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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 439 426 434
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 174 171 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.31% 2.45% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 93 98
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £256 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £493 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.88%
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
7542 6993 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.78% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 4486 3661
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 149 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £24.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 28 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 28 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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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 -4 169 £350 -6.66% 22
London +13 67 £400 -5.88% 9
North West +4 27 £313 -16.66% 1
South East -29 24 £375 +7.14% 5
Lancashire - 17 £307 -
South West +5 13 £376 +15.76% 3
Blackpool - 12 £288 -
East of England -1 11 £210 -53.33% 1
Surrey +10 9 £500 +104.08% 2
Gloucestershire 0 8 £390 +18.18%
Yorkshire -24 8 £338 -6.25% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 8 £275 -23.87%
North East -27 8 £275 -23.87%
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 8 £275 -23.87%
East Midlands -7 7 £383 +17.69% 1
City of London -9 7 £365 -8.75%
Hertfordshire -12 6 £388 -13.88%
Berkshire +8 5 £375 +100.00%
Hampshire -19 5 £358 -1.37% 3
Essex - 5 £210 -
Wiltshire - 5 £325 - 2
Manchester - 5 £225 - 1
Swindon - 5 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £350 -12.50%
Chesterfield -3 4 £355 +8.69%
Derbyshire -10 4 £355 +13.02%
West Yorkshire -18 4 £300 -20.00%
Leeds -24 4 £300 -20.00%
Chelmsford - 4 £185 -
Leatherhead - 4 £500 - 1

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 141 (47.32%) Performance Testing
2 113 (37.92%) HP
3 83 (27.85%) HP UFT
4 81 (27.18%) UNIX
5 79 (26.51%) SQL
6 75 (25.17%) Security Cleared
7 68 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (22.15%) Java
9 65 (21.81%) JMeter
10 64 (21.48%) HP Quality Center
11 56 (18.79%) Selenium
12 52 (17.45%) QA
12 52 (17.45%) Test Scripting
13 49 (16.44%) SC Cleared
13 49 (16.44%) ISEB
14 48 (16.11%) Software Testing
15 43 (14.43%) Finance
16 38 (12.75%) Non-Functional Testing
17 37 (12.42%) HTML
17 37 (12.42%) Oracle
18 35 (11.74%) XML
18 35 (11.74%) Linux
18 35 (11.74%) Test Management
19 34 (11.41%) Test Strategy
20 33 (11.07%) Functional Testing
20 33 (11.07%) Test Automation
20 33 (11.07%) .NET
21 32 (10.74%) Regression Testing
22 31 (10.40%) Load Testing
22 31 (10.40%) Automated Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 27 (9.06%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.36%) MQSeries
4 9 (3.02%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.68%) Apache
5 8 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.68%) IIS
6 5 (1.68%) FileNet
7 3 (1.01%) ArcSDE
7 3 (1.01%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.67%) Drupal
8 2 (0.67%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.34%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 9 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.34%) Primavera
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) GitHub
2 4 (1.34%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.02%) Wireshark
2 7 (2.35%) HTTP
3 4 (1.34%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.67%) Network Security
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) SAN
5 1 (0.34%) Intranet
5 1 (0.34%) SNMP
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.03%) DB2
2 15 (5.03%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.36%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.68%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.34%) MySQL
6 3 (1.01%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.34%) HBase
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 83 (27.85%) HP UFT
2 65 (21.81%) JMeter
3 56 (18.79%) Selenium
4 28 (9.40%) SoapUI
5 22 (7.38%) Visual Studio
6 20 (6.71%) JIRA
7 19 (6.38%) Jenkins
8 16 (5.37%) Facilita Forecast
9 15 (5.03%) Cucumber
10 12 (4.03%) NeoLoad
11 11 (3.69%) LoadUI
12 9 (3.02%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (2.68%) JUnit
14 7 (2.35%) Rational Functional Tester
14 7 (2.35%) WebDriver
14 7 (2.35%) Maven
15 6 (2.01%) WebLOAD
15 6 (2.01%) Eclipse
15 6 (2.01%) Git (software)
15 6 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (14.43%) Finance
2 28 (9.40%) Retail
3 18 (6.04%) Banking
4 10 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 106 (35.57%) Analyst
2 99 (33.22%) Test Analyst
3 90 (30.20%) Tester
4 57 (19.13%) Performance Tester
5 43 (14.43%) Test Manager
6 28 (9.40%) Performance Analyst
7 27 (9.06%) Performance Test Analyst
8 25 (8.39%) Test Leader
9 15 (5.03%) Test Engineer
10 13 (4.36%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 12 (4.03%) Performance Test Leader
12 11 (3.69%) Consultant
13 10 (3.36%) Performance Test Manager
13 10 (3.36%) Performance Manager
13 10 (3.36%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
14 9 (3.02%) Non-Functional Tester
15 8 (2.68%) Performance Engineer
16 7 (2.35%) QA Tester
16 7 (2.35%) QA Engineer
16 7 (2.35%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.42%) HTML
2 35 (11.74%) XML
3 33 (11.07%) .NET
4 21 (7.05%) SOAP
5 17 (5.70%) Web Services
6 15 (5.03%) J2EE
6 15 (5.03%) Middleware
7 11 (3.69%) Flash
8 10 (3.36%) XML Messaging
9 9 (3.02%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.68%) REST
11 4 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (1.34%) ODBC
11 4 (1.34%) Ajax
12 3 (1.01%) JSON
13 2 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.67%) LAMP
13 2 (0.67%) CSS
13 2 (0.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.70%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (3.36%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.68%) DataPower
4 8 (2.68%) PKI
5 7 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.68%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.68%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.34%) iSeries
7 4 (1.34%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.01%) GIS
8 3 (1.01%) AS400
9 2 (0.67%) NHS
9 2 (0.67%) Tandem
9 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.67%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 81 (27.18%) UNIX
2 35 (11.74%) Linux
3 26 (8.72%) Windows
4 9 (3.02%) AIX
5 6 (2.01%) Solaris
6 3 (1.01%) Android
6 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) HPUX
8 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (47.32%) Performance Testing
2 68 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (17.45%) Test Scripting
4 48 (16.11%) Software Testing
5 38 (12.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 35 (11.74%) Test Management
7 34 (11.41%) Test Strategy
8 33 (11.07%) Test Automation
8 33 (11.07%) Functional Testing
9 32 (10.74%) Regression Testing
10 31 (10.40%) Automated Testing
10 31 (10.40%) Load Testing
11 30 (10.07%) Scrum
12 24 (8.05%) Test Planning
13 20 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (6.71%) Integration Testing
14 19 (6.38%) TDD
14 19 (6.38%) E-Commerce
15 17 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (5.37%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.51%) SQL
2 66 (22.15%) Java
3 23 (7.72%) C#
4 19 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 14 (4.70%) Python
6 13 (4.36%) C++
7 11 (3.69%) Perl
8 10 (3.36%) VB
9 9 (3.02%) Ruby
9 9 (3.02%) C
10 6 (2.01%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.01%) VBScript
11 3 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.01%) PHP
12 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) RPG
13 1 (0.34%) Delphi
13 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 75 (25.17%) Security Cleared
2 49 (16.44%) ISEB
2 49 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (8.72%) ISTQB
5 17 (5.70%) DV Cleared
6 15 (5.03%) Degree
7 2 (0.67%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (17.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.67%) Varnish
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 64 (21.48%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.68%) CA Wily
2 8 (2.68%) Nessus
3 2 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.67%) Puppet
3 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.67%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 113 (37.92%) HP
2 37 (12.42%) Oracle
3 30 (10.07%) IBM
4 19 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.38%) SAP
5 16 (5.37%) Splunk
6 8 (2.68%) Citrix
7 7 (2.35%) VMware
8 6 (2.01%) Telerik
9 5 (1.68%) SOASTA, Inc
9 5 (1.68%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.34%) Google
10 4 (1.34%) Coremetrics
11 3 (1.01%) ESRI
11 3 (1.01%) F5
11 3 (1.01%) Endeca
12 2 (0.67%) BMC
12 2 (0.67%) CA
12 2 (0.67%) Siebel
12 2 (0.67%) Cisco
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