Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 October 2018 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
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 651 656 667
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -98
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 237 227 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 1.24% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 135 154
UK median daily rate £440 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +1.22% +9.33%
10th Percentile £306 £309 £300
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21,645 18,265 17,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 18.38% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,817 12,659 11,639
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 290 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%
10th Percentile £25.49 £30.23 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
England +16 222 £440 +6.02% 31
UK excluding London -37 136 £425 +2.41% 24
London +8 96 £460 +2.22% 11
South East -11 56 £399 -2.15% 2
North of England -23 30 £425 +3.03% 6
East of England +25 24 £475 - 3
North West +4 16 £463 +19.35% 4
South West -28 13 £300 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire -25 11 £338 -28.95% 2
Scotland -42 9 £525 +26.51% 2
North East -1 3 £389 -5.70%
Midlands -26 3 £463 +59.48% 4
West Midlands -17 2 £463 +59.48% 3
Wales - 1 £208 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 138 (58.23%) Performance Testing
2 136 (57.38%) JMeter
3 119 (50.21%) Test Automation
4 115 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (40.93%) Java
6 87 (36.71%) Selenium
7 77 (32.49%) JIRA
8 71 (29.96%) Jenkins
9 67 (28.27%) Scrum
10 66 (27.85%) Test Scripting
11 62 (26.16%) Test Strategy
12 58 (24.47%) Confluence
12 58 (24.47%) HP
13 56 (23.63%) QA
13 56 (23.63%) Non-Functional Testing
14 55 (23.21%) SQL
15 51 (21.52%) ISTQB
16 49 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (18.99%) ISEB
18 44 (18.57%) BDD
19 43 (18.14%) Oracle
20 42 (17.72%) Load Testing
20 42 (17.72%) SoapUI
21 40 (16.88%) HP UFT
22 38 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
23 35 (14.77%) Functional Testing
24 32 (13.50%) Python
24 32 (13.50%) Open Source
25 31 (13.08%) AppDynamics
25 31 (13.08%) Problem-Solving

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 58 (24.47%) Confluence
2 10 (4.22%) Apache Solr
3 7 (2.95%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.11%) CICS
5 3 (1.27%) JBoss
6 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.84%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.84%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 38 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (11.39%) GitHub
3 23 (9.70%) BlazeMeter
4 18 (7.59%) Slack
5 17 (7.17%) BrowserStack
6 11 (4.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (3.80%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (1.27%) CloudTest
8 3 (1.27%) SaaS
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.42%) IaaS
9 1 (0.42%) Office 365
9 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.28%) HTTP
2 9 (3.80%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.95%) SMS
4 6 (2.53%) Internet
5 5 (2.11%) PuTTY
5 5 (2.11%) WinSCP
6 3 (1.27%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.84%) SAN
8 1 (0.42%) Firewall
8 1 (0.42%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.66%) MongoDB
2 16 (6.75%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.33%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.06%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.22%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (3.80%) MySQL
6 9 (3.80%) Pentaho
7 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.53%) Impala
8 6 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.53%) QlikView
9 5 (2.11%) DB2
9 5 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 136 (57.38%) JMeter
2 87 (36.71%) Selenium
3 77 (32.49%) JIRA
4 71 (29.96%) Jenkins
5 42 (17.72%) SoapUI
6 40 (16.88%) HP UFT
7 30 (12.66%) Cucumber
8 26 (10.97%) Gatling
9 23 (9.70%) WebDriver
10 19 (8.02%) Visual Studio
10 19 (8.02%) Zephyr
11 17 (7.17%) TeamCity
11 17 (7.17%) The Grinder
12 16 (6.75%) JUnit
13 14 (5.91%) Bitbucket
14 13 (5.49%) NeoLoad
14 13 (5.49%) SpecFlow
15 12 (5.06%) Git (software)
16 11 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (4.64%) Toad
General
1 27 (11.39%) Finance
2 13 (5.49%) Banking
3 8 (3.38%) Retail
4 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.42%) Law
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (36.71%) Tester
2 55 (23.21%) Performance Tester
3 33 (13.92%) Analyst
4 32 (13.50%) Test Analyst
5 30 (12.66%) Test Leader
6 24 (10.13%) Performance Test Leader
6 24 (10.13%) Test Engineer
7 19 (8.02%) LoadRunner Tester
8 16 (6.75%) Test Manager
9 14 (5.91%) Performance Engineer
10 13 (5.49%) Developer
10 13 (5.49%) Performance Test Engineer
11 12 (5.06%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
12 11 (4.64%) Non-Functional Tester
13 9 (3.80%) Performance Analyst
13 9 (3.80%) Performance Test Analyst
13 9 (3.80%) Senior Tester
14 8 (3.38%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.38%) QA Tester
14 8 (3.38%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.24%) Web Services
2 28 (11.81%) .NET
3 23 (9.70%) REST
4 21 (8.86%) RESTful
4 21 (8.86%) SOAP
5 16 (6.75%) Ajax
6 15 (6.33%) JSON
7 12 (5.06%) XML
8 11 (4.64%) HTML
8 11 (4.64%) Node.js
9 10 (4.22%) jQuery
10 9 (3.80%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.80%) Nightwatchjs
10 9 (3.80%) WebdriverIO
11 8 (3.38%) Chai
11 8 (3.38%) Gherkin
12 7 (2.95%) Middleware
13 6 (2.53%) Spring
14 5 (2.11%) ASP.NET
15 4 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.75%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.22%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.80%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.80%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.53%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.11%) User Experience
7 4 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.27%) New Media
9 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.84%) NHS
10 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.42%) Fintech
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.42%) IVR
10 1 (0.42%) Life Science
10 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.24%) Unix
2 27 (11.39%) Windows
3 26 (10.97%) Linux
4 12 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (58.23%) Performance Testing
2 119 (50.21%) Test Automation
3 115 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (28.27%) Scrum
5 66 (27.85%) Test Scripting
6 62 (26.16%) Test Strategy
7 56 (23.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 49 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (18.57%) BDD
10 42 (17.72%) Load Testing
11 35 (14.77%) Functional Testing
12 32 (13.50%) Open Source
13 31 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (12.66%) TDD
15 27 (11.39%) SDLC
16 26 (10.97%) Scenario Testing
17 25 (10.55%) Microservices
18 23 (9.70%) API Testing
18 23 (9.70%) Kanban
19 22 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (40.93%) Java
2 55 (23.21%) SQL
3 32 (13.50%) Python
4 25 (10.55%) C#
5 19 (8.02%) Scala
6 17 (7.17%) C
7 13 (5.49%) F#
7 13 (5.49%) Ruby
8 12 (5.06%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.64%) C++
9 11 (4.64%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.80%) PHP
10 9 (3.80%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.95%) VB
12 6 (2.53%) VBScript
13 4 (1.69%) Groovy
14 3 (1.27%) Java 8
14 3 (1.27%) Perl
15 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (21.52%) ISTQB
2 45 (18.99%) ISEB
3 28 (11.81%) Security Cleared
4 23 (9.70%) SC Cleared
5 19 (8.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (6.75%) Degree
7 5 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.42%) MCP
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.42%) OCP
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (23.63%) QA
2 8 (3.38%) WCAG
3 7 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.11%) GDPR
5 2 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (10.55%) Docker
2 5 (2.11%) vSphere
3 1 (0.42%) ACF2
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.42%) RACF
3 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (10.55%) HP ALM
2 11 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (4.22%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.22%) Prometheus
4 9 (3.80%) Nessus
5 4 (1.69%) Ansible
5 4 (1.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (1.27%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.84%) nmon
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.84%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 58 (24.47%) HP
2 43 (18.14%) Oracle
3 31 (13.08%) AppDynamics
4 25 (10.55%) Dynatrace
4 25 (10.55%) SOASTA, Inc
5 15 (6.33%) New Relic
5 15 (6.33%) webMethods
6 13 (5.49%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.22%) Software AG
8 9 (3.80%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 9 (3.80%) Perfecto Mobile
9 8 (3.38%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.95%) SAP
11 5 (2.11%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (2.11%) VMware
12 4 (1.69%) Splunk
13 3 (1.27%) BMC
14 2 (0.84%) CA
14 2 (0.84%) IBM