Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 515 476
Rank change year-on-year -48 -39 +35
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 64 61 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 0.87% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 86
London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £350 £263 £368
90th Percentile £650 £551 £525
England median daily rate £425 £401 £413
% change year-on-year +5.92% -2.73% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 9,472 7,045 6,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.61% 17.83% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,103 5,193 5,116
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 17
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +93.33%
10th Percentile £25.00 £19.82 £33.61
90th Percentile £165.00 £57.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -29 17 £425 -5.56% 3
East London - 2 - - 1
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 49 (76.56%) Performance Testing
2 40 (62.50%) JMeter
3 32 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (43.75%) Java
6 25 (39.06%) HP
6 25 (39.06%) Scrum
7 24 (37.50%) Selenium
7 24 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (34.38%) JIRA
9 17 (26.56%) Functional Testing
10 16 (25.00%) Confluence
10 16 (25.00%) QA
10 16 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
11 15 (23.44%) HP ALM
11 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
12 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
12 14 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (20.31%) Gatling
13 13 (20.31%) ISEB
13 13 (20.31%) SQL
14 12 (18.75%) Python
14 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
14 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
14 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (18.75%) Kanban
15 11 (17.19%) Cucumber
15 11 (17.19%) SOASTA, Inc
15 11 (17.19%) AppDynamics
15 11 (17.19%) Finance

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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 16 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (4.69%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.56%) nginx
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.38%) GitHub
4 5 (7.81%) BlazeMeter
4 5 (7.81%) BrowserStack
5 4 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (6.25%) Slack
6 1 (1.56%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) SMS
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.81%) MySQL
3 3 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.13%) Impala
4 2 (3.13%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.13%) QlikView
5 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.56%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.56%) HBase
5 1 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 40 (62.50%) JMeter
2 24 (37.50%) Selenium
3 22 (34.38%) JIRA
4 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
5 13 (20.31%) Gatling
6 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 11 (17.19%) Cucumber
8 10 (15.63%) SoapUI
9 8 (12.50%) The Grinder
10 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
11 5 (7.81%) Zephyr
12 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
12 4 (6.25%) JUnit
12 4 (6.25%) TeamCity
13 3 (4.69%) NeoLoad
14 2 (3.13%) Appium
14 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
14 2 (3.13%) Maven
14 2 (3.13%) Protractor
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Tester
2 19 (29.69%) Test Leader
3 15 (23.44%) Performance Test Leader
3 15 (23.44%) Performance Tester
4 6 (9.38%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Performance Tester
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Tester
5 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 3 (4.69%) LoadRunner Tester
7 3 (4.69%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) RESTful
2 6 (9.38%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.38%) Web Services
2 6 (9.38%) XML
3 5 (7.81%) SOAP
4 3 (4.69%) JSON
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.56%) Ajax
5 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) Express
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.56%) jQuery
5 1 (1.56%) Kafka
5 1 (1.56%) Node.js
5 1 (1.56%) React
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) New Media
3 4 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.56%) CMDB
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (76.56%) Performance Testing
2 32 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (39.06%) Scrum
5 24 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (26.56%) Functional Testing
7 16 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
9 14 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (18.75%) Kanban
11 10 (15.63%) BDD
12 9 (14.06%) Acceptance Criteria
12 9 (14.06%) API Testing
12 9 (14.06%) Logistics
12 9 (14.06%) TDD
12 9 (14.06%) Test Strategy
13 8 (12.50%) Open Source
14 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (9.38%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) Java
2 13 (20.31%) SQL
3 12 (18.75%) Python
4 8 (12.50%) Scala
5 6 (9.38%) C
5 6 (9.38%) C#
5 6 (9.38%) C++
6 4 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.56%) COBOL
9 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.56%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) PL/1
9 1 (1.56%) REXX
9 1 (1.56%) VB
9 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) ISEB
2 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) QA
2 5 (7.81%) GDPR
3 2 (3.13%) PMO
4 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) ACF2
2 1 (1.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) HP ALM
2 4 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (4.69%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.69%) Prometheus
4 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.56%) Grafana
5 1 (1.56%) Kibana
5 1 (1.56%) logstash
5 1 (1.56%) Nagios
5 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) HP
2 11 (17.19%) AppDynamics
2 11 (17.19%) SOASTA, Inc
3 7 (10.94%) Dynatrace
4 5 (7.81%) Atlassian
5 4 (6.25%) New Relic
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (1.56%) IBM
8 1 (1.56%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (1.56%) Perforce
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.56%) Splunk
8 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.56%) TOWER Software