Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 695 652
Rank change year-on-year +93 -43 -64
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 243 156 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.26% 0.91% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 97 104
England median daily rate £430 £438 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +3.55% +5.63%
10th Percentile £327 £310 £313
90th Percentile £544 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.47%
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 19,345 17,078 14,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.46% 18.62% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,312 12,040 9,832
England median daily rate £495 £475 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +10.21% +3.23%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £305
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 215 243
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.38 £30.45 £23.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £53.58
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% +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

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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 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +15 77 £440 +3.53% 14
North of England +18 62 £425 -10.53% 4
South East -7 40 £535 +38.06% 7
North West +17 34 £450 +20.00%
Midlands +15 29 £425 +19.30% 1
West Midlands +9 23 £410 +17.14% 1
East of England +18 19 £400 -11.11% 3
North East -7 15 £425 -10.53%
South West -34 14 £365 -2.67% 5
Yorkshire -10 13 £345 -23.33% 4
East Midlands +13 6 £450 +24.14%
South Coast - 1 - -
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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.

1 134 (55.14%) JMeter
2 123 (50.62%) Performance Testing
3 120 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (47.74%) Test Automation
5 80 (32.92%) JIRA
6 73 (30.04%) Selenium
6 73 (30.04%) HP
7 68 (27.98%) Test Scripting
8 64 (26.34%) Test Strategy
9 62 (25.51%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (25.10%) QA
11 59 (24.28%) SDLC
12 57 (23.46%) BDD
12 57 (23.46%) Confluence
12 57 (23.46%) SQL
13 53 (21.81%) HP UFT
13 53 (21.81%) Jenkins
14 52 (21.40%) Scrum
15 51 (20.99%) Non-Functional Testing
16 46 (18.93%) Java
17 42 (17.28%) Oracle
18 41 (16.87%) ISTQB
19 39 (16.05%) Microservices
20 37 (15.23%) Coaching
20 37 (15.23%) Functional Testing
20 37 (15.23%) REST
21 36 (14.81%) Integration Testing
22 33 (13.58%) SoapUI
23 32 (13.17%) Mentoring
23 32 (13.17%) Git (software)

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 57 (23.46%) Confluence
2 16 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.65%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.23%) JBoss
5 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.82%) CMS
5 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) CICS
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.93%) Slack
2 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.00%) BlazeMeter
4 12 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (4.12%) GitHub
6 7 (2.88%) BrowserStack
7 5 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.65%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (1.23%) CloudTest
10 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.41%) Akamai
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.41%) Office 365
11 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.58%) HTTP
1 16 (6.58%) Internet
2 9 (3.70%) Wireshark
3 5 (2.06%) Firewall
4 4 (1.65%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.82%) FTP
5 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.82%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.17%) Pentaho
2 12 (4.94%) Impala
3 11 (4.53%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.29%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (3.29%) MySQL
5 8 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.47%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.23%) DB2
10 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.82%) Power BI
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 134 (55.14%) JMeter
2 80 (32.92%) JIRA
3 73 (30.04%) Selenium
4 53 (21.81%) HP UFT
4 53 (21.81%) Jenkins
5 33 (13.58%) SoapUI
6 32 (13.17%) Git (software)
7 28 (11.52%) Visual Studio
8 26 (10.70%) Burp Suite
8 26 (10.70%) WebDriver
9 19 (7.82%) Rational Performance Tester
10 18 (7.41%) TeamCity
11 17 (7.00%) NeoLoad
12 15 (6.17%) Appium
12 15 (6.17%) Bitbucket
12 15 (6.17%) Gatling
13 14 (5.76%) Cucumber
13 14 (5.76%) SpecFlow
14 11 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (8.23%) Finance
2 11 (4.53%) Banking
3 5 (2.06%) Back Office
4 2 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Advertising
5 1 (0.41%) Billing
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (38.27%) Tester
2 57 (23.46%) Performance Tester
3 52 (21.40%) Analyst
4 50 (20.58%) Test Analyst
5 35 (14.40%) Test Engineer
6 20 (8.23%) Test Leader
7 19 (7.82%) Test Manager
8 17 (7.00%) Performance Analyst
9 16 (6.58%) Performance Test Analyst
10 15 (6.17%) QA Tester
11 12 (4.94%) Performance Engineer
12 11 (4.53%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (4.53%) LoadRunner Tester
12 11 (4.53%) Performance Test Engineer
12 11 (4.53%) Performance Test Leader
13 9 (3.70%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
13 9 (3.70%) Non-Functional Tester
14 8 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (3.29%) Senior Test Analyst
15 7 (2.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.23%) REST
2 31 (12.76%) Web Services
3 27 (11.11%) .NET
4 24 (9.88%) SOAP
5 12 (4.94%) JSON
6 11 (4.53%) Gherkin
7 9 (3.70%) HTML
7 9 (3.70%) Middleware
8 8 (3.29%) XML
9 7 (2.88%) Node.js
9 7 (2.88%) RESTful
10 5 (2.06%) Ajax
11 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (1.23%) Nightwatchjs
12 3 (1.23%) WebdriverIO
13 2 (0.82%) Chai
13 2 (0.82%) Django
13 2 (0.82%) jQuery
13 2 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (6.58%) Client/Server
2 14 (5.76%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.06%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.65%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.65%) IVR
5 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.41%) DataPower
6 1 (0.41%) Fintech
6 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.41%) PMI
6 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.70%) Unix
2 18 (7.41%) Linux
3 17 (7.00%) Windows
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.41%) Android
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (50.62%) Performance Testing
2 120 (49.38%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (47.74%) Test Automation
4 68 (27.98%) Test Scripting
5 64 (26.34%) Test Strategy
6 62 (25.51%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (24.28%) SDLC
8 57 (23.46%) BDD
9 52 (21.40%) Scrum
10 51 (20.99%) Non-Functional Testing
11 39 (16.05%) Microservices
12 37 (15.23%) Coaching
12 37 (15.23%) Functional Testing
13 36 (14.81%) Integration Testing
14 32 (13.17%) Mentoring
15 30 (12.35%) Defect Management
15 30 (12.35%) Waterfall
16 29 (11.93%) Scenario Testing
17 28 (11.52%) Software Testing
18 27 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.46%) SQL
2 46 (18.93%) Java
3 29 (11.93%) C#
4 15 (6.17%) Python
5 14 (5.76%) C
6 9 (3.70%) Scala
7 8 (3.29%) Ruby
8 7 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.06%) C++
9 5 (2.06%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.65%) PHP
11 3 (1.23%) Groovy
12 2 (0.82%) Perl
12 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.82%) VB
12 2 (0.82%) VBA
12 2 (0.82%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) COBOL
13 1 (0.41%) PL/1
13 1 (0.41%) REXX
Qualifications
1 41 (16.87%) ISTQB
2 27 (11.11%) ISEB
3 23 (9.47%) Security Cleared
4 20 (8.23%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.17%) Degree
6 13 (5.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CSQA
9 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (25.10%) QA
2 23 (9.47%) WCAG
3 14 (5.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) GDPR
4 2 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.53%) Docker
2 5 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) ACF2
3 1 (0.41%) RACF
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (10.70%) Nessus
2 25 (10.29%) HP ALM
3 10 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.88%) nmon
4 7 (2.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.65%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.65%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.23%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.23%) Kibana
7 2 (0.82%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.41%) Ansible
8 1 (0.41%) Puppet
8 1 (0.41%) rkt
8 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 73 (30.04%) HP
2 42 (17.28%) Oracle
3 19 (7.82%) IBM
4 15 (6.17%) AppDynamics
5 9 (3.70%) Dynatrace
5 9 (3.70%) SOASTA, Inc
6 8 (3.29%) New Relic
7 6 (2.47%) CA
7 6 (2.47%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.47%) SAP
8 4 (1.65%) Perfecto Mobile
9 3 (1.23%) BMC
9 3 (1.23%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 3 (1.23%) Micro Focus
9 3 (1.23%) VMware
10 2 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.82%) Google
10 2 (0.82%) Orchard
10 2 (0.82%) Splunk
11 1 (0.41%) Xamarin