Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 534 473
Rank change year-on-year -18 -61 +31
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 87 74 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.90% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 100
London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £284 £313 £269
90th Percentile £575 £588 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +2.74%
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 9540 8181 7137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.24% 18.09% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7209 5929 5252
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 19
London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.05 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +4 22 £400 -5.88% 3
West London -2 2 £450 +63.64%
South London -36 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 48 (55.17%) HP
2 47 (54.02%) Performance Testing
3 45 (51.72%) JMeter
4 38 (43.68%) Non-Functional Testing
5 37 (42.53%) Test Automation
5 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (35.63%) Java
7 25 (28.74%) JIRA
8 21 (24.14%) Finance
9 20 (22.99%) Test Scripting
9 20 (22.99%) BDD
10 19 (21.84%) Selenium
11 18 (20.69%) SQL
12 16 (18.39%) Scrum
12 16 (18.39%) QA
12 16 (18.39%) Test Strategy
13 15 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (17.24%) Oracle
14 14 (16.09%) TDD
14 14 (16.09%) Banking
14 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
14 14 (16.09%) Test Planning
15 13 (14.94%) Python
16 12 (13.79%) Gherkin
17 11 (12.64%) Functional Testing
17 11 (12.64%) HP SiteScope
17 11 (12.64%) WebDriver
17 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
17 11 (12.64%) NeoLoad
17 11 (12.64%) Gatling

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 8 (9.20%) Confluence
2 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.60%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) nginx
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (2.30%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.15%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) SMS
2 4 (4.60%) HTTP
2 4 (4.60%) LDAP
3 1 (1.15%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Big Data
2 5 (5.75%) MySQL
3 4 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.15%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.15%) HBase
5 1 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) QlikView
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (51.72%) JMeter
2 25 (28.74%) JIRA
3 19 (21.84%) Selenium
4 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.64%) Gatling
5 11 (12.64%) NeoLoad
5 11 (12.64%) WebDriver
6 9 (10.34%) Appium
6 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
6 9 (10.34%) HP UFT
6 9 (10.34%) JUnit
7 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.05%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (6.90%) LoadUI
8 6 (6.90%) SoapUI
9 5 (5.75%) Fiddler
10 4 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.60%) Bitbucket
10 4 (4.60%) Log4j
10 4 (4.60%) Maven
General
1 21 (24.14%) Finance
2 14 (16.09%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.60%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Analyst
2 17 (19.54%) Tester
3 13 (14.94%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.79%) Consultant
5 11 (12.64%) Test Consultant
6 10 (11.49%) Performance Consultant
6 10 (11.49%) Performance Test Consultant
6 10 (11.49%) Performance Tester
6 10 (11.49%) Test Leader
7 8 (9.20%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.05%) Performance Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.60%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.60%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Test Analyst
11 3 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) Gherkin
2 8 (9.20%) Web Services
3 7 (8.05%) .NET
4 5 (5.75%) HTML
4 5 (5.75%) SOAP
5 4 (4.60%) Ajax
5 4 (4.60%) ODBC
6 2 (2.30%) WebSockets
6 2 (2.30%) XML
7 1 (1.15%) BAPI
7 1 (1.15%) COM
7 1 (1.15%) HTML5
7 1 (1.15%) Java EE
7 1 (1.15%) JSON
7 1 (1.15%) Node.js
7 1 (1.15%) REST
7 1 (1.15%) RESTful
7 1 (1.15%) WPF
7 1 (1.15%) WSDL
7 1 (1.15%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.90%) PDA
4 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.60%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.30%) iPad
7 2 (2.30%) iPhone
7 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Android
3 3 (3.45%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.02%) Performance Testing
2 38 (43.68%) Non-Functional Testing
3 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (42.53%) Test Automation
4 20 (22.99%) BDD
4 20 (22.99%) Test Scripting
5 16 (18.39%) Scrum
5 16 (18.39%) Test Strategy
6 14 (16.09%) TDD
6 14 (16.09%) Test Planning
7 11 (12.64%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Load Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Performance Engineering
9 8 (9.20%) Software Delivery
10 7 (8.05%) Defect Management
10 7 (8.05%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (6.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) Java
2 18 (20.69%) SQL
3 13 (14.94%) Python
4 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.60%) Groovy
5 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.45%) Scala
6 2 (2.30%) C
6 2 (2.30%) C++
6 2 (2.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.15%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) F#
7 1 (1.15%) Perl
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) ISEB
2 9 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (9.20%) ISTQB
4 7 (8.05%) Degree
5 5 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.39%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) GDPR
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (12.64%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (5.75%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (5.75%) Nagios
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (4.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (4.60%) Grafana
4 4 (4.60%) Graphite
4 4 (4.60%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.45%) Perfmon
5 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.15%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 48 (55.17%) HP
2 15 (17.24%) Oracle
3 9 (10.34%) Atlassian
3 9 (10.34%) Dynatrace
4 4 (4.60%) Hyperion
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.60%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.45%) AppDynamics
5 3 (3.45%) New Relic
5 3 (3.45%) SAP
6 2 (2.30%) IBM
6 2 (2.30%) Informatica
6 2 (2.30%) Neustar
6 2 (2.30%) VMware
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.15%) Perforce
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) Teradata
7 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.15%) webMethods