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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 486 433 427
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 126 154 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.72% 2.46% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 104 96
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 £275 £228 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 121 £350 -6.66% 15
London +7 38 £420 +12.00% 3
South East -3 35 £330 -17.50% 2
Hampshire -10 15 £315 -22.93%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £360 - 4
North East - 12 £360 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 12 £360 - 4
East Midlands +9 10 £350 +40.00%
South West -41 9 £275 -23.34%
Oxfordshire +3 8 £315 +5.00%
Southampton -3 8 £250 -10.71%
East of England -14 8 £450 -
East Sussex - 8 £365 -
Nottinghamshire +14 6 £400 -
City of London +13 6 £350 -5.40% 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £365 -
North West -6 5 £263 -28.81% 2
Brighton - 5 £365 -
Nottingham +20 4 £300 -
Derbyshire +5 4 £350 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £363 -9.37% 1
Greenford - 4 - -
Milton Keynes -7 3 £350 -12.50%
Scotland -29 3 £350 -6.66% 2
Chesterfield - 3 £375 -
Bristol - 3 £275 -
Glasgow -16 2 £350 -6.66%
Yorkshire -15 1 £313 +35.86% 3
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
Dunstable - 1 - -

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 190 (58.28%) Performance Testing
2 161 (49.39%) HP
3 120 (36.81%) HP Quality Center
4 112 (34.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 99 (30.37%) SQL
6 91 (27.91%) Oracle
7 86 (26.38%) ISTQB
8 85 (26.07%) Security Cleared
9 78 (23.93%) Test Scripting
10 76 (23.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 73 (22.39%) UNIX
11 73 (22.39%) Software Testing
11 73 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (20.25%) Finance
13 62 (19.02%) Test Strategy
14 61 (18.71%) SC Cleared
14 61 (18.71%) QA
14 61 (18.71%) Windows
15 57 (17.48%) Java
16 55 (16.87%) .NET
16 55 (16.87%) Regression Testing
16 55 (16.87%) Test Automation
17 52 (15.95%) Selenium
18 51 (15.64%) JMeter
18 51 (15.64%) ISEB
19 46 (14.11%) Automated Testing
19 46 (14.11%) HTTP
20 43 (13.19%) JavaScript
20 43 (13.19%) HTML
21 39 (11.96%) Load Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (3.68%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.37%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.07%) MQSeries
4 9 (2.76%) IIS
5 7 (2.15%) Apache
6 4 (1.23%) Confluence
7 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.61%) Documentum
8 2 (0.61%) CICS
8 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) MS Office
1 2 (0.61%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (7.67%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.92%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.61%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.31%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.07%) SaaS
2 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.11%) HTTP
2 30 (9.20%) TCP/IP
3 24 (7.36%) HTTPS
4 23 (7.06%) DNS
5 18 (5.52%) Wireshark
6 10 (3.07%) SAN
7 7 (2.15%) 2G
7 7 (2.15%) 3G
7 7 (2.15%) 4G
8 6 (1.84%) FTP
9 3 (0.92%) tcpdump
9 3 (0.92%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.61%) Internet
11 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.31%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.31%) Firewall
11 1 (0.31%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (4.60%) Oracle Database
2 15 (4.60%) DB2
3 13 (3.99%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.07%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.61%) QlikView
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 112 (34.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 52 (15.95%) Selenium
3 51 (15.64%) JMeter
4 19 (5.83%) Facilita Forecast
4 19 (5.83%) SoapUI
5 17 (5.21%) JUnit
6 16 (4.91%) JIRA
7 14 (4.29%) Rational Performance Tester
8 13 (3.99%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.99%) Rational DOORS
8 13 (3.99%) Toad
9 11 (3.37%) Jenkins
10 10 (3.07%) WebDriver
10 10 (3.07%) ClearCase
10 10 (3.07%) Subversion
11 9 (2.76%) Maven
11 9 (2.76%) Fiddler
12 8 (2.45%) DbUnit
12 8 (2.45%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.15%) Ant
General
1 66 (20.25%) Finance
2 31 (9.51%) Banking
3 16 (4.91%) Retail
4 14 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Publishing
7 3 (0.92%) Automotive
7 3 (0.92%) Front Office
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (28.83%) Tester
2 81 (24.85%) Analyst
3 79 (24.23%) Test Analyst
4 64 (19.63%) Performance Tester
5 49 (15.03%) Performance Engineer
6 48 (14.72%) Test Engineer
7 43 (13.19%) Performance Analyst
7 43 (13.19%) Performance Test Analyst
8 32 (9.82%) Test Manager
9 28 (8.59%) Test Leader
9 28 (8.59%) Performance Test Engineer
10 16 (4.91%) Performance Manager
11 13 (3.99%) Performance Test Manager
12 11 (3.37%) Developer
13 10 (3.07%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
14 9 (2.76%) Performance Test Leader
15 8 (2.45%) Automation Tester
16 7 (2.15%) Consultant
16 7 (2.15%) QA Leader
17 6 (1.84%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.87%) .NET
2 43 (13.19%) HTML
3 36 (11.04%) ASP.NET
4 31 (9.51%) Web Services
5 25 (7.67%) JSP
6 20 (6.13%) J2EE
7 15 (4.60%) SOAP
7 15 (4.60%) XML
8 11 (3.37%) Flash
8 11 (3.37%) jQuery
9 10 (3.07%) REST
10 8 (2.45%) RESTful
11 7 (2.15%) J2ME
11 7 (2.15%) WAP
11 7 (2.15%) Middleware
12 5 (1.53%) Ajax
12 5 (1.53%) CSS
13 4 (1.23%) ODBC
13 4 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
14 3 (0.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.29%) User Experience
4 11 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.45%) Open Source
5 8 (2.45%) Social Network
6 7 (2.15%) Handset
6 7 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.84%) Statistics
8 5 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.53%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.23%) GIS
10 2 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.61%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.61%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 73 (22.39%) UNIX
2 61 (18.71%) Windows
3 31 (9.51%) Linux
4 21 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (6.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (6.44%) Windows 2000
4 21 (6.44%) Windows XP
5 9 (2.76%) Solaris
6 6 (1.84%) AIX
7 2 (0.61%) Android
7 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (58.28%) Performance Testing
2 78 (23.93%) Test Scripting
3 73 (22.39%) Software Testing
3 73 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (19.02%) Test Strategy
5 55 (16.87%) Regression Testing
5 55 (16.87%) Test Automation
6 46 (14.11%) Automated Testing
7 39 (11.96%) Load Testing
8 33 (10.12%) Scrum
9 27 (8.28%) Performance Engineering
10 25 (7.67%) Problem Management
11 22 (6.75%) Configuration Management
11 22 (6.75%) Test Management
12 21 (6.44%) System Testing
13 20 (6.13%) Stress Testing
13 20 (6.13%) Automation Testing
14 18 (5.52%) Performance Analysis
15 17 (5.21%) E-Commerce
16 16 (4.91%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (30.37%) SQL
2 57 (17.48%) Java
3 43 (13.19%) JavaScript
4 30 (9.20%) VB
5 25 (7.67%) C#
6 13 (3.99%) C
6 13 (3.99%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.37%) VBScript
8 8 (2.45%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.45%) C++
9 6 (1.84%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.53%) Perl
11 4 (1.23%) VBA
12 3 (0.92%) Ruby
12 3 (0.92%) Python
13 2 (0.61%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.61%) COBOL
14 1 (0.31%) Korn
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 86 (26.38%) ISTQB
2 85 (26.07%) Security Cleared
3 76 (23.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 61 (18.71%) SC Cleared
5 51 (15.64%) ISEB
6 21 (6.44%) Degree
7 19 (5.83%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.45%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.53%) CCNA
10 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.92%) MCITP
11 3 (0.92%) MCSE
11 3 (0.92%) MCP
11 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.92%) CCNP
12 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (18.71%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 120 (36.81%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (7.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.53%) WebInspect
3 5 (1.53%) OpenView
4 3 (0.92%) nmon
5 1 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.31%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 161 (49.39%) HP
2 91 (27.91%) Oracle
3 20 (6.13%) IBM
4 19 (5.83%) SAP
5 13 (3.99%) Citrix
6 8 (2.45%) VMware
7 7 (2.15%) Apple
7 7 (2.15%) Sun
7 7 (2.15%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.23%) Mercator
8 4 (1.23%) Siebel
9 3 (0.92%) Serena
9 3 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
9 3 (0.92%) Akamai
10 2 (0.61%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.61%) Remedy
10 2 (0.61%) MKS
11 1 (0.31%) Syncfusion
11 1 (0.31%) KANA
11 1 (0.31%) Perforce
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