Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 617 584
Rank change year-on-year -41 -33 +24
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 180 183 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 1.28% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 115 199
England median daily rate £425 £403 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -2.42% +10.00%
10th Percentile £324 £303 £275
90th Percentile £544 £549 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
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 18,041 14,273 14,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.58% 17.11% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,490 9,649 9,931
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.69% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 291 311
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.06% +14.73%
10th Percentile £30.80 £24.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%

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 23 May 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

LoadRunner
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 23 May 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
South East -4 64 £375 -6.83% 4
London -53 62 £439 +3.24% 18
North of England -6 25 £475 +4.97% 10
South West +5 15 £375 -21.05% 4
East of England -5 11 £475 +46.15% 2
Yorkshire -14 11 £475 +26.67% 7
North East +16 10 £475 - 1
North West -11 9 £425 -8.36% 2
Midlands -18 7 £375 +13.21% 6
West Midlands -26 4 £369 +18.00% 3
East Midlands +7 3 £388 +12.73% 3
LoadRunner
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 119 (66.11%) Performance Testing
2 107 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (52.22%) JMeter
4 89 (49.44%) Test Automation
5 71 (39.44%) Selenium
6 69 (38.33%) HP
7 63 (35.00%) Java
8 55 (30.56%) HP UFT
9 54 (30.00%) JIRA
10 50 (27.78%) Test Strategy
11 46 (25.56%) Scrum
12 42 (23.33%) QA
13 39 (21.67%) Oracle
14 37 (20.56%) ISEB
14 37 (20.56%) Jenkins
15 36 (20.00%) SpecFlow
16 35 (19.44%) SoapUI
16 35 (19.44%) BDD
17 34 (18.89%) Linux
17 34 (18.89%) Test Scripting
18 33 (18.33%) Security Cleared
18 33 (18.33%) .NET
19 32 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (17.78%) HP ALM
20 31 (17.22%) DevOps
21 30 (16.67%) SQL
21 30 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
21 30 (16.67%) API Testing
22 29 (16.11%) Confluence
23 28 (15.56%) 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 29 (16.11%) Confluence
2 7 (3.89%) Apache Solr
2 7 (3.89%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.22%) CICS
4 4 (2.22%) JBoss
4 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.67%) SAS
6 2 (1.11%) Apache
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.56%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.44%) Slack
3 7 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.78%) BlazeMeter
4 5 (2.78%) BrowserStack
5 4 (2.22%) GitHub
5 4 (2.22%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.44%) PuTTY
1 17 (9.44%) WinSCP
2 10 (5.56%) SMS
3 6 (3.33%) Firewall
3 6 (3.33%) HTTP
4 5 (2.78%) LAN
4 5 (2.78%) WAN
5 2 (1.11%) DNS
5 2 (1.11%) Internet
5 2 (1.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 20 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 20 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 19 (10.56%) Oracle Database
3 15 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 15 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.89%) MySQL
6 5 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.22%) DB2
7 4 (2.22%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.11%) Impala
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.11%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.11%) QlikView
9 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 94 (52.22%) JMeter
2 71 (39.44%) Selenium
3 55 (30.56%) HP UFT
4 54 (30.00%) JIRA
5 37 (20.56%) Jenkins
6 36 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 35 (19.44%) SoapUI
8 23 (12.78%) TestNG
9 22 (12.22%) Ant
9 22 (12.22%) Eclipse
9 22 (12.22%) WebDriver
10 21 (11.67%) Oracle APEX
11 20 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (10.56%) Git (software)
13 14 (7.78%) Burp Suite
13 14 (7.78%) Gatling
14 12 (6.67%) Cucumber
15 11 (6.11%) The Grinder
16 9 (5.00%) JUnit
16 9 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 18 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (3.33%) Banking
3 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.11%) Back Office
5 2 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (29.44%) Tester
2 33 (18.33%) Analyst
3 32 (17.78%) Performance Tester
4 31 (17.22%) Test Engineer
5 29 (16.11%) Test Leader
6 28 (15.56%) Test Analyst
7 20 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
8 14 (7.78%) Automation Tester
9 12 (6.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 12 (6.67%) LoadRunner Tester
9 12 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
10 10 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
11 9 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (4.44%) Senior Performance Tester
12 8 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
12 8 (4.44%) Senior Tester
13 7 (3.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 7 (3.89%) Test Specialist
14 6 (3.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.33%) .NET
2 28 (15.56%) Web Services
3 18 (10.00%) REST
4 9 (5.00%) HTML
4 9 (5.00%) RESTful
5 8 (4.44%) Ajax
5 8 (4.44%) SOAP
6 7 (3.89%) Gherkin
6 7 (3.89%) XML
7 6 (3.33%) CSS
8 4 (2.22%) JSON
9 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.67%) jQuery
9 3 (1.67%) React Native
10 1 (0.56%) Chai
10 1 (0.56%) Jest
10 1 (0.56%) MEAN Stack
10 1 (0.56%) Nightwatchjs
10 1 (0.56%) React
10 1 (0.56%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.78%) New Media
6 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.11%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) Life Science
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.89%) Linux
2 27 (15.00%) Windows
3 22 (12.22%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.22%) Unix
5 13 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.22%) AIX
7 2 (1.11%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.56%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (66.11%) Performance Testing
2 107 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (49.44%) Test Automation
4 50 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 46 (25.56%) Scrum
6 35 (19.44%) BDD
7 34 (18.89%) Test Scripting
8 32 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (17.22%) DevOps
10 30 (16.67%) API Testing
10 30 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 27 (15.00%) SDLC
12 26 (14.44%) Scenario Testing
13 25 (13.89%) Defect Management
14 24 (13.33%) Kanban
14 24 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (12.78%) Waterfall
16 22 (12.22%) System Integration Testing
17 18 (10.00%) Mentoring
17 18 (10.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.00%) Java
2 30 (16.67%) SQL
3 24 (13.33%) C#
3 24 (13.33%) Python
4 21 (11.67%) F#
5 13 (7.22%) Bash Shell
6 12 (6.67%) C
7 7 (3.89%) C++
7 7 (3.89%) Perl
7 7 (3.89%) Scala
8 6 (3.33%) PHP
8 6 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.78%) Ruby
9 5 (2.78%) VBScript
10 4 (2.22%) AWK
10 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.67%) VB
12 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (20.56%) ISEB
2 33 (18.33%) Security Cleared
3 28 (15.56%) SC Cleared
4 18 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 18 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 18 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (5.00%) Degree
6 3 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.67%) PMP
7 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (23.33%) QA
2 14 (7.78%) WCAG
3 5 (2.78%) GDPR
4 3 (1.67%) PMO
5 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.33%) vSphere
2 8 (4.44%) Docker
3 4 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.11%) ACF2
4 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.11%) RACF
4 2 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (17.78%) HP ALM
2 14 (7.78%) Nessus
3 9 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.33%) Perfmon
5 5 (2.78%) Grafana
6 4 (2.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 4 (2.22%) SCCM
6 4 (2.22%) SCOM
7 3 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.67%) Nagios
7 3 (1.67%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.11%) Opsview
9 1 (0.56%) Kibana
9 1 (0.56%) logstash
9 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (38.33%) HP
2 39 (21.67%) Oracle
3 21 (11.67%) Software AG
3 21 (11.67%) webMethods
4 20 (11.11%) AppDynamics
5 19 (10.56%) VMware
6 16 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 16 (8.89%) Red Hat
7 14 (7.78%) Dynatrace
7 14 (7.78%) SOASTA, Inc
8 7 (3.89%) New Relic
9 6 (3.33%) IBM
10 5 (2.78%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.22%) hybris
11 4 (2.22%) Intershop
11 4 (2.22%) SAP
12 3 (1.67%) Informatica
13 2 (1.11%) Citrix
13 2 (1.11%) Ivanti
14 1 (0.56%) Capita