Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 658 665 634
Rank change year-on-year +7 -31 -17
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 184 230 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.11% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 131 130
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £274
90th Percentile £535 £594 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £413 £380
% change year-on-year -0.24% +8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 17,999 20,760 16,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.43% 20.06% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,824 14,267 11,367
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +6.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 237 333
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £27.15 £26.40 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £59.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 18 July 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 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 18 July 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 +2 159 £421 -1.06% 30
UK excluding London +31 121 £412 -0.24% 22
London +15 52 £406 -9.72% 12
South East -6 38 £425 +17.24% 6
North of England +49 33 £375 -14.29% 8
East of England +9 16 £358 -40.42%
North West +20 15 £421 +1.94% 4
South West -9 13 £500 +34.77% 1
North East +26 11 £375 -21.05% 1
Scotland +17 11 £375 -11.76% 2
Yorkshire +22 7 - - 3
Midlands +20 7 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands +15 6 £400 +3.23% 3
Channel Islands -4 2 - -
East Midlands +20 1 £450 +9.09%
Wales +7 1 £338 +62.65% 2

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 102 (55.43%) Performance Testing
2 101 (54.89%) Test Automation
3 96 (52.17%) JMeter
4 76 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (41.30%) Selenium
5 62 (33.70%) HP
6 59 (32.07%) QA
7 54 (29.35%) Java
7 54 (29.35%) Non-Functional Testing
8 47 (25.54%) Test Strategy
9 46 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 44 (23.91%) SQL
11 42 (22.83%) ISEB
12 40 (21.74%) JIRA
13 37 (20.11%) Scrum
14 36 (19.57%) C#
14 36 (19.57%) Defect Management
15 35 (19.02%) Oracle
15 35 (19.02%) Test Scripting
16 32 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (17.39%) DevOps
17 31 (16.85%) BDD
18 29 (15.76%) SoapUI
19 28 (15.22%) Confluence
19 28 (15.22%) HP UFT
20 26 (14.13%) Web Services
20 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
20 26 (14.13%) Jenkins
21 25 (13.59%) SpecFlow
21 25 (13.59%) SDLC

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 28 (15.22%) Confluence
2 5 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.54%) SAS
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.63%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.54%) Maximo
3 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.26%) Akamai
3 6 (3.26%) BrowserStack
3 6 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.17%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.63%) GitHub
5 3 (1.63%) Slack
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.54%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.52%) Internet
2 7 (3.80%) HTTP
3 5 (2.72%) SAN
4 2 (1.09%) Firewall
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) Pentaho
2 10 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.80%) Impala
3 7 (3.80%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.72%) Blockchain
4 5 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.17%) MySQL
6 2 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 96 (52.17%) JMeter
2 76 (41.30%) Selenium
3 40 (21.74%) JIRA
4 29 (15.76%) SoapUI
5 28 (15.22%) HP UFT
6 26 (14.13%) Jenkins
7 25 (13.59%) SpecFlow
8 20 (10.87%) Visual Studio
9 19 (10.33%) Rational Performance Tester
10 17 (9.24%) Cucumber
11 16 (8.70%) NeoLoad
12 15 (8.15%) Appium
12 15 (8.15%) WebDriver
13 14 (7.61%) TeamCity
14 12 (6.52%) LoadUI
14 12 (6.52%) WebLOAD
15 10 (5.43%) TestComplete
16 7 (3.80%) Git (software)
17 6 (3.26%) WinRunner
18 5 (2.72%) TestRail
General
1 21 (11.41%) Finance
2 5 (2.72%) Front Office
3 4 (2.17%) Banking
4 3 (1.63%) Back Office
4 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (36.96%) Tester
2 44 (23.91%) Analyst
3 39 (21.20%) Performance Tester
3 39 (21.20%) Test Analyst
4 23 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) Developer
5 17 (9.24%) Performance Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) Test Manager
6 16 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 15 (8.15%) Performance Test Engineer
8 12 (6.52%) QA Tester
9 11 (5.98%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Performance Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Performance Test Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Test Leader
11 9 (4.89%) Senior Performance Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Senior Test Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (4.35%) Developer in Test
12 8 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.13%) Web Services
2 21 (11.41%) SOAP
3 17 (9.24%) HTML
3 17 (9.24%) RESTful
4 15 (8.15%) Gherkin
5 12 (6.52%) HTML5
6 10 (5.43%) Ajax
7 9 (4.89%) .NET
7 9 (4.89%) Spring
8 8 (4.35%) JSON
8 8 (4.35%) REST
9 7 (3.80%) Node.js
9 7 (3.80%) XML
10 6 (3.26%) GraphQL
11 5 (2.72%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (2.17%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.17%) J2EE
13 3 (1.63%) CSS
13 3 (1.63%) React
14 2 (1.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.07%) Client/Server
3 12 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.72%) Derivative
5 5 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.54%) HACMP
9 1 (0.54%) Life Science
9 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) PMI
9 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.50%) Linux
2 16 (8.70%) Windows
3 8 (4.35%) Android
4 7 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.26%) Unix
6 3 (1.63%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (55.43%) Performance Testing
2 101 (54.89%) Test Automation
3 76 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (29.35%) Non-Functional Testing
5 47 (25.54%) Test Strategy
6 37 (20.11%) Scrum
7 36 (19.57%) Defect Management
8 35 (19.02%) Test Scripting
9 32 (17.39%) DevOps
10 31 (16.85%) BDD
11 25 (13.59%) SDLC
11 25 (13.59%) TDD
11 25 (13.59%) Test Management
12 24 (13.04%) Software Testing
13 23 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (12.50%) Functional Testing
14 21 (11.41%) Kanban
15 20 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (9.78%) Acceptance Criteria
17 17 (9.24%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.35%) Java
2 44 (23.91%) SQL
3 36 (19.57%) C#
4 15 (8.15%) VB
5 13 (7.07%) C++
6 12 (6.52%) C
6 12 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.98%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.89%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.80%) Python
10 6 (3.26%) Ruby
11 4 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.63%) Java 8
13 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.09%) XPath
14 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 42 (22.83%) ISEB
3 26 (14.13%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (7.61%) Degree
6 13 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.43%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.89%) MCP
8 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.89%) OCP
8 9 (4.89%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (4.89%) SAP Certification
9 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.54%) CSQA
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (32.07%) QA
2 6 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.72%) GDPR
4 2 (1.09%) WCAG
5 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.72%) XenApp
1 5 (2.72%) XenDesktop
2 4 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (9.24%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (7.07%) HP ALM
3 6 (3.26%) Kibana
4 5 (2.72%) Nessus
5 2 (1.09%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.54%) Ansible
6 1 (0.54%) nmon
6 1 (0.54%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 62 (33.70%) HP
2 35 (19.02%) Oracle
3 23 (12.50%) Micro Focus
4 16 (8.70%) IBM
5 15 (8.15%) SAP
6 14 (7.61%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.80%) Citrix
8 6 (3.26%) Google
9 4 (2.17%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.17%) Charles River
10 3 (1.63%) CA
11 2 (1.09%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (1.09%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 1 (0.54%) Cisco
12 1 (0.54%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.54%) VMware