The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 125 137
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.085% 0.16% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 1.13% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
Median daily rate - £475 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +126.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 432 353 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.29% 13.84% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 495 443
Median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 25 19
Median hourly rate £43.25 £36.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.13% -5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.25 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 9 (90.00%) JMeter
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) SDLC
3 7 (70.00%) Kanban
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) Confluence
3 7 (70.00%) BDD
3 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) Client/Server
4 6 (60.00%) ISEB
4 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) Test Management
5 5 (50.00%) C
5 5 (50.00%) Data Quality
5 5 (50.00%) User Stories
5 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) API Design
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (70.00%) Confluence
2 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
1 9 (90.00%) JMeter
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) EDIFACT
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) OpenVMS
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
1 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) Kanban
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Test Management
4 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) API Design
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle