The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 431 478 432
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -46
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 203 138 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.50% 1.91% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 74 112
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £266 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £361
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8126 7216 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.92% 12.76% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5362 4640 4009
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 134 137
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £23.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LoadRunner
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
England +45 192 £375 +6.38% 32
London +43 91 £400 -5.88% 11
South East -30 23 £375 +19.04% 5
North West -13 21 £300 -5.88%
South West +1 19 £376 +25.41% 1
East of England +11 15 £325 -27.77% 8
Lancashire -3 13 £295 -
Hertfordshire +10 12 £325 -27.77% 7
Gloucestershire -2 11 £438 +19.86%
Scotland -2 10 £418 +19.28% 3
Berkshire - 10 £375 - 1
Blackpool - 10 £289 -
Tyne and Wear -24 9 £275 -23.61%
North East -26 9 £275 -23.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 9 £275 -23.61%
City of London +14 8 £333 -16.87% 2
East Midlands -18 7 £355 +9.23%
Derbyshire -2 6 £355 +9.23%
Chesterfield -3 6 £355 +8.69%
Edinburgh -8 6 £420 - 2
Wiltshire - 6 £300 -
Reading - 6 £438 - 1
Swindon - 6 £300 -
West Midlands +12 5 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey 0 5 £450 +83.67%
Hampshire -18 5 £370 +17.46% 2
Manchester - 5 £275 -
Glasgow +14 4 £345 -1.42% 1
Gloucester - 4 £438 -
Cheltenham -1 3 £363 -0.68%

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 155 (49.21%) Performance Testing
2 120 (38.10%) HP
3 95 (30.16%) SQL
4 93 (29.52%) UNIX
5 89 (28.25%) HP UFT
6 78 (24.76%) Java
7 75 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (22.86%) Security Cleared
9 69 (21.90%) HP Quality Center
10 63 (20.00%) JMeter
11 61 (19.37%) Non-Functional Testing
12 58 (18.41%) Selenium
13 57 (18.10%) Test Scripting
14 53 (16.83%) Software Testing
15 52 (16.51%) QA
16 51 (16.19%) Finance
17 48 (15.24%) Test Management
18 47 (14.92%) ISEB
19 44 (13.97%) HTML
20 42 (13.33%) SC Cleared
21 40 (12.70%) Oracle
22 37 (11.75%) Windows
23 36 (11.43%) XML
23 36 (11.43%) Regression Testing
24 35 (11.11%) Test Automation
25 33 (10.48%) Test Strategy
26 32 (10.16%) SoapUI
26 32 (10.16%) IBM
26 32 (10.16%) Linux
27 31 (9.84%) .NET

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (7.62%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.13%) MQSeries
3 11 (3.49%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.59%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) JBoss
6 2 (0.63%) Apache
6 2 (0.63%) Drupal
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.17%) GitHub
2 4 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.13%) Wireshark
2 10 (3.17%) HTTP
3 6 (1.90%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.27%) SAN
5 2 (0.63%) LDAP
5 2 (0.63%) FTP
5 2 (0.63%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) SNMP
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
6 1 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 21 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 18 (5.71%) DB2
3 13 (4.13%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.59%) MySQL
5 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.59%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.95%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.32%) HBase
8 1 (0.32%) Big Data
8 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 89 (28.25%) HP UFT
2 63 (20.00%) JMeter
3 58 (18.41%) Selenium
4 32 (10.16%) SoapUI
5 26 (8.25%) Jenkins
6 23 (7.30%) Visual Studio
7 20 (6.35%) JIRA
8 17 (5.40%) Facilita Forecast
9 15 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.81%) Eclipse
10 12 (3.81%) Maven
10 12 (3.81%) LoadUI
11 11 (3.49%) IntelliJ
11 11 (3.49%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (2.54%) Rational Functional Tester
12 8 (2.54%) JBehave
12 8 (2.54%) NeoLoad
13 7 (2.22%) Git (software)
13 7 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.90%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (16.19%) Finance
2 29 (9.21%) Retail
3 19 (6.03%) Banking
4 14 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.95%) Publishing
6 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 122 (38.73%) Analyst
2 114 (36.19%) Test Analyst
3 91 (28.89%) Tester
4 56 (17.78%) Test Manager
4 56 (17.78%) Performance Tester
5 41 (13.02%) Performance Analyst
6 39 (12.38%) Performance Test Analyst
7 21 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 18 (5.71%) Test Engineer
9 17 (5.40%) Test Leader
10 15 (4.76%) Non-Functional Tester
11 14 (4.44%) Performance Test Manager
11 14 (4.44%) Performance Manager
11 14 (4.44%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
12 11 (3.49%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (3.49%) Performance Engineer
12 11 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.49%) Consultant
13 8 (2.54%) QA Engineer
13 8 (2.54%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.97%) HTML
2 36 (11.43%) XML
3 31 (9.84%) .NET
4 24 (7.62%) SOAP
5 20 (6.35%) Web Services
6 19 (6.03%) J2EE
7 17 (5.40%) Middleware
8 16 (5.08%) Flash
9 8 (2.54%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.90%) ODBC
11 5 (1.59%) XML Messaging
12 4 (1.27%) Ajax
12 4 (1.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 4 (1.27%) REST
12 4 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.95%) JDBC
13 3 (0.95%) JSP
14 2 (0.63%) CSS
14 2 (0.63%) LAMP
14 2 (0.63%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.08%) Performance Metrics
3 11 (3.49%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.54%) DataPower
4 8 (2.54%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.54%) PKI
5 7 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.59%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.27%) iSeries
9 3 (0.95%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.95%) AS400
10 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.63%) Clustering
10 2 (0.63%) Tandem
10 2 (0.63%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 93 (29.52%) UNIX
2 37 (11.75%) Windows
3 32 (10.16%) Linux
4 9 (2.86%) AIX
5 6 (1.90%) Solaris
6 4 (1.27%) Android
6 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (49.21%) Performance Testing
2 75 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (19.37%) Non-Functional Testing
4 57 (18.10%) Test Scripting
5 53 (16.83%) Software Testing
6 48 (15.24%) Test Management
7 36 (11.43%) Regression Testing
8 35 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 33 (10.48%) Test Strategy
10 30 (9.52%) Scrum
11 29 (9.21%) Automated Testing
11 29 (9.21%) Functional Testing
12 27 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (7.62%) TDD
14 23 (7.30%) E-Commerce
14 23 (7.30%) Load Testing
15 21 (6.67%) Test Planning
16 19 (6.03%) SDLC
16 19 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (6.03%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (30.16%) SQL
2 78 (24.76%) Java
3 25 (7.94%) C#
4 24 (7.62%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.71%) C++
6 17 (5.40%) Python
6 17 (5.40%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.13%) VB
8 10 (3.17%) Ruby
9 9 (2.86%) Perl
10 7 (2.22%) C
10 7 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.95%) VBScript
11 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.95%) PHP
12 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.32%) RPG
13 1 (0.32%) Delphi
13 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.32%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 72 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.92%) ISEB
3 42 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 30 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (8.89%) ISTQB
6 20 (6.35%) DV Cleared
7 17 (5.40%) Degree
8 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (16.51%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.63%) Varnish
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 69 (21.90%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.81%) Nessus
3 2 (0.63%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.63%) Puppet
3 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.63%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.63%) nmon
4 1 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 120 (38.10%) HP
2 40 (12.70%) Oracle
3 32 (10.16%) IBM
4 22 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.40%) Splunk
6 14 (4.44%) SAP
7 13 (4.13%) VMware
8 11 (3.49%) SOASTA, Inc
9 8 (2.54%) Citrix
10 6 (1.90%) Telerik
11 5 (1.59%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.27%) Endeca
12 4 (1.27%) Google
12 4 (1.27%) Coremetrics
13 2 (0.63%) CollabNet
13 2 (0.63%) Pega
13 2 (0.63%) Coverity
13 2 (0.63%) Siebel
13 2 (0.63%) Sun
13 2 (0.63%) CA
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