Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 662 691
Rank change year-on-year +40 +29 -134
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 241 190 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.18% 1.08% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 109 95
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £327 £297 £285
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £415 £410
% change year-on-year +6.02% +1.22% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £21.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.70% - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -67.70% - -

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 20,410 17,632 15,842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.38% 18.70% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,158 12,399 10,673
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 256 227
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £28.75 £29.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +22 91 £460 +8.24% 17
North of England -2 47 £425 -10.53% 12
South East -20 40 £488 +17.47% 5
East of England +18 34 £450 - 6
North West +9 27 £425 +9.68% 7
Midlands +6 16 £350 +20.69% 7
West Midlands -7 14 £350 +20.69% 5
South West -42 12 £300 -20.00% 6
North East -12 11 £425 -10.53% 3
Yorkshire -18 9 £425 -15.00% 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
South Coast - 1 - -
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 151 (62.66%) JMeter
2 131 (54.36%) Performance Testing
3 128 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (50.21%) Test Automation
5 91 (37.76%) JIRA
6 79 (32.78%) Test Scripting
7 78 (32.37%) Selenium
8 72 (29.88%) Java
9 71 (29.46%) Scrum
10 69 (28.63%) SQL
11 68 (28.22%) Confluence
12 67 (27.80%) Jenkins
13 64 (26.56%) QA
14 62 (25.73%) BDD
14 62 (25.73%) Test Strategy
15 58 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (22.41%) ISTQB
17 51 (21.16%) Non-Functional Testing
18 50 (20.75%) HP
19 49 (20.33%) Oracle
20 47 (19.50%) ISEB
21 45 (18.67%) HP UFT
22 41 (17.01%) SDLC
23 39 (16.18%) Load Testing
24 38 (15.77%) Integration Testing
24 38 (15.77%) SoapUI
25 37 (15.35%) Functional Testing
25 37 (15.35%) Microservices
26 34 (14.11%) TDD
27 33 (13.69%) 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 68 (28.22%) Confluence
2 10 (4.15%) Apache Solr
3 9 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.49%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.24%) JBoss
6 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) CICS
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.83%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.37%) Slack
3 24 (9.96%) BlazeMeter
4 22 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (8.30%) GitHub
6 13 (5.39%) BrowserStack
7 7 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (2.90%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (1.24%) CloudTest
8 3 (1.24%) SaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.41%) IaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Office 365
9 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.30%) HTTP
2 16 (6.64%) Internet
3 7 (2.90%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.49%) Firewall
4 6 (2.49%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.83%) FTP
5 2 (0.83%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.83%) SAN
5 2 (0.83%) SMS
5 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.83%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.83%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.37%) MongoDB
2 19 (7.88%) Pentaho
3 14 (5.81%) Impala
4 13 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.56%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.32%) MySQL
7 8 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.32%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.07%) DB2
10 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.66%) QlikView
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.41%) Big Data
12 1 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 151 (62.66%) JMeter
2 91 (37.76%) JIRA
3 78 (32.37%) Selenium
4 67 (27.80%) Jenkins
5 45 (18.67%) HP UFT
6 38 (15.77%) SoapUI
7 26 (10.79%) Cucumber
8 25 (10.37%) Gatling
9 23 (9.54%) Git (software)
10 20 (8.30%) Bitbucket
10 20 (8.30%) Visual Studio
11 19 (7.88%) Burp Suite
12 18 (7.47%) WebDriver
13 17 (7.05%) TeamCity
14 16 (6.64%) NeoLoad
15 12 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (4.98%) The Grinder
15 12 (4.98%) Zephyr
16 10 (4.15%) Toad
17 8 (3.32%) JBehave
General
1 21 (8.71%) Finance
2 14 (5.81%) Banking
3 5 (2.07%) Retail
4 1 (0.41%) Advertising
4 1 (0.41%) Law
4 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (36.51%) Tester
2 59 (24.48%) Performance Tester
3 42 (17.43%) Analyst
4 40 (16.60%) Test Analyst
5 34 (14.11%) Test Engineer
6 21 (8.71%) Test Manager
7 17 (7.05%) Test Leader
8 16 (6.64%) LoadRunner Tester
9 14 (5.81%) Performance Engineer
10 13 (5.39%) Performance Analyst
10 13 (5.39%) Performance Test Engineer
11 12 (4.98%) Performance Test Analyst
12 10 (4.15%) Developer
12 10 (4.15%) QA Tester
13 9 (3.73%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (3.73%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
14 8 (3.32%) Non-Functional Tester
14 8 (3.32%) Performance Test Leader
15 7 (2.90%) Performance Test Manager
15 7 (2.90%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.45%) REST
2 28 (11.62%) .NET
2 28 (11.62%) Web Services
3 24 (9.96%) SOAP
4 17 (7.05%) JSON
4 17 (7.05%) RESTful
5 11 (4.56%) XML
6 9 (3.73%) Node.js
7 8 (3.32%) Ajax
8 7 (2.90%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.90%) Middleware
8 7 (2.90%) Nightwatchjs
8 7 (2.90%) WebdriverIO
9 6 (2.49%) Chai
9 6 (2.49%) HTML
9 6 (2.49%) jQuery
10 5 (2.07%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.24%) Spring
11 3 (1.24%) Spring Batch
11 3 (1.24%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.64%) Client/Server
2 12 (4.98%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.32%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.90%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.90%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.66%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.66%) User Experience
7 3 (1.24%) IVR
7 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.41%) DataPower
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) Fintech
9 1 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) New Media
9 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.69%) Unix
2 25 (10.37%) Linux
2 25 (10.37%) Windows
3 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (54.36%) Performance Testing
2 128 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (50.21%) Test Automation
4 79 (32.78%) Test Scripting
5 71 (29.46%) Scrum
6 62 (25.73%) BDD
6 62 (25.73%) Test Strategy
7 58 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (21.16%) Non-Functional Testing
9 41 (17.01%) SDLC
10 39 (16.18%) Load Testing
11 38 (15.77%) Integration Testing
12 37 (15.35%) Functional Testing
12 37 (15.35%) Microservices
13 34 (14.11%) TDD
14 31 (12.86%) Coaching
14 31 (12.86%) Mentoring
15 30 (12.45%) Software Testing
16 29 (12.03%) Regression Testing
16 29 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (29.88%) Java
2 69 (28.63%) SQL
3 25 (10.37%) C#
4 23 (9.54%) Python
5 16 (6.64%) Scala
6 13 (5.39%) C
6 13 (5.39%) Ruby
7 10 (4.15%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.32%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.90%) C++
9 7 (2.90%) PHP
10 6 (2.49%) VB
11 5 (2.07%) F#
11 5 (2.07%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.66%) VBScript
13 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.24%) Groovy
13 3 (1.24%) Java 8
14 2 (0.83%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (22.41%) ISTQB
2 47 (19.50%) ISEB
3 26 (10.79%) Security Cleared
4 24 (9.96%) SC Cleared
5 22 (9.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.81%) Degree
7 4 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (26.56%) QA
2 17 (7.05%) WCAG
3 16 (6.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (9.13%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) vSphere
3 1 (0.41%) ACF2
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) RACF
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (10.37%) HP ALM
2 19 (7.88%) Nessus
3 11 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (4.15%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.15%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.66%) Ansible
5 4 (1.66%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.66%) nmon
5 4 (1.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.24%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.41%) Kibana
7 1 (0.41%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.41%) Puppet
7 1 (0.41%) rkt
7 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 50 (20.75%) HP
2 49 (20.33%) Oracle
3 26 (10.79%) AppDynamics
4 18 (7.47%) Dynatrace
4 18 (7.47%) SOASTA, Inc
5 14 (5.81%) New Relic
6 8 (3.32%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.90%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 7 (2.90%) Perfecto Mobile
7 7 (2.90%) SAP
8 6 (2.49%) webMethods
9 5 (2.07%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.07%) VMware
10 4 (1.66%) CA
10 4 (1.66%) Splunk
11 3 (1.24%) BMC
12 2 (0.83%) IBM
12 2 (0.83%) Micro Focus
12 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.83%) Software AG