The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 540 476 517
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +41
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 108 187 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.21% 2.26% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 127 62
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £494 £464
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 - - -

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
8946 8282 7293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 14.25% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6014 5464 4848
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 192 116
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -57 97 £438 +16.66% 18
London -53 38 £450 +12.50% 5
South East +7 16 £450 +20.00% 2
North East -7 14 £375 +36.36% 1
Tyne and Wear -20 13 £363 +31.81% 1
Hampshire +23 12 £450 +20.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 12 £375 +36.36% 1
South West +6 11 £450 +15.38% 3
Gloucestershire +4 11 £450 +2.85% 2
Scotland +9 10 £300 -28.14%
Glasgow +12 9 £300 -13.04%
Yorkshire +9 7 £400 -
West Midlands -19 7 £363 -14.70% 1
West Yorkshire +16 6 - -
Leeds +9 6 - -
Cheltenham +1 4 £400 - 1
North West -3 4 £349 +16.25% 1
City of London +17 3 £450 +38.46% 4
Manchester -14 3 £260 +15.55%
Shropshire - 3 - -
Telford - 3 - -
Gloucester -2 2 - - 1
Gosport - 2 £450 -
Winchester - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £319 -
Cambridgeshire +27 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +9 1 - -
South Yorkshire +6 1 £400 -
Cheshire +4 1 £438 +45.83%

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 122 (47.29%) Java
2 114 (44.19%) HP
3 112 (43.41%) JMeter
4 101 (39.15%) SQL
5 96 (37.21%) Performance Testing
6 94 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (32.56%) Selenium
8 77 (29.84%) Non-Functional Testing
9 75 (29.07%) Unix
10 74 (28.68%) Oracle
11 72 (27.91%) HP UFT
12 63 (24.42%) HP Quality Center
13 60 (23.26%) QA
14 59 (22.87%) JIRA
15 58 (22.48%) Functional Testing
16 54 (20.93%) Test Scripting
17 51 (19.77%) Security Cleared
17 51 (19.77%) ISTQB
18 47 (18.22%) Cucumber
19 45 (17.44%) Finance
20 44 (17.05%) Linux
21 41 (15.89%) Windows
21 41 (15.89%) SoapUI
21 41 (15.89%) Automation Testing
22 40 (15.50%) Python
23 39 (15.12%) Test Strategy
24 38 (14.73%) .NET
25 36 (13.95%) Software Testing
26 35 (13.57%) VB
27 32 (12.40%) C#

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills 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 10 (3.88%) WebLogic
2 9 (3.49%) Confluence
3 6 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.16%) Apache
5 3 (1.16%) JBoss
5 3 (1.16%) OpenROAD
5 3 (1.16%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.39%) CICS
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.39%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.39%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.78%) CloudBees
4 2 (0.78%) GitHub
4 2 (0.78%) IaaS
4 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.59%) SAN
2 8 (3.10%) HTTP
3 7 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.33%) VPN
5 4 (1.55%) Internet
6 3 (1.16%) Firewall
6 3 (1.16%) FTP
6 3 (1.16%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.16%) LAN
6 3 (1.16%) SNMP
6 3 (1.16%) SSL
6 3 (1.16%) WAN
7 2 (0.78%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.78%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 16 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.16%) Big Data
5 3 (1.16%) DB2
5 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.16%) MS Access
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.39%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 112 (43.41%) JMeter
2 84 (32.56%) Selenium
3 72 (27.91%) HP UFT
4 59 (22.87%) JIRA
5 47 (18.22%) Cucumber
6 41 (15.89%) SoapUI
7 25 (9.69%) Git (software)
8 24 (9.30%) Zephyr
9 22 (8.53%) Gatling
10 21 (8.14%) WebDriver
11 20 (7.75%) Subversion
12 19 (7.36%) Visual Studio
13 13 (5.04%) Jenkins
13 13 (5.04%) JUnit
14 12 (4.65%) LoadUI
15 11 (4.26%) WATIR
16 10 (3.88%) NUnit
16 10 (3.88%) Rational Functional Tester
16 10 (3.88%) SpecFlow
17 9 (3.49%) Sahi
General
1 45 (17.44%) Finance
2 26 (10.08%) Banking
3 10 (3.88%) Retail
4 7 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.55%) Games
7 3 (1.16%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Billing
8 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (31.78%) Tester
2 60 (23.26%) Analyst
3 58 (22.48%) Test Analyst
4 37 (14.34%) Performance Tester
5 32 (12.40%) Test Engineer
6 24 (9.30%) Automation Tester
7 22 (8.53%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 19 (7.36%) Test Leader
9 17 (6.59%) Performance Analyst
9 17 (6.59%) Performance Test Analyst
9 17 (6.59%) Test Manager
10 16 (6.20%) LoadRunner Tester
10 16 (6.20%) Test Specialist
11 15 (5.81%) Performance Engineer
12 12 (4.65%) Performance Test Engineer
13 11 (4.26%) Consultant
13 11 (4.26%) QA Tester
14 10 (3.88%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
14 10 (3.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
14 10 (3.88%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.73%) .NET
2 29 (11.24%) JSON
2 29 (11.24%) SOAP
2 29 (11.24%) XML
3 26 (10.08%) HTML
3 26 (10.08%) Web Services
4 14 (5.43%) ASP.NET
4 14 (5.43%) JSP
5 9 (3.49%) XSD
6 6 (2.33%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.94%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.94%) Java EE
7 5 (1.94%) Spring
8 4 (1.55%) Middleware
8 4 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.16%) HTML5
9 3 (1.16%) J2EE
10 2 (0.78%) CSS
10 2 (0.78%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.81%) Performance Metrics
2 13 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.26%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.33%) Derivative
4 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.94%) Equities
5 5 (1.94%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.55%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.55%) User Experience
7 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.16%) PKI
8 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.78%) Psychology
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
8 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.39%) iPad
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 75 (29.07%) Unix
2 44 (17.05%) Linux
3 41 (15.89%) Windows
4 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.78%) AIX
5 2 (0.78%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (37.21%) Performance Testing
2 94 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (29.84%) Non-Functional Testing
4 58 (22.48%) Functional Testing
5 54 (20.93%) Test Scripting
6 41 (15.89%) Automation Testing
7 39 (15.12%) Test Strategy
8 36 (13.95%) Software Testing
9 32 (12.40%) Scrum
10 31 (12.02%) BDD
11 29 (11.24%) Test Management
11 29 (11.24%) Test Planning
12 26 (10.08%) Load Testing
13 25 (9.69%) Test Automation
14 22 (8.53%) CRM
14 22 (8.53%) Regression Testing
14 22 (8.53%) TDD
15 20 (7.75%) Migration
16 19 (7.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (7.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 122 (47.29%) Java
2 101 (39.15%) SQL
3 40 (15.50%) Python
4 35 (13.57%) VB
5 32 (12.40%) C#
5 32 (12.40%) Ruby
6 29 (11.24%) JavaScript
7 24 (9.30%) C++
8 19 (7.36%) C
9 18 (6.98%) Perl
10 12 (4.65%) Bash Shell
10 12 (4.65%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.71%) VBScript
12 6 (2.33%) Scala
13 5 (1.94%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (1.55%) VBA
15 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.39%) COBOL
16 1 (0.39%) JCL
16 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (19.77%) ISTQB
1 51 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.69%) ISEB
4 18 (6.98%) DV Cleared
4 18 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (6.59%) CCNA
5 17 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (6.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.78%) MCP
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.78%) OCP
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.78%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.39%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (23.26%) QA
2 4 (1.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.78%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.78%) Docker
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 63 (24.42%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (5.81%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.78%) DameWare
4 2 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.39%) Grafana
5 1 (0.39%) Graphite
5 1 (0.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 114 (44.19%) HP
2 74 (28.68%) Oracle
3 32 (12.40%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.75%) VMware
5 17 (6.59%) SOASTA, Inc
6 12 (4.65%) Citrix
6 12 (4.65%) IBM
7 9 (3.49%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.71%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.33%) Dynatrace
10 5 (1.94%) New Relic
11 4 (1.55%) SAP
11 4 (1.55%) Siebel
12 3 (1.16%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.78%) F5
13 2 (0.78%) Green Hat
13 2 (0.78%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.78%) hybris
13 2 (0.78%) LexisNexis
13 2 (0.78%) Sun
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