The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP LoadRunner
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 148 186
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.15% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £403 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 565 522 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.45% 15.56% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 418 541
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the City of London

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) WordPress
2 1 (25.00%) OWASP
2 1 (25.00%) WATIR
2 1 (25.00%) CA PPM
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Sahi
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal
1 1 (25.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Sahi
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) WATIR
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Manager
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (25.00%) QA Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) OWASP
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SEO
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft