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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
UK / England
Rank 478 477 473
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 99 135 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 1.90% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 90 59
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £292 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £648 £500
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7223 7107 6284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.51% 14.60% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4758 4080
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 169 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £31.50 £28.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
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 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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in England

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
South East +31 30 £410 -8.88% 3
London -21 27 £398 -7.82% 11
East of England +7 15 £325 -13.33% 1
South West +4 9 £475 +22.58% 3
Yorkshire +7 7 £375 +7.14% 3
West Midlands +12 5 £325 +8.33%
East Midlands -8 3 £344 -50.89% 1
North East -15 1 - - 1
LoadRunner
UK

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 113 (62.09%) Selenium
2 87 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (46.15%) JMeter
4 80 (43.96%) Performance Testing
5 59 (32.42%) Java
6 58 (31.87%) JIRA
7 50 (27.47%) HP
7 50 (27.47%) QA
8 49 (26.92%) SoapUI
9 42 (23.08%) HP UFT
10 38 (20.88%) BDD
11 37 (20.33%) SOAP
11 37 (20.33%) Scrum
12 36 (19.78%) SQL
13 35 (19.23%) ISEB
13 35 (19.23%) Test Automation
14 34 (18.68%) Test Management
14 34 (18.68%) Test Scripting
14 34 (18.68%) Security Cleared
15 33 (18.13%) ISTQB
16 32 (17.58%) Software Testing
17 31 (17.03%) TDD
17 31 (17.03%) HP Quality Center
18 29 (15.93%) Test Strategy
19 28 (15.38%) Cucumber
20 27 (14.84%) Non-Functional Testing
21 26 (14.29%) Jenkins
21 26 (14.29%) XML
21 26 (14.29%) Unix
21 26 (14.29%) Python

LoadRunner
Top Related 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 19 (10.44%) Confluence
2 8 (4.40%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.20%) CMS
3 4 (2.20%) Drupal
3 4 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.55%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.55%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.65%) GitHub
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.10%) Loggly
4 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.40%) HTTP
2 5 (2.75%) PuTTY
2 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.75%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.55%) FTP
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.65%) Big Data
4 3 (1.65%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.65%) MySQL
5 2 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.10%) Informix
5 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.55%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 113 (62.09%) Selenium
2 84 (46.15%) JMeter
3 58 (31.87%) JIRA
4 49 (26.92%) SoapUI
5 42 (23.08%) HP UFT
6 28 (15.38%) Cucumber
7 26 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 18 (9.89%) Ant
9 17 (9.34%) Git (software)
9 17 (9.34%) WebDriver
10 15 (8.24%) Maven
11 11 (6.04%) SpecFlow
12 10 (5.49%) Gradle
12 10 (5.49%) JUnit
13 9 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (4.40%) TeamCity
15 7 (3.85%) Eclipse
15 7 (3.85%) NeoLoad
15 7 (3.85%) Subversion
15 7 (3.85%) WebLOAD
General
1 19 (10.44%) Finance
2 9 (4.95%) Retail
3 7 (3.85%) Banking
3 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.10%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (32.97%) Tester
2 53 (29.12%) Analyst
3 50 (27.47%) Test Analyst
4 32 (17.58%) Performance Tester
5 22 (12.09%) Test Manager
6 15 (8.24%) Developer
6 15 (8.24%) Performance Analyst
6 15 (8.24%) Performance Test Analyst
7 12 (6.59%) Automation Tester
8 11 (6.04%) QA Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 10 (5.49%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.95%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 9 (4.95%) QA Test Analyst
11 8 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
12 7 (3.85%) LoadRunner Tester
12 7 (3.85%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.33%) SOAP
2 26 (14.29%) XML
3 21 (11.54%) RESTful
4 18 (9.89%) .NET
4 18 (9.89%) HTML
5 15 (8.24%) CSS
5 15 (8.24%) Web Services
6 13 (7.14%) JDBC
6 13 (7.14%) JSON
7 11 (6.04%) XSD
8 5 (2.75%) Middleware
9 4 (2.20%) XML Messaging
10 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.55%) EDIFACT
12 1 (0.55%) Flash
12 1 (0.55%) J2EE
12 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
12 1 (0.55%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 8 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.65%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.10%) EPoS
4 2 (1.10%) iPad
5 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.55%) NHS
5 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.55%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.29%) Unix
2 18 (9.89%) Linux
2 18 (9.89%) Windows
3 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.75%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.20%) Android
4 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (43.96%) Performance Testing
3 38 (20.88%) BDD
4 37 (20.33%) Scrum
5 35 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 34 (18.68%) Test Management
6 34 (18.68%) Test Scripting
7 32 (17.58%) Software Testing
8 31 (17.03%) TDD
9 29 (15.93%) Test Strategy
10 27 (14.84%) Non-Functional Testing
11 21 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (11.54%) SDLC
12 19 (10.44%) API Testing
12 19 (10.44%) Automated Testing
13 18 (9.89%) Functional Testing
13 18 (9.89%) Regression Testing
14 17 (9.34%) Configuration Management
14 17 (9.34%) Waterfall
15 16 (8.79%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.42%) Java
2 36 (19.78%) SQL
3 26 (14.29%) Python
4 21 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.44%) C#
6 13 (7.14%) Ruby
7 11 (6.04%) C
8 10 (5.49%) Perl
9 7 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.30%) C++
11 5 (2.75%) F#
11 5 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.75%) VBScript
12 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.65%) Groovy
14 2 (1.10%) AWK
14 2 (1.10%) VB
15 1 (0.55%) Go
15 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (19.23%) ISEB
2 34 (18.68%) Security Cleared
3 33 (18.13%) ISTQB
4 19 (10.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (9.89%) DV Cleared
6 13 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.75%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (27.47%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.10%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (2.75%) vSphere
2 3 (1.65%) Docker
3 2 (1.10%) LXC
4 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.55%) KVM
4 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (17.03%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.49%) Puppet
3 9 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.75%) vRealize
5 4 (2.20%) Ansible
6 3 (1.65%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (1.10%) OpenAM
7 2 (1.10%) OpenView
8 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.55%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (27.47%) HP
2 23 (12.64%) Oracle
3 13 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.59%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.85%) IBM
6 6 (3.30%) SAP
6 6 (3.30%) VMware
7 5 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.20%) Guidewire
8 4 (2.20%) Splunk
9 3 (1.65%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.10%) SOASTA, Inc
11 1 (0.55%) BMC
11 1 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.55%) Calypso
11 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.55%) Telerik
11 1 (0.55%) Temenos
11 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.55%) Zuora