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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 475 520 406
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -114
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 173 116 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.21% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.10% 1.61% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 57 138
Median daily rate £420 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £457 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £147.50
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
8257 7198 6846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.85% 12.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4609 4386
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 147 135
Median hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.95 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 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 4 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 +28 152 £425 +17.24% 31
London +27 70 £425 +23.63% 18
North East -17 21 £295 -30.83%
South East -17 21 £468 +36.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -17 21 £295 -30.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 21 £315 -12.03%
Hampshire +14 17 £450 +28.57% 1
Scotland -9 16 £360 -10.00% 3
City of London +46 13 £425 +30.26% 4
South West +7 12 £388 -3.12% 2
East Midlands +18 10 £700 -
Glasgow +16 10 £360 +20.00% 1
Nottingham +10 8 £700 -
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £700 -
Yorkshire +1 8 £381 - 2
Gloucestershire +4 7 £400 -8.57% 1
South Yorkshire +1 7 £381 - 1
North West -3 7 £350 +0.14% 2
Manchester -6 6 £360 +6.66% 2
Sheffield - 6 £350 - 1
Gosport - 6 £459 - 1
Edinburgh -8 5 - - 2
Wiltshire - 5 £375 - 1
Portsmouth - 5 £375 -
Swindon - 5 £375 - 1
Hayes - 4 £425 -
Cheltenham +9 3 - - 1
Surrey -17 3 £500 +11.11%
Cirencester - 3 £400 -
Sunderland - 3 £263 -

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 142 (44.38%) HP
2 125 (39.06%) Performance Testing
3 114 (35.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 109 (34.06%) HP UFT
5 102 (31.88%) JMeter
6 94 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (26.56%) Selenium
8 83 (25.94%) SQL
9 80 (25.00%) Java
10 68 (21.25%) HP Quality Center
11 66 (20.63%) ISTQB
12 65 (20.31%) Test Scripting
13 61 (19.06%) Security Cleared
14 57 (17.81%) Test Strategy
15 56 (17.50%) Functional Testing
16 54 (16.88%) QA
16 54 (16.88%) Unix
16 54 (16.88%) Windows
17 53 (16.56%) Finance
18 48 (15.00%) JIRA
18 48 (15.00%) Oracle
19 44 (13.75%) Linux
19 44 (13.75%) ISEB
20 43 (13.44%) Cucumber
21 42 (13.13%) Test Automation
21 42 (13.13%) Software Testing
22 38 (11.88%) SC Cleared
23 37 (11.56%) .NET
24 35 (10.94%) Python
25 34 (10.63%) JavaScript

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 (4.06%) Confluence
2 8 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.88%) IIS
3 6 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.25%) Apache
5 3 (0.94%) JBoss
5 3 (0.94%) nginx
5 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.94%) MS Office
2 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.94%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.88%) GitHub
3 4 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.81%) HTTP
2 13 (4.06%) SAN
3 11 (3.44%) SNMP
3 11 (3.44%) VPN
4 7 (2.19%) FTP
5 6 (1.88%) LAN
5 6 (1.88%) WAN
6 5 (1.56%) HTTPS
6 5 (1.56%) SMTP
7 4 (1.25%) SSL
7 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.25%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.63%) Firewall
8 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.31%) Internet
9 1 (0.31%) Network Security
9 1 (0.31%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.75%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.44%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.88%) DB2
4 4 (1.25%) Big Data
4 4 (1.25%) MS Access
5 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.94%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.63%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.31%) GIS
7 1 (0.31%) HBase
7 1 (0.31%) Impala
7 1 (0.31%) MySQL
7 1 (0.31%) ObjectStore
7 1 (0.31%) QlikView
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.31%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 109 (34.06%) HP UFT
2 102 (31.88%) JMeter
3 85 (26.56%) Selenium
4 48 (15.00%) JIRA
5 43 (13.44%) Cucumber
6 33 (10.31%) Visual Studio
7 27 (8.44%) Jenkins
8 26 (8.13%) SoapUI
9 23 (7.19%) Gatling
10 22 (6.88%) Git (software)
11 15 (4.69%) Subversion
12 14 (4.38%) WebDriver
13 12 (3.75%) Maven
14 11 (3.44%) Facilita Forecast
15 9 (2.81%) LoadUI
16 8 (2.50%) SilkPerformer
16 8 (2.50%) Toad
17 7 (2.19%) Eclipse
17 7 (2.19%) JUnit
17 7 (2.19%) The Grinder
General
1 53 (16.56%) Finance
2 29 (9.06%) Banking
3 9 (2.81%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.19%) Retail
5 6 (1.88%) Publishing
5 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.63%) Billing
6 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 114 (35.63%) Analyst
2 108 (33.75%) Test Analyst
3 83 (25.94%) Tester
4 50 (15.63%) Performance Tester
5 43 (13.44%) Performance Analyst
6 42 (13.13%) Performance Test Analyst
7 32 (10.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 30 (9.38%) Test Manager
9 26 (8.13%) Test Engineer
9 26 (8.13%) Test Leader
10 20 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 20 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
11 17 (5.31%) Senior Tester
12 16 (5.00%) Consultant
12 16 (5.00%) Performance Test Engineer
12 16 (5.00%) Test Specialist
13 15 (4.69%) LoadRunner Tester
14 14 (4.38%) Test Consultant
15 12 (3.75%) Performance Manager
15 12 (3.75%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.56%) .NET
2 24 (7.50%) HTML
3 22 (6.88%) SOAP
4 16 (5.00%) Web Services
5 14 (4.38%) XML
6 10 (3.13%) JSON
7 8 (2.50%) Middleware
8 7 (2.19%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.19%) JSP
8 7 (2.19%) Spring
9 6 (1.88%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.88%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.56%) Ajax
11 4 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.94%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.94%) HHVM
13 2 (0.63%) Flash
13 2 (0.63%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (0.63%) J2EE
14 1 (0.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.06%) Performance Metrics
3 11 (3.44%) Data Structures
3 11 (3.44%) PKI
4 6 (1.88%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.88%) Derivative
4 6 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.88%) Equities
4 6 (1.88%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.56%) Fixed Income
5 5 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.94%) EPoS
7 2 (0.63%) CESG
7 2 (0.63%) CMDB
7 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.63%) Psychology
8 1 (0.31%) iPad
8 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.88%) Unix
1 54 (16.88%) Windows
2 44 (13.75%) Linux
3 11 (3.44%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.94%) Solaris
4 3 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) CentOS
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (39.06%) Performance Testing
2 114 (35.63%) Non-Functional Testing
3 94 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (20.31%) Test Scripting
5 57 (17.81%) Test Strategy
6 56 (17.50%) Functional Testing
7 42 (13.13%) Software Testing
7 42 (13.13%) Test Automation
8 33 (10.31%) Load Testing
8 33 (10.31%) Test Management
9 28 (8.75%) Automated Testing
10 27 (8.44%) Automation Testing
11 26 (8.13%) Open Source
12 23 (7.19%) SDLC
12 23 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (7.19%) Waterfall
13 22 (6.88%) Scrum
14 20 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (5.94%) BDD
16 17 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 83 (25.94%) SQL
2 80 (25.00%) Java
3 35 (10.94%) Python
4 34 (10.63%) JavaScript
5 33 (10.31%) VB
6 31 (9.69%) Ruby
7 26 (8.13%) C#
8 24 (7.50%) Shell Script
9 22 (6.88%) C
10 21 (6.56%) Perl
11 10 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.50%) Scala
12 8 (2.50%) VBScript
13 6 (1.88%) C++
13 6 (1.88%) CoffeeScript
13 6 (1.88%) VBA
14 4 (1.25%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.25%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (1.25%) PHP
15 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (20.63%) ISTQB
2 61 (19.06%) Security Cleared
3 44 (13.75%) ISEB
4 38 (11.88%) SC Cleared
5 31 (9.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.44%) CCNA
7 11 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.63%) Degree
10 2 (0.63%) MCP
10 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.63%) OCP
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.63%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (16.88%) QA
2 6 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) GPG13
4 1 (0.31%) WAI
4 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.19%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.31%) HDFS
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (21.25%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.44%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (1.25%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (1.25%) DameWare
3 4 (1.25%) SCCM
3 4 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (1.25%) WSUS
4 3 (0.94%) Ansible
4 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.94%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.31%) nmon
5 1 (0.31%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 142 (44.38%) HP
2 48 (15.00%) Oracle
3 25 (7.81%) IBM
4 24 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 23 (7.19%) Citrix
6 18 (5.63%) SAP
6 18 (5.63%) VMware
7 16 (5.00%) SOASTA, Inc
8 9 (2.81%) Remedy
9 8 (2.50%) AppDynamics
9 8 (2.50%) Dynatrace
10 7 (2.19%) New Relic
11 5 (1.56%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.25%) BMC
12 4 (1.25%) LexisNexis
12 4 (1.25%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.94%) Capita
14 2 (0.63%) CA
14 2 (0.63%) Telerik
15 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
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