The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 373 408 406
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -2
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 221 130 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.26% 2.42% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 76 114
Average daily rate £375 £372 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% -6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.86% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £147.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6782 5367 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4327 3422 3405
Average daily rate £375 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 201
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +17 188 £375 +0.73% 21
London +16 82 £450 +20.00% 7
South East -2 33 £325 -13.33% 8
City of London +16 25 £450 +20.88% 3
North East - 20 £238 -
Tyne and Wear - 20 £238 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £235 -
South West -2 17 £325 -23.07% 1
Scotland +5 16 £377 - 1
Yorkshire -4 15 £275 +7.84% 1
West Yorkshire -2 13 £275 +7.84% 1
Leeds - 9 £275 - 1
Bristol - 8 £344 - 1
West Midlands -17 6 £313 +78.57% 1
East of England -19 6 £375 -
Glasgow +13 5 £400 - 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £363 -
North West -18 4 £525 +110.00% 3
Berkshire -19 4 £225 -15.09% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £400 -
Surrey -8 3 £700 +86.66% 2
Guildford - 3 £700 -
Slough - 3 £218 -
West Sussex -4 2 £420 -16.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
Kent +7 1 - - 1
Bradford +2 1 £275 +37.50%
Dorset -2 1 £325 -17.72%
Hertfordshire -8 1 £375 -

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 185 (49.73%) Performance Testing
2 150 (40.32%) HP
3 137 (36.83%) HP Quality Center
4 115 (30.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 98 (26.34%) Oracle
6 88 (23.66%) SQL
7 86 (23.12%) UNIX
8 79 (21.24%) Finance
9 74 (19.89%) Test Scripting
10 71 (19.09%) ISTQB
10 71 (19.09%) Java
11 65 (17.47%) Selenium
12 63 (16.94%) Test Strategy
13 61 (16.40%) Security Cleared
14 60 (16.13%) ISEB
15 57 (15.32%) Test Management
16 54 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
17 52 (13.98%) Test Automation
18 49 (13.17%) Software Testing
19 48 (12.90%) Banking
20 47 (12.63%) JMeter
20 47 (12.63%) SC Cleared
21 43 (11.56%) Windows
22 42 (11.29%) Linux
22 42 (11.29%) QA
23 39 (10.48%) .NET
24 35 (9.41%) Scrum
25 33 (8.87%) Web Services
26 32 (8.60%) Load Testing
27 31 (8.33%) Regression Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (4.84%) WebSphere
2 17 (4.57%) Apache
3 7 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.34%) MQSeries
6 4 (1.08%) Tuxedo
7 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 6 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Project
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (4.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.08%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.81%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.54%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.27%) Summit
5 1 (0.27%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.06%) HTTP
2 19 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.03%) DNS
4 13 (3.49%) HTTPS
5 9 (2.42%) 3G
5 9 (2.42%) 2G
5 9 (2.42%) 4G
6 5 (1.34%) FTP
6 5 (1.34%) SAN
7 3 (0.81%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.81%) NAS
7 3 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.81%) DHCP
8 2 (0.54%) SSL
8 2 (0.54%) Internet
9 1 (0.27%) MPLS
9 1 (0.27%) Firewall
9 1 (0.27%) SSH
9 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.38%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.61%) DB2
6 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.34%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.08%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.08%) MySQL
8 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.54%) QlikView
10 1 (0.27%) Big Data
10 1 (0.27%) DataStage
10 1 (0.27%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 115 (30.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 65 (17.47%) Selenium
3 47 (12.63%) JMeter
4 27 (7.26%) JIRA
5 26 (6.99%) Cucumber
6 24 (6.45%) SoapUI
7 18 (4.84%) Maven
8 15 (4.03%) Rational Performance Tester
9 14 (3.76%) Toad
9 14 (3.76%) JUnit
10 13 (3.49%) WebDriver
11 12 (3.23%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.69%) eggPlant
12 10 (2.69%) Ant
13 9 (2.42%) Apache Ivy
14 8 (2.15%) Capybara
15 6 (1.61%) WinRunner
15 6 (1.61%) Facilita Forecast
16 5 (1.34%) LoadUI
16 5 (1.34%) JProfiler
General
1 79 (21.24%) Finance
2 48 (12.90%) Banking
3 16 (4.30%) Investment Banking
3 16 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.49%) Retail
5 8 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Publishing
6 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.54%) Front Office
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 143 (38.44%) Tester
2 98 (26.34%) Performance Tester
3 92 (24.73%) Analyst
4 88 (23.66%) Test Analyst
5 57 (15.32%) Test Manager
6 43 (11.56%) Performance Analyst
6 43 (11.56%) Performance Test Analyst
7 31 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 21 (5.65%) Non-Functional Tester
9 20 (5.38%) Consultant
10 17 (4.57%) Performance Engineer
10 17 (4.57%) Performance Test Leader
11 15 (4.03%) Test Engineer
12 12 (3.23%) Test Consultant
13 11 (2.96%) Performance Test Engineer
14 10 (2.69%) Architect
15 8 (2.15%) Automation Test Analyst
15 8 (2.15%) Automation Analyst
16 7 (1.88%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
16 7 (1.88%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.48%) .NET
2 33 (8.87%) Web Services
3 30 (8.06%) HTML
4 22 (5.91%) J2EE
4 22 (5.91%) SOAP
5 19 (5.11%) Middleware
6 15 (4.03%) ASP.NET
6 15 (4.03%) JSP
6 15 (4.03%) XML
7 11 (2.96%) REST
8 9 (2.42%) WAP
8 9 (2.42%) J2ME
9 5 (1.34%) Flash
9 5 (1.34%) Ajax
10 3 (0.81%) WCF
10 3 (0.81%) CSS
11 2 (0.54%) JDBC
11 2 (0.54%) ODBC
11 2 (0.54%) JSON
11 2 (0.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.03%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.49%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.69%) Open Source
3 10 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.42%) Handset
4 9 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.42%) Statistics
5 8 (2.15%) Social Network
6 6 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (1.34%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.34%) IPTV
8 4 (1.08%) EPoS
9 3 (0.81%) Replication
9 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.54%) PDA
11 1 (0.27%) Derivative
11 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.27%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 86 (23.12%) UNIX
2 43 (11.56%) Windows
3 42 (11.29%) Linux
4 14 (3.76%) Windows 2000
4 14 (3.76%) Windows XP
4 14 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.69%) Solaris
7 3 (0.81%) AIX
7 3 (0.81%) VMS
8 2 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (49.73%) Performance Testing
2 74 (19.89%) Test Scripting
3 63 (16.94%) Test Strategy
4 57 (15.32%) Test Management
5 54 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (13.98%) Test Automation
7 49 (13.17%) Software Testing
8 35 (9.41%) Scrum
9 32 (8.60%) Load Testing
10 31 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 28 (7.53%) Stress Testing
12 26 (6.99%) System Testing
13 22 (5.91%) SOA
14 20 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (5.11%) Automated Testing
15 19 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (5.11%) Waterfall
15 19 (5.11%) Non-Functional Testing
16 17 (4.57%) E-Commerce
17 16 (4.30%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (23.66%) SQL
2 71 (19.09%) Java
3 30 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.91%) C
5 11 (2.96%) C#
5 11 (2.96%) C++
6 10 (2.69%) VB
7 7 (1.88%) Python
8 6 (1.61%) Perl
9 5 (1.34%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.08%) VBScript
10 4 (1.08%) Ruby
11 3 (0.81%) VBA
11 3 (0.81%) Groovy
11 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.54%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.27%) Jython
13 1 (0.27%) Korn
13 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (19.09%) ISTQB
2 61 (16.40%) Security Cleared
3 60 (16.13%) ISEB
4 47 (12.63%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.65%) Degree
6 10 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.81%) MCP
8 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) MCITP
10 1 (0.27%) MCSE
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (11.29%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) Basel III
3 1 (0.27%) EMIR
3 1 (0.27%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 11 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.15%) vSphere
3 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 137 (36.83%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (4.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (1.88%) nmon
4 6 (1.61%) CA Wily
5 4 (1.08%) OpenView
6 3 (0.81%) Puppet
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.81%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.81%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.27%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 150 (40.32%) HP
2 98 (26.34%) Oracle
3 21 (5.65%) SAP
4 17 (4.57%) IBM
4 17 (4.57%) Citrix
5 15 (4.03%) VMware
6 12 (3.23%) Microsoft
7 11 (2.96%) Siebel
8 10 (2.69%) Sun
9 9 (2.42%) Apple
10 7 (1.88%) Green Hat
11 5 (1.34%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.81%) Remedy
12 3 (0.81%) Serena
12 3 (0.81%) Cisco
13 2 (0.54%) Adobe
13 2 (0.54%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.54%) Capita
13 2 (0.54%) Fundtech
13 2 (0.54%) MKS
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago