Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 646 632 640
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 -58
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 218 190 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 1.18% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 108 174
England median daily rate £425 £389 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% -8.53% +18.99%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £306
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 19,223 16,048 15,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.62% 18.15% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,288 11,031 10,920
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 279 260
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.60% +12.93%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £26.73
90th Percentile £53.25 £55.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.67%

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 22 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in England

LoadRunner
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 22 August 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 -12 89 £450 - 14
South East +26 73 £372 -4.74% 4
East of England +10 24 £498 +53.08% 2
North of England -19 20 £425 +6.25% 4
North West -14 10 £400 +3.23% 1
South West -20 9 £367 -1.74% 3
Yorkshire -31 8 £425 -19.05% 2
North East -7 3 £475 +26.67% 1
Midlands -13 3 £413 +37.50% 3
West Midlands -36 2 £463 +54.17% 3
East Midlands -6 1 £413 +20.00%
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 137 (62.84%) Performance Testing
2 117 (53.67%) JMeter
2 117 (53.67%) Test Automation
3 114 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (44.04%) Selenium
5 93 (42.66%) Java
6 71 (32.57%) Scrum
6 71 (32.57%) Test Strategy
7 68 (31.19%) HP
7 68 (31.19%) JIRA
8 62 (28.44%) Jenkins
9 59 (27.06%) Test Scripting
9 59 (27.06%) ISEB
10 56 (25.69%) SoapUI
11 54 (24.77%) HP UFT
12 53 (24.31%) SQL
13 52 (23.85%) Oracle
14 50 (22.94%) Confluence
15 48 (22.02%) QA
16 46 (21.10%) ISTQB
16 46 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 45 (20.64%) Non-Functional Testing
17 45 (20.64%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (18.35%) Linux
18 40 (18.35%) Security Cleared
19 38 (17.43%) BDD
19 38 (17.43%) API Testing
20 37 (16.97%) Windows
21 36 (16.51%) .NET
22 35 (16.06%) Web Services

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 50 (22.94%) Confluence
2 7 (3.21%) Apache Solr
3 6 (2.75%) CICS
4 4 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.92%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 46 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (8.26%) GitHub
4 17 (7.80%) BlazeMeter
5 15 (6.88%) BrowserStack
6 14 (6.42%) Slack
7 9 (4.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (2.75%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (1.38%) SaaS
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.46%) IaaS
10 1 (0.46%) Office 365
10 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.72%) PuTTY
1 19 (8.72%) WinSCP
2 16 (7.34%) HTTP
3 10 (4.59%) SMS
4 7 (3.21%) Internet
5 6 (2.75%) Firewall
5 6 (2.75%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.29%) LAN
6 5 (2.29%) WAN
7 2 (0.92%) SAN
8 1 (0.46%) DNS
8 1 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.47%) MongoDB
2 24 (11.01%) Oracle Database
2 24 (11.01%) SQL Server
3 22 (10.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (10.09%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (7.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 17 (7.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (5.96%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.59%) MySQL
6 10 (4.59%) Pentaho
7 8 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (3.21%) Impala
9 5 (2.29%) QlikView
10 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.38%) DB2
12 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 117 (53.67%) JMeter
2 96 (44.04%) Selenium
3 68 (31.19%) JIRA
4 62 (28.44%) Jenkins
5 56 (25.69%) SoapUI
6 54 (24.77%) HP UFT
7 31 (14.22%) SpecFlow
8 25 (11.47%) Cucumber
9 23 (10.55%) Ant
9 23 (10.55%) Oracle APEX
9 23 (10.55%) WebDriver
10 22 (10.09%) Eclipse
10 22 (10.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (10.09%) TestNG
11 19 (8.72%) Gatling
12 17 (7.80%) The Grinder
13 16 (7.34%) JUnit
14 14 (6.42%) Visual Studio
14 14 (6.42%) Zephyr
15 11 (5.05%) Bitbucket
General
1 25 (11.47%) Finance
2 8 (3.67%) Banking
3 6 (2.75%) Retail
3 6 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.46%) Back Office
4 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.46%) Front Office
4 1 (0.46%) Law
4 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (34.40%) Tester
2 42 (19.27%) Performance Tester
3 30 (13.76%) Analyst
3 30 (13.76%) Test Leader
4 29 (13.30%) Test Analyst
5 28 (12.84%) Test Engineer
6 21 (9.63%) Performance Test Leader
7 15 (6.88%) LoadRunner Tester
7 15 (6.88%) Performance Engineer
8 14 (6.42%) Automation Tester
9 12 (5.50%) Test Manager
10 11 (5.05%) Developer
10 11 (5.05%) Senior Tester
11 10 (4.59%) Senior Performance Tester
11 10 (4.59%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (4.13%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
12 9 (4.13%) Test Specialist
13 8 (3.67%) Non-Functional Tester
13 8 (3.67%) Performance Analyst
13 8 (3.67%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.51%) .NET
2 35 (16.06%) Web Services
3 19 (8.72%) RESTful
4 17 (7.80%) SOAP
5 16 (7.34%) REST
6 14 (6.42%) Ajax
7 12 (5.50%) JSON
7 12 (5.50%) XML
8 10 (4.59%) HTML
9 8 (3.67%) jQuery
10 6 (2.75%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.75%) Chai
10 6 (2.75%) Gherkin
10 6 (2.75%) Nightwatchjs
10 6 (2.75%) Node.js
10 6 (2.75%) Spring
10 6 (2.75%) WebdriverIO
11 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.29%) CSS
12 4 (1.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.34%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.21%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.75%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.75%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.75%) New Media
4 6 (2.75%) User Experience
5 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) Life Science
7 1 (0.46%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.35%) Linux
2 37 (16.97%) Windows
3 25 (11.47%) Windows Server
4 21 (9.63%) Unix
5 19 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (62.84%) Performance Testing
2 117 (53.67%) Test Automation
3 114 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (32.57%) Scrum
4 71 (32.57%) Test Strategy
5 59 (27.06%) Test Scripting
6 45 (20.64%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (20.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 38 (17.43%) API Testing
7 38 (17.43%) BDD
8 35 (16.06%) Kanban
9 33 (15.14%) Load Testing
10 32 (14.68%) DevOps
11 29 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (12.84%) Functional Testing
13 27 (12.39%) Defect Management
14 25 (11.47%) Scenario Testing
14 25 (11.47%) System Integration Testing
15 24 (11.01%) Open Source
15 24 (11.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 93 (42.66%) Java
2 53 (24.31%) SQL
3 31 (14.22%) C#
4 30 (13.76%) Python
5 25 (11.47%) F#
6 18 (8.26%) C
7 17 (7.80%) Bash Shell
8 14 (6.42%) Scala
9 11 (5.05%) C++
10 10 (4.59%) JavaScript
11 9 (4.13%) PL/SQL
11 9 (4.13%) Ruby
12 8 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.67%) VB
12 8 (3.67%) VBScript
13 7 (3.21%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.75%) PHP
15 3 (1.38%) Java 8
15 3 (1.38%) Perl
16 2 (0.92%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (27.06%) ISEB
2 46 (21.10%) ISTQB
3 40 (18.35%) Security Cleared
4 35 (16.06%) SC Cleared
5 29 (13.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (8.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 16 (7.34%) Degree
8 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.83%) PMP
9 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.46%) MCP
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.46%) OCP
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (22.02%) QA
2 6 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.75%) GDPR
2 6 (2.75%) WCAG
3 4 (1.83%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (8.72%) Docker
2 17 (7.80%) vSphere
3 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.38%) ACF2
4 3 (1.38%) RACF
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.92%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (16.06%) HP ALM
2 7 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.21%) Perfmon
2 7 (3.21%) Prometheus
3 6 (2.75%) Nessus
4 4 (1.83%) Ansible
4 4 (1.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.83%) SCCM
4 4 (1.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.46%) Nagios
5 1 (0.46%) Opsview
Vendors
1 68 (31.19%) HP
2 52 (23.85%) Oracle
3 27 (12.39%) webMethods
4 26 (11.93%) AppDynamics
5 23 (10.55%) Software AG
6 22 (10.09%) SOASTA, Inc
7 21 (9.63%) Dynatrace
7 21 (9.63%) VMware
8 20 (9.17%) Microsoft
9 18 (8.26%) Red Hat
10 10 (4.59%) New Relic
11 9 (4.13%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.75%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 6 (2.75%) Perfecto Mobile
12 6 (2.75%) SAP
13 3 (1.38%) Citrix
14 2 (0.92%) IBM
14 2 (0.92%) Informatica
14 2 (0.92%) Ivanti
14 2 (0.92%) Splunk