Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 618 684 656
Rank change year-on-year +66 -28 -40
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 253 193 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.20% 1.03% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 128 133
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £327 £310 £308
90th Percentile £538 £579 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £403
% change year-on-year +0.59% +4.97% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.70% - -
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 21,108 18,724 16,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.30% 18.47% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,422 13,100 10,701
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £630 £613 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +6.55% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 240 270
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.85 £29.00 £21.89
90th Percentile £55.00 £67.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% +2.50%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +81 241 £427 -2.40% 44
UK excluding London +33 174 £425 +0.59% 33
London +14 75 £440 +3.53% 16
North of England +23 62 £425 -10.53% 4
South East +5 38 £475 +22.58% 9
North West +22 34 £450 +20.00% 1
Midlands +25 29 £425 +19.30% 4
West Midlands +4 23 £410 +17.14% 4
East of England +26 21 £400 -11.11% 4
North East -9 15 £425 -10.53% 1
South West -31 14 £365 -2.67% 7
Yorkshire -12 13 £345 -23.33% 2
Scotland -16 8 £388 -6.63% 3
East Midlands +9 6 £450 +24.14%
Wales -4 1 £338 +12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 143 (56.52%) JMeter
2 132 (52.17%) Performance Testing
3 125 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (47.04%) Test Automation
5 86 (33.99%) JIRA
6 74 (29.25%) Selenium
7 71 (28.06%) HP
8 67 (26.48%) Test Scripting
9 64 (25.30%) QA
10 63 (24.90%) SQL
11 62 (24.51%) Confluence
11 62 (24.51%) Test Strategy
12 61 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (22.92%) Non-Functional Testing
13 58 (22.92%) BDD
13 58 (22.92%) SDLC
14 55 (21.74%) Scrum
14 55 (21.74%) Jenkins
15 51 (20.16%) HP UFT
16 47 (18.58%) Oracle
16 47 (18.58%) Java
17 45 (17.79%) ISTQB
18 40 (15.81%) SoapUI
19 39 (15.42%) Functional Testing
19 39 (15.42%) Microservices
19 39 (15.42%) Integration Testing
20 37 (14.62%) Coaching
20 37 (14.62%) REST
21 32 (12.65%) Mentoring
21 32 (12.65%) Git (software)

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 62 (24.51%) Confluence
2 16 (6.32%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.58%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.19%) JBoss
4 3 (1.19%) SAS
5 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.79%) CMS
5 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.40%) CICS
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.46%) Slack
2 20 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.72%) BlazeMeter
4 12 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.95%) GitHub
6 7 (2.77%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.58%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (1.19%) CloudTest
10 2 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.40%) Akamai
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.40%) Office 365
11 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.11%) Internet
2 16 (6.32%) HTTP
3 9 (3.56%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.98%) Firewall
5 4 (1.58%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.79%) FTP
6 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.79%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.72%) Pentaho
2 13 (5.14%) Impala
3 11 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.56%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (3.56%) MySQL
4 9 (3.56%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.56%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (3.16%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.77%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.19%) DB2
10 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.79%) Power BI
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 143 (56.52%) JMeter
2 86 (33.99%) JIRA
3 74 (29.25%) Selenium
4 55 (21.74%) Jenkins
5 51 (20.16%) HP UFT
6 40 (15.81%) SoapUI
7 32 (12.65%) Git (software)
8 27 (10.67%) Visual Studio
9 26 (10.28%) Burp Suite
10 25 (9.88%) WebDriver
11 19 (7.51%) TeamCity
12 17 (6.72%) Bitbucket
12 17 (6.72%) NeoLoad
12 17 (6.72%) Rational Performance Tester
13 15 (5.93%) Gatling
14 14 (5.53%) Appium
14 14 (5.53%) Cucumber
15 13 (5.14%) SpecFlow
16 11 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (2.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (8.70%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Banking
3 5 (1.98%) Back Office
4 3 (1.19%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Advertising
5 1 (0.40%) Billing
5 1 (0.40%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (37.15%) Tester
2 57 (22.53%) Performance Tester
3 55 (21.74%) Analyst
4 53 (20.95%) Test Analyst
5 37 (14.62%) Test Engineer
6 21 (8.30%) Test Leader
7 18 (7.11%) Test Manager
8 17 (6.72%) Performance Analyst
9 16 (6.32%) Performance Test Analyst
9 16 (6.32%) QA Tester
10 15 (5.93%) Performance Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (4.74%) Performance Test Engineer
12 11 (4.35%) LoadRunner Tester
13 10 (3.95%) Performance Test Leader
14 9 (3.56%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
14 9 (3.56%) Non-Functional Tester
15 8 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
15 8 (3.16%) Senior Test Analyst
16 7 (2.77%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.62%) REST
2 31 (12.25%) Web Services
3 28 (11.07%) SOAP
4 27 (10.67%) .NET
5 12 (4.74%) JSON
6 11 (4.35%) HTML
7 10 (3.95%) Gherkin
8 9 (3.56%) Middleware
9 8 (3.16%) XML
10 7 (2.77%) Ajax
10 7 (2.77%) Node.js
10 7 (2.77%) RESTful
11 4 (1.58%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (1.19%) HTML5
12 3 (1.19%) Nightwatchjs
12 3 (1.19%) WebdriverIO
13 2 (0.79%) Chai
13 2 (0.79%) Django
13 2 (0.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (7.11%) Client/Server
2 14 (5.53%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.16%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.98%) Algorithms
4 5 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.58%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.58%) IVR
5 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.40%) DataPower
6 1 (0.40%) Fintech
6 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.40%) PMI
6 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.67%) Unix
2 19 (7.51%) Linux
3 17 (6.72%) Windows
4 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.40%) Android
5 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (52.17%) Performance Testing
2 125 (49.41%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (47.04%) Test Automation
4 67 (26.48%) Test Scripting
5 62 (24.51%) Test Strategy
6 61 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (22.92%) BDD
7 58 (22.92%) Non-Functional Testing
7 58 (22.92%) SDLC
8 55 (21.74%) Scrum
9 39 (15.42%) Functional Testing
9 39 (15.42%) Integration Testing
9 39 (15.42%) Microservices
10 37 (14.62%) Coaching
11 32 (12.65%) Mentoring
12 31 (12.25%) Software Testing
12 31 (12.25%) Waterfall
13 28 (11.07%) Defect Management
13 28 (11.07%) Scenario Testing
13 28 (11.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.90%) SQL
2 47 (18.58%) Java
3 28 (11.07%) C#
4 15 (5.93%) Python
5 14 (5.53%) C
6 9 (3.56%) Scala
7 8 (3.16%) Ruby
8 7 (2.77%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.98%) C++
9 5 (1.98%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.58%) Groovy
10 4 (1.58%) PHP
11 2 (0.79%) Perl
11 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.79%) VB
11 2 (0.79%) VBA
11 2 (0.79%) VBScript
12 1 (0.40%) COBOL
12 1 (0.40%) PL/1
12 1 (0.40%) REXX
Qualifications
1 45 (17.79%) ISTQB
2 29 (11.46%) ISEB
3 23 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 20 (7.91%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.93%) Degree
6 13 (5.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CSQA
9 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (25.30%) QA
2 23 (9.09%) WCAG
3 14 (5.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.79%) GDPR
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (4.35%) Docker
2 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) ACF2
3 1 (0.40%) RACF
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (10.28%) Nessus
2 25 (9.88%) HP ALM
3 10 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.77%) nmon
4 7 (2.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.58%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.58%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.19%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.19%) Kibana
7 2 (0.79%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.40%) Ansible
8 1 (0.40%) Puppet
8 1 (0.40%) rkt
8 1 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 71 (28.06%) HP
2 47 (18.58%) Oracle
3 17 (6.72%) IBM
4 15 (5.93%) AppDynamics
5 11 (4.35%) Dynatrace
6 10 (3.95%) New Relic
7 9 (3.56%) SOASTA, Inc
8 6 (2.37%) CA
8 6 (2.37%) Micro Focus
8 6 (2.37%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.98%) SAP
10 4 (1.58%) Perfecto Mobile
10 4 (1.58%) Splunk
11 3 (1.19%) BMC
11 3 (1.19%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 3 (1.19%) VMware
12 2 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.79%) Google
12 2 (0.79%) Orchard
12 2 (0.79%) ServiceNow