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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
UK
Rank 484 494 451
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -43
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 108 131 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.46% 1.76% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 92 76
Median daily rate £421 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £492 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
7386 7463 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 14.96% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4925 4985 4718
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 193 124
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.95 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £24.46 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -21 86 £425 +6.25% 15
London -14 30 £425 - 4
South East +22 13 £406 -2.10% 4
Scotland +31 11 £405 - 1
East of England +4 9 £325 +18.18% 1
Cardiff +24 8 £406 -
South Wales +18 8 £406 -
South West +18 8 £580 +45.00% 1
North West +11 8 £395 +31.66% 1
Wales +8 8 £406 -
Essex +7 8 £325 +18.18% 1
Gloucestershire +3 7 £580 +45.00%
North East -19 7 £475 +27.51% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £338 - 1
Tyne and Wear -21 6 £475 +27.51% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 6 £475 +27.51% 1
West Lothian - 6 £413 -
Edinburgh +24 4 £413 -
Berkshire +5 4 £420 +5.00% 1
Lancashire +3 4 £475 +95.07%
Blackpool +1 4 £475 +95.07%
West Midlands -6 4 £600 +83.20% 2
Livingston - 4 £420 -
Hampshire +19 3 - - 2
Gloucester -4 3 £630 +57.50%
City of London -5 3 £625 +81.15% 1
Coventry - 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 - -
Worthing - 3 - -
Leatherhead +20 2 £403 -17.43% 1

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 116 (53.46%) JMeter
2 114 (52.53%) Selenium
3 111 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (45.16%) Java
5 90 (41.47%) Performance Testing
6 83 (38.25%) HP
7 65 (29.95%) QA
8 55 (25.35%) JIRA
8 55 (25.35%) Unix
9 53 (24.42%) SoapUI
10 49 (22.58%) SQL
11 46 (21.20%) HP Quality Center
12 45 (20.74%) SOAP
13 44 (20.28%) BDD
14 43 (19.82%) HP UFT
15 41 (18.89%) Python
15 41 (18.89%) Security Cleared
16 38 (17.51%) TDD
17 37 (17.05%) Test Scripting
17 37 (17.05%) Non-Functional Testing
18 36 (16.59%) Cucumber
19 34 (15.67%) ISEB
20 33 (15.21%) XML
20 33 (15.21%) Test Management
21 32 (14.75%) Oracle
21 32 (14.75%) Waterfall
22 31 (14.29%) Finance
22 31 (14.29%) Scrum
22 31 (14.29%) Ruby
23 29 (13.36%) Functional 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 14 (6.45%) Confluence
2 8 (3.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.30%) JBoss
5 4 (1.84%) CMS
5 4 (1.84%) Drupal
5 4 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.84%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.38%) Apache
6 3 (1.38%) OpenROAD
6 3 (1.38%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.92%) IIS
7 2 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.46%) CICS
8 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.46%) MS Office
1 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (0.92%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.92%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.46%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.38%) GitHub
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.92%) CloudBees
3 2 (0.92%) IaaS
3 2 (0.92%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.92%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.07%) HTTP
2 9 (4.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.84%) Internet
4 3 (1.38%) SNMP
5 2 (0.92%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.92%) FTP
6 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.15%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.76%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.30%) Big Data
5 4 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.92%) DB2
6 2 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.46%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.46%) MS Access
7 1 (0.46%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.46%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 116 (53.46%) JMeter
2 114 (52.53%) Selenium
3 55 (25.35%) JIRA
4 53 (24.42%) SoapUI
5 43 (19.82%) HP UFT
6 36 (16.59%) Cucumber
7 26 (11.98%) Jenkins
8 20 (9.22%) Zephyr
9 19 (8.76%) JUnit
9 19 (8.76%) WebDriver
10 17 (7.83%) Git (software)
11 15 (6.91%) Maven
12 13 (5.99%) Ant
12 13 (5.99%) SpecFlow
12 13 (5.99%) WATIR
13 12 (5.53%) LoadUI
13 12 (5.53%) NeoLoad
13 12 (5.53%) NUnit
14 11 (5.07%) Rational Functional Tester
14 11 (5.07%) Sahi
General
1 31 (14.29%) Finance
2 17 (7.83%) Banking
3 10 (4.61%) Retail
4 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.84%) Games
5 4 (1.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Billing
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (36.87%) Tester
2 48 (22.12%) Performance Tester
3 47 (21.66%) Analyst
4 46 (21.20%) Test Analyst
5 21 (9.68%) Performance Analyst
5 21 (9.68%) Performance Test Analyst
6 20 (9.22%) Test Engineer
7 18 (8.29%) Automation Tester
8 16 (7.37%) Developer
9 14 (6.45%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 13 (5.99%) Senior Tester
10 13 (5.99%) Test Manager
11 12 (5.53%) Java Developer
11 12 (5.53%) LoadRunner Tester
12 10 (4.61%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 10 (4.61%) Test Specialist
13 9 (4.15%) QA Analyst
13 9 (4.15%) QA Tester
13 9 (4.15%) Senior Performance Tester
14 8 (3.69%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.74%) SOAP
2 33 (15.21%) XML
3 21 (9.68%) .NET
3 21 (9.68%) HTML
3 21 (9.68%) JSON
4 19 (8.76%) Web Services
5 18 (8.29%) RESTful
6 17 (7.83%) J2EE
7 16 (7.37%) CSS
8 15 (6.91%) XSD
9 12 (5.53%) JDBC
10 5 (2.30%) Middleware
11 3 (1.38%) Java EE
11 3 (1.38%) REST
12 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.92%) WCF
12 2 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.92%) XML Messaging
13 1 (0.46%) EDIFACT
13 1 (0.46%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.30%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.30%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.30%) Statistics
4 3 (1.38%) PKI
5 2 (0.92%) EPoS
5 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.92%) Replication
5 2 (0.92%) User Experience
5 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.46%) Fintech
6 1 (0.46%) iPad
6 1 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.46%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (25.35%) Unix
2 27 (12.44%) Linux
3 26 (11.98%) Windows
4 6 (2.76%) Android
4 6 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.46%) AIX
6 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (41.47%) Performance Testing
3 44 (20.28%) BDD
4 38 (17.51%) TDD
5 37 (17.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 37 (17.05%) Test Scripting
6 33 (15.21%) Test Management
7 32 (14.75%) Waterfall
8 31 (14.29%) Scrum
9 29 (13.36%) Functional Testing
10 28 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 23 (10.60%) Software Testing
12 21 (9.68%) Automation Testing
12 21 (9.68%) SOA
13 18 (8.29%) Test Planning
14 17 (7.83%) Automated Testing
14 17 (7.83%) Configuration Management
14 17 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (7.83%) Load Testing
14 17 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (45.16%) Java
2 49 (22.58%) SQL
3 41 (18.89%) Python
4 31 (14.29%) Ruby
5 23 (10.60%) JavaScript
6 20 (9.22%) Perl
7 19 (8.76%) C++
8 17 (7.83%) C
9 15 (6.91%) Bash Shell
9 15 (6.91%) C#
9 15 (6.91%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.76%) Groovy
11 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.92%) VB
12 2 (0.92%) VBScript
13 1 (0.46%) COBOL
13 1 (0.46%) Go
13 1 (0.46%) JCL
13 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.67%) ISEB
3 25 (11.52%) ISTQB
4 24 (11.06%) DV Cleared
5 16 (7.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (6.91%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.46%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (29.95%) QA
2 4 (1.84%) SDET
3 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (21.20%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (5.99%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (4.61%) OpenView
4 7 (3.23%) Puppet
5 6 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.92%) Ansible
6 2 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.46%) Grafana
7 1 (0.46%) Graphite
7 1 (0.46%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 83 (38.25%) HP
2 32 (14.75%) Oracle
3 13 (5.99%) Atlassian
4 9 (4.15%) IBM
4 9 (4.15%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.15%) Siebel
5 6 (2.76%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.30%) Guidewire
6 5 (2.30%) SAP
7 4 (1.84%) VMware
8 3 (1.38%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.92%) Calypso
9 2 (0.92%) F5
9 2 (0.92%) Green Hat
9 2 (0.92%) Sun
9 2 (0.92%) Temenos
10 1 (0.46%) BMC
10 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
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