Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 639 663
Rank change year-on-year -1 +24 -106
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 220 194 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 1.15% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 104 133
England median daily rate £440 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% -2.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £280
90th Percentile £600 £551 £510
UK median daily rate £440 £415 £410
% change year-on-year +6.02% +1.22% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £20.80 - -
UK median hourly rate £20.80 - -

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 19,755 16,875 16,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.97% 18.46% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,631 11,745 11,019
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 273 235
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £25.74 £30.80 £25.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +7 96 £460 +2.22% 11
South East -1 55 £399 -2.15% 3
North of England -27 29 £425 +3.03% 5
East of England +19 24 £475 - 2
North West -6 16 £463 +19.35% 3
South West -27 13 £300 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire -22 10 £338 -28.95% 2
North East -3 3 £389 -5.70%
Midlands -5 3 £463 +59.48% 4
West Midlands -20 2 £463 +59.48% 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 128 (58.18%) Performance Testing
2 127 (57.73%) JMeter
3 114 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (51.82%) Test Automation
4 92 (41.82%) Java
5 86 (39.09%) Selenium
6 76 (34.55%) JIRA
7 71 (32.27%) Jenkins
8 67 (30.45%) Scrum
9 59 (26.82%) Test Strategy
10 58 (26.36%) Confluence
11 57 (25.91%) Test Scripting
12 55 (25.00%) HP
13 54 (24.55%) QA
14 52 (23.64%) SQL
14 52 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
15 49 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (20.91%) ISTQB
17 45 (20.45%) ISEB
17 45 (20.45%) BDD
18 42 (19.09%) SoapUI
19 41 (18.64%) Oracle
20 40 (18.18%) HP UFT
20 40 (18.18%) Load Testing
21 38 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
22 35 (15.91%) Functional Testing
23 32 (14.55%) Open Source
23 32 (14.55%) Python
24 31 (14.09%) TDD
24 31 (14.09%) AppDynamics

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 58 (26.36%) Confluence
2 10 (4.55%) Apache Solr
3 6 (2.73%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.27%) CICS
5 3 (1.36%) JBoss
6 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.91%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.91%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.45%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (12.27%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.27%) GitHub
3 23 (10.45%) BlazeMeter
4 18 (8.18%) Slack
5 17 (7.73%) BrowserStack
6 11 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (4.09%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (1.36%) CloudTest
8 3 (1.36%) SaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.45%) IaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Office 365
9 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.00%) HTTP
2 9 (4.09%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.18%) Internet
3 7 (3.18%) SMS
4 5 (2.27%) PuTTY
4 5 (2.27%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.91%) SAN
5 2 (0.91%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.45%) Firewall
6 1 (0.45%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 16 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.36%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (4.55%) Pentaho
5 10 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (4.09%) MySQL
7 7 (3.18%) Impala
8 6 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.73%) QlikView
9 5 (2.27%) DB2
9 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 127 (57.73%) JMeter
2 86 (39.09%) Selenium
3 76 (34.55%) JIRA
4 71 (32.27%) Jenkins
5 42 (19.09%) SoapUI
6 40 (18.18%) HP UFT
7 28 (12.73%) Cucumber
8 26 (11.82%) Gatling
9 23 (10.45%) WebDriver
10 19 (8.64%) Visual Studio
10 19 (8.64%) Zephyr
11 17 (7.73%) The Grinder
12 16 (7.27%) TeamCity
13 14 (6.36%) Bitbucket
14 13 (5.91%) JUnit
14 13 (5.91%) NeoLoad
14 13 (5.91%) SpecFlow
15 12 (5.45%) Git (software)
16 11 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (10.91%) Finance
2 11 (5.00%) Banking
3 8 (3.64%) Retail
4 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (36.82%) Tester
2 50 (22.73%) Performance Tester
3 30 (13.64%) Analyst
4 29 (13.18%) Test Analyst
5 24 (10.91%) Test Engineer
5 24 (10.91%) Test Leader
6 18 (8.18%) Performance Test Leader
7 16 (7.27%) LoadRunner Tester
8 15 (6.82%) Test Manager
9 14 (6.36%) Performance Engineer
10 13 (5.91%) Developer
10 13 (5.91%) Performance Test Engineer
11 9 (4.09%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
11 9 (4.09%) Non-Functional Tester
11 9 (4.09%) Performance Analyst
11 9 (4.09%) Performance Test Analyst
11 9 (4.09%) Senior Tester
12 8 (3.64%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.64%) QA Tester
12 8 (3.64%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.73%) .NET
2 27 (12.27%) Web Services
3 23 (10.45%) REST
4 21 (9.55%) RESTful
4 21 (9.55%) SOAP
5 16 (7.27%) Ajax
6 15 (6.82%) JSON
7 11 (5.00%) HTML
7 11 (5.00%) Node.js
7 11 (5.00%) XML
8 10 (4.55%) jQuery
9 9 (4.09%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.09%) Nightwatchjs
9 9 (4.09%) WebdriverIO
10 8 (3.64%) Chai
11 7 (3.18%) Gherkin
12 6 (2.73%) Spring
13 5 (2.27%) ASP.NET
14 4 (1.82%) CSS
14 4 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.27%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.09%) Algorithms
4 9 (4.09%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.18%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.27%) User Experience
7 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.36%) New Media
8 2 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.91%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.45%) DataPower
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) IVR
9 1 (0.45%) Life Science
9 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.27%) Linux
1 27 (12.27%) Unix
2 26 (11.82%) Windows
3 12 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (58.18%) Performance Testing
2 114 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (51.82%) Test Automation
3 67 (30.45%) Scrum
4 59 (26.82%) Test Strategy
5 57 (25.91%) Test Scripting
6 52 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 49 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (20.45%) BDD
9 40 (18.18%) Load Testing
10 35 (15.91%) Functional Testing
11 32 (14.55%) Open Source
12 31 (14.09%) TDD
13 29 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (11.36%) Microservices
14 25 (11.36%) Scenario Testing
15 24 (10.91%) Kanban
16 23 (10.45%) API Testing
17 21 (9.55%) Mentoring
18 20 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 92 (41.82%) Java
2 52 (23.64%) SQL
3 32 (14.55%) Python
4 25 (11.36%) C#
5 19 (8.64%) Scala
6 16 (7.27%) C
7 13 (5.91%) F#
7 13 (5.91%) Ruby
8 12 (5.45%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.00%) C++
10 10 (4.55%) PL/SQL
11 9 (4.09%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.09%) PHP
11 9 (4.09%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.18%) VB
13 6 (2.73%) VBScript
14 3 (1.36%) Java 8
14 3 (1.36%) Perl
15 2 (0.91%) ANSI SQL
15 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (20.91%) ISTQB
2 45 (20.45%) ISEB
3 29 (13.18%) Security Cleared
4 24 (10.91%) SC Cleared
5 18 (8.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (7.27%) Degree
7 5 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.45%) MCP
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.45%) OCP
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (24.55%) QA
2 8 (3.64%) WCAG
3 6 (2.73%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.27%) GDPR
5 2 (0.91%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (11.36%) Docker
2 5 (2.27%) vSphere
3 1 (0.45%) ACF2
3 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.45%) RACF
3 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (10.91%) HP ALM
2 10 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.55%) Prometheus
3 9 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.09%) Nessus
4 4 (1.82%) Ansible
4 4 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (1.36%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.91%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.45%) nmon
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 55 (25.00%) HP
2 41 (18.64%) Oracle
3 31 (14.09%) AppDynamics
4 25 (11.36%) Dynatrace
4 25 (11.36%) SOASTA, Inc
5 15 (6.82%) New Relic
6 14 (6.36%) webMethods
7 10 (4.55%) Software AG
8 9 (4.09%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 9 (4.09%) Perfecto Mobile
9 8 (3.64%) Atlassian
9 8 (3.64%) Microsoft
10 7 (3.18%) SAP
11 5 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.27%) VMware
12 4 (1.82%) Splunk
13 3 (1.36%) BMC
14 2 (0.91%) CA
14 2 (0.91%) Citrix
14 2 (0.91%) IBM