Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 645 684 551
Rank change year-on-year +39 -133 +56
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 198 180 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.18% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 1.12% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 99 240
England median daily rate £415 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £296 £295 £257
90th Percentile £550 £578 £502
UK median daily rate £415 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +1.22% +9.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -

LoadRunner is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17533 16135 15014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 16.57% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12283 10943 10092
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 231 286
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.15 £23.88
90th Percentile £59.88 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in England

LoadRunner
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 6 months to 19 November 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

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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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 80 £450 - 9
South East +28 52 £408 -9.44% 2
North of England +57 36 £425 +17.24% 4
Yorkshire +31 22 £475 +20.25% 1
South West +8 22 £374 -17.00% 2
North East +64 10 £425 +17.24% 2
East of England -13 7 £450 -5.26%
North West +19 4 £388 +16.63% 1
Midlands +21 1 £290 -35.56% 2
West Midlands +21 1 £290 -35.56% 1
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 114 (57.58%) Performance Testing
2 101 (51.01%) HP
3 94 (47.47%) JMeter
4 91 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (41.41%) Test Automation
6 78 (39.39%) Java
7 65 (32.83%) Selenium
8 56 (28.28%) Non-Functional Testing
9 51 (25.76%) JIRA
10 47 (23.74%) Oracle
11 45 (22.73%) SQL
12 44 (22.22%) BDD
13 42 (21.21%) Finance
14 41 (20.71%) Test Strategy
15 40 (20.20%) SoapUI
15 40 (20.20%) HP UFT
15 40 (20.20%) Test Scripting
16 38 (19.19%) Linux
17 37 (18.69%) Scrum
18 36 (18.18%) ISEB
19 35 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (17.68%) HP Quality Center
20 32 (16.16%) Cucumber
20 32 (16.16%) .NET
21 31 (15.66%) QA
22 29 (14.65%) Security Cleared
22 29 (14.65%) API Testing
23 26 (13.13%) Load Testing
23 26 (13.13%) Windows
23 26 (13.13%) SQL Server

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 (10.61%) Confluence
2 10 (5.05%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.03%) JBoss
3 6 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.02%) Apache
4 4 (2.02%) IIS
4 4 (2.02%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.01%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.51%) nginx
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.54%) Sauce Labs
3 6 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.53%) Slack
5 3 (1.52%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.01%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (1.01%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.08%) PuTTY
1 16 (8.08%) WinSCP
2 12 (6.06%) HTTP
3 5 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (2.02%) Firewall
4 4 (2.02%) FTP
4 4 (2.02%) LDAP
4 4 (2.02%) SMS
4 4 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.01%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.60%) Oracle Database
2 19 (9.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (7.58%) Oracle Database 10g
3 15 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (5.05%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (4.04%) Big Data
7 6 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.53%) DB2
8 5 (2.53%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (2.53%) MySQL
9 4 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.02%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (2.02%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.01%) QlikView
12 1 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 94 (47.47%) JMeter
2 65 (32.83%) Selenium
3 51 (25.76%) JIRA
4 40 (20.20%) HP UFT
4 40 (20.20%) SoapUI
5 32 (16.16%) Cucumber
6 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
7 21 (10.61%) WebDriver
8 20 (10.10%) Jenkins
8 20 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (9.60%) Gatling
10 17 (8.59%) Ant
10 17 (8.59%) TestNG
11 16 (8.08%) Eclipse
11 16 (8.08%) Oracle APEX
11 16 (8.08%) SpecFlow
12 15 (7.58%) Appium
13 14 (7.07%) JUnit
14 12 (6.06%) NeoLoad
15 11 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 42 (21.21%) Finance
2 19 (9.60%) Banking
3 9 (4.55%) Publishing
3 9 (4.55%) Retail
4 5 (2.53%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.53%) Games
5 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (30.81%) Tester
2 46 (23.23%) Analyst
3 40 (20.20%) Test Analyst
4 37 (18.69%) Performance Tester
5 24 (12.12%) Consultant
6 20 (10.10%) Test Engineer
7 18 (9.09%) Performance Consultant
8 17 (8.59%) Test Consultant
9 15 (7.58%) Automation Tester
9 15 (7.58%) Test Leader
10 14 (7.07%) Developer
11 13 (6.57%) Performance Test Consultant
12 12 (6.06%) Performance Analyst
12 12 (6.06%) Performance Test Analyst
13 11 (5.56%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
13 11 (5.56%) LoadRunner Tester
14 10 (5.05%) Test Automation Engineer
15 9 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
15 9 (4.55%) Test Manager
16 8 (4.04%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.16%) .NET
2 26 (13.13%) Web Services
3 19 (9.60%) SOAP
4 16 (8.08%) Gherkin
5 11 (5.56%) HTML
6 8 (4.04%) XML
7 7 (3.54%) JSON
8 6 (3.03%) React Native
8 6 (3.03%) REST
8 6 (3.03%) XSD
9 5 (2.53%) Middleware
9 5 (2.53%) RESTful
10 4 (2.02%) Ajax
10 4 (2.02%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.02%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.02%) ODBC
10 4 (2.02%) Spring
11 2 (1.01%) CSS
11 2 (1.01%) JDBC
11 2 (1.01%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.03%) PDA
4 5 (2.53%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.01%) iPad
6 2 (1.01%) iPhone
7 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) IVR
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.19%) Linux
2 26 (13.13%) Windows
3 17 (8.59%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.55%) AIX
6 8 (4.04%) Unix
7 3 (1.52%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (57.58%) Performance Testing
2 91 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (41.41%) Test Automation
4 56 (28.28%) Non-Functional Testing
5 44 (22.22%) BDD
6 41 (20.71%) Test Strategy
7 40 (20.20%) Test Scripting
8 37 (18.69%) Scrum
9 35 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (14.65%) API Testing
11 26 (13.13%) Load Testing
12 25 (12.63%) SDLC
13 22 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
14 21 (10.61%) System Integration Testing
15 20 (10.10%) DevOps
15 20 (10.10%) TDD
16 16 (8.08%) Defect Management
16 16 (8.08%) Regression Testing
17 15 (7.58%) Scenario Testing
17 15 (7.58%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 78 (39.39%) Java
2 45 (22.73%) SQL
3 21 (10.61%) Python
4 16 (8.08%) F#
5 14 (7.07%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.05%) C
7 7 (3.54%) Groovy
8 6 (3.03%) C#
8 6 (3.03%) C++
8 6 (3.03%) Perl
9 5 (2.53%) AWK
9 5 (2.53%) PHP
9 5 (2.53%) Ruby
9 5 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.52%) Scala
11 3 (1.52%) VB
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (18.18%) ISEB
2 29 (14.65%) Security Cleared
3 24 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 21 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.57%) Degree
5 13 (6.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 13 (6.57%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.66%) QA
2 5 (2.53%) WCAG
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (7.07%) vSphere
2 4 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.52%) Docker
3 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (17.68%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (4.55%) Grafana
4 5 (2.53%) Nagios
4 5 (2.53%) Nessus
5 4 (2.02%) CA Service Virtualization
5 4 (2.02%) Graphite
5 4 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.02%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (1.52%) Perfmon
6 3 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.52%) vRealize
7 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.51%) Kibana
8 1 (0.51%) OpenView
Vendors
1 101 (51.01%) HP
2 47 (23.74%) Oracle
3 21 (10.61%) AppDynamics
3 21 (10.61%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.58%) VMware
5 14 (7.07%) Dynatrace
5 14 (7.07%) Red Hat
6 11 (5.56%) Software AG
6 11 (5.56%) webMethods
7 10 (5.05%) Atlassian
8 9 (4.55%) IBM
8 9 (4.55%) New Relic
9 4 (2.02%) Hyperion
9 4 (2.02%) SAP
9 4 (2.02%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (1.52%) Informatica
11 2 (1.01%) Neustar
11 2 (1.01%) Veracode
12 1 (0.51%) Logi
12 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow