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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 438 407 449
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +42
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 139 152 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 2.63% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 96 60
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£400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £559 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+21.34% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £4.00

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
6852 5790 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.48% 11.89% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3680 3330
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 209
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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 -25 127 £400 - 16
London -19 49 £400 -4.76% 8
South West -9 24 £413 +10.00% 1
South East -25 23 £363 +10.68% 5
Gloucestershire -8 14 £448 -10.50%
Yorkshire -4 9 £325 -16.12%
Scotland -17 9 £425 +11.84% 4
Devon -3 8 £425 +13.33%
Surrey - 8 £450 - 1
City of London +13 7 £369 -34.29% 1
West Midlands -6 7 £538 +59.25%
Hampshire -19 7 £430 +32.30%
Exeter - 7 £425 -
Hertfordshire +10 5 £500 +25.00%
East of England +2 5 £500 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire -5 5 £323 -16.77%
Leatherhead - 5 £450 -
Berkshire -5 4 £310 -5.34% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £342 -
North East - 4 £342 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £342 -
East Midlands +12 3 £320 -
Leeds -6 3 £320 +2.40%
Edinburgh -14 3 £400 -0.62%
Nottingham - 3 £320 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £320 -
Reading +8 2 £310 -5.34% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £299 -5.15%
North West -15 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 112 (43.08%) HP
2 103 (39.62%) Performance Testing
3 86 (33.08%) HP Quality Center
4 76 (29.23%) Test Scripting
5 73 (28.08%) JMeter
5 73 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (27.31%) SQL
6 71 (27.31%) Security Cleared
7 56 (21.54%) Java
8 50 (19.23%) Selenium
8 50 (19.23%) ISTQB
9 47 (18.08%) Test Automation
10 46 (17.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 45 (17.31%) ISEB
12 43 (16.54%) QA
12 43 (16.54%) Finance
13 41 (15.77%) Oracle
14 40 (15.38%) Test Strategy
15 38 (14.62%) Scrum
16 37 (14.23%) Software Testing
16 37 (14.23%) Web Services
16 37 (14.23%) SC Cleared
17 36 (13.85%) Test Management
18 33 (12.69%) Automated Testing
19 32 (12.31%) Linux
20 31 (11.92%) UNIX
21 30 (11.54%) Load Testing
21 30 (11.54%) Regression Testing
22 25 (9.62%) SOAP
23 24 (9.23%) JIRA

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (3.46%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.08%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.92%) Apache
5 3 (1.15%) Confluence
6 2 (0.77%) nginx
6 2 (0.77%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) FileNet
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 15 (5.77%) MS Office
2 8 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.15%) SAP R/3
2 3 (1.15%) Summit
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.31%) Wireshark
2 12 (4.62%) HTTP
3 10 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.54%) tcpdump
4 4 (1.54%) FTP
4 4 (1.54%) DNS
5 3 (1.15%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.77%) FCoE
6 2 (0.77%) Firewall
6 2 (0.77%) SNMP
6 2 (0.77%) WAN
6 2 (0.77%) Internet
7 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.38%) GSM
7 1 (0.38%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.15%) DB2
5 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.77%) MySQL
6 2 (0.77%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.38%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 73 (28.08%) JMeter
2 50 (19.23%) Selenium
3 46 (17.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (9.23%) JIRA
5 19 (7.31%) Cucumber
5 19 (7.31%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (6.15%) SoapUI
7 15 (5.77%) JUnit
8 13 (5.00%) Subversion
9 12 (4.62%) NeoLoad
9 12 (4.62%) ClearCase
10 10 (3.85%) DbUnit
11 9 (3.46%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.08%) Jenkins
12 8 (3.08%) IntelliJ
12 8 (3.08%) WinRunner
13 7 (2.69%) Capybara
13 7 (2.69%) JBehave
14 6 (2.31%) Facilita Forecast
14 6 (2.31%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (16.54%) Finance
2 18 (6.92%) Banking
3 17 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.92%) Games
4 5 (1.92%) Retail
5 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (26.54%) Tester
2 64 (24.62%) Analyst
3 63 (24.23%) Test Analyst
4 50 (19.23%) Performance Tester
5 38 (14.62%) Test Manager
6 34 (13.08%) Test Engineer
7 25 (9.62%) Performance Analyst
7 25 (9.62%) Performance Test Analyst
8 24 (9.23%) Test Leader
9 15 (5.77%) Performance Engineer
10 12 (4.62%) Performance Test Engineer
11 11 (4.23%) Performance Test Leader
12 10 (3.85%) Consultant
13 9 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.46%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (3.46%) SAP Test Manager
13 9 (3.46%) SAP Manager
14 8 (3.08%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
15 7 (2.69%) Senior Tester
15 7 (2.69%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.23%) Web Services
2 25 (9.62%) SOAP
3 22 (8.46%) .NET
4 19 (7.31%) XML
5 13 (5.00%) JSON
6 12 (4.62%) REST
7 11 (4.23%) jQuery
8 8 (3.08%) HTML
9 7 (2.69%) Middleware
9 7 (2.69%) RESTful
10 5 (1.92%) Play Framework
11 4 (1.54%) WCF
12 3 (1.15%) J2EE
12 3 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (1.15%) HTML5
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.77%) Ajax
13 2 (0.77%) GWT
13 2 (0.77%) SAP Basis
13 2 (0.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.31%) Open Source
3 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.15%) GIS
5 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.15%) Spread Betting
5 3 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.77%) User Experience
6 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) RIA
7 1 (0.38%) Statistics
7 1 (0.38%) IPTV
7 1 (0.38%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.38%) iPad
7 1 (0.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.31%) Linux
2 31 (11.92%) UNIX
3 23 (8.85%) Windows
4 6 (2.31%) Solaris
5 3 (1.15%) AIX
5 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.38%) SUSE
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (39.62%) Performance Testing
2 76 (29.23%) Test Scripting
3 73 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (18.08%) Test Automation
5 40 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 38 (14.62%) Scrum
7 37 (14.23%) Software Testing
8 36 (13.85%) Test Management
9 33 (12.69%) Automated Testing
10 30 (11.54%) Load Testing
10 30 (11.54%) Regression Testing
11 21 (8.08%) Functional Testing
11 21 (8.08%) BDD
12 18 (6.92%) Mentoring
13 17 (6.54%) TDD
14 16 (6.15%) Configuration Management
14 16 (6.15%) Test Planning
15 15 (5.77%) Project Management
16 14 (5.38%) ETL
17 13 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 71 (27.31%) SQL
2 56 (21.54%) Java
3 20 (7.69%) Python
4 15 (5.77%) C
5 13 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.00%) VB
6 12 (4.62%) Ruby
6 12 (4.62%) C#
7 11 (4.23%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.08%) C++
10 5 (1.92%) VBScript
10 5 (1.92%) Scala
11 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.15%) Perl
13 2 (0.77%) VBA
13 2 (0.77%) PHP
14 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.38%) RPG
14 1 (0.38%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 71 (27.31%) Security Cleared
2 50 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 45 (17.31%) ISEB
4 37 (14.23%) SC Cleared
5 24 (9.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (6.15%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.62%) Degree
8 5 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.77%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (16.54%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 86 (33.08%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.31%) CA Wily
2 6 (2.31%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.54%) WebInspect
4 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.77%) SCCM
5 2 (0.77%) WMI
5 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 112 (43.08%) HP
2 41 (15.77%) Oracle
3 19 (7.31%) SAP
4 11 (4.23%) IBM
5 10 (3.85%) VMware
6 8 (3.08%) Cisco
7 7 (2.69%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.69%) F5
8 6 (2.31%) BMC
8 6 (2.31%) EMC
9 5 (1.92%) Murex
9 5 (1.92%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (1.15%) Siebel
11 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.77%) NetApp
12 1 (0.38%) Mercator
12 1 (0.38%) Citrix
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.38%) CA
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