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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 529 499 497
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 101 146 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.22% 1.76% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 109 69
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £366
% change year-on-year
- +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
8275 8303 7357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.60% 14.98% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5569 5582 5059
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 117
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 £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -38 81 £400 -4.76% 14
London -22 31 £425 +1.19% 4
South East +28 12 £398 -6.47% 1
South West +17 11 £575 +43.75% 3
Scotland - 11 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire +7 9 £580 +45.00% 3
Cardiff - 8 £406 -
South Wales - 8 £406 -
Wales - 8 £406 -
North West -2 7 £325 +12.06% 3
West Yorkshire +8 6 - - 1
Leeds +2 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -14 6 - - 1
West Lothian - 6 £413 -
Berkshire +14 5 £398 +14.38% 1
Cheltenham -1 5 - - 1
North East -42 5 £388 -18.42% 1
Hampshire +25 4 - -
Cheshire +19 4 £331 +10.41% 1
City of London 0 4 £455 +40.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -45 4 £375 -21.05% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 4 £375 -23.46% 1
Livingston - 4 £420 -
West Midlands - 4 £438 - 1
Manchester -2 3 £325 +13.53% 2
West Sussex - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £413 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £390 -
Reading +3 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Croydon - 2 £383 -

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 117 (55.45%) JMeter
2 104 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (48.82%) Java
4 99 (46.92%) Selenium
5 95 (45.02%) HP
6 89 (42.18%) Performance Testing
7 56 (26.54%) SoapUI
8 53 (25.12%) QA
9 51 (24.17%) JIRA
9 51 (24.17%) SQL
9 51 (24.17%) Unix
10 50 (23.70%) HP Quality Center
11 46 (21.80%) Non-Functional Testing
12 44 (20.85%) SOAP
13 43 (20.38%) Python
14 42 (19.91%) HP UFT
15 40 (18.96%) Functional Testing
15 40 (18.96%) BDD
16 39 (18.48%) Test Scripting
16 39 (18.48%) Security Cleared
17 37 (17.54%) Cucumber
18 36 (17.06%) Oracle
19 31 (14.69%) .NET
20 30 (14.22%) Ruby
21 29 (13.74%) TDD
21 29 (13.74%) Finance
22 28 (13.27%) Linux
22 28 (13.27%) Automation Testing
23 27 (12.80%) Windows
23 27 (12.80%) Scrum

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 14 (6.64%) Confluence
2 6 (2.84%) JBoss
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.90%) CMS
3 4 (1.90%) Drupal
3 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.42%) Apache
4 3 (1.42%) OpenROAD
4 3 (1.42%) Tuxedo
5 2 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.95%) IIS
5 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.47%) CICS
6 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.95%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.95%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.47%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.42%) GitHub
4 2 (0.95%) CloudBees
4 2 (0.95%) IaaS
4 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.95%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) HTTP
1 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.42%) Internet
2 3 (1.42%) SAN
2 3 (1.42%) SNMP
3 2 (0.95%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.74%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.84%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.90%) Big Data
6 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.42%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.47%) DB2
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) MS Access
8 1 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.47%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 117 (55.45%) JMeter
2 99 (46.92%) Selenium
3 56 (26.54%) SoapUI
4 51 (24.17%) JIRA
5 42 (19.91%) HP UFT
6 37 (17.54%) Cucumber
7 23 (10.90%) Zephyr
8 21 (9.95%) WebDriver
9 20 (9.48%) JUnit
10 15 (7.11%) Git (software)
10 15 (7.11%) LoadUI
10 15 (7.11%) SpecFlow
10 15 (7.11%) WATIR
11 14 (6.64%) Jenkins
11 14 (6.64%) Maven
11 14 (6.64%) NUnit
12 13 (6.16%) Sahi
13 12 (5.69%) Ant
13 12 (5.69%) NeoLoad
14 10 (4.74%) Selenium IDE
General
1 29 (13.74%) Finance
2 14 (6.64%) Banking
3 10 (4.74%) Retail
4 5 (2.37%) Games
4 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.90%) Marketing
6 3 (1.42%) Billing
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (34.60%) Tester
2 44 (20.85%) Analyst
3 43 (20.38%) Test Analyst
4 42 (19.91%) Performance Tester
5 24 (11.37%) Test Engineer
6 21 (9.95%) Performance Analyst
6 21 (9.95%) Performance Test Analyst
7 16 (7.58%) Automation Tester
7 16 (7.58%) Developer
8 14 (6.64%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 14 (6.64%) Test Leader
9 13 (6.16%) LoadRunner Tester
9 13 (6.16%) Test Manager
10 12 (5.69%) Senior Tester
11 11 (5.21%) Java Developer
12 9 (4.27%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
13 8 (3.79%) DV Cleared Java Developer
13 8 (3.79%) Performance Test Leader
13 8 (3.79%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.79%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.85%) SOAP
2 31 (14.69%) .NET
3 24 (11.37%) XML
4 22 (10.43%) HTML
4 22 (10.43%) JSON
5 21 (9.95%) Web Services
6 16 (7.58%) J2EE
7 15 (7.11%) XSD
8 13 (6.16%) CSS
8 13 (6.16%) RESTful
9 8 (3.79%) JDBC
10 4 (1.90%) Java EE
10 4 (1.90%) Middleware
11 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.42%) HTML5
11 3 (1.42%) JSP
11 3 (1.42%) REST
12 2 (0.95%) WCF
12 2 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.37%) Statistics
4 4 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.42%) PKI
5 3 (1.42%) User Experience
6 2 (0.95%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.95%) iPad
6 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.95%) Replication
6 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.47%) EPoS
7 1 (0.47%) Fintech
7 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.47%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.17%) Unix
2 28 (13.27%) Linux
3 27 (12.80%) Windows
4 6 (2.84%) Android
4 6 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.95%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (42.18%) Performance Testing
3 46 (21.80%) Non-Functional Testing
4 40 (18.96%) BDD
4 40 (18.96%) Functional Testing
5 39 (18.48%) Test Scripting
6 29 (13.74%) TDD
7 28 (13.27%) Automation Testing
8 27 (12.80%) Scrum
9 25 (11.85%) Load Testing
9 25 (11.85%) Waterfall
10 24 (11.37%) Software Testing
11 23 (10.90%) Test Strategy
12 22 (10.43%) Test Management
13 21 (9.95%) Test Planning
14 20 (9.48%) Test Automation
15 19 (9.00%) CRM
15 19 (9.00%) SOA
16 18 (8.53%) DevOps
16 18 (8.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (48.82%) Java
2 51 (24.17%) SQL
3 43 (20.38%) Python
4 30 (14.22%) Ruby
5 23 (10.90%) C#
5 23 (10.90%) JavaScript
6 20 (9.48%) C++
7 16 (7.58%) C
7 16 (7.58%) Perl
7 16 (7.58%) Shell Script
8 13 (6.16%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.84%) VB
10 4 (1.90%) Groovy
10 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.47%) COBOL
11 1 (0.47%) Go
11 1 (0.47%) JCL
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.32%) ISEB
3 25 (11.85%) ISTQB
4 24 (11.37%) DV Cleared
5 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.42%) CCNA
8 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.47%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (25.12%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) SDET
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (23.70%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (8.06%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (4.74%) OpenView
4 5 (2.37%) Puppet
5 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.95%) Ansible
6 2 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.47%) Grafana
7 1 (0.47%) Graphite
7 1 (0.47%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 95 (45.02%) HP
2 36 (17.06%) Oracle
3 16 (7.58%) Atlassian
4 15 (7.11%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.27%) Siebel
6 6 (2.84%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.84%) Guidewire
7 5 (2.37%) IBM
8 4 (1.90%) VMware
9 3 (1.42%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.95%) Calypso
10 2 (0.95%) F5
10 2 (0.95%) Green Hat
10 2 (0.95%) SAP
10 2 (0.95%) Sun
10 2 (0.95%) Temenos
11 1 (0.47%) Adobe
11 1 (0.47%) BMC
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix
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