Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 October 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 347 352
Rank change year-on-year +32 +5 -48
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 49 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 1.30% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 45
South East median daily rate £408 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +20.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £310 £365 £311
90th Percentile £475 £493 £469
England median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £13.50
England median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2869 2607 2480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.67% 15.35% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1608 1527
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 76 56
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31.50 £35.88 £22.50
90th Percentile £61.69 £59.31 £50.63
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% +2.67%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the South East

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the South East

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in the South East

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the South East

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Thames Valley +18 19 £393 +4.67% 1
Hampshire +5 18 £413 -8.33%
Berkshire +16 9 £338 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 -
Kent - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £401 -
Surrey - 4 £450 - 1
Middlesex +7 1 £450 -
West Sussex +6 1 - -
East Sussex +4 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 South East region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 32 (65.31%) HP
2 30 (61.22%) Test Automation
3 27 (55.10%) Selenium
3 27 (55.10%) Performance Testing
4 26 (53.06%) Java
5 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (40.82%) JMeter
6 20 (40.82%) SoapUI
7 16 (32.65%) BDD
7 16 (32.65%) API Testing
8 15 (30.61%) Test Strategy
8 15 (30.61%) Scrum
8 15 (30.61%) .NET
8 15 (30.61%) Oracle
8 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
9 14 (28.57%) ISEB
9 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 14 (28.57%) HP UFT
9 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (26.53%) Cucumber
10 13 (26.53%) Web Services
10 13 (26.53%) Windows
10 13 (26.53%) Linux
10 13 (26.53%) Finance
10 13 (26.53%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (24.49%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (22.45%) SDLC
12 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
12 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (22.45%) QA

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (18.37%) Confluence
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.12%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (4.08%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) PuTTY
1 10 (20.41%) WinSCP
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) FTP
2 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) HTTP
4 1 (2.04%) 4G
4 1 (2.04%) LTE
4 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (55.10%) Selenium
2 20 (40.82%) JMeter
2 20 (40.82%) SoapUI
3 14 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 13 (26.53%) Cucumber
5 11 (22.45%) JIRA
6 10 (20.41%) Ant
6 10 (20.41%) Eclipse
6 10 (20.41%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (20.41%) SpecFlow
6 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (20.41%) TestNG
7 8 (16.33%) WebDriver
8 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
9 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
9 5 (10.20%) JUnit
10 4 (8.16%) Gatling
11 3 (6.12%) Appium
11 3 (6.12%) Maven
12 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Tester
2 13 (26.53%) Performance Tester
3 11 (22.45%) Automation Tester
4 10 (20.41%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Test Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Java Automation Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) .NET
2 13 (26.53%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) Middleware
3 4 (8.16%) SOAP
4 3 (6.12%) React Native
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Test Automation
2 27 (55.10%) Performance Testing
3 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.65%) API Testing
4 16 (32.65%) BDD
5 15 (30.61%) Scrum
5 15 (30.61%) Test Strategy
6 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (26.53%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (24.49%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
9 11 (22.45%) SDLC
10 10 (20.41%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
11 7 (14.29%) TDD
12 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
12 6 (12.24%) Defect Management
12 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
13 5 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
13 5 (10.20%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) F#
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) C#
5 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.20%) C
7 4 (8.16%) Ruby
8 3 (6.12%) Groovy
8 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) ISEB
2 9 (18.37%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.12%) Degree
7 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) vSphere
2 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) HP
2 15 (30.61%) Oracle
3 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.33%) VMware
5 6 (12.24%) Software AG
5 6 (12.24%) webMethods
6 4 (8.16%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.04%) Veracode