The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 407 421 396
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 168 145 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.48% 2.47% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 91 131
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6778 5863 6041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4352 3669 3564
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 145 211
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 +22 144 £375 - 23
London +31 54 £425 +13.33% 9
South East -9 36 £350 -6.66% 4
Hampshire -5 23 £363 +3.57% 1
East Midlands +7 12 £325 +30.00%
North East - 10 £361 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 10 £361 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £361 - 2
East of England -14 9 £450 - 2
South West -25 9 £325 -26.13% 3
City of London +18 7 £400 +15.60% 4
Hertfordshire +10 7 £450 -
Yorkshire -8 6 £360 +44.00%
Watford +1 5 - -
Gloucestershire -10 5 £330 -17.50% 2
Leeds +2 4 £375 +66.66%
West Yorkshire +1 4 £375 +66.66%
Scotland -27 4 £255 -36.25%
East Sussex - 4 £365 - 1
Glasgow +3 3 £255 -
North West -14 3 £375 +11.11% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Greenford - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 £365 -
Bristol - 3 £275 - 1
Berkshire -2 2 £188 - 1
Surrey -9 2 £245 -38.75%
Edinburgh -33 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 218 (55.33%) Performance Testing
2 185 (46.95%) HP
3 142 (36.04%) HP Quality Center
4 131 (33.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 113 (28.68%) Oracle
6 112 (28.43%) SQL
7 97 (24.62%) ISTQB
8 95 (24.11%) Security Cleared
9 89 (22.59%) UNIX
10 84 (21.32%) Test Scripting
11 82 (20.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 80 (20.30%) Finance
13 72 (18.27%) Software Testing
14 70 (17.77%) SC Cleared
15 69 (17.51%) Java
16 63 (15.99%) Windows
16 63 (15.99%) QA
16 63 (15.99%) Test Automation
17 61 (15.48%) Test Strategy
18 58 (14.72%) Selenium
19 56 (14.21%) ISEB
20 55 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
21 54 (13.71%) Regression Testing
22 50 (12.69%) .NET
23 49 (12.44%) HTML
23 49 (12.44%) HTTP
24 48 (12.18%) JavaScript
24 48 (12.18%) JMeter
24 48 (12.18%) Banking
25 47 (11.93%) Linux

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 21 (5.33%) Apache
2 16 (4.06%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.30%) MQSeries
4 11 (2.79%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.03%) IIS
6 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.51%) Documentum
8 2 (0.51%) CICS
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (7.36%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.02%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.76%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.51%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.25%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.25%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.54%) SaaS
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.44%) HTTP
2 31 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 25 (6.35%) HTTPS
4 24 (6.09%) DNS
5 14 (3.55%) 2G
5 14 (3.55%) 3G
5 14 (3.55%) 4G
6 12 (3.05%) SAN
7 9 (2.28%) Wireshark
8 7 (1.78%) FTP
9 4 (1.02%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.51%) DHCP
10 2 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.51%) NAS
11 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.25%) CTI
11 1 (0.25%) Internet
11 1 (0.25%) MPLS
11 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.58%) Oracle Database
2 18 (4.57%) DB2
3 15 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (3.55%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.30%) DbVisualizer
6 10 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.51%) MySQL
9 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.51%) QlikView
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.25%) TKPROF
10 1 (0.25%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 131 (33.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 58 (14.72%) Selenium
3 48 (12.18%) JMeter
4 31 (7.87%) JIRA
4 31 (7.87%) SoapUI
5 23 (5.84%) Maven
6 21 (5.33%) Toad
7 16 (4.06%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.81%) Rational Performance Tester
8 15 (3.81%) JUnit
9 14 (3.55%) Ant
9 14 (3.55%) Apache Ivy
9 14 (3.55%) Jenkins
9 14 (3.55%) eggPlant
10 13 (3.30%) WebDriver
10 13 (3.30%) Facilita Forecast
11 10 (2.54%) Fiddler
12 7 (1.78%) JProfiler
13 6 (1.52%) Subversion
13 6 (1.52%) WinRunner
General
1 80 (20.30%) Finance
2 48 (12.18%) Banking
3 20 (5.08%) Retail
4 17 (4.31%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.76%) Front Office
7 3 (0.76%) Automotive
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
8 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 134 (34.01%) Tester
2 88 (22.34%) Performance Tester
3 80 (20.30%) Analyst
4 78 (19.80%) Test Analyst
5 48 (12.18%) Performance Engineer
6 46 (11.68%) Performance Analyst
6 46 (11.68%) Performance Test Analyst
7 45 (11.42%) Test Manager
8 38 (9.64%) Test Engineer
9 32 (8.12%) Test Leader
10 26 (6.60%) Performance Test Engineer
11 21 (5.33%) Consultant
12 16 (4.06%) Performance Manager
12 16 (4.06%) Non-Functional Tester
13 14 (3.55%) Test Consultant
13 14 (3.55%) Performance Test Leader
14 12 (3.05%) Developer
14 12 (3.05%) QA Leader
14 12 (3.05%) Performance Test Manager
15 10 (2.54%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.69%) .NET
2 49 (12.44%) HTML
3 39 (9.90%) ASP.NET
4 35 (8.88%) Web Services
5 29 (7.36%) J2EE
6 28 (7.11%) JSP
7 24 (6.09%) SOAP
8 19 (4.82%) XML
9 16 (4.06%) REST
10 15 (3.81%) Middleware
11 14 (3.55%) Flash
11 14 (3.55%) J2ME
11 14 (3.55%) WAP
12 6 (1.52%) Ajax
13 5 (1.27%) CSS
14 4 (1.02%) ODBC
15 3 (0.76%) jQuery
15 3 (0.76%) JSON
15 3 (0.76%) WCF
15 3 (0.76%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.55%) Handset
3 12 (3.05%) Open Source
3 12 (3.05%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.03%) Social Network
5 7 (1.78%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (1.78%) Statistics
6 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.02%) IPTV
8 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.02%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) Equities
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
10 2 (0.51%) AS400
10 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 89 (22.59%) UNIX
2 63 (15.99%) Windows
3 47 (11.93%) Linux
4 22 (5.58%) Windows 2000
4 22 (5.58%) Windows XP
4 22 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.06%) Solaris
6 5 (1.27%) AIX
7 2 (0.51%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (55.33%) Performance Testing
2 84 (21.32%) Test Scripting
3 72 (18.27%) Software Testing
4 63 (15.99%) Test Automation
5 61 (15.48%) Test Strategy
6 55 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (13.71%) Regression Testing
8 43 (10.91%) Load Testing
9 38 (9.64%) Automated Testing
10 37 (9.39%) Test Management
11 32 (8.12%) Scrum
12 31 (7.87%) Performance Engineering
13 30 (7.61%) Stress Testing
14 25 (6.35%) Automation Testing
15 21 (5.33%) System Testing
15 21 (5.33%) SOA
15 21 (5.33%) E-Commerce
16 19 (4.82%) Waterfall
17 18 (4.57%) Problem Management
17 18 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 112 (28.43%) SQL
2 69 (17.51%) Java
3 48 (12.18%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.36%) VB
5 24 (6.09%) C#
6 10 (2.54%) C++
6 10 (2.54%) C
7 8 (2.03%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.78%) VBScript
9 6 (1.52%) Python
9 6 (1.52%) Perl
9 6 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.02%) Ruby
10 4 (1.02%) VBA
11 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.51%) COBOL
12 2 (0.51%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.25%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (24.62%) ISTQB
2 95 (24.11%) Security Cleared
3 82 (20.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 70 (17.77%) SC Cleared
5 56 (14.21%) ISEB
6 27 (6.85%) Degree
7 24 (6.09%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.52%) MCP
9 6 (1.52%) CCNA
9 6 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.52%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.02%) MCITP
10 4 (1.02%) MCSE
10 4 (1.02%) CCNP
11 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (15.99%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.78%) vSphere
3 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 142 (36.04%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (6.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.27%) OpenView
4 4 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.76%) Puppet
5 3 (0.76%) nmon
5 3 (0.76%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.76%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 185 (46.95%) HP
2 113 (28.68%) Oracle
3 24 (6.09%) IBM
3 24 (6.09%) Citrix
4 23 (5.84%) SAP
5 15 (3.81%) VMware
6 14 (3.55%) Apple
6 14 (3.55%) Sun
7 13 (3.30%) Microsoft
8 3 (0.76%) Akamai
8 3 (0.76%) Green Hat
8 3 (0.76%) Mercator
8 3 (0.76%) Serena
9 2 (0.51%) Capita
9 2 (0.51%) MKS
9 2 (0.51%) Siebel
9 2 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.51%) Adobe
9 2 (0.51%) Remedy
9 2 (0.51%) Hyperion
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