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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / East of England
Rank 111 119 125
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 15 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.69% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.94% 1.27% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 6
Median daily rate £325 £375 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -11.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £375 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year - -11.76%  
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 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 381 314 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.54% 12.86% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 171 173
Median daily rate £433 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £487 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £32.57 £31.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £50.68 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

LoadRunner
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

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the East of England

LoadRunner
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 24 March 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
Essex +4 14 £325 -
Hertfordshire +1 1 £363 -3.33% 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 15 (93.75%) JMeter
1 15 (93.75%) JIRA
1 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) SDLC
4 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
5 11 (68.75%) ISEB
6 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
7 8 (50.00%) QA
7 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
8 6 (37.50%) C
8 6 (37.50%) Oracle
8 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
8 6 (37.50%) Scrum
8 6 (37.50%) TDD
8 6 (37.50%) Kanban
8 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (37.50%) SoapUI
8 6 (37.50%) Confluence
8 6 (37.50%) BDD
9 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
9 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
9 5 (31.25%) XML
10 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Test Management
10 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (25.00%) Data Quality

LoadRunner
Top Related 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 6 (37.50%) Confluence
1 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) JIRA
1 15 (93.75%) JMeter
1 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Tester
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) SDLC
3 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (37.50%) BDD
6 6 (37.50%) Kanban
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 4 (25.00%) Test Management
8 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (25.00%) User Stories
9 3 (18.75%) API Design
9 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
10 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
11 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
1 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) HP