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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 482 517
Rank change year-on-year -25 +35  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 96 164 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.17% 1.99% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 104 65
Median daily rate £363 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £306 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £594 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8205 8230 7252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.40% 14.73% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5577 5585 4642
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 160 140
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £27.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £49.90 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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

LoadRunner
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England -15 86 £363 -14.70% 24
South East +32 28 £380 -18.71%
London -16 28 £400 -5.88% 10
Kent - 12 £413 -
South West -2 10 £369 -4.83% 3
East of England 0 7 £325 -13.33% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £325 - 1
Essex - 6 £325 - 1
Berkshire +24 5 £338 -
Yorkshire +20 5 £375 -1.63% 1
Scotland +28 4 £388 +14.39%
West Midlands +25 4 £300 -
Hampshire +1 4 £325 -27.77%
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Reading - 4 £338 -
High Wycombe - 4 - -
Leeds +21 3 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire +20 3 £375 - 1
Edinburgh +16 3 £388 -
Birmingham +9 3 £300 -
Wiltshire -3 3 £350 -6.66%
East Midlands -19 3 £344 -50.89% 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £344 -
County Antrim - 3 £261 -
Belfast - 3 £261 -
Northampton - 3 £344 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £261 -
Surrey -1 2 £525 +5.00%
Havant -2 2 £370 -
Glasgow -2 2 £388 +14.39%

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 109 (54.50%) Selenium
2 94 (47.00%) Performance Testing
2 94 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (40.50%) JMeter
4 77 (38.50%) Java
5 68 (34.00%) HP
6 54 (27.00%) JIRA
7 53 (26.50%) SoapUI
8 49 (24.50%) QA
8 49 (24.50%) SQL
9 45 (22.50%) HP UFT
10 44 (22.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 40 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 39 (19.50%) Test Strategy
12 39 (19.50%) BDD
13 38 (19.00%) Scrum
13 38 (19.00%) SOAP
14 35 (17.50%) Finance
15 34 (17.00%) ISEB
15 34 (17.00%) Test Management
15 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
15 34 (17.00%) Test Automation
16 33 (16.50%) Oracle
17 31 (15.50%) ISTQB
17 31 (15.50%) Cucumber
18 30 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
19 28 (14.00%) TDD
20 27 (13.50%) Software Testing
20 27 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (13.50%) 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 19 (9.50%) Confluence
2 10 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.50%) BrowserStack
3 3 (1.50%) GitHub
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.00%) Loggly
4 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.00%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.00%) HTTP
2 7 (3.50%) PuTTY
2 7 (3.50%) WinSCP
3 5 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.00%) Firewall
5 1 (0.50%) FTP
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.50%) Big Data
6 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.50%) MySQL
7 2 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) Informix
7 2 (1.00%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 109 (54.50%) Selenium
2 81 (40.50%) JMeter
3 54 (27.00%) JIRA
4 53 (26.50%) SoapUI
5 45 (22.50%) HP UFT
6 31 (15.50%) Cucumber
7 27 (13.50%) Jenkins
8 17 (8.50%) Git (software)
9 16 (8.00%) Ant
10 14 (7.00%) WebDriver
11 12 (6.00%) Maven
11 12 (6.00%) SpecFlow
11 12 (6.00%) TeamCity
12 11 (5.50%) Eclipse
12 11 (5.50%) JUnit
12 11 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (4.50%) Gradle
14 8 (4.00%) Subversion
14 8 (4.00%) TestNG
14 8 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 35 (17.50%) Finance
2 14 (7.00%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.00%) Marketing
4 4 (2.00%) Retail
5 3 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Law
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (35.50%) Tester
2 60 (30.00%) Analyst
3 54 (27.00%) Test Analyst
4 43 (21.50%) Performance Tester
5 21 (10.50%) Test Manager
6 18 (9.00%) Performance Analyst
6 18 (9.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 13 (6.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 12 (6.00%) Automation Tester
8 12 (6.00%) Developer
9 11 (5.50%) QA Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) Test Engineer
12 8 (4.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
12 8 (4.00%) LoadRunner Tester
12 8 (4.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.00%) SOAP
2 26 (13.00%) XML
3 21 (10.50%) .NET
4 19 (9.50%) Web Services
5 18 (9.00%) RESTful
6 14 (7.00%) J2EE
7 13 (6.50%) JSON
8 12 (6.00%) JDBC
9 11 (5.50%) HTML
10 10 (5.00%) CSS
10 10 (5.00%) XSD
11 5 (2.50%) Middleware
12 4 (2.00%) XML Messaging
13 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
14 2 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
15 1 (0.50%) EDIFACT
15 1 (0.50%) Node.js
15 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
15 1 (0.50%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.00%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.00%) EPoS
3 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.00%) iPad
3 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.50%) NHS
4 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.50%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.00%) Unix
2 21 (10.50%) Linux
3 20 (10.00%) Windows
4 7 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.00%) Android
5 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
1 94 (47.00%) Performance Testing
2 44 (22.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 40 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 39 (19.50%) BDD
4 39 (19.50%) Test Strategy
5 38 (19.00%) Scrum
6 34 (17.00%) Test Automation
6 34 (17.00%) Test Management
7 28 (14.00%) TDD
8 27 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (13.50%) Software Testing
9 24 (12.00%) SDLC
10 21 (10.50%) SOA
11 20 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 19 (9.50%) Regression Testing
13 18 (9.00%) DevOps
14 17 (8.50%) API Testing
14 17 (8.50%) Automated Testing
14 17 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (38.50%) Java
2 49 (24.50%) SQL
3 21 (10.50%) C#
4 20 (10.00%) Python
5 18 (9.00%) JavaScript
6 13 (6.50%) C
7 11 (5.50%) Ruby
8 10 (5.00%) Perl
9 9 (4.50%) VBScript
10 7 (3.50%) F#
11 5 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.00%) C++
13 3 (1.50%) Groovy
13 3 (1.50%) VB
14 2 (1.00%) AWK
15 1 (0.50%) Go
15 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (17.00%) ISEB
1 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.50%) ISTQB
3 18 (9.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (7.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (24.50%) QA
2 4 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (3.50%) vSphere
2 4 (2.00%) Docker
3 2 (1.00%) LXC
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (8.00%) HP SiteScope
3 15 (7.50%) OpenView
4 8 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.50%) Puppet
5 7 (3.50%) vRealize
6 3 (1.50%) Ansible
7 2 (1.00%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.50%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Nagios
8 1 (0.50%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.50%) SCCM
8 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (34.00%) HP
2 33 (16.50%) Oracle
3 16 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.50%) VMware
5 8 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.00%) SAP
6 7 (3.50%) IBM
6 7 (3.50%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.50%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.00%) SOASTA, Inc
8 4 (2.00%) Splunk
9 2 (1.00%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.00%) BMC
9 2 (1.00%) CollabNet
9 2 (1.00%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.50%) Perforce
10 1 (0.50%) Remedy
10 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.50%) TIBCO
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago