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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 438 414 369
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -45
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 153 160 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% 2.71% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 101 133
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £240 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.69%
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
7049 5905 6124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.55% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4537 3701 3586
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 142 219
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 £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -1 130 £375 - 31
London +13 50 £425 +13.33% 11
South East -16 33 £358 -11.23% 7
Hampshire -4 22 £375 +0.26% 2
East Midlands +7 11 £325 +30.00% 3
South West -28 10 £328 -22.02% 4
Tyne and Wear - 10 £361 - 1
North East - 10 £361 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £361 - 1
East of England -10 9 £450 -
City of London +18 6 £425 +22.12% 5
Gloucestershire -11 6 £365 -8.75% 2
Nottinghamshire +19 4 £500 - 2
Scotland -35 4 £255 -35.44%
East Sussex - 4 £365 - 1
Greenford - 4 - -
Glasgow -2 3 £255 -
North West -11 3 £375 +13.63% 3
Yorkshire -12 3 £345 +40.10%
Brighton - 3 £365 - 1
Bristol - 3 £275 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £375 - 2
Nottingham +16 2 - - 2
Berkshire -9 2 £188 -54.84% 4
Surrey -10 2 £245 -48.42%
West Yorkshire -8 1 £375 +66.66%
Leeds -8 1 £375 +60.42%
Southampton -10 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -30 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 - -

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 204 (53.83%) Performance Testing
2 182 (48.02%) HP
3 138 (36.41%) HP Quality Center
4 131 (34.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 107 (28.23%) Oracle
6 104 (27.44%) SQL
7 93 (24.54%) ISTQB
7 93 (24.54%) Security Cleared
8 87 (22.96%) UNIX
9 82 (21.64%) Test Scripting
10 78 (20.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 74 (19.53%) Finance
12 72 (19.00%) Software Testing
13 71 (18.73%) Java
14 68 (17.94%) SC Cleared
15 63 (16.62%) Test Automation
16 62 (16.36%) QA
16 62 (16.36%) Test Strategy
17 61 (16.09%) Windows
18 57 (15.04%) Selenium
19 56 (14.78%) ISEB
20 53 (13.98%) Regression Testing
21 51 (13.46%) .NET
22 49 (12.93%) HTML
22 49 (12.93%) HTTP
22 49 (12.93%) JMeter
23 48 (12.66%) JavaScript
24 47 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
25 42 (11.08%) Banking
26 39 (10.29%) Automated Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (4.22%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.96%) Apache
3 13 (3.43%) MQSeries
4 11 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.11%) IIS
6 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.53%) Documentum
8 2 (0.53%) CICS
8 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (7.65%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.06%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.06%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.79%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.26%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.64%) SaaS
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.93%) HTTP
2 30 (7.92%) TCP/IP
3 25 (6.60%) HTTPS
4 24 (6.33%) DNS
5 14 (3.69%) 2G
5 14 (3.69%) 3G
5 14 (3.69%) 4G
6 12 (3.17%) SAN
7 9 (2.37%) Wireshark
8 6 (1.58%) FTP
9 3 (0.79%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.53%) Firewall
10 2 (0.53%) DHCP
10 2 (0.53%) Internet
10 2 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.53%) NAS
11 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.26%) MPLS
11 1 (0.26%) CTI
11 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.75%) DB2
2 17 (4.49%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (3.43%) DbVisualizer
4 13 (3.43%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.53%) MySQL
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.53%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) TKPROF
9 1 (0.26%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 131 (34.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 57 (15.04%) Selenium
3 49 (12.93%) JMeter
4 32 (8.44%) JIRA
5 31 (8.18%) SoapUI
6 23 (6.07%) Maven
7 20 (5.28%) Toad
8 17 (4.49%) Cucumber
9 16 (4.22%) JUnit
10 15 (3.96%) Rational Performance Tester
10 15 (3.96%) Jenkins
11 14 (3.69%) Ant
11 14 (3.69%) eggPlant
11 14 (3.69%) Apache Ivy
12 13 (3.43%) Facilita Forecast
13 12 (3.17%) WebDriver
14 10 (2.64%) Fiddler
15 7 (1.85%) JProfiler
15 7 (1.85%) Subversion
16 6 (1.58%) WinRunner
General
1 74 (19.53%) Finance
2 42 (11.08%) Banking
3 20 (5.28%) Retail
4 17 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Front Office
7 3 (0.79%) Automotive
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (32.45%) Tester
2 79 (20.84%) Performance Tester
3 78 (20.58%) Analyst
4 76 (20.05%) Test Analyst
5 47 (12.40%) Performance Engineer
6 45 (11.87%) Test Manager
7 43 (11.35%) Performance Analyst
7 43 (11.35%) Performance Test Analyst
8 36 (9.50%) Test Engineer
9 32 (8.44%) Test Leader
10 25 (6.60%) Performance Test Engineer
11 22 (5.80%) Consultant
12 16 (4.22%) Performance Manager
13 15 (3.96%) Test Consultant
14 14 (3.69%) Performance Test Leader
15 12 (3.17%) Developer
15 12 (3.17%) QA Leader
15 12 (3.17%) Performance Test Manager
16 9 (2.37%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
16 9 (2.37%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.46%) .NET
2 49 (12.93%) HTML
3 39 (10.29%) ASP.NET
4 35 (9.23%) Web Services
5 30 (7.92%) J2EE
6 28 (7.39%) JSP
7 24 (6.33%) SOAP
8 19 (5.01%) XML
9 17 (4.49%) REST
10 14 (3.69%) Flash
10 14 (3.69%) J2ME
10 14 (3.69%) WAP
11 12 (3.17%) Middleware
12 7 (1.85%) Ajax
13 5 (1.32%) CSS
14 4 (1.06%) ODBC
15 3 (0.79%) WCF
15 3 (0.79%) JSON
15 3 (0.79%) jQuery
15 3 (0.79%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.54%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.69%) Handset
3 12 (3.17%) Open Source
4 11 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.11%) Social Network
6 7 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (1.58%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.58%) Statistics
8 5 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.79%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.79%) IPTV
11 2 (0.53%) Equities
11 2 (0.53%) Replication
11 2 (0.53%) AS400
11 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 87 (22.96%) UNIX
2 61 (16.09%) Windows
3 39 (10.29%) Linux
4 22 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (5.80%) Windows 2000
4 22 (5.80%) Windows XP
5 10 (2.64%) Solaris
6 5 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (0.53%) VMS
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (53.83%) Performance Testing
2 82 (21.64%) Test Scripting
3 72 (19.00%) Software Testing
4 63 (16.62%) Test Automation
5 62 (16.36%) Test Strategy
6 53 (13.98%) Regression Testing
7 47 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (10.29%) Automated Testing
8 39 (10.29%) Load Testing
9 37 (9.76%) Test Management
10 32 (8.44%) Performance Engineering
11 31 (8.18%) Scrum
12 29 (7.65%) Stress Testing
13 24 (6.33%) Automation Testing
14 21 (5.54%) System Testing
15 19 (5.01%) E-Commerce
16 18 (4.75%) Problem Management
17 17 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
18 16 (4.22%) SOA
18 16 (4.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (27.44%) SQL
2 71 (18.73%) Java
3 48 (12.66%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.65%) VB
5 23 (6.07%) C#
6 11 (2.90%) C
7 10 (2.64%) C++
7 10 (2.64%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.85%) VBScript
9 6 (1.58%) Perl
9 6 (1.58%) Python
9 6 (1.58%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.06%) Ruby
10 4 (1.06%) VBA
10 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.53%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.53%) COBOL
12 1 (0.26%) Groovy
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (24.54%) ISTQB
1 93 (24.54%) Security Cleared
2 78 (20.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 68 (17.94%) SC Cleared
4 56 (14.78%) ISEB
5 24 (6.33%) DV Cleared
6 23 (6.07%) Degree
7 7 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.58%) CCNA
8 6 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.58%) MCP
8 6 (1.58%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.06%) MCITP
9 4 (1.06%) CCNP
9 4 (1.06%) MCSE
10 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (16.36%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.58%) vSphere
3 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 138 (36.41%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (6.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.32%) OpenView
4 4 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.79%) nmon
6 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.53%) Puppet
6 2 (0.53%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.26%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 182 (48.02%) HP
2 107 (28.23%) Oracle
3 24 (6.33%) IBM
3 24 (6.33%) SAP
4 23 (6.07%) Citrix
5 14 (3.69%) Apple
5 14 (3.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.69%) Sun
6 13 (3.43%) VMware
7 3 (0.79%) Akamai
7 3 (0.79%) Mercator
7 3 (0.79%) Serena
8 2 (0.53%) MKS
8 2 (0.53%) Capita
8 2 (0.53%) Adobe
8 2 (0.53%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.53%) Remedy
8 2 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.53%) Cognos
8 2 (0.53%) Siebel
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 23 days ago