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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 446 407 378
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -29
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 149 171 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.05% 2.74% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 113 134
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£354 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £241 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 -30 134 £360 -4.00% 17
London +7 44 £425 +13.33% 6
South East -1 44 £330 -20.52% 3
Hampshire -1 24 £333 -14.19% 3
East Midlands +11 12 £325 +30.00%
South West -32 10 £328 -13.81% 1
East of England -23 9 £450 -
Derbyshire +10 8 £314 +25.64%
East Sussex - 8 £365 -
Oxfordshire +10 7 £315 +5.00%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £360 -
North East - 7 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £360 -
City of London +14 6 £400 +15.60% 2
Scotland -29 6 £255 -34.61% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £365 -
Chesterfield - 6 £327 -
Southampton -5 5 £250 -10.71% 2
Brighton - 5 £365 -
Nottinghamshire +13 4 £500 -
North West -2 4 £319 -25.00% 2
Glasgow -14 4 £255 -32.00%
Greenford - 4 - -
Milton Keynes +4 3 £350 -12.50%
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £350 -12.50%
Bristol - 3 £275 - 1
Nottingham +14 2 - -
Surrey -3 2 £245 -53.33%
Cheshire - 2 £319 -
Yorkshire -12 1 £313 +28.86% 3

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 199 (56.86%) Performance Testing
2 167 (47.71%) HP
3 118 (33.71%) HP Quality Center
4 115 (32.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 101 (28.86%) SQL
6 94 (26.86%) Oracle
7 89 (25.43%) ISTQB
8 88 (25.14%) Security Cleared
9 80 (22.86%) UNIX
10 77 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 75 (21.43%) Test Scripting
12 70 (20.00%) Software Testing
13 67 (19.14%) Finance
14 65 (18.57%) SC Cleared
15 63 (18.00%) Java
16 62 (17.71%) Windows
17 60 (17.14%) QA
17 60 (17.14%) Test Automation
18 58 (16.57%) Test Strategy
18 58 (16.57%) Selenium
19 55 (15.71%) JMeter
20 53 (15.14%) .NET
21 51 (14.57%) Regression Testing
22 48 (13.71%) ISEB
22 48 (13.71%) HTTP
23 46 (13.14%) HTML
24 45 (12.86%) JavaScript
25 43 (12.29%) Automated Testing
26 42 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
27 41 (11.71%) Load Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 13 (3.71%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.14%) MQSeries
2 11 (3.14%) Apache
2 11 (3.14%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.57%) IIS
4 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.57%) CICS
5 2 (0.57%) Documentum
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.57%) Confluence
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.57%) MS Office
2 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (7.71%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.86%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.86%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.29%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.29%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.29%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.71%) HTTP
2 28 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 25 (7.14%) HTTPS
4 23 (6.57%) DNS
5 11 (3.14%) 4G
5 11 (3.14%) 2G
5 11 (3.14%) Wireshark
5 11 (3.14%) 3G
5 11 (3.14%) SAN
6 5 (1.43%) FTP
7 2 (0.57%) Internet
7 2 (0.57%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.29%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.29%) NAS
8 1 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.29%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.29%) LAN
8 1 (0.29%) WAN
8 1 (0.29%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.57%) DB2
2 15 (4.29%) Oracle Database
2 15 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.71%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.14%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (2.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.57%) MySQL
8 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.57%) QlikView
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.29%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 115 (32.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 58 (16.57%) Selenium
3 55 (15.71%) JMeter
4 24 (6.86%) SoapUI
5 23 (6.57%) JIRA
6 16 (4.57%) Toad
7 14 (4.00%) Maven
7 14 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 14 (4.00%) Rational Performance Tester
8 13 (3.71%) Facilita Forecast
8 13 (3.71%) JUnit
9 12 (3.43%) WebDriver
10 11 (3.14%) eggPlant
10 11 (3.14%) Apache Ivy
10 11 (3.14%) Ant
11 10 (2.86%) Jenkins
12 9 (2.57%) Fiddler
13 8 (2.29%) Subversion
14 7 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (19.14%) Finance
2 35 (10.00%) Banking
3 17 (4.86%) Retail
4 16 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Front Office
7 3 (0.86%) Publishing
7 3 (0.86%) Automotive
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 110 (31.43%) Tester
2 81 (23.14%) Analyst
3 79 (22.57%) Test Analyst
4 72 (20.57%) Performance Tester
5 46 (13.14%) Performance Engineer
6 45 (12.86%) Performance Analyst
6 45 (12.86%) Performance Test Analyst
7 39 (11.14%) Test Engineer
8 37 (10.57%) Test Manager
9 34 (9.71%) Test Leader
10 25 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
11 16 (4.57%) Performance Manager
12 15 (4.29%) Consultant
13 13 (3.71%) Performance Test Manager
13 13 (3.71%) Performance Test Leader
14 12 (3.43%) Developer
14 12 (3.43%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
15 11 (3.14%) Test Consultant
16 9 (2.57%) QA Leader
16 9 (2.57%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.14%) .NET
2 46 (13.14%) HTML
3 38 (10.86%) ASP.NET
4 33 (9.43%) Web Services
5 27 (7.71%) JSP
6 22 (6.29%) SOAP
7 21 (6.00%) J2EE
8 17 (4.86%) XML
9 15 (4.29%) REST
10 12 (3.43%) Flash
11 11 (3.14%) J2ME
11 11 (3.14%) WAP
12 8 (2.29%) Middleware
13 7 (2.00%) Ajax
14 6 (1.71%) jQuery
15 5 (1.43%) RESTful
15 5 (1.43%) CSS
16 4 (1.14%) ODBC
16 4 (1.14%) JSON
17 3 (0.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.14%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.43%) Open Source
3 11 (3.14%) Handset
4 10 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.29%) Social Network
6 6 (1.71%) Statistics
6 6 (1.71%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.57%) Equities
9 2 (0.57%) AS400
9 2 (0.57%) GIS
9 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.29%) RIA
10 1 (0.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 80 (22.86%) UNIX
2 62 (17.71%) Windows
3 34 (9.71%) Linux
4 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (6.29%) Windows 2000
4 22 (6.29%) Windows XP
5 9 (2.57%) Solaris
6 6 (1.71%) AIX
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (56.86%) Performance Testing
2 75 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 70 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 60 (17.14%) Test Automation
5 58 (16.57%) Test Strategy
6 51 (14.57%) Regression Testing
7 43 (12.29%) Automated Testing
8 42 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (11.71%) Load Testing
10 31 (8.86%) Scrum
11 30 (8.57%) Test Management
12 29 (8.29%) Performance Engineering
13 24 (6.86%) Automation Testing
14 23 (6.57%) Stress Testing
15 19 (5.43%) Problem Management
15 19 (5.43%) System Testing
16 17 (4.86%) Configuration Management
16 17 (4.86%) E-Commerce
17 16 (4.57%) Performance Analysis
18 14 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (28.86%) SQL
2 63 (18.00%) Java
3 45 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 30 (8.57%) VB
5 24 (6.86%) C#
6 11 (3.14%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.86%) VBScript
7 10 (2.86%) C++
7 10 (2.86%) C
8 6 (1.71%) Python
8 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.43%) Perl
9 5 (1.43%) Ruby
10 4 (1.14%) VBA
11 2 (0.57%) COBOL
11 2 (0.57%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.29%) Groovy
12 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (25.43%) ISTQB
2 88 (25.14%) Security Cleared
3 77 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 65 (18.57%) SC Cleared
5 48 (13.71%) ISEB
6 21 (6.00%) Degree
6 21 (6.00%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.00%) BC Cleared
8 6 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.43%) CCNA
9 5 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.86%) CCNP
10 3 (0.86%) MCP
10 3 (0.86%) MCSE
10 3 (0.86%) MCITP
11 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (17.14%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.86%) vSphere
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 118 (33.71%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.43%) OpenView
4 3 (0.86%) nmon
4 3 (0.86%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.57%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.57%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 167 (47.71%) HP
2 94 (26.86%) Oracle
3 23 (6.57%) SAP
4 20 (5.71%) IBM
4 20 (5.71%) Citrix
5 11 (3.14%) Sun
5 11 (3.14%) Apple
6 10 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.57%) VMware
8 4 (1.14%) Mercator
9 3 (0.86%) Akamai
9 3 (0.86%) Siebel
9 3 (0.86%) Serena
10 2 (0.57%) Capita
10 2 (0.57%) Remedy
10 2 (0.57%) MKS
10 2 (0.57%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.57%) Adobe
10 2 (0.57%) SOASTA, Inc
11 1 (0.29%) Syncfusion
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