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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 539 464 486
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +22
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 114 196 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.29% 2.44% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 126 76
Median daily rate £425 £375 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.47% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8866 8048 7303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.39% 13.78% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5973 5274 4663
Median daily rate £428 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 161 134
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -83 97 £450 +20.80% 22
London -49 45 £450 +11.11% 8
South East +19 20 £450 +20.00% 3
Hampshire +19 18 £450 +23.28%
Scotland +23 17 £317 -24.57%
Glasgow +19 12 £340 -1.44%
South West -2 12 £450 +15.38% 2
Gloucestershire +5 10 £450 +2.85% 2
North East -26 6 £310 +12.72% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 6 £310 +12.72% 1
Gosport - 6 £450 -
Edinburgh +4 5 £317 -25.01%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 5 £273 -0.90% 1
East of England +5 4 £475 +46.15% 2
Yorkshire -1 4 £400 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -30 4 £500 +17.64% 1
Winchester - 4 £363 -
City of London +20 3 £400 +20.30% 5
Hemel Hempstead +4 3 £475 +74.31%
Gloucester +1 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire -1 3 £475 +46.15% 1
North West -6 3 £400 +33.33% 3
Shropshire - 3 - -
Bromley - 3 £450 -
Telford - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +9 2 £300 - 1
Cheltenham +2 2 £400 +10.34%
Leeds 0 2 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire -4 2 £403 +7.33%
Manchester -6 2 - - 3

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 137 (48.41%) HP
2 117 (41.34%) Java
3 106 (37.46%) JMeter
3 106 (37.46%) Performance Testing
4 101 (35.69%) SQL
5 89 (31.45%) HP UFT
6 87 (30.74%) Non-Functional Testing
7 85 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
8 81 (28.62%) Selenium
9 73 (25.80%) Unix
10 72 (25.44%) HP Quality Center
11 69 (24.38%) Functional Testing
11 69 (24.38%) Oracle
12 60 (21.20%) QA
13 56 (19.79%) ISTQB
13 56 (19.79%) JIRA
13 56 (19.79%) Security Cleared
14 55 (19.43%) Test Scripting
15 53 (18.73%) Finance
16 47 (16.61%) Cucumber
17 46 (16.25%) Test Strategy
18 43 (15.19%) SoapUI
19 42 (14.84%) Windows
19 42 (14.84%) Linux
20 41 (14.49%) Automation Testing
21 40 (14.13%) Software Testing
22 36 (12.72%) SC Cleared
23 34 (12.01%) Test Management
23 34 (12.01%) Python
23 34 (12.01%) .NET

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 8 (2.83%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.12%) Confluence
3 5 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.06%) Apache
4 3 (1.06%) JBoss
4 3 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.71%) IIS
5 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.35%) nginx
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.71%) CloudBees
4 2 (0.71%) GitHub
4 2 (0.71%) IaaS
4 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Office 365
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.01%) SAN
2 9 (3.18%) HTTP
3 7 (2.47%) VPN
4 6 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.41%) Internet
6 3 (1.06%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.06%) LAN
6 3 (1.06%) SSL
6 3 (1.06%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) Firewall
7 2 (0.71%) FTP
7 2 (0.71%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.35%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.35%) SMTP
8 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.30%) Oracle Database
2 12 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) Big Data
5 3 (1.06%) DB2
6 2 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.71%) MS Access
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.35%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.35%) HBase
7 1 (0.35%) Impala
7 1 (0.35%) ObjectStore
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.35%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 106 (37.46%) JMeter
2 89 (31.45%) HP UFT
3 81 (28.62%) Selenium
4 56 (19.79%) JIRA
5 47 (16.61%) Cucumber
6 43 (15.19%) SoapUI
7 25 (8.83%) Git (software)
8 24 (8.48%) Zephyr
9 23 (8.13%) Gatling
10 22 (7.77%) Visual Studio
11 20 (7.07%) Subversion
12 19 (6.71%) WebDriver
13 17 (6.01%) JUnit
14 14 (4.95%) NUnit
14 14 (4.95%) WATIR
15 13 (4.59%) SpecFlow
16 12 (4.24%) Sahi
17 11 (3.89%) LoadUI
18 9 (3.18%) Facilita Forecast
18 9 (3.18%) NeoLoad
General
1 53 (18.73%) Finance
2 33 (11.66%) Banking
3 11 (3.89%) Retail
4 7 (2.47%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.06%) Games
5 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Billing
6 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (26.50%) Tester
2 68 (24.03%) Analyst
3 67 (23.67%) Test Analyst
4 34 (12.01%) Performance Tester
5 27 (9.54%) Test Engineer
5 27 (9.54%) Test Manager
6 24 (8.48%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 23 (8.13%) Automation Tester
7 23 (8.13%) Performance Analyst
7 23 (8.13%) Performance Test Analyst
8 19 (6.71%) Test Leader
9 18 (6.36%) Test Specialist
10 16 (5.65%) Consultant
10 16 (5.65%) LoadRunner Tester
10 16 (5.65%) Performance Engineer
11 13 (4.59%) Performance Manager
11 13 (4.59%) Performance Test Engineer
11 13 (4.59%) Performance Test Manager
12 12 (4.24%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 12 (4.24%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.01%) .NET
2 31 (10.95%) SOAP
3 26 (9.19%) HTML
3 26 (9.19%) JSON
3 26 (9.19%) Web Services
3 26 (9.19%) XML
4 14 (4.95%) ASP.NET
4 14 (4.95%) JSP
5 7 (2.47%) XSD
6 6 (2.12%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.12%) Spring
7 5 (1.77%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.77%) Middleware
8 4 (1.41%) Java EE
9 3 (1.06%) HTML5
9 3 (1.06%) J2EE
9 3 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.71%) CSS
10 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.30%) Performance Metrics
3 11 (3.89%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.12%) Derivative
6 5 (1.77%) Equities
6 5 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.41%) User Experience
8 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.71%) iPad
9 2 (0.71%) Psychology
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.80%) Unix
2 42 (14.84%) Linux
2 42 (14.84%) Windows
3 2 (0.71%) Android
3 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.35%) AIX
4 1 (0.35%) CentOS
4 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.35%) Solaris
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (37.46%) Performance Testing
2 87 (30.74%) Non-Functional Testing
3 85 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (24.38%) Functional Testing
5 55 (19.43%) Test Scripting
6 46 (16.25%) Test Strategy
7 41 (14.49%) Automation Testing
8 40 (14.13%) Software Testing
9 34 (12.01%) Test Management
10 33 (11.66%) Test Automation
11 32 (11.31%) BDD
12 29 (10.25%) Load Testing
13 28 (9.89%) Scrum
14 26 (9.19%) Test Planning
15 25 (8.83%) Waterfall
16 22 (7.77%) Migration
17 21 (7.42%) SDLC
18 20 (7.07%) Regression Testing
18 20 (7.07%) TDD
19 19 (6.71%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (41.34%) Java
2 101 (35.69%) SQL
3 34 (12.01%) Python
3 34 (12.01%) VB
4 30 (10.60%) C#
5 28 (9.89%) JavaScript
6 24 (8.48%) Ruby
7 20 (7.07%) C++
8 17 (6.01%) C
9 15 (5.30%) Perl
10 12 (4.24%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.83%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.47%) Scala
12 7 (2.47%) VBScript
13 5 (1.77%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (1.41%) VBA
15 2 (0.71%) PHP
15 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (19.79%) ISTQB
1 56 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.72%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.31%) ISEB
4 23 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (6.36%) DV Cleared
6 17 (6.01%) CCNA
6 17 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (6.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.71%) Degree
8 2 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.71%) MCP
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.71%) OCP
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.35%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (21.20%) QA
2 4 (1.41%) SLA
3 3 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.71%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) Docker
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 72 (25.44%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.95%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.71%) DameWare
3 2 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.35%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 137 (48.41%) HP
2 69 (24.38%) Oracle
3 31 (10.95%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.71%) VMware
5 18 (6.36%) SOASTA, Inc
6 16 (5.65%) IBM
7 13 (4.59%) Citrix
8 8 (2.83%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.12%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.12%) Dynatrace
9 6 (2.12%) New Relic
10 4 (1.41%) SAP
10 4 (1.41%) Siebel
11 2 (0.71%) Green Hat
11 2 (0.71%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.71%) hybris
11 2 (0.71%) LexisNexis
11 2 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.35%) Capita
12 1 (0.35%) F5
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago