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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 249 246
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 22 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.69% 1.68% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 13
Median daily rate £390 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.85% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £368 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £459 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £338
% change year-on-year +4.72% +9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1300 1312 1203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.73% 14.54% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 807 737
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 23
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -5 6 £438 - 1
Berkshire - 6 £364 -
Kent - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £401 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 33 (63.46%) HP
3 32 (61.54%) Selenium
4 26 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 23 (44.23%) Java
6 21 (40.38%) SQL
7 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (32.69%) Test Strategy
8 16 (30.77%) SoapUI
9 15 (28.85%) API Testing
9 15 (28.85%) ISTQB
9 15 (28.85%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (28.85%) C#
9 15 (28.85%) JMeter
10 14 (26.92%) HP UFT
10 14 (26.92%) Linux
10 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
10 14 (26.92%) JIRA
10 14 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (25.00%) BDD
11 13 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (25.00%) Regression Testing
12 12 (23.08%) ISEB
12 12 (23.08%) SOAP
12 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
12 12 (23.08%) QA
12 12 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (21.15%) .NET
13 11 (21.15%) Scrum
14 10 (19.23%) Oracle

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 (17.31%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) PuTTY
1 4 (7.69%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.92%) 4G
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
2 1 (1.92%) LTE
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 32 (61.54%) Selenium
2 16 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 15 (28.85%) JMeter
4 14 (26.92%) HP UFT
4 14 (26.92%) JIRA
5 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
6 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.69%) Ant
7 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.69%) JUnit
7 4 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 4 (7.69%) TestNG
7 4 (7.69%) Toad
8 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Tester
2 12 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 11 (21.15%) Performance Tester
4 9 (17.31%) Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Automation Tester
5 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Test Automation Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
7 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
7 4 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Test Automation Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Test Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Web Tester
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) SOAP
2 11 (21.15%) .NET
3 5 (9.62%) Middleware
3 5 (9.62%) Web Services
4 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 3 (5.77%) XML
5 3 (5.77%) XML Messaging
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) iPad
2 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 6 (11.54%) Unix
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 26 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) Test Strategy
4 15 (28.85%) API Testing
5 14 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 13 (25.00%) BDD
6 13 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 12 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (21.15%) Scrum
9 9 (17.31%) Test Management
10 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 8 (15.38%) SDLC
10 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
11 7 (13.46%) Defect Management
11 7 (13.46%) SOA
12 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
12 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
2 21 (40.38%) SQL
3 15 (28.85%) C#
4 4 (7.69%) C
4 4 (7.69%) F#
4 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) ISTQB
2 12 (23.08%) ISEB
3 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (7.69%) vSphere
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) HP
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (5.77%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago