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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 473 413 420
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 135 197 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 2.89% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 125 81
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
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
7396 6827 5560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.69% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4872 4339 3447
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 £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 154 156
Average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.46% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £31.50 £23.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -49 130 £350 -6.66% 22
London -25 50 £363 -18.30% 9
South East -30 28 £350 +7.69% 3
North West -7 14 £313 -16.66% 3
East of England +5 12 £243 -35.33%
Berkshire +5 9 £375 +78.57% 1
Lancashire - 8 £297 - 3
East Midlands -10 7 £383 +26.15% 2
Surrey +1 6 £550 +17.02%
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £323 -7.85% 1
Hertfordshire -10 6 £388 -
City of London -17 6 £425 -5.55% 5
Yorkshire -18 6 £338 -2.17% 3
Essex - 6 £210 -
Milton Keynes +1 5 £320 -8.57%
Hampshire -22 5 £365 +12.30%
North East -26 5 £263 -27.08% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 5 £263 -27.08% 1
Tyne and Wear -28 5 £263 -27.08% 1
Blackpool - 5 £270 - 3
Bracknell - 5 - -
Chesterfield 0 4 £355 +8.69%
West Midlands -5 4 £390 +24.80%
Derbyshire -9 4 £355 +17.08%
Chelmsford - 4 £185 -
South West -2 3 £350 +7.69%
Watford -7 3 - -
Scotland -13 3 £375 +3.44% 1
Leeds -22 3 £300 -20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -24 3 £300 +3.44% 1

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 117 (43.33%) Performance Testing
2 103 (38.15%) HP
3 73 (27.04%) HP UFT
4 69 (25.56%) Security Cleared
5 67 (24.81%) HP Quality Center
6 65 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (22.22%) UNIX
8 58 (21.48%) Java
8 58 (21.48%) JMeter
9 57 (21.11%) SQL
10 54 (20.00%) Selenium
11 52 (19.26%) QA
12 49 (18.15%) Test Scripting
13 46 (17.04%) SC Cleared
14 43 (15.93%) Software Testing
14 43 (15.93%) ISEB
15 42 (15.56%) Finance
16 38 (14.07%) Linux
17 37 (13.70%) Automated Testing
17 37 (13.70%) Load Testing
18 35 (12.96%) XML
19 33 (12.22%) Non-Functional Testing
20 32 (11.85%) Test Management
20 32 (11.85%) Oracle
21 31 (11.48%) IBM
21 31 (11.48%) Regression Testing
21 31 (11.48%) WebSphere
21 31 (11.48%) Retail
21 31 (11.48%) Scrum
22 29 (10.74%) .NET

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 31 (11.48%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.44%) Apache
3 11 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.07%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (3.70%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.22%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.85%) IIS
6 5 (1.85%) FileNet
7 3 (1.11%) ArcSDE
7 3 (1.11%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.74%) Drupal
8 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.37%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.37%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 7 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.74%) Summit
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.37%) Primavera
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.48%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.96%) HTTP
2 7 (2.59%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.74%) Network Security
3 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.37%) SAN
4 1 (0.37%) Intranet
4 1 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.37%) SNMP
4 1 (0.37%) DNS
4 1 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.30%) DB2
2 13 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.70%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.85%) MySQL
5 5 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.11%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.37%) HBase
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 73 (27.04%) HP UFT
2 58 (21.48%) JMeter
3 54 (20.00%) Selenium
4 28 (10.37%) JIRA
5 15 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.44%) SoapUI
6 12 (4.44%) NeoLoad
7 9 (3.33%) Rational Performance Tester
8 8 (2.96%) Facilita Forecast
8 8 (2.96%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.59%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.59%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.59%) JUnit
10 6 (2.22%) Rational Functional Tester
10 6 (2.22%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.85%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.85%) NUnit
12 4 (1.48%) WebLOAD
12 4 (1.48%) TestComplete
General
1 42 (15.56%) Finance
2 31 (11.48%) Retail
3 21 (7.78%) Banking
4 11 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (36.30%) Analyst
2 91 (33.70%) Test Analyst
3 75 (27.78%) Tester
4 42 (15.56%) Performance Tester
5 30 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 29 (10.74%) Test Leader
7 20 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
8 19 (7.04%) Performance Test Analyst
9 15 (5.56%) Performance Test Leader
10 14 (5.19%) Consultant
11 11 (4.07%) Test Engineer
11 11 (4.07%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 8 (2.96%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.22%) Test Consultant
13 6 (2.22%) QA Engineer
13 6 (2.22%) Performance Test Manager
13 6 (2.22%) Performance Manager
13 6 (2.22%) QA Analyst
13 6 (2.22%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
13 6 (2.22%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.96%) XML
2 29 (10.74%) .NET
3 19 (7.04%) HTML
4 17 (6.30%) SOAP
5 16 (5.93%) Middleware
6 15 (5.56%) J2EE
7 13 (4.81%) Web Services
8 10 (3.70%) XML Messaging
8 10 (3.70%) Flash
9 9 (3.33%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.33%) JSON
10 6 (2.22%) REST
11 4 (1.48%) Play Framework
11 4 (1.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.48%) Ajax
12 2 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.74%) LAMP
12 2 (0.74%) CGI
12 2 (0.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.96%) Performance Metrics
2 8 (2.96%) PKI
2 8 (2.96%) DataPower
3 5 (1.85%) N-Tier
3 5 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.48%) Hedge funds
4 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.48%) iSeries
5 3 (1.11%) iPad
5 3 (1.11%) AS400
5 3 (1.11%) GIS
6 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.74%) NHS
6 2 (0.74%) Tandem
6 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.22%) UNIX
2 38 (14.07%) Linux
3 19 (7.04%) Windows
4 10 (3.70%) AIX
5 8 (2.96%) Solaris
6 3 (1.11%) Android
6 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) HPUX
8 1 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (43.33%) Performance Testing
2 65 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (18.15%) Test Scripting
4 43 (15.93%) Software Testing
5 37 (13.70%) Automated Testing
5 37 (13.70%) Load Testing
6 33 (12.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 32 (11.85%) Test Management
8 31 (11.48%) Scrum
8 31 (11.48%) Regression Testing
9 27 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 26 (9.63%) Test Strategy
10 26 (9.63%) Functional Testing
11 23 (8.52%) E-Commerce
12 22 (8.15%) Test Planning
13 20 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (6.30%) Stress Testing
14 17 (6.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 16 (5.93%) Automation Testing
15 16 (5.93%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.48%) Java
2 57 (21.11%) SQL
3 22 (8.15%) Shell Script
4 18 (6.67%) C#
5 16 (5.93%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.07%) C
6 11 (4.07%) Python
7 10 (3.70%) Perl
8 9 (3.33%) Ruby
8 9 (3.33%) VB
9 8 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.85%) C++
11 4 (1.48%) Scala
12 3 (1.11%) PHP
12 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.37%) RPG
14 1 (0.37%) Delphi
14 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 46 (17.04%) SC Cleared
3 43 (15.93%) ISEB
4 26 (9.63%) ISTQB
5 17 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.33%) Degree
7 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (19.26%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.74%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.74%) Varnish
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 67 (24.81%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.70%) CA Wily
3 7 (2.59%) Nessus
4 5 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.74%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.74%) Puppet
7 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 103 (38.15%) HP
2 32 (11.85%) Oracle
3 31 (11.48%) IBM
4 18 (6.67%) SAP
5 15 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 13 (4.81%) Splunk
7 7 (2.59%) Citrix
8 5 (1.85%) F5
8 5 (1.85%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.48%) Cisco
9 4 (1.48%) Google
9 4 (1.48%) Coremetrics
9 4 (1.48%) BMC
9 4 (1.48%) EMC
10 3 (1.11%) ESRI
10 3 (1.11%) VMware
10 3 (1.11%) Endeca
11 2 (0.74%) CollabNet
11 2 (0.74%) Pega
11 2 (0.74%) Coverity
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