Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 535 484
Rank change year-on-year -35 -51 +8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 63 57 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 0.77% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 83
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £311 £310
90th Percentile £589 £591 £487
England median daily rate £441 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +5.06% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £65.00 - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,190 7,384 6,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.58% 17.87% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,028 5,364 5,092
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
London median hourly rate £41.42 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.88% +25.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £33.00 £17.93 £24.23
90th Percentile £70.13 £120.19 £55.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in London

LoadRunner
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

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 6 months to 23 February 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 -21 17 £400 -14.44% 2
East London - 2 - - 4
South London -47 1 - - 3
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 37 (58.73%) JMeter
2 35 (55.56%) Performance Testing
3 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (50.79%) HP
5 31 (49.21%) Test Automation
6 28 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 24 (38.10%) Java
8 18 (28.57%) Scrum
9 17 (26.98%) Selenium
9 17 (26.98%) HP ALM
10 14 (22.22%) JIRA
10 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 13 (20.63%) Python
11 13 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
12 12 (19.05%) Banking
13 11 (17.46%) SQL
13 11 (17.46%) BDD
13 11 (17.46%) Gatling
14 10 (15.87%) Functional Testing
14 10 (15.87%) HP UFT
15 9 (14.29%) Finance
15 9 (14.29%) ISEB
15 9 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
16 8 (12.70%) Gherkin
16 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
16 8 (12.70%) QA
16 8 (12.70%) Oracle
16 8 (12.70%) JUnit
16 8 (12.70%) Logistics

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 5 (7.94%) Confluence
2 3 (4.76%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.59%) nginx
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (1.59%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) SMS
2 1 (1.59%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.59%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (6.35%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) Big Data
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.59%) HBase
5 1 (1.59%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (58.73%) JMeter
2 17 (26.98%) Selenium
3 14 (22.22%) JIRA
4 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 11 (17.46%) Gatling
6 10 (15.87%) HP UFT
7 8 (12.70%) JUnit
7 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.94%) Appium
8 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
9 4 (6.35%) NeoLoad
9 4 (6.35%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 3 (4.76%) Maven
11 2 (3.17%) Calabash
11 2 (3.17%) Protractor
11 2 (3.17%) Subversion
11 2 (3.17%) TestNG
12 1 (1.59%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 12 (19.05%) Banking
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.59%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Tester
2 13 (20.63%) Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Test Leader
4 10 (15.87%) Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) Performance Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
7 6 (9.52%) Consultant
7 6 (9.52%) Test Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) Developer in Test
8 5 (7.94%) Performance Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) Performance Test Consultant
9 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
10 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Performance Test Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.52%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) RESTful
4 3 (4.76%) JSON
4 3 (4.76%) SOAP
4 3 (4.76%) XML
5 2 (3.17%) .NET
5 2 (3.17%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.59%) BAPI
6 1 (1.59%) HTML
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) Kafka
6 1 (1.59%) React Native
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.59%) WSDL
6 1 (1.59%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.76%) iPad
4 3 (4.76%) iPhone
4 3 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.76%) PDA
5 1 (1.59%) CMDB
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Unix
2 4 (6.35%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (3.17%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (49.21%) Test Automation
4 28 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
5 18 (28.57%) Scrum
6 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 11 (17.46%) BDD
8 10 (15.87%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (12.70%) Logistics
10 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (11.11%) TDD
12 6 (9.52%) API Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Kanban
12 6 (9.52%) Load Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (7.94%) Defect Management
13 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (7.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) Java
2 13 (20.63%) Python
3 11 (17.46%) SQL
4 4 (6.35%) Ruby
4 4 (6.35%) Scala
5 3 (4.76%) C++
6 2 (3.17%) C
6 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) F#
7 1 (1.59%) Groovy
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ISEB
2 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) HP ALM
2 13 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (7.94%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (4.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.76%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.59%) Grafana
5 1 (1.59%) Kibana
5 1 (1.59%) logstash
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
5 1 (1.59%) OpenView
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) HP
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
3 7 (11.11%) AppDynamics
4 6 (9.52%) SOASTA, Inc
5 5 (7.94%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.76%) Dynatrace
6 3 (4.76%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) BMC
7 1 (1.59%) Informatica
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.59%) Perforce
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) Software AG
7 1 (1.59%) Splunk
7 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.59%) VMware
7 1 (1.59%) webMethods