The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 490 503
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 97 133 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 1.71% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 94 63
Median daily rate £404 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7654 7779 6772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.70% 15.69% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5421 4527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +13.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in England

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in England

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London 0 48 £500 +17.64% 8
South East +15 22 £390 -10.85% 1
South West +2 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire +27 8 £550 +48.64% 4
North East +59 4 £350 +8.52% 1
East of England -3 2 - - 1
West Midlands +19 1 - -
North West +11 1 - - 3
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 100 (52.91%) Performance Testing
2 98 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 80 (42.33%) Selenium
4 77 (40.74%) HP
5 72 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (37.57%) Java
7 70 (37.04%) JMeter
8 64 (33.86%) SQL
9 58 (30.69%) Test Scripting
10 55 (29.10%) JIRA
11 52 (27.51%) Test Strategy
12 48 (25.40%) SoapUI
12 48 (25.40%) Non-Functional Testing
13 47 (24.87%) Oracle
14 45 (23.81%) Finance
15 41 (21.69%) BDD
16 40 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (20.63%) QA
17 39 (20.63%) Scrum
17 39 (20.63%) Linux
18 36 (19.05%) ISTQB
19 34 (17.99%) ISEB
20 33 (17.46%) Windows
21 32 (16.93%) HP UFT
22 29 (15.34%) Regression Testing
23 28 (14.81%) Cucumber
23 28 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
24 27 (14.29%) Web Services
25 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
26 25 (13.23%) Unix

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 21 (11.11%) Confluence
2 11 (5.82%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.17%) Apache
5 4 (2.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.12%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.59%) nginx
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (5.29%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (3.17%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (2.65%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.59%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.06%) GitHub
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Loggly
4 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.06%) PaaS
4 2 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.52%) HTTP
2 10 (5.29%) PuTTY
2 10 (5.29%) WinSCP
3 6 (3.17%) LDAP
4 5 (2.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.06%) Broadband
5 2 (1.06%) Firewall
5 2 (1.06%) FTP
6 1 (0.53%) 4G
6 1 (0.53%) Internet
6 1 (0.53%) LTE
6 1 (0.53%) SMS
6 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.88%) Oracle Database
3 12 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (5.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (5.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (4.23%) MySQL
6 5 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.59%) Hazelcast
8 3 (1.59%) HBase
8 3 (1.59%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.06%) Informix
9 2 (1.06%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 80 (42.33%) Selenium
2 70 (37.04%) JMeter
3 55 (29.10%) JIRA
4 48 (25.40%) SoapUI
5 32 (16.93%) HP UFT
6 28 (14.81%) Cucumber
7 25 (13.23%) Jenkins
8 22 (11.64%) WebDriver
9 20 (10.58%) Git (software)
10 15 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (7.41%) Eclipse
11 14 (7.41%) Gatling
11 14 (7.41%) TeamCity
12 13 (6.88%) Ant
12 13 (6.88%) TestNG
13 11 (5.82%) JUnit
13 11 (5.82%) SpecFlow
14 10 (5.29%) Fiddler
14 10 (5.29%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (5.29%) Toad
General
1 45 (23.81%) Finance
2 14 (7.41%) Banking
3 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.65%) Marketing
4 5 (2.65%) Publishing
5 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Retail
7 2 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (33.33%) Tester
2 59 (31.22%) Analyst
3 52 (27.51%) Test Analyst
4 29 (15.34%) Performance Tester
5 19 (10.05%) Test Manager
6 17 (8.99%) Performance Analyst
6 17 (8.99%) Performance Test Analyst
7 15 (7.94%) Automation Tester
8 13 (6.88%) Test Leader
9 12 (6.35%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 11 (5.82%) Consultant
11 10 (5.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
11 10 (5.29%) LoadRunner Tester
11 10 (5.29%) Performance Engineer
11 10 (5.29%) Test Engineer
12 9 (4.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 9 (4.76%) Test Consultant
13 8 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
13 8 (4.23%) Test Automation Consultant
14 6 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.29%) Web Services
2 23 (12.17%) SOAP
3 22 (11.64%) .NET
4 11 (5.82%) XML
5 9 (4.76%) HTML
6 7 (3.70%) Middleware
6 7 (3.70%) RESTful
7 6 (3.17%) Ajax
7 6 (3.17%) JSON
7 6 (3.17%) ODBC
8 5 (2.65%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.59%) J2EE
9 3 (1.59%) Kafka
9 3 (1.59%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.06%) EDIFACT
10 2 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.06%) WAP
11 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 12 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.53%) EPoS
6 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.53%) iPad
6 1 (0.53%) NHS
6 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.53%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.63%) Linux
2 33 (17.46%) Windows
3 25 (13.23%) Unix
4 12 (6.35%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.06%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (52.91%) Performance Testing
2 98 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 72 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (30.69%) Test Scripting
5 52 (27.51%) Test Strategy
6 48 (25.40%) Non-Functional Testing
7 41 (21.69%) BDD
8 40 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (20.63%) Scrum
10 29 (15.34%) Regression Testing
11 23 (12.17%) SDLC
11 23 (12.17%) Software Testing
11 23 (12.17%) System Integration Testing
12 22 (11.64%) DevOps
12 22 (11.64%) Test Management
13 21 (11.11%) API Testing
14 20 (10.58%) TDD
15 19 (10.05%) Test Planning
16 18 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
17 17 (8.99%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (37.57%) Java
2 64 (33.86%) SQL
3 21 (11.11%) C#
4 13 (6.88%) C
5 12 (6.35%) Perl
6 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.82%) Python
6 11 (5.82%) Ruby
7 10 (5.29%) F#
8 9 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.17%) Groovy
9 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.17%) VBScript
10 3 (1.59%) C++
10 3 (1.59%) Scala
10 3 (1.59%) VB
11 2 (1.06%) AWK
12 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 34 (17.99%) ISEB
3 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (4.23%) Degree
8 5 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (20.63%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (5.29%) vSphere
2 7 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.65%) Docker
4 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.06%) KVM
4 2 (1.06%) LXC
Systems Management
1 28 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.35%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (5.29%) vRealize
4 9 (4.76%) Nagios
5 7 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.17%) Grafana
6 6 (3.17%) Graphite
6 6 (3.17%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.12%) Puppet
8 3 (1.59%) Perfmon
9 2 (1.06%) Ansible
9 2 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.06%) OpenAM
9 2 (1.06%) OpenView
9 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 77 (40.74%) HP
2 47 (24.87%) Oracle
3 17 (8.99%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.94%) VMware
5 12 (6.35%) Hyperion
6 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.76%) Dynatrace
7 9 (4.76%) SOASTA, Inc
8 6 (3.17%) AppDynamics
8 6 (3.17%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.17%) SAP
9 5 (2.65%) IBM
10 4 (2.12%) Splunk
11 3 (1.59%) New Relic
11 3 (1.59%) Perforce
12 2 (1.06%) CollabNet
12 2 (1.06%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.53%) BMC
13 1 (0.53%) CA
13 1 (0.53%) Teradata
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