Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 542 557 529
Rank change year-on-year +15 -28 -27
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 53 88 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 0.89% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 40
London median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £358 £256
90th Percentile £525 £650 £558
England median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.12% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -46.15% - -

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 8,190 9,930 7,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.92% 21.36% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,812 7,424 5,774
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £480 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +1.05% +6.74% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 35
London median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £23.25 £17.00 £21.14
90th Percentile £56.30 £165.00 £56.25
England median hourly rate £44.92 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.68% - -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +10 15 £452 +6.35% 3
West London +18 2 £413 - 1
East London - 2 - - 1
North London - 1 £388 - 1
South London - 1 £315 -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 39 (73.58%) Test Automation
2 37 (69.81%) Performance Testing
3 33 (62.26%) Selenium
4 28 (52.83%) JMeter
5 25 (47.17%) HP
6 23 (43.40%) C#
6 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (41.51%) QA
7 22 (41.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (35.85%) SpecFlow
9 17 (32.08%) DevOps
9 17 (32.08%) Java
10 16 (30.19%) IBM
10 16 (30.19%) Rational Performance Tester
11 15 (28.30%) Web Services
12 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
12 14 (26.42%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (24.53%) Appium
13 13 (24.53%) Test Strategy
13 13 (24.53%) RESTful
13 13 (24.53%) Windows
13 13 (24.53%) WebDriver
13 13 (24.53%) Manual Testing
14 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (22.64%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (20.75%) BDD
15 11 (20.75%) Gherkin
15 11 (20.75%) Scrum
16 10 (18.87%) Finance
16 10 (18.87%) JIRA

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 4 (7.55%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (7.55%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (5.66%) BrowserStack
6 2 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (3.77%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.89%) GitHub
7 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Blockchain
2 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (62.26%) Selenium
2 28 (52.83%) JMeter
3 19 (35.85%) SpecFlow
4 16 (30.19%) Rational Performance Tester
5 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
6 13 (24.53%) Appium
6 13 (24.53%) WebDriver
7 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
7 10 (18.87%) JIRA
8 9 (16.98%) TeamCity
9 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
10 5 (9.43%) WinRunner
11 4 (7.55%) TestRail
12 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
13 2 (3.77%) Gatling
13 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
13 2 (3.77%) Introscope
13 2 (3.77%) NeoLoad
13 2 (3.77%) Robot Framework
14 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Front Office
3 3 (5.66%) Back Office
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Tester
2 14 (26.42%) Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Developer
4 12 (22.64%) Test Analyst
5 10 (18.87%) Automation Tester
6 7 (13.21%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) Performance Tester
7 6 (11.32%) Test Automation Developer
7 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
8 5 (9.43%) Developer in Test
8 5 (9.43%) Front Office Developer
8 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
8 5 (9.43%) Office Automation Developer
8 5 (9.43%) Performance Test Leader
8 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) Web Services
2 13 (24.53%) RESTful
3 11 (20.75%) Gherkin
4 9 (16.98%) SOAP
5 7 (13.21%) .NET
6 4 (7.55%) REST
6 4 (7.55%) Spring
7 3 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (3.77%) HTML
8 2 (3.77%) JSON
9 1 (1.89%) J2EE
9 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Derivative
3 4 (7.55%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.66%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Test Automation
2 37 (69.81%) Performance Testing
3 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (32.08%) DevOps
5 14 (26.42%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (24.53%) Manual Testing
6 13 (24.53%) Test Strategy
7 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (22.64%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (20.75%) BDD
8 11 (20.75%) Scrum
9 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Kanban
9 9 (16.98%) SDET
10 8 (15.09%) TDD
11 7 (13.21%) Defect Management
11 7 (13.21%) SDLC
11 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
12 6 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) C#
2 17 (32.08%) Java
3 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.43%) C++
5 4 (7.55%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.77%) XPath
7 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.89%) Java 8
7 1 (1.89%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 7 (13.21%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) CSQA
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (41.51%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.66%) Kibana
3 2 (3.77%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.77%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) HP
2 16 (30.19%) IBM
3 6 (11.32%) Google
4 3 (5.66%) CA
4 3 (5.66%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.77%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com