Test Management
16 8 (8.99%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (53.93%) Java
2 41 (46.07%) SQL
3 10 (11.24%) Python
4 7 (7.87%) Ruby
5 6 (6.74%) Perl
5 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.74%) VB
6 2 (2.25%) C++
6 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) C#
7 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.48%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.24%) DV Cleared
4 9 (10.11%) ISEB
5 7 (7.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.35%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Docker
1 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (30.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.25%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.25%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.12%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 40 (44.94%) HP
2 22 (24.72%) Oracle
3 17 (19.10%) SOASTA, Inc
4 16 (17.98%) VMware
5 7 (7.87%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.37%) Citrix
7 2 (2.25%) F5
7 2 (2.25%) Green Hat
7 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.25%) Sun
8 1 (1.12%) Adobe
8 1 (1.12%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.12%) CA
8 1 (1.12%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.12%) TIBCO