Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 657 638 568
Rank change year-on-year -19 -70 +46
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 176 184 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 1.23% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 102 221
England median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £307 £313 £263
90th Percentile £575 £599 £514
UK median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +4.58%
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 17,162 14,915 14,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.59% 16.62% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,141 10,013 9,673
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £451 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 215 336
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30.00 £22.51 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.50 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -40 68 £413 -2.94% 11
South East -3 43 £388 -6.63% 2
North of England +26 30 £475 +8.57% 7
South West +10 22 £375 -35.34% 4
Yorkshire +31 17 £463 +15.63% 6
East of England -9 14 £450 +38.46% 3
North East +49 11 £575 +27.78%
North West +6 5 £388 +14.81% 1
Midlands -3 4 £356 -12.31% 5
West Midlands 0 3 £350 -13.85% 2
East Midlands - 1 £363 - 3
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 97 (55.11%) JMeter
1 97 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 74 (42.05%) Test Automation
3 74 (42.05%) HP
4 65 (36.93%) Java
5 63 (35.80%) Selenium
6 48 (27.27%) JIRA
7 46 (26.14%) HP UFT
8 42 (23.86%) BDD
9 40 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
10 36 (20.45%) Oracle
11 34 (19.32%) Scrum
12 33 (18.75%) QA
13 31 (17.61%) SQL
14 30 (17.05%) .NET
14 30 (17.05%) SoapUI
15 29 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
15 29 (16.48%) Security Cleared
16 28 (15.91%) Linux
16 28 (15.91%) Finance
16 28 (15.91%) SDLC
17 26 (14.77%) Git (software)
18 25 (14.20%) ISEB
18 25 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (13.64%) Test Scripting
19 24 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (13.07%) AppDynamics
20 23 (13.07%) API Testing
20 23 (13.07%) Test Strategy

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 20 (11.36%) Confluence
2 9 (5.11%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.55%) JBoss
3 8 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.84%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.27%) IIS
5 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.14%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.57%) nginx
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.57%) SAS
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.82%) Slack
3 9 (5.11%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.70%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.39%) PuTTY
1 13 (7.39%) WinSCP
2 5 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (2.27%) Firewall
3 4 (2.27%) FTP
3 4 (2.27%) SMS
3 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.66%) Oracle Database
2 17 (9.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (4.55%) DB2
4 8 (4.55%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (3.98%) Big Data
5 7 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
6 4 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.57%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.57%) HBase
8 1 (0.57%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 97 (55.11%) JMeter
2 63 (35.80%) Selenium
3 48 (27.27%) JIRA
4 46 (26.14%) HP UFT
5 30 (17.05%) SoapUI
6 26 (14.77%) Git (software)
7 22 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 21 (11.93%) SpecFlow
9 19 (10.80%) WebDriver
10 18 (10.23%) Gatling
10 18 (10.23%) Jenkins
11 17 (9.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (9.09%) Appium
13 14 (7.95%) TestNG
14 13 (7.39%) Ant
14 13 (7.39%) Eclipse
14 13 (7.39%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (6.82%) Burp Suite
16 10 (5.68%) JUnit
17 9 (5.11%) NeoLoad
General
1 28 (15.91%) Finance
2 16 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (3.98%) Retail
4 5 (2.84%) Games
5 4 (2.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (30.11%) Tester
2 40 (22.73%) Analyst
3 34 (19.32%) Performance Tester
4 33 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 20 (11.36%) Test Engineer
6 19 (10.80%) Consultant
7 17 (9.66%) Developer
7 17 (9.66%) Performance Consultant
8 13 (7.39%) Test Consultant
9 12 (6.82%) Performance Test Consultant
10 11 (6.25%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
10 11 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
11 10 (5.68%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (5.68%) Automation Tester
11 10 (5.68%) Performance Analyst
12 9 (5.11%) Test Leader
13 8 (4.55%) Developer in Test
13 8 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 8 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
14 7 (3.98%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.05%) .NET
2 21 (11.93%) Web Services
3 16 (9.09%) SOAP
4 13 (7.39%) Gherkin
5 12 (6.82%) REST
6 9 (5.11%) JSON
6 9 (5.11%) XML
7 8 (4.55%) HTML
7 8 (4.55%) React Native
8 7 (3.98%) RESTful
9 6 (3.41%) XSD
10 3 (1.70%) CSS
11 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.14%) JDBC
11 2 (1.14%) Middleware
11 2 (1.14%) WebSockets
12 1 (0.57%) Chai
12 1 (0.57%) HTML5
12 1 (0.57%) Kafka
12 1 (0.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.27%) PDA
4 3 (1.70%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.70%) iPad
4 3 (1.70%) iPhone
5 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Fintech
6 1 (0.57%) IVR
6 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.91%) Linux
2 13 (7.39%) Windows
3 12 (6.82%) AIX
3 12 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.55%) Unix
6 4 (2.27%) Android
7 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 74 (42.05%) Test Automation
4 42 (23.86%) BDD
5 40 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
6 34 (19.32%) Scrum
7 28 (15.91%) SDLC
8 24 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 23 (13.07%) API Testing
9 23 (13.07%) Test Strategy
10 22 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
11 20 (11.36%) DevOps
11 20 (11.36%) Load Testing
11 20 (11.36%) Software Testing
12 19 (10.80%) Defect Tracking
13 17 (9.66%) Test Management
14 16 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
15 15 (8.52%) Mentoring
15 15 (8.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.93%) Java
2 31 (17.61%) SQL
3 21 (11.93%) Python
4 13 (7.39%) F#
5 11 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.68%) C
7 9 (5.11%) C#
7 9 (5.11%) Perl
7 9 (5.11%) PHP
8 8 (4.55%) AWK
9 7 (3.98%) C++
10 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.27%) Groovy
11 4 (2.27%) VB
12 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.70%) Ruby
12 3 (1.70%) Scala
13 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.20%) ISEB
3 17 (9.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (7.95%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.39%) ISTQB
6 12 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (5.68%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.75%) QA
2 12 (6.82%) WCAG
3 2 (1.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (6.25%) vSphere
2 5 (2.84%) Docker
3 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.82%) Nessus
3 8 (4.55%) Grafana
4 5 (2.84%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (1.70%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.14%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.57%) Kibana
8 1 (0.57%) Nagios
8 1 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 74 (42.05%) HP
2 36 (20.45%) Oracle
3 23 (13.07%) AppDynamics
4 18 (10.23%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.82%) IBM
6 11 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.25%) Software AG
6 11 (6.25%) VMware
6 11 (6.25%) webMethods
7 10 (5.68%) Dynatrace
8 9 (5.11%) New Relic
9 7 (3.98%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.84%) SOASTA, Inc
11 3 (1.70%) hybris
11 3 (1.70%) Intershop
11 3 (1.70%) SAP
12 2 (1.14%) Informatica
12 2 (1.14%) Veracode
13 1 (0.57%) Logi
13 1 (0.57%) Splunk