The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 487 396 426
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +30
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 109 204 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.58% 3.03% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 140 71
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.25% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
6890 6741 5310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.73% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4517 4356 3337
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 152 151
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -79 103 £350 -6.73% 23
London -36 27 £375 -16.66% 8
South East -12 24 £334 +2.69% 5
East of England +13 12 £235 -37.33%
North West -8 12 £325 -13.46% 3
Berkshire +11 11 £338 +60.71%
Yorkshire -27 8 £300 +3.89%
Bracknell - 8 £325 -
Surrey +17 7 £550 -21.42%
City of London -2 7 £425 -5.55% 1
West Midlands -8 7 £378 +20.80% 2
West Yorkshire -20 7 £300 +6.66%
Essex - 7 £210 -
Lancashire +14 6 £331 - 1
South West +6 5 £438 +34.61% 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £320 -8.57% 3
Milton Keynes +3 4 £320 -8.57% 3
Scotland -9 4 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire -10 4 £500 -
Bradford -13 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 4 £427 +23.09%
Tyne and Wear -18 4 £495 +36.55%
North East -18 4 £495 +36.55%
Manchester - 4 £338 - 1
Chelmsford - 4 £185 -
Cheltenham - 4 £438 -
East Midlands -2 3 £420 +18.30% 3
Stirling -3 3 £375 -
Nottinghamshire -7 3 £420 +18.30% 3

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 101 (41.74%) Performance Testing
2 89 (36.78%) HP
3 64 (26.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 59 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (24.38%) Security Cleared
5 58 (23.97%) JMeter
6 53 (21.90%) Java
7 52 (21.49%) HP Quality Center
8 50 (20.66%) Selenium
9 48 (19.83%) QA
9 48 (19.83%) SQL
10 46 (19.01%) Test Scripting
11 43 (17.77%) Finance
12 42 (17.36%) UNIX
13 40 (16.53%) ISEB
14 38 (15.70%) SC Cleared
15 36 (14.88%) XML
16 35 (14.46%) Oracle
16 35 (14.46%) Linux
16 35 (14.46%) Automated Testing
16 35 (14.46%) Load Testing
17 31 (12.81%) Scrum
18 30 (12.40%) Software Testing
19 29 (11.98%) Non-Functional Testing
19 29 (11.98%) WebSphere
20 28 (11.57%) .NET
21 26 (10.74%) Regression Testing
21 26 (10.74%) Retail
21 26 (10.74%) Test Management
22 25 (10.33%) Test Automation

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 29 (11.98%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (4.96%) Apache
4 11 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.72%) MQSeries
5 9 (3.72%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.48%) FileNet
7 4 (1.65%) IIS
8 3 (1.24%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.24%) ArcSDE
9 2 (0.83%) Drupal
9 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.83%) JBoss
9 2 (0.83%) nginx
10 1 (0.41%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.24%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.83%) Summit
3 2 (0.83%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.41%) Primavera
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.13%) HTTP
2 2 (0.83%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.83%) WAN
2 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.41%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.41%) FTP
3 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) SAN
3 1 (0.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.20%) DB2
2 11 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.72%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (2.48%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.65%) MySQL
6 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.83%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.41%) HBase
8 1 (0.41%) Big Data
8 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 64 (26.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 58 (23.97%) JMeter
3 50 (20.66%) Selenium
4 21 (8.68%) JIRA
5 12 (4.96%) SoapUI
6 11 (4.55%) NeoLoad
7 10 (4.13%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.89%) Rational Performance Tester
9 6 (2.48%) WebLOAD
9 6 (2.48%) JUnit
9 6 (2.48%) Rational Functional Tester
9 6 (2.48%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.07%) Facilita Forecast
10 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.07%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.65%) NUnit
11 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.24%) Capybara
12 3 (1.24%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.24%) JBehave
General
1 43 (17.77%) Finance
2 26 (10.74%) Retail
3 23 (9.50%) Banking
4 10 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (33.47%) Analyst
2 75 (30.99%) Test Analyst
3 72 (29.75%) Tester
4 40 (16.53%) Performance Tester
5 30 (12.40%) Test Leader
6 25 (10.33%) Test Manager
7 17 (7.02%) Performance Analyst
7 17 (7.02%) Performance Test Leader
8 16 (6.61%) Performance Test Analyst
9 10 (4.13%) Consultant
10 9 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.31%) Test Engineer
11 8 (3.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (2.89%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.48%) Test Consultant
13 6 (2.48%) SAP Test Manager
13 6 (2.48%) SAP Manager
13 6 (2.48%) Automation Tester
13 6 (2.48%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.88%) XML
2 28 (11.57%) .NET
3 21 (8.68%) HTML
4 19 (7.85%) SOAP
5 18 (7.44%) Web Services
6 14 (5.79%) J2EE
7 12 (4.96%) Middleware
8 10 (4.13%) JSON
8 10 (4.13%) XML Messaging
9 9 (3.72%) Flash
10 8 (3.31%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.48%) REST
12 5 (2.07%) Play Framework
13 4 (1.65%) Ajax
13 4 (1.65%) CSS
14 3 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (1.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 2 (0.83%) LAMP
15 2 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
15 2 (0.83%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.07%) N-Tier
3 4 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (1.65%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.24%) iPad
4 3 (1.24%) iSeries
4 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.24%) GIS
5 2 (0.83%) Tandem
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) NHS
5 2 (0.83%) AS400
5 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.83%) User Experience
5 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.83%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.36%) UNIX
2 35 (14.46%) Linux
3 15 (6.20%) Windows
4 12 (4.96%) Solaris
5 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.83%) AIX
5 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Android
5 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.41%) HPUX
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (41.74%) Performance Testing
2 59 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.01%) Test Scripting
4 35 (14.46%) Automated Testing
4 35 (14.46%) Load Testing
5 31 (12.81%) Scrum
6 30 (12.40%) Software Testing
7 29 (11.98%) Non-Functional Testing
8 26 (10.74%) Regression Testing
8 26 (10.74%) Test Management
9 25 (10.33%) Test Automation
10 24 (9.92%) Test Strategy
11 22 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 21 (8.68%) Stress Testing
13 20 (8.26%) E-Commerce
14 19 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (7.02%) Project Management
15 17 (7.02%) Test Planning
16 16 (6.61%) Automation Testing
17 14 (5.79%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.90%) Java
2 48 (19.83%) SQL
3 20 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.44%) C#
5 15 (6.20%) Shell Script
6 12 (4.96%) Python
7 10 (4.13%) C
8 9 (3.72%) Perl
9 8 (3.31%) Ruby
10 7 (2.89%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.89%) VB
11 5 (2.07%) Scala
12 4 (1.65%) C++
13 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.83%) PHP
14 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.83%) RPG
14 2 (0.83%) RPG IV
15 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (24.38%) Security Cleared
2 40 (16.53%) ISEB
3 38 (15.70%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.26%) ISTQB
5 11 (4.55%) Degree
6 10 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (3.31%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.83%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (19.83%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.83%) Varnish
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (21.49%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.96%) CA Wily
3 8 (3.31%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.83%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.83%) SCCM
5 2 (0.83%) Puppet
5 2 (0.83%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.41%) Nessus
6 1 (0.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 89 (36.78%) HP
2 35 (14.46%) Oracle
3 21 (8.68%) IBM
3 21 (8.68%) SAP
4 14 (5.79%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.31%) Cisco
5 8 (3.31%) EMC
5 8 (3.31%) BMC
5 8 (3.31%) F5
6 6 (2.48%) Citrix
7 4 (1.65%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.24%) ESRI
8 3 (1.24%) Google
8 3 (1.24%) Coremetrics
9 2 (0.83%) Telerik
9 2 (0.83%) Endeca
9 2 (0.83%) NetApp
9 2 (0.83%) CA
9 2 (0.83%) Pega
9 2 (0.83%) Coverity
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