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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 515 484 436
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -48
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 128 162 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.49% 2.14% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 89 92
Median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
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
8606 7567 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.90% 13.29% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5886 4987 4352
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 146
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.12 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -60 110 £425 +21.42% 25
London -19 44 £425 +9.32% 9
South East -5 20 £450 +20.00% 6
Scotland +19 18 £350 -16.66% 3
Hampshire +15 18 £450 +25.87%
North East -35 13 £324 +23.33% 3
Tyne and Wear -38 13 £324 +23.33% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 12 £325 +23.80% 3
Yorkshire +5 10 £345 +2.22% 4
Glasgow +12 9 £380 -9.52% 1
Edinburgh +3 9 £317 - 2
Gosport - 9 £450 -
West Yorkshire +5 8 £300 - 4
South West +1 8 £438 +20.68% 1
North West -23 8 £360 +15.20% 1
Leeds +2 7 £345 +15.00% 4
Gloucestershire +1 6 £438 +12.17% 1
Bromley - 5 £450 -
Hertfordshire +11 4 £475 +22.58%
East of England +10 4 £475 +126.19%
Preston +4 4 £370 -
Manchester -12 4 £360 +60.00% 1
Lancashire -21 4 £370 +27.58%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £475 -
Winchester - 3 £363 -
City of London +42 2 £375 -7.40% 1
Cheltenham +7 2 £438 +20.68%
South Yorkshire -2 2 £405 +8.00%
Sheffield -14 2 £405 +8.00%
West Midlands -27 2 £500 +44.92% 1

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 131 (44.71%) HP
2 114 (38.91%) Performance Testing
3 99 (33.79%) HP UFT
4 98 (33.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 97 (33.11%) SQL
6 93 (31.74%) JMeter
7 91 (31.06%) Java
8 78 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (24.57%) Selenium
10 69 (23.55%) HP Quality Center
11 66 (22.53%) Functional Testing
12 63 (21.50%) ISTQB
13 62 (21.16%) Oracle
14 61 (20.82%) Unix
14 61 (20.82%) Security Cleared
15 57 (19.45%) Test Scripting
16 56 (19.11%) QA
17 51 (17.41%) JIRA
17 51 (17.41%) Test Strategy
18 50 (17.06%) Finance
19 48 (16.38%) Software Testing
20 44 (15.02%) SC Cleared
21 41 (13.99%) Linux
22 37 (12.63%) Windows
23 36 (12.29%) SoapUI
23 36 (12.29%) Cucumber
24 35 (11.95%) VB
25 34 (11.60%) ISEB
25 34 (11.60%) Automation Testing
26 32 (10.92%) Test Management

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 8 (2.73%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.05%) Confluence
3 4 (1.37%) JBoss
4 3 (1.02%) Apache
4 3 (1.02%) IIS
4 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.68%) nginx
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.71%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.83%) SAN
2 13 (4.44%) HTTP
3 10 (3.41%) VPN
4 6 (2.05%) FTP
4 6 (2.05%) LAN
4 6 (2.05%) WAN
5 4 (1.37%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.37%) SMTP
5 4 (1.37%) SSL
6 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.68%) Firewall
7 2 (0.68%) Internet
7 2 (0.68%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.34%) Network Security
8 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.02%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.34%) HBase
7 1 (0.34%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Impala
7 1 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) ObjectStore
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 99 (33.79%) HP UFT
2 93 (31.74%) JMeter
3 72 (24.57%) Selenium
4 51 (17.41%) JIRA
5 36 (12.29%) Cucumber
5 36 (12.29%) SoapUI
6 30 (10.24%) Visual Studio
7 22 (7.51%) Git (software)
8 21 (7.17%) Gatling
9 20 (6.83%) Subversion
10 17 (5.80%) WebDriver
11 14 (4.78%) LoadUI
12 13 (4.44%) Zephyr
13 12 (4.10%) Facilita Forecast
14 10 (3.41%) Selenium IDE
15 9 (3.07%) JUnit
16 8 (2.73%) NUnit
16 8 (2.73%) Sahi
16 8 (2.73%) WATIR
17 7 (2.39%) NeoLoad
General
1 50 (17.06%) Finance
2 29 (9.90%) Banking
3 11 (3.75%) Retail
4 7 (2.39%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.02%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Billing
6 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Publishing
6 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (27.65%) Analyst
2 79 (26.96%) Test Analyst
3 68 (23.21%) Tester
4 38 (12.97%) Performance Tester
5 30 (10.24%) Performance Analyst
5 30 (10.24%) Test Manager
6 29 (9.90%) Performance Test Analyst
7 28 (9.56%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 25 (8.53%) Test Engineer
9 21 (7.17%) Test Leader
10 20 (6.83%) Consultant
11 18 (6.14%) Performance Engineer
12 16 (5.46%) Performance Manager
12 16 (5.46%) Performance Test Manager
13 15 (5.12%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
13 15 (5.12%) Test Consultant
13 15 (5.12%) Test Specialist
14 14 (4.78%) Automation Tester
15 13 (4.44%) Performance Test Engineer
16 12 (4.10%) LoadRunner Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.24%) .NET
2 24 (8.19%) HTML
2 24 (8.19%) SOAP
3 21 (7.17%) Web Services
3 21 (7.17%) XML
4 19 (6.48%) JSON
5 14 (4.78%) ASP.NET
5 14 (4.78%) JSP
6 8 (2.73%) Middleware
7 6 (2.05%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.05%) Spring
8 5 (1.71%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.37%) XSD
10 3 (1.02%) HTML5
11 2 (0.68%) Ajax
11 2 (0.68%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.68%) HHVM
11 2 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.68%) Java EE
11 2 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.14%) Performance Metrics
2 14 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.10%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.05%) Derivative
4 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.71%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.71%) Equities
5 5 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.68%) iPad
7 2 (0.68%) Psychology
7 2 (0.68%) User Experience
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.34%) AS400
8 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.34%) DTCC
8 1 (0.34%) Statistics
8 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 61 (20.82%) Unix
2 41 (13.99%) Linux
3 37 (12.63%) Windows
4 2 (0.68%) AIX
4 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.68%) Solaris
4 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.34%) CentOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.91%) Performance Testing
2 98 (33.45%) Non-Functional Testing
3 78 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (22.53%) Functional Testing
5 57 (19.45%) Test Scripting
6 51 (17.41%) Test Strategy
7 48 (16.38%) Software Testing
8 34 (11.60%) Automation Testing
9 32 (10.92%) Test Management
10 31 (10.58%) Test Automation
11 30 (10.24%) Load Testing
12 26 (8.87%) Automated Testing
12 26 (8.87%) SDLC
13 25 (8.53%) Migration
14 23 (7.85%) BDD
15 22 (7.51%) Scrum
15 22 (7.51%) Waterfall
16 21 (7.17%) Performance Monitoring
17 20 (6.83%) Regression Testing
17 20 (6.83%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 97 (33.11%) SQL
2 91 (31.06%) Java
3 35 (11.95%) VB
4 30 (10.24%) C#
5 27 (9.22%) Python
6 24 (8.19%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.78%) Ruby
8 12 (4.10%) C
9 11 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.07%) C++
11 8 (2.73%) Scala
12 7 (2.39%) Perl
12 7 (2.39%) VBScript
13 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.71%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (1.37%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.37%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (1.37%) VBA
15 3 (1.02%) PHP
16 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (21.50%) ISTQB
2 61 (20.82%) Security Cleared
3 44 (15.02%) SC Cleared
4 34 (11.60%) ISEB
5 27 (9.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (6.14%) CCNA
6 18 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (4.78%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.68%) Degree
10 2 (0.68%) MCP
10 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.68%) OCP
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.68%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (19.11%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) SLA
3 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.05%) Docker
3 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.34%) HDFS
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (23.55%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (5.12%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.68%) Ansible
3 2 (0.68%) DameWare
3 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.68%) Puppet
3 2 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.34%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 131 (44.71%) HP
2 62 (21.16%) Oracle
3 31 (10.58%) Microsoft
4 18 (6.14%) Citrix
5 17 (5.80%) VMware
6 15 (5.12%) IBM
6 15 (5.12%) SOASTA, Inc
7 9 (3.07%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.05%) AppDynamics
8 6 (2.05%) Dynatrace
8 6 (2.05%) New Relic
9 5 (1.71%) SAP
10 2 (0.68%) CA
10 2 (0.68%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.68%) hybris
10 2 (0.68%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.68%) Siebel
10 2 (0.68%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.34%) EMC
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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