Period
to 18 January 2019

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 6 months to 18 January 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 553 569 534
Rank change year-on-year +16 -35 -62
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 74 67 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.73% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 38
London median daily rate £460 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.23% -4.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £334
90th Percentile £625 £575 £581
England median daily rate £440 £414 £425
% change year-on-year +6.34% -2.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,292 9,223 7,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.14% 19.84% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,591 7,052 5,420
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £369 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 10
London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.65 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.84% -17.78% +25.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £21.65 £25.28
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.87 £70.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +6.10% +2.50%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in London

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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 6 months to 18 January 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
Central London -13 11 £500 +25.00% 3
West London +21 5 £425 -5.56% 1
South London -3 1 £475 -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 50 (67.57%) Performance Testing
2 40 (54.05%) Test Automation
3 37 (50.00%) JMeter
3 37 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (44.59%) Scrum
4 33 (44.59%) Java
5 27 (36.49%) JIRA
5 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
6 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (33.78%) Jenkins
6 25 (33.78%) Selenium
7 23 (31.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (29.73%) HP
9 21 (28.38%) Test Strategy
10 18 (24.32%) Visual Studio
11 16 (21.62%) TeamCity
11 16 (21.62%) Gatling
12 15 (20.27%) WebDriver
12 15 (20.27%) MongoDB
12 15 (20.27%) C#
12 15 (20.27%) Finance
13 14 (18.92%) QA
13 14 (18.92%) Python
13 14 (18.92%) Load Testing
13 14 (18.92%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (17.57%) AppDynamics
14 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (17.57%) Open Source
14 13 (17.57%) Confluence
14 13 (17.57%) Web Services

LoadRunner
Co-occurring 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 13 (17.57%) Confluence
2 12 (16.22%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (9.46%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.22%) GitHub
3 10 (13.51%) BrowserStack
4 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (10.81%) BlazeMeter
6 5 (6.76%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) HTTP
2 5 (6.76%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.35%) Firewall
3 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.46%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.41%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.70%) DB2
5 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.70%) Power BI
5 2 (2.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 37 (50.00%) JMeter
2 27 (36.49%) JIRA
3 25 (33.78%) Jenkins
3 25 (33.78%) Selenium
4 18 (24.32%) Visual Studio
5 16 (21.62%) Gatling
5 16 (21.62%) TeamCity
6 15 (20.27%) WebDriver
7 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
8 7 (9.46%) SoapUI
8 7 (9.46%) The Grinder
8 7 (9.46%) Zephyr
9 6 (8.11%) JBehave
9 6 (8.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (6.76%) Bitbucket
10 5 (6.76%) Gerrit
10 5 (6.76%) Hudson
10 5 (6.76%) NeoLoad
11 4 (5.41%) Appium
11 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Tester
2 21 (28.38%) Performance Tester
3 10 (13.51%) Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Test Leader
5 5 (6.76%) Applications Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Performance Test Leader
5 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Web Applications Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Web Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Developer in Test
6 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Non-Functional Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) Web Services
2 12 (16.22%) .NET
2 12 (16.22%) RESTful
3 11 (14.86%) JSON
3 11 (14.86%) SOAP
4 6 (8.11%) REST
5 5 (6.76%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.76%) Ajax
5 5 (6.76%) Node.js
6 4 (5.41%) Nightwatchjs
6 4 (5.41%) WebdriverIO
7 3 (4.05%) Chai
7 3 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (4.05%) jQuery
8 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.70%) HTML
8 2 (2.70%) Spring
8 2 (2.70%) XML
9 1 (1.35%) WebSockets
9 1 (1.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.46%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (6.76%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.76%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.41%) IVR
4 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) DataPower
6 1 (1.35%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Unix
2 11 (14.86%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (67.57%) Performance Testing
2 40 (54.05%) Test Automation
3 37 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (44.59%) Scrum
5 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
6 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (31.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 21 (28.38%) Test Strategy
9 14 (18.92%) Load Testing
9 14 (18.92%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (17.57%) Open Source
11 12 (16.22%) API Testing
11 12 (16.22%) Functional Testing
12 11 (14.86%) SDET
13 10 (13.51%) BDD
13 10 (13.51%) Defect Management
14 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (10.81%) Microservices
15 8 (10.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.59%) Java
2 15 (20.27%) C#
3 14 (18.92%) Python
4 11 (14.86%) Scala
4 11 (14.86%) SQL
5 7 (9.46%) Ruby
6 6 (8.11%) C
6 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.76%) PHP
8 4 (5.41%) C++
9 3 (4.05%) Groovy
10 2 (2.70%) VBA
11 1 (1.35%) Perl
11 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) ISEB
2 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) HP ALM
2 7 (9.46%) Kubernetes
2 7 (9.46%) Prometheus
3 3 (4.05%) BladeLogic
3 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.05%) Kibana
4 1 (1.35%) Ansible
4 1 (1.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) rkt
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) HP
2 13 (17.57%) AppDynamics
3 11 (14.86%) SOASTA, Inc
4 6 (8.11%) Dynatrace
5 5 (6.76%) IBM
5 5 (6.76%) New Relic
5 5 (6.76%) Perfecto Mobile
6 4 (5.41%) CA
6 4 (5.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (4.05%) BMC
8 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (2.70%) Google
8 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle
8 2 (2.70%) Orchard
8 2 (2.70%) Splunk
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix
9 1 (1.35%) Murex
9 1 (1.35%) SAP