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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 247 243
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 29 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.42% 1.62% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 11
Median daily rate £406 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1199 1234 1225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.30% 13.30% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 795 702
Median daily rate £403 £375 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +3.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 41
Median hourly rate £45.87 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £104.37 £54.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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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

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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

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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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the South East

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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 28 March 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
Kent - 12 £413 -
Surrey +13 5 £415 -7.77% 1
Hampshire +4 4 £325 -35.64% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £410 - 1
Berkshire +25 3 £313 +4.16% 1
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England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 29 (67.44%) Selenium
2 25 (58.14%) Performance Testing
3 19 (44.19%) HP
4 15 (34.88%) Java
5 14 (32.56%) SQL
6 13 (30.23%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (30.23%) SoapUI
7 12 (27.91%) JIRA
7 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
7 12 (27.91%) SOAP
8 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
9 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
10 9 (20.93%) Test Management
10 9 (20.93%) C#
10 9 (20.93%) .NET
10 9 (20.93%) JMeter
11 8 (18.60%) Scrum
11 8 (18.60%) Linux
11 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
11 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
11 8 (18.60%) API Testing
12 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
12 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (16.28%) Process Improvement
12 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
12 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
12 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
13 6 (13.95%) Telecoms

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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 2 (4.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) PuTTY
1 2 (4.65%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (67.44%) Selenium
2 13 (30.23%) SoapUI
3 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
3 12 (27.91%) JIRA
4 9 (20.93%) JMeter
5 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
6 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
6 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
7 4 (9.30%) Ant
7 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
7 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.98%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.98%) JBehave
8 3 (6.98%) QADirector
8 3 (6.98%) QARun
9 2 (4.65%) Appium
9 2 (4.65%) Gradle
9 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.65%) TestNG
General
1 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Tester
2 13 (30.23%) Test Manager
3 9 (20.93%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Performance Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Test Automation Manager
7 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce Manager
7 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner Tester
7 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Test Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Test Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) SOAP
2 9 (20.93%) .NET
3 6 (13.95%) XML
4 5 (11.63%) RESTful
5 4 (9.30%) XML Messaging
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.65%) CSS
7 2 (4.65%) HTML
7 2 (4.65%) JDBC
7 2 (4.65%) JSON
7 2 (4.65%) Middleware
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (4.65%) Web Services
7 2 (4.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) iPad
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Performance Testing
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Test Management
4 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
5 8 (18.60%) API Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
6 7 (16.28%) Process Improvement
6 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Load Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) People Management
9 4 (9.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 9 (20.93%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) F#
6 2 (4.65%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (13.95%) ISEB
4 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 2 (4.65%) vRealize
4 1 (2.33%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (2.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
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