The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / London
Rank 379 369 379
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 27 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 1.91% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 20
Median daily rate £398 £431 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +30.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £388 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £559 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3518 3501 3046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.28% 15.81% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2584 2551 2160
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in London

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in London

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in London

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in London

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the London region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bromley - 2 £425 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 35 (61.40%) JMeter
2 27 (47.37%) Performance Testing
3 22 (38.60%) Selenium
3 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (36.84%) QA
5 20 (35.09%) Java
6 17 (29.82%) JIRA
6 17 (29.82%) HP
7 16 (28.07%) SoapUI
8 15 (26.32%) Cucumber
9 14 (24.56%) SQL
9 14 (24.56%) Unix
10 12 (21.05%) Windows
10 12 (21.05%) SOAP
11 11 (19.30%) HP UFT
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
11 11 (19.30%) DevOps
12 9 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (14.04%) Scrum
13 8 (14.04%) SOA
13 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
13 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
13 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
14 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
14 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (12.28%) BDD
14 7 (12.28%) Functional Testing
14 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
14 7 (12.28%) JUnit
14 7 (12.28%) Web Services

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 4 (7.02%) CMS
1 4 (7.02%) Drupal
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.26%) Confluence
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.75%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.75%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.75%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.26%) GitHub
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (3.51%) Loggly
3 2 (3.51%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
4 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) HTTP
2 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.51%) Informix
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 35 (61.40%) JMeter
2 22 (38.60%) Selenium
3 17 (29.82%) JIRA
4 16 (28.07%) SoapUI
5 15 (26.32%) Cucumber
6 11 (19.30%) HP UFT
7 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
7 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
7 7 (12.28%) JUnit
8 6 (10.53%) NeoLoad
8 6 (10.53%) SpecFlow
8 6 (10.53%) WebLOAD
9 5 (8.77%) NUnit
9 5 (8.77%) Sahi
9 5 (8.77%) WATIR
9 5 (8.77%) Zephyr
10 4 (7.02%) Fiddler
10 4 (7.02%) Maven
10 4 (7.02%) Subversion
10 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Analyst
2 20 (35.09%) Test Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) Tester
4 9 (15.79%) Performance Tester
5 8 (14.04%) Performance Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Performance Test Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) QA Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Lead Tester
9 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Service Performance Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) SOA Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Developer
10 3 (5.26%) QA Engineer
10 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
10 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
11 2 (3.51%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) SOAP
2 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 6 (10.53%) HTML
4 4 (7.02%) .NET
4 4 (7.02%) CSS
4 4 (7.02%) RESTful
5 3 (5.26%) XML
6 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.75%) Flash
7 1 (1.75%) J2EE
7 1 (1.75%) JSON
7 1 (1.75%) REST
7 1 (1.75%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Unix
2 12 (21.05%) Windows
3 7 (12.28%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Performance Testing
2 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) DevOps
4 8 (14.04%) Scrum
4 8 (14.04%) SOA
4 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
4 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
5 7 (12.28%) BDD
5 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.28%) Functional Testing
5 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
6 6 (10.53%) API Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Content Management
6 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Stress Testing
6 6 (10.53%) TDD
6 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) Perl
5 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) C#
6 4 (7.02%) Python
6 4 (7.02%) Ruby
7 3 (5.26%) Groovy
7 3 (5.26%) VBScript
8 2 (3.51%) AWK
9 1 (1.75%) C
9 1 (1.75%) Go
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (36.84%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) LXC
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) KVM
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (8.77%) Puppet
3 4 (7.02%) Ansible
3 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.51%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.75%) OpenView
5 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) HP
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Guidewire
4 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 2 (3.51%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (3.51%) Splunk
6 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.75%) BMC
6 1 (1.75%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.75%) Calypso
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) Temenos
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.75%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Zuora