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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
UK
Rank 473 491 488
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 128 145 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 1.95% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 90 75
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -14.70%
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
7798 7444 7053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 14.54% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5253 4912 4659
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 200 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £30.32 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.78 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -7 112 £420 +5.00% 33
South East +34 29 £406 -0.30% 10
London -7 29 £420 -1.17% 11
South West +2 12 £580 +49.67% 4
East of England +1 12 £325 +18.18% 2
Essex +3 11 £325 +18.18%
Southend-on-Sea -6 10 £325 -
Gloucestershire +5 9 £580 +52.13% 2
North East -16 8 £475 +79.24%
Kent - 8 £413 - 3
Scotland +21 7 £394 +18.86%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 7 £475 +79.24%
Tyne and Wear -19 7 £475 +79.24%
North West +16 6 £464 +54.58% 4
Berkshire +12 6 £398 +15.21%
Surrey +10 6 £409 -6.57% 1
West Midlands +6 6 £325 +8.33%
Yorkshire +9 5 £370 -20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +5 5 £370 -22.91%
Leeds -6 5 £370 -22.91%
Leatherhead +26 4 £403 -15.26% 1
Edinburgh +22 4 £400 +14.28%
Hampshire +11 4 £348 -34.43% 5
Coventry -3 4 £325 +8.33%
County Antrim - 4 £261 -
Belfast - 4 £261 -
Blackpool - 4 £475 -
Lancashire - 4 £475 - 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £261 -
Glasgow +3 3 £394 +26.00%

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (54.71%) Selenium
2 111 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (45.74%) JMeter
4 100 (44.84%) Performance Testing
5 90 (40.36%) Java
6 75 (33.63%) HP
7 63 (28.25%) QA
8 59 (26.46%) JIRA
9 49 (21.97%) SQL
9 49 (21.97%) SoapUI
10 48 (21.52%) HP UFT
11 46 (20.63%) Non-Functional Testing
12 44 (19.73%) SOAP
13 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
14 38 (17.04%) HP Quality Center
15 37 (16.59%) BDD
15 37 (16.59%) ISEB
16 36 (16.14%) Unix
17 35 (15.70%) Python
17 35 (15.70%) Test Management
17 35 (15.70%) Test Scripting
18 34 (15.25%) Cucumber
19 33 (14.80%) Scrum
19 33 (14.80%) Oracle
19 33 (14.80%) Finance
20 31 (13.90%) TDD
20 31 (13.90%) Software Testing
20 31 (13.90%) ISTQB
21 30 (13.45%) XML
22 28 (12.56%) Waterfall

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 19 (8.52%) Confluence
2 7 (3.14%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.24%) JBoss
3 5 (2.24%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.79%) CMS
4 4 (1.79%) Drupal
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.35%) OpenROAD
5 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.35%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.90%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.45%) CICS
7 1 (0.45%) IIS
7 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.45%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.90%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.90%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.45%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.45%) Loggly
4 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.59%) HTTP
2 6 (2.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.35%) SNMP
4 2 (0.90%) FTP
5 1 (0.45%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.45%) Firewall
5 1 (0.45%) Internet
5 1 (0.45%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.45%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.69%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.79%) Big Data
6 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.90%) DB2
6 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
6 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 122 (54.71%) Selenium
2 102 (45.74%) JMeter
3 59 (26.46%) JIRA
4 49 (21.97%) SoapUI
5 48 (21.52%) HP UFT
6 34 (15.25%) Cucumber
7 26 (11.66%) Jenkins
8 17 (7.62%) Maven
8 17 (7.62%) WebDriver
9 16 (7.17%) Ant
9 16 (7.17%) Git (software)
10 12 (5.38%) JUnit
11 9 (4.04%) Gradle
11 9 (4.04%) Rational Functional Tester
11 9 (4.04%) Zephyr
12 8 (3.59%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (3.59%) SpecFlow
12 8 (3.59%) WebLOAD
13 7 (3.14%) NeoLoad
13 7 (3.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 33 (14.80%) Finance
2 11 (4.93%) Banking
3 9 (4.04%) Retail
3 9 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.24%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Games
5 2 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (34.98%) Tester
2 62 (27.80%) Analyst
3 58 (26.01%) Test Analyst
4 52 (23.32%) Performance Tester
5 22 (9.87%) Performance Analyst
5 22 (9.87%) Performance Test Analyst
6 21 (9.42%) Test Manager
7 17 (7.62%) Developer
7 17 (7.62%) Test Engineer
8 15 (6.73%) QA Analyst
9 14 (6.28%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 12 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
11 11 (4.93%) Senior Tester
12 10 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (4.48%) Automation Tester
12 10 (4.48%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 10 (4.48%) LoadRunner Tester
13 9 (4.04%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
13 9 (4.04%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.73%) SOAP
2 30 (13.45%) XML
3 21 (9.42%) RESTful
4 19 (8.52%) .NET
4 19 (8.52%) HTML
4 19 (8.52%) J2EE
5 16 (7.17%) JSON
6 15 (6.73%) CSS
7 13 (5.83%) JDBC
7 13 (5.83%) XSD
8 12 (5.38%) Web Services
9 6 (2.69%) Middleware
10 4 (1.79%) XML Messaging
11 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
13 1 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
13 1 (0.45%) HTML5
13 1 (0.45%) REST
13 1 (0.45%) SAP XI
13 1 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.93%) Client/Server
2 6 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.24%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.35%) PKI
5 2 (0.90%) EPoS
5 2 (0.90%) iPad
5 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.90%) Replication
5 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.45%) Fintech
6 1 (0.45%) NHS
6 1 (0.45%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.45%) VSAM
6 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.14%) Unix
2 26 (11.66%) Linux
3 17 (7.62%) Windows
4 4 (1.79%) Android
4 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (44.84%) Performance Testing
3 46 (20.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 37 (16.59%) BDD
5 35 (15.70%) Test Management
5 35 (15.70%) Test Scripting
6 33 (14.80%) Scrum
7 31 (13.90%) Software Testing
7 31 (13.90%) TDD
8 28 (12.56%) Waterfall
9 27 (12.11%) Test Automation
10 23 (10.31%) SOA
11 22 (9.87%) Functional Testing
12 21 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (9.42%) SDLC
13 20 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (8.52%) Test Strategy
15 18 (8.07%) Automated Testing
15 18 (8.07%) CRM
15 18 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (40.36%) Java
2 49 (21.97%) SQL
3 35 (15.70%) Python
4 22 (9.87%) C#
4 22 (9.87%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.87%) Ruby
5 16 (7.17%) C
6 14 (6.28%) Bash Shell
6 14 (6.28%) Perl
7 10 (4.48%) C++
8 9 (4.04%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.14%) Groovy
10 6 (2.69%) VBScript
11 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.90%) VB
13 1 (0.45%) AWK
13 1 (0.45%) JCL
13 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.59%) ISEB
3 31 (13.90%) ISTQB
4 21 (9.42%) DV Cleared
5 18 (8.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (5.83%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (28.25%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.90%) SDET
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) LXC
2 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (17.04%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (7.17%) HP SiteScope
2 16 (7.17%) OpenView
3 8 (3.59%) Puppet
4 7 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.35%) Ansible
6 2 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.90%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.45%) Grafana
7 1 (0.45%) Graphite
7 1 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.45%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 75 (33.63%) HP
2 33 (14.80%) Oracle
3 14 (6.28%) Atlassian
4 11 (4.93%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.04%) IBM
6 6 (2.69%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.69%) SAP
6 6 (2.69%) Siebel
7 5 (2.24%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.35%) Splunk
8 3 (1.35%) VMware
9 2 (0.90%) BMC
9 2 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.90%) Calypso
9 2 (0.90%) Temenos
10 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.45%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.45%) F5
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.45%) Zuora
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