Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 527 501
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26 -17
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 88 77 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.94% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 80
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £361 £256 £361
90th Percentile £650 £556 £554
England median daily rate £425 £390 £425
% change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,053 8,228 7,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.08% 19.25% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,485 6,100 5,801
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £642 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 20
London median hourly rate £44.25 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -25.29% +56.59%
10th Percentile £17.00 £21.46 £10.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £53.66 £56.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.38 £42.45
% change year-on-year +2.72% -2.53% +13.20%

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

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 20 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
Central London -18 19 £425 +36.00% 2
West London -35 5 - - 2
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 64 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 53 (60.23%) JMeter
3 48 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (45.45%) Java
6 35 (39.77%) Scrum
6 35 (39.77%) Selenium
7 32 (36.36%) JIRA
8 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
9 29 (32.95%) Non-Functional Testing
10 26 (29.55%) Confluence
11 24 (27.27%) Test Scripting
12 23 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (26.14%) QA
13 22 (25.00%) WebDriver
14 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (21.59%) MongoDB
15 19 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (20.45%) GitHub
16 18 (20.45%) Test Strategy
16 18 (20.45%) Cucumber
16 18 (20.45%) BDD
16 18 (20.45%) Finance
16 18 (20.45%) HP
17 17 (19.32%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (19.32%) Load Testing
17 17 (19.32%) Functional Testing
18 16 (18.18%) AppDynamics
18 16 (18.18%) Gatling
18 16 (18.18%) The Grinder

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 26 (29.55%) Confluence
2 6 (6.82%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.27%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (20.45%) GitHub
3 17 (19.32%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (17.05%) BlazeMeter
5 14 (15.91%) BrowserStack
6 9 (10.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (9.09%) Slack
8 6 (6.82%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) SMS
2 6 (6.82%) HTTP
2 6 (6.82%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.59%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.95%) MySQL
3 6 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.68%) QlikView
5 3 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.27%) Impala
6 2 (2.27%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 53 (60.23%) JMeter
2 35 (39.77%) Selenium
3 32 (36.36%) JIRA
4 31 (35.23%) Jenkins
5 22 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 18 (20.45%) Cucumber
7 16 (18.18%) Gatling
7 16 (18.18%) The Grinder
8 14 (15.91%) Visual Studio
9 13 (14.77%) SoapUI
10 12 (13.64%) Zephyr
11 8 (9.09%) TeamCity
12 6 (6.82%) Bitbucket
12 6 (6.82%) Gerrit
12 6 (6.82%) Hudson
12 6 (6.82%) JBehave
12 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (5.68%) HP UFT
14 4 (4.55%) Appium
14 4 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Law
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Tester
2 20 (22.73%) Performance Tester
3 19 (21.59%) Test Leader
4 16 (18.18%) Performance Test Leader
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Performance Tester
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Tester
6 8 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) LoadRunner Tester
8 6 (6.82%) Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Developer in Test
9 5 (5.68%) Non-Functional Tester
9 5 (5.68%) Performance Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Performance Test Manager
9 5 (5.68%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) QA Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
10 4 (4.55%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.18%) RESTful
2 9 (10.23%) SOAP
3 8 (9.09%) Web Services
4 7 (7.95%) .NET
5 6 (6.82%) .NET Framework
5 6 (6.82%) Ajax
5 6 (6.82%) Chai
5 6 (6.82%) jQuery
5 6 (6.82%) JSON
5 6 (6.82%) Nightwatchjs
5 6 (6.82%) Node.js
5 6 (6.82%) WebdriverIO
6 5 (5.68%) XML
7 4 (4.55%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.27%) Express
8 2 (2.27%) JAX-RS
8 2 (2.27%) Jest
8 2 (2.27%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (2.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.95%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (6.82%) Algorithms
2 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.82%) New Media
3 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Unix
2 5 (5.68%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 48 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (39.77%) Scrum
5 29 (32.95%) Non-Functional Testing
6 24 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 23 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (20.45%) BDD
9 18 (20.45%) Test Strategy
10 17 (19.32%) Functional Testing
10 17 (19.32%) Load Testing
11 15 (17.05%) Open Source
12 14 (15.91%) Scenario Testing
13 13 (14.77%) API Testing
13 13 (14.77%) Kanban
13 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (13.64%) TDD
15 11 (12.50%) SDET
16 9 (10.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.45%) Java
2 14 (15.91%) Python
2 14 (15.91%) SQL
3 13 (14.77%) C#
3 13 (14.77%) Scala
4 8 (9.09%) C
4 8 (9.09%) C++
5 7 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.82%) PHP
6 6 (6.82%) Ruby
6 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.14%) COBOL
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PL/1
8 1 (1.14%) REXX
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 15 (17.05%) ISEB
3 13 (14.77%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.14%) QA
2 5 (5.68%) GDPR
3 2 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (14.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) ACF2
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) HP ALM
2 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.82%) Prometheus
3 4 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) HP
2 16 (18.18%) AppDynamics
3 15 (17.05%) SOASTA, Inc
4 11 (12.50%) Dynatrace
5 8 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 8 (9.09%) New Relic
6 6 (6.82%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 6 (6.82%) Perfecto Mobile
7 4 (4.55%) Oracle
7 4 (4.55%) SAP
8 1 (1.14%) Citrix
8 1 (1.14%) IBM
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.14%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.14%) WorldPay