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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 482 513 411
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -102
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 170 111 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.07% 1.58% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 52 139
Median daily rate £420 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £448 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -2.09%
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
8204 7045 6850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 13.01% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5635 4569 4443
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 136 154
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.52 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 May 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 May 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 +39 150 £420 +20.17% 25
London +26 69 £425 +28.30% 10
South East -14 19 £450 +34.83% 6
Tyne and Wear -34 19 £323 -24.39%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 19 £325 -9.23%
North East -37 19 £323 -24.39%
Hampshire +19 18 £450 +16.12% 3
Scotland +7 17 £350 -6.66% 2
Yorkshire +15 14 £370 +23.33% 3
City of London +36 11 £425 +30.26% 1
North West -6 10 £350 +7.69%
South West +3 9 £400 - 4
Glasgow - 9 £363 - 1
Edinburgh -3 7 £317 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 7 £345 +15.00% 3
South Yorkshire - 7 £381 -
Gosport - 7 £450 -
East Midlands +21 6 £700 +66.66%
Nottingham +7 6 £700 -
Nottinghamshire +4 6 £700 +66.66%
Manchester -5 6 £360 +6.66%
Leeds -8 6 £390 +30.00% 3
Sheffield - 6 £350 -
Gloucestershire -4 5 £400 -8.57% 3
Portsmouth - 5 £375 -
Lancashire +11 4 £327 -6.43%
Preston +10 4 £327 -6.43%
Hayes - 4 £425 -
Swindon - 4 £375 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £375 - 1

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 140 (44.59%) HP
2 123 (39.17%) Performance Testing
3 110 (35.03%) Non-Functional Testing
4 107 (34.08%) HP UFT
5 102 (32.48%) JMeter
6 94 (29.94%) Java
7 91 (28.98%) SQL
8 84 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (23.25%) Selenium
10 65 (20.70%) ISTQB
11 63 (20.06%) HP Quality Center
12 61 (19.43%) Test Scripting
12 61 (19.43%) Functional Testing
13 59 (18.79%) QA
14 58 (18.47%) JIRA
14 58 (18.47%) Security Cleared
15 57 (18.15%) Oracle
16 56 (17.83%) Unix
17 55 (17.52%) Finance
18 53 (16.88%) Test Strategy
19 51 (16.24%) Cucumber
20 48 (15.29%) Software Testing
21 46 (14.65%) Windows
22 45 (14.33%) Linux
23 42 (13.38%) Test Automation
24 40 (12.74%) SC Cleared
25 39 (12.42%) ISEB
26 38 (12.10%) Visual Studio
27 37 (11.78%) JavaScript
28 36 (11.46%) Python

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 13 (4.14%) Confluence
2 8 (2.55%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.27%) IIS
5 3 (0.96%) Apache
5 3 (0.96%) JBoss
6 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.64%) nginx
6 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.32%) SAS
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.96%) HTTP
2 15 (4.78%) SAN
3 11 (3.50%) VPN
4 10 (3.18%) SNMP
5 7 (2.23%) FTP
6 6 (1.91%) LAN
6 6 (1.91%) WAN
7 5 (1.59%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.59%) SMTP
8 4 (1.27%) SSL
8 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.27%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.64%) Firewall
9 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.78%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.23%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.91%) DB2
4 4 (1.27%) Big Data
4 4 (1.27%) MS Access
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.96%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.64%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.32%) HBase
7 1 (0.32%) Impala
7 1 (0.32%) MySQL
7 1 (0.32%) ObjectStore
7 1 (0.32%) QlikView
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 107 (34.08%) HP UFT
2 102 (32.48%) JMeter
3 73 (23.25%) Selenium
4 58 (18.47%) JIRA
5 51 (16.24%) Cucumber
6 38 (12.10%) Visual Studio
7 31 (9.87%) SoapUI
8 27 (8.60%) Gatling
8 27 (8.60%) Git (software)
9 20 (6.37%) Subversion
10 17 (5.41%) Jenkins
11 16 (5.10%) WebDriver
12 12 (3.82%) Facilita Forecast
12 12 (3.82%) SilkPerformer
13 11 (3.50%) Maven
14 10 (3.18%) The Grinder
14 10 (3.18%) VisualVM
14 10 (3.18%) YourKit
15 9 (2.87%) LoadUI
16 8 (2.55%) Zephyr
General
1 55 (17.52%) Finance
2 28 (8.92%) Banking
3 9 (2.87%) Investment Banking
3 9 (2.87%) Retail
3 9 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.96%) Publishing
5 2 (0.64%) Billing
5 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 109 (34.71%) Analyst
2 103 (32.80%) Test Analyst
3 78 (24.84%) Tester
4 46 (14.65%) Performance Tester
5 41 (13.06%) Performance Analyst
6 40 (12.74%) Performance Test Analyst
7 32 (10.19%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 27 (8.60%) Test Leader
9 26 (8.28%) Test Engineer
10 23 (7.32%) Performance Engineer
10 23 (7.32%) Test Manager
11 20 (6.37%) Consultant
12 18 (5.73%) Performance Test Engineer
13 17 (5.41%) LoadRunner Tester
13 17 (5.41%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
13 17 (5.41%) Test Specialist
14 16 (5.10%) Test Consultant
15 14 (4.46%) Automation Tester
16 13 (4.14%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
16 13 (4.14%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.51%) .NET
2 26 (8.28%) HTML
3 22 (7.01%) SOAP
4 19 (6.05%) XML
5 16 (5.10%) Web Services
6 15 (4.78%) JSON
7 11 (3.50%) Spring
8 10 (3.18%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.18%) Hibernate
9 9 (2.87%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.87%) JSP
10 8 (2.55%) Middleware
11 5 (1.59%) Ajax
12 4 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.96%) Gherkin
14 2 (0.64%) Flash
14 2 (0.64%) HHVM
14 2 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
14 2 (0.64%) J2EE
15 1 (0.32%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.46%) Performance Metrics
3 12 (3.82%) Data Structures
4 10 (3.18%) PKI
5 6 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.91%) Derivative
5 6 (1.91%) Equities
5 6 (1.91%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.59%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.96%) EPoS
9 2 (0.64%) CESG
9 2 (0.64%) CMDB
9 2 (0.64%) Psychology
10 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.32%) Statistics
10 1 (0.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.83%) Unix
2 46 (14.65%) Windows
3 45 (14.33%) Linux
4 10 (3.18%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.96%) Solaris
6 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) AIX
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (39.17%) Performance Testing
2 110 (35.03%) Non-Functional Testing
3 84 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (19.43%) Functional Testing
4 61 (19.43%) Test Scripting
5 53 (16.88%) Test Strategy
6 48 (15.29%) Software Testing
7 42 (13.38%) Test Automation
8 33 (10.51%) Test Management
9 32 (10.19%) Automation Testing
10 30 (9.55%) Load Testing
11 28 (8.92%) Automated Testing
12 23 (7.32%) Scrum
13 20 (6.37%) Migration
13 20 (6.37%) Open Source
14 19 (6.05%) SDLC
15 18 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (5.73%) Waterfall
16 16 (5.10%) BDD
16 16 (5.10%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (29.94%) Java
2 91 (28.98%) SQL
3 37 (11.78%) JavaScript
4 36 (11.46%) Python
5 32 (10.19%) Ruby
6 31 (9.87%) VB
7 27 (8.60%) C#
8 22 (7.01%) C
9 20 (6.37%) Perl
9 20 (6.37%) Shell Script
10 13 (4.14%) Scala
11 11 (3.50%) VBScript
12 10 (3.18%) CoffeeScript
13 9 (2.87%) VBA
14 7 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.23%) C++
15 4 (1.27%) ActionScript
15 4 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
16 3 (0.96%) PHP
17 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (20.70%) ISTQB
2 58 (18.47%) Security Cleared
3 40 (12.74%) SC Cleared
4 39 (12.42%) ISEB
5 31 (9.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (4.46%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.14%) CCNA
7 13 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (3.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.64%) Degree
10 2 (0.64%) MCP
10 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.64%) OCP
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.64%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (18.79%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) GPG13
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) WAI
3 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.91%) Docker
2 4 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.32%) HDFS
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (20.06%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.82%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (1.27%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (1.27%) DameWare
3 4 (1.27%) SCCM
3 4 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (1.27%) WSUS
4 2 (0.64%) Ansible
4 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.64%) Puppet
5 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.32%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.32%) nmon
5 1 (0.32%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 140 (44.59%) HP
2 57 (18.15%) Oracle
3 26 (8.28%) IBM
4 24 (7.64%) Citrix
4 24 (7.64%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.73%) VMware
6 17 (5.41%) SAP
7 16 (5.10%) SOASTA, Inc
8 12 (3.82%) AppDynamics
8 12 (3.82%) Dynatrace
9 11 (3.50%) New Relic
10 5 (1.59%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.27%) BMC
11 4 (1.27%) LexisNexis
11 4 (1.27%) Remedy
11 4 (1.27%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.96%) CA
12 3 (0.96%) Capita
13 2 (0.64%) Telerik
14 1 (0.32%) PlateSpin
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