Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 642 602 604
Rank change year-on-year -40 +2 -98
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 213 293 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.26% 1.74% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 198 160
UK median daily rate £400 £420 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.57% -3.92%
10th Percentile £268 £282 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +1.33% +4.08% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK 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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16861 16873 14884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.73% 15.33% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11497 11471 9662
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £298 £269
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 293 263
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.79%
10th Percentile £28.75 £26.25 £21.90
90th Percentile £57.88 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -

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 23 July 2017.

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

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Top 16 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 23 July 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
England -8 187 £400 -5.88% 14
UK excluding London +30 137 £380 +1.33% 11
London -28 72 £450 +5.88% 4
South East +46 51 £395 -12.22%
North of England +25 26 £388 +19.23% 4
Scotland +23 20 £415 +18.57% 1
South West +5 19 £363 -9.38% 4
Yorkshire +34 18 £525 +41.89% 1
East of England +2 9 £325 -31.58%
Midlands +18 8 £319 -54.46% 2
North East +31 6 £375 +20.97% 1
West Midlands +29 5 £300 -25.00%
East Midlands -13 3 £344 -50.89% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £261 -
North West +27 2 - - 2
Wales +1 1 £300 -21.31%

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 122 (57.28%) Performance Testing
2 103 (48.36%) HP
3 98 (46.01%) Test Automation
4 89 (41.78%) Java
4 89 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (39.44%) Selenium
6 76 (35.68%) JMeter
7 70 (32.86%) Non-Functional Testing
8 64 (30.05%) SQL
9 62 (29.11%) Test Strategy
10 61 (28.64%) JIRA
11 59 (27.70%) Test Scripting
12 52 (24.41%) Finance
13 50 (23.47%) SoapUI
14 48 (22.54%) Oracle
15 47 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (21.13%) BDD
17 42 (19.72%) Scrum
18 40 (18.78%) QA
19 38 (17.84%) Cucumber
20 36 (16.90%) HP UFT
20 36 (16.90%) Linux
21 35 (16.43%) ISEB
22 32 (15.02%) ISTQB
23 30 (14.08%) Regression Testing
23 30 (14.08%) HP Quality Center
24 29 (13.62%) Windows
25 27 (12.68%) HP SiteScope
26 26 (12.21%) SQL Server
27 25 (11.74%) Jenkins

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 25 (11.74%) Confluence
2 11 (5.16%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.16%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.82%) Apache
4 4 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.41%) nginx
6 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (5.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (2.82%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (2.35%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.41%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.94%) GitHub
4 2 (0.94%) IaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Loggly
4 2 (0.94%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
4 2 (0.94%) SaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.10%) HTTP
2 10 (4.69%) PuTTY
2 10 (4.69%) WinSCP
3 6 (2.82%) LDAP
4 2 (0.94%) Broadband
4 2 (0.94%) Firewall
4 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.47%) 4G
5 1 (0.47%) FTP
5 1 (0.47%) LTE
5 1 (0.47%) SMS
5 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.10%) Oracle Database
2 13 (6.10%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (3.76%) MySQL
5 5 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.88%) Big Data
6 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.41%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.41%) HBase
7 3 (1.41%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.94%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 84 (39.44%) Selenium
2 76 (35.68%) JMeter
3 61 (28.64%) JIRA
4 50 (23.47%) SoapUI
5 38 (17.84%) Cucumber
6 36 (16.90%) HP UFT
7 25 (11.74%) Jenkins
8 22 (10.33%) Git (software)
8 22 (10.33%) WebDriver
9 16 (7.51%) Gatling
9 16 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (7.04%) TeamCity
11 14 (6.57%) Ant
11 14 (6.57%) Eclipse
12 13 (6.10%) TestNG
13 11 (5.16%) JUnit
13 11 (5.16%) Maven
13 11 (5.16%) SpecFlow
14 10 (4.69%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (4.69%) Toad
General
1 52 (24.41%) Finance
2 17 (7.98%) Banking
3 7 (3.29%) Publishing
4 6 (2.82%) Marketing
4 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.41%) Retail
8 2 (0.94%) Law
8 2 (0.94%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (34.74%) Tester
2 66 (30.99%) Analyst
3 55 (25.82%) Test Analyst
4 42 (19.72%) Performance Tester
5 21 (9.86%) Test Manager
6 14 (6.57%) Automation Tester
6 14 (6.57%) Performance Analyst
6 14 (6.57%) Performance Test Analyst
6 14 (6.57%) Test Leader
7 13 (6.10%) Performance Engineer
8 12 (5.63%) Consultant
8 12 (5.63%) Test Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (5.16%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 11 (5.16%) LoadRunner Tester
10 10 (4.69%) Test Consultant
11 9 (4.23%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
11 9 (4.23%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 7 (3.29%) QA Analyst
12 7 (3.29%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.27%) .NET
1 24 (11.27%) SOAP
2 23 (10.80%) Web Services
3 17 (7.98%) J2EE
4 9 (4.23%) Gherkin
4 9 (4.23%) HTML
5 8 (3.76%) XML
6 7 (3.29%) JSON
6 7 (3.29%) Middleware
6 7 (3.29%) RESTful
7 6 (2.82%) Ajax
7 6 (2.82%) ODBC
8 3 (1.41%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.41%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.41%) Kafka
8 3 (1.41%) Spring
9 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.94%) Node.js
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.98%) Client/Server
2 16 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.88%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.41%) PDA
7 2 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.94%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) iPad
8 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.90%) Linux
2 29 (13.62%) Windows
3 18 (8.45%) Unix
4 12 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.94%) OpenVMS
6 2 (0.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (57.28%) Performance Testing
2 98 (46.01%) Test Automation
3 89 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (32.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 62 (29.11%) Test Strategy
6 59 (27.70%) Test Scripting
7 47 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (21.13%) BDD
9 42 (19.72%) Scrum
10 30 (14.08%) Regression Testing
11 24 (11.27%) TDD
12 23 (10.80%) DevOps
12 23 (10.80%) SDLC
12 23 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
13 22 (10.33%) API Testing
13 22 (10.33%) SOA
13 22 (10.33%) Software Testing
14 20 (9.39%) Load Testing
14 20 (9.39%) Performance Engineering
14 20 (9.39%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (41.78%) Java
2 64 (30.05%) SQL
3 21 (9.86%) C#
4 13 (6.10%) C
5 12 (5.63%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.63%) Python
6 11 (5.16%) Ruby
7 10 (4.69%) F#
8 8 (3.76%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.76%) Perl
9 7 (3.29%) VBScript
10 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.35%) Groovy
12 3 (1.41%) C++
12 3 (1.41%) Scala
12 3 (1.41%) VB
13 2 (0.94%) AWK
13 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (16.43%) ISEB
2 32 (15.02%) ISTQB
3 20 (9.39%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.16%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (3.76%) Degree
8 5 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (18.78%) QA
2 5 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (4.69%) vSphere
2 7 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.35%) Docker
4 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.94%) KVM
4 2 (0.94%) LXC
4 2 (0.94%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.47%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 30 (14.08%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (12.68%) HP SiteScope
3 16 (7.51%) OpenView
4 10 (4.69%) vRealize
5 9 (4.23%) Nagios
6 7 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.82%) Grafana
7 6 (2.82%) Graphite
7 6 (2.82%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.88%) Puppet
9 3 (1.41%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.94%) Ansible
10 2 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.94%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.47%) BMC Marimba
11 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.47%) SCCM
11 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (48.36%) HP
2 48 (22.54%) Oracle
3 19 (8.92%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.04%) VMware
5 12 (5.63%) Hyperion
6 10 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.23%) Dynatrace
7 9 (4.23%) SOASTA, Inc
8 7 (3.29%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.82%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.82%) SAP
10 5 (2.35%) IBM
11 4 (1.88%) Splunk
12 3 (1.41%) New Relic
12 3 (1.41%) Perforce
13 2 (0.94%) BMC
13 2 (0.94%) CollabNet
14 1 (0.47%) CA
14 1 (0.47%) Informatica
14 1 (0.47%) Teradata
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