Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 564 551
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13 -66
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 95 85 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 0.90% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 48
London median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +12.96%
10th Percentile £363 £280 £313
90th Percentile £708 £583 £588
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +13.33%
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 10,514 9,429 8,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.66% 20.07% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,814 7,123 5,919
London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +5.11%
10th Percentile £368 £350 £319
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 13
London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £16.70 £22.64 £10.00
90th Percentile £61.06 £48.66 £57.20
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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

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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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -19 16 £425 +9.68% 4
West London +2 8 £425 -5.56%
South London -20 1 £475 - 2
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 66 (69.47%) Performance Testing
2 56 (58.95%) JMeter
3 54 (56.84%) Test Automation
4 50 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (51.58%) Java
6 42 (44.21%) Scrum
7 39 (41.05%) Jenkins
8 36 (37.89%) JIRA
9 33 (34.74%) Selenium
10 30 (31.58%) Test Scripting
11 28 (29.47%) Non-Functional Testing
12 27 (28.42%) Test Strategy
12 27 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (27.37%) MongoDB
14 24 (25.26%) GitHub
15 23 (24.21%) Confluence
15 23 (24.21%) QA
15 23 (24.21%) Load Testing
15 23 (24.21%) Gatling
16 21 (22.11%) Open Source
16 21 (22.11%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (22.11%) AppDynamics
17 20 (21.05%) Visual Studio
17 20 (21.05%) Python
18 19 (20.00%) HP
18 19 (20.00%) Finance
19 18 (18.95%) Unix
19 18 (18.95%) SOASTA, Inc
19 18 (18.95%) Docker
19 18 (18.95%) WebDriver

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 23 (24.21%) Confluence
2 10 (10.53%) Apache Solr
3 6 (6.32%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.11%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.26%) GitHub
2 21 (22.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (18.95%) BlazeMeter
4 14 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (14.74%) BrowserStack
5 9 (9.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (9.47%) Sauce Labs
6 7 (7.37%) Slack
7 2 (2.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) HTTP
2 9 (9.47%) HTTPS
3 4 (4.21%) SMS
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.37%) MongoDB
2 10 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (7.37%) MySQL
5 4 (4.21%) QlikView
6 3 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (58.95%) JMeter
2 39 (41.05%) Jenkins
3 36 (37.89%) JIRA
4 33 (34.74%) Selenium
5 23 (24.21%) Gatling
6 20 (21.05%) Visual Studio
7 18 (18.95%) Cucumber
7 18 (18.95%) WebDriver
8 15 (15.79%) TeamCity
8 15 (15.79%) The Grinder
8 15 (15.79%) Zephyr
9 10 (10.53%) JBehave
10 9 (9.47%) Bitbucket
10 9 (9.47%) Gerrit
10 9 (9.47%) Hudson
11 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
12 5 (5.26%) Appium
13 4 (4.21%) HP UFT
13 4 (4.21%) JUnit
13 4 (4.21%) NeoLoad
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Advertising
3 1 (1.05%) Law
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Tester
2 27 (28.42%) Performance Tester
3 10 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 9 (9.47%) Test Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Test Manager
5 8 (8.42%) LoadRunner Tester
6 7 (7.37%) Non-Functional Tester
6 7 (7.37%) Performance Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Performance Test Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Performance Test Leader
7 6 (6.32%) Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Performance Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Performance Test Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Developer in Test
8 5 (5.26%) QA Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) RESTful
2 13 (13.68%) .NET
2 13 (13.68%) SOAP
3 11 (11.58%) JSON
4 9 (9.47%) .NET Framework
4 9 (9.47%) Ajax
4 9 (9.47%) Nightwatchjs
4 9 (9.47%) Node.js
4 9 (9.47%) Web Services
4 9 (9.47%) WebdriverIO
5 8 (8.42%) Chai
5 8 (8.42%) jQuery
6 4 (4.21%) HTML
6 4 (4.21%) REST
6 4 (4.21%) XML
7 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.11%) JAX-RS
8 2 (2.11%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (2.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 10 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (9.47%) Algorithms
2 9 (9.47%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.11%) IVR
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) DataPower
5 1 (1.05%) Fintech
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Unix
2 8 (8.42%) Windows
3 4 (4.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (69.47%) Performance Testing
2 54 (56.84%) Test Automation
3 50 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (44.21%) Scrum
5 30 (31.58%) Test Scripting
6 28 (29.47%) Non-Functional Testing
7 27 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (28.42%) Test Strategy
8 23 (24.21%) Load Testing
9 21 (22.11%) Open Source
10 16 (16.84%) BDD
10 16 (16.84%) Functional Testing
11 15 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (15.79%) SDET
12 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (12.63%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (11.58%) Line Management
14 11 (11.58%) Microservices
14 11 (11.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (51.58%) Java
2 20 (21.05%) Python
3 17 (17.89%) Scala
4 16 (16.84%) C#
5 13 (13.68%) SQL
6 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.53%) Ruby
7 9 (9.47%) C
7 9 (9.47%) PHP
8 7 (7.37%) C++
9 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.16%) Groovy
10 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.11%) VBA
12 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
1 8 (8.42%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.37%) ISEB
3 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.21%) QA
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) HP ALM
2 10 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 10 (10.53%) Prometheus
3 4 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.16%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.05%) Ansible
6 1 (1.05%) Kibana
6 1 (1.05%) Puppet
6 1 (1.05%) rkt
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) AppDynamics
2 19 (20.00%) HP
3 18 (18.95%) SOASTA, Inc
4 11 (11.58%) Dynatrace
5 10 (10.53%) New Relic
6 9 (9.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 9 (9.47%) Perfecto Mobile
7 4 (4.21%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.21%) CA
7 4 (4.21%) SAP
8 3 (3.16%) BMC
8 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle
9 2 (2.11%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (2.11%) Google
9 2 (2.11%) Splunk
10 1 (1.05%) Citrix
10 1 (1.05%) Hyperion
10 1 (1.05%) Murex
10 1 (1.05%) WorldPay