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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 496 510 417
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -93
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 150 128 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 1.74% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 64 130
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -

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
8347 7376 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.38% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5750 4877 4311
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 123 156
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

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 June 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 June 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 +3 128 £420 +20.00% 28
London -1 50 £425 +21.42% 13
Scotland 0 20 £360 -4.00%
Hampshire +24 18 £450 +23.28% 1
South East -17 18 £450 +28.57% 5
North East -46 17 £323 +22.85% 1
Tyne and Wear -50 17 £323 +22.85% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -53 17 £325 +23.80% 1
South West +12 12 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire +8 12 £370 +9.62% 3
Glasgow - 11 £380 -
City of London +40 10 £425 - 1
North West -10 10 £360 +15.20% 2
Gosport - 10 £450 -
Edinburgh -3 9 £317 -
West Yorkshire -1 8 £300 - 3
Leeds +2 7 £345 +15.00% 3
Gloucestershire +2 7 £400 +10.34% 2
Manchester -12 6 £360 -
Hertfordshire +14 4 £475 -5.00%
Preston +5 4 £370 -
East of England +4 4 £475 +126.19%
South Yorkshire +3 4 £405 +8.00%
Lancashire -7 4 £370 +24.47%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £475 -
Bromley - 4 £475 -
Swindon -2 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Wiltshire -2 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Sheffield -11 3 £378 +0.66%
Sunderland - 3 £263 -

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 144 (46.45%) HP
2 126 (40.65%) Performance Testing
3 104 (33.55%) Non-Functional Testing
4 101 (32.58%) HP UFT
4 101 (32.58%) SQL
5 91 (29.35%) JMeter
6 90 (29.03%) Java
7 79 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (22.26%) Selenium
8 69 (22.26%) HP Quality Center
9 66 (21.29%) ISTQB
10 64 (20.65%) Test Scripting
11 61 (19.68%) Oracle
12 59 (19.03%) Functional Testing
13 56 (18.06%) Unix
14 55 (17.74%) Finance
14 55 (17.74%) Security Cleared
15 50 (16.13%) Test Strategy
16 49 (15.81%) Software Testing
16 49 (15.81%) QA
17 48 (15.48%) JIRA
18 42 (13.55%) SC Cleared
19 39 (12.58%) ISEB
20 37 (11.94%) Windows
20 37 (11.94%) Linux
20 37 (11.94%) VB
20 37 (11.94%) Cucumber
21 33 (10.65%) Visual Studio
21 33 (10.65%) Test Automation
22 32 (10.32%) Load Testing

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 7 (2.26%) Confluence
1 7 (2.26%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.29%) JBoss
2 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.97%) Apache
3 3 (0.97%) IIS
4 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.65%) nginx
4 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.97%) MS Office
2 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.29%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.13%) SAN
2 18 (5.81%) HTTP
3 11 (3.55%) VPN
4 6 (1.94%) FTP
4 6 (1.94%) LAN
4 6 (1.94%) WAN
5 4 (1.29%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.29%) SMTP
5 4 (1.29%) SSL
6 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.65%) Firewall
7 2 (0.65%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.65%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.32%) Internet
8 1 (0.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.19%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.29%) DB2
6 3 (0.97%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.65%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.65%) MS Access
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.32%) Big Data
8 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.32%) HBase
8 1 (0.32%) Impala
8 1 (0.32%) MySQL
8 1 (0.32%) ObjectStore
8 1 (0.32%) QlikView
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 101 (32.58%) HP UFT
2 91 (29.35%) JMeter
3 69 (22.26%) Selenium
4 48 (15.48%) JIRA
5 37 (11.94%) Cucumber
6 33 (10.65%) Visual Studio
7 29 (9.35%) SoapUI
8 22 (7.10%) Git (software)
9 21 (6.77%) Gatling
9 21 (6.77%) Subversion
10 16 (5.16%) WebDriver
11 12 (3.87%) Facilita Forecast
12 10 (3.23%) Zephyr
13 9 (2.90%) LoadUI
14 8 (2.58%) Selenium IDE
15 7 (2.26%) Jenkins
16 6 (1.94%) JUnit
16 6 (1.94%) NeoLoad
16 6 (1.94%) SilkPerformer
17 5 (1.61%) Maven
General
1 55 (17.74%) Finance
2 27 (8.71%) Banking
3 12 (3.87%) Retail
4 7 (2.26%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.29%) Billing
6 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Law
6 2 (0.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (31.61%) Analyst
2 92 (29.68%) Test Analyst
3 76 (24.52%) Tester
4 44 (14.19%) Performance Tester
5 37 (11.94%) Performance Analyst
6 36 (11.61%) Performance Test Analyst
7 33 (10.65%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 26 (8.39%) Test Manager
9 25 (8.06%) Test Leader
10 23 (7.42%) Consultant
10 23 (7.42%) Test Engineer
11 18 (5.81%) Performance Engineer
11 18 (5.81%) Test Consultant
12 17 (5.48%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 17 (5.48%) Test Specialist
13 15 (4.84%) Automation Tester
13 15 (4.84%) LoadRunner Tester
13 15 (4.84%) Performance Manager
13 15 (4.84%) Performance Test Manager
14 13 (4.19%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.00%) HTML
2 29 (9.35%) .NET
3 23 (7.42%) SOAP
4 22 (7.10%) XML
5 18 (5.81%) JSON
6 16 (5.16%) Web Services
7 13 (4.19%) ASP.NET
7 13 (4.19%) JSP
8 8 (2.58%) Middleware
9 6 (1.94%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.94%) Spring
10 5 (1.61%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.97%) HTML5
11 3 (0.97%) XSD
12 2 (0.65%) Flash
12 2 (0.65%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.65%) HHVM
12 2 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.65%) J2EE
12 2 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.52%) Performance Metrics
3 12 (3.87%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.94%) Derivative
4 6 (1.94%) Equities
4 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.97%) EPoS
7 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.65%) CMDB
8 2 (0.65%) iPad
8 2 (0.65%) Psychology
8 2 (0.65%) User Experience
8 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.06%) Unix
2 37 (11.94%) Linux
2 37 (11.94%) Windows
3 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.65%) Solaris
3 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.32%) AIX
4 1 (0.32%) CentOS
4 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (40.65%) Performance Testing
2 104 (33.55%) Non-Functional Testing
3 79 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (20.65%) Test Scripting
5 59 (19.03%) Functional Testing
6 50 (16.13%) Test Strategy
7 49 (15.81%) Software Testing
8 33 (10.65%) Test Automation
9 32 (10.32%) Automation Testing
9 32 (10.32%) Load Testing
10 28 (9.03%) Test Management
11 27 (8.71%) Automated Testing
11 27 (8.71%) SDLC
12 25 (8.06%) Migration
13 21 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (6.45%) BDD
14 20 (6.45%) Scrum
15 18 (5.81%) Waterfall
16 17 (5.48%) CRM
16 17 (5.48%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 101 (32.58%) SQL
2 90 (29.03%) Java
3 37 (11.94%) VB
4 29 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 27 (8.71%) C#
6 25 (8.06%) Python
7 17 (5.48%) C
8 15 (4.84%) Ruby
9 10 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.90%) Perl
11 8 (2.58%) C++
11 8 (2.58%) Scala
12 7 (2.26%) VBScript
13 5 (1.61%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.61%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (1.29%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.29%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (1.29%) VBA
15 3 (0.97%) PHP
16 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (21.29%) ISTQB
2 55 (17.74%) Security Cleared
3 42 (13.55%) SC Cleared
4 39 (12.58%) ISEB
5 29 (9.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (5.48%) CCNA
6 17 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (3.55%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.65%) Degree
10 2 (0.65%) MCP
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.65%) OCP
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.65%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.81%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) SLA
3 3 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (1.94%) Docker
3 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.32%) HDFS
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (22.26%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.87%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (1.29%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (1.29%) SCCM
3 4 (1.29%) WSUS
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
4 2 (0.65%) DameWare
4 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.65%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.32%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.32%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 144 (46.45%) HP
2 61 (19.68%) Oracle
3 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.10%) Citrix
5 20 (6.45%) IBM
6 17 (5.48%) VMware
7 15 (4.84%) SOASTA, Inc
8 12 (3.87%) SAP
9 7 (2.26%) AppDynamics
9 7 (2.26%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.26%) Dynatrace
10 6 (1.94%) New Relic
11 4 (1.29%) BMC
11 4 (1.29%) Remedy
11 4 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.97%) CA
12 3 (0.97%) Capita
13 2 (0.65%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.65%) Telerik
13 2 (0.65%) TIBCO
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Montagu Olsen Associates
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
83Zero
Rate: From £200 to £210 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago