Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 657 682
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 -120
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 256 230 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 1.21% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 147 125
UK median daily rate £440 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +1.22% +9.33%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £583
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 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 22,237 19,056 17,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.31% 18.60% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,278 13,309 11,419
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 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 271 246
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.00 £29.00 £22.59
90th Percentile £53.75 £62.00 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +40 241 £440 +3.53% 53
UK excluding London -14 163 £425 +2.41% 40
London +22 91 £460 +8.24% 17
North of England -2 47 £425 -10.53% 12
South East -20 40 £488 +17.47% 5
East of England +18 34 £450 - 6
North West +9 27 £425 +9.68% 7
Midlands +6 16 £350 +20.69% 7
West Midlands -7 14 £350 +20.69% 5
Scotland -33 12 £444 +6.93% 2
South West -42 12 £300 -20.00% 6
North East -12 11 £425 -10.53% 3
Yorkshire -18 9 £425 -15.00% 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Wales -27 1 £208 -30.83% 2

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 162 (63.28%) JMeter
2 143 (55.86%) Performance Testing
3 129 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (49.22%) Test Automation
5 93 (36.33%) JIRA
6 85 (33.20%) Test Scripting
7 80 (31.25%) Selenium
8 75 (29.30%) Java
9 74 (28.91%) SQL
10 72 (28.13%) Scrum
11 70 (27.34%) Confluence
12 67 (26.17%) Jenkins
13 65 (25.39%) QA
14 63 (24.61%) Test Strategy
15 62 (24.22%) BDD
16 61 (23.83%) ISTQB
17 58 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
18 57 (22.27%) Non-Functional Testing
19 54 (21.09%) Oracle
20 50 (19.53%) HP
21 49 (19.14%) ISEB
22 47 (18.36%) SDLC
23 45 (17.58%) HP UFT
24 43 (16.80%) SoapUI
25 41 (16.02%) Load Testing
26 39 (15.23%) Integration Testing
27 38 (14.84%) Functional Testing
28 37 (14.45%) Microservices
29 36 (14.06%) Software Testing
30 34 (13.28%) TDD

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 70 (27.34%) Confluence
2 10 (3.91%) Apache Solr
3 9 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.73%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.17%) JBoss
6 2 (0.78%) SAS
7 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.39%) CICS
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.78%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.78%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (9.77%) Slack
3 24 (9.38%) BlazeMeter
4 22 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (7.81%) GitHub
6 13 (5.08%) BrowserStack
7 7 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (2.73%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (1.17%) CloudTest
8 3 (1.17%) SaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.39%) IaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Office 365
9 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.81%) HTTP
2 17 (6.64%) Internet
3 7 (2.73%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.34%) Firewall
4 6 (2.34%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.78%) FTP
5 2 (0.78%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.78%) SAN
5 2 (0.78%) SMS
5 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.78%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.78%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.77%) MongoDB
2 20 (7.81%) Pentaho
3 15 (5.86%) Impala
3 15 (5.86%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.30%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.91%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (3.13%) MySQL
7 8 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.95%) DB2
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.56%) QlikView
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.39%) Big Data
12 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 162 (63.28%) JMeter
2 93 (36.33%) JIRA
3 80 (31.25%) Selenium
4 67 (26.17%) Jenkins
5 45 (17.58%) HP UFT
6 43 (16.80%) SoapUI
7 27 (10.55%) Cucumber
8 25 (9.77%) Gatling
9 23 (8.98%) Git (software)
10 20 (7.81%) Bitbucket
10 20 (7.81%) Visual Studio
11 19 (7.42%) Burp Suite
12 18 (7.03%) TeamCity
12 18 (7.03%) WebDriver
13 16 (6.25%) NeoLoad
14 12 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (4.69%) The Grinder
14 12 (4.69%) Zephyr
15 11 (4.30%) Toad
16 9 (3.52%) JUnit
General
1 25 (9.77%) Finance
2 15 (5.86%) Banking
3 5 (1.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Advertising
4 1 (0.39%) Law
4 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (35.55%) Tester
2 60 (23.44%) Performance Tester
3 46 (17.97%) Analyst
4 44 (17.19%) Test Analyst
5 35 (13.67%) Test Engineer
6 22 (8.59%) Test Leader
6 22 (8.59%) Test Manager
7 16 (6.25%) LoadRunner Tester
8 14 (5.47%) Performance Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) Performance Analyst
9 13 (5.08%) Performance Test Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) Performance Test Leader
10 12 (4.69%) Performance Test Analyst
11 10 (3.91%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (3.91%) Developer
11 10 (3.91%) QA Tester
12 9 (3.52%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
12 9 (3.52%) Non-Functional Tester
13 8 (3.13%) Performance Manager
13 8 (3.13%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.72%) REST
2 28 (10.94%) .NET
2 28 (10.94%) Web Services
3 27 (10.55%) SOAP
4 17 (6.64%) JSON
4 17 (6.64%) RESTful
5 12 (4.69%) XML
6 9 (3.52%) Node.js
7 8 (3.13%) Ajax
7 8 (3.13%) Middleware
8 7 (2.73%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.73%) Nightwatchjs
8 7 (2.73%) WebdriverIO
9 6 (2.34%) Chai
9 6 (2.34%) HTML
9 6 (2.34%) jQuery
10 5 (1.95%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.17%) Spring
11 3 (1.17%) Spring Batch
11 3 (1.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.64%) Client/Server
2 12 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.73%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.73%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.56%) User Experience
7 3 (1.17%) IVR
7 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.39%) DataPower
9 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.39%) Fintech
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.39%) New Media
9 1 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.28%) Unix
2 26 (10.16%) Linux
2 26 (10.16%) Windows
3 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Android
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (55.86%) Performance Testing
2 129 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (49.22%) Test Automation
4 85 (33.20%) Test Scripting
5 72 (28.13%) Scrum
6 63 (24.61%) Test Strategy
7 62 (24.22%) BDD
8 58 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (22.27%) Non-Functional Testing
10 47 (18.36%) SDLC
11 41 (16.02%) Load Testing
12 39 (15.23%) Integration Testing
13 38 (14.84%) Functional Testing
14 37 (14.45%) Microservices
15 36 (14.06%) Software Testing
16 34 (13.28%) TDD
17 31 (12.11%) Coaching
17 31 (12.11%) Mentoring
17 31 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 30 (11.72%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.30%) Java
2 74 (28.91%) SQL
3 25 (9.77%) C#
4 23 (8.98%) Python
5 16 (6.25%) Scala
6 13 (5.08%) C
6 13 (5.08%) Ruby
7 10 (3.91%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.73%) C++
9 7 (2.73%) PHP
10 6 (2.34%) VB
11 5 (1.95%) F#
11 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.56%) Groovy
12 4 (1.56%) VBScript
13 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.17%) Java 8
14 2 (0.78%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (23.83%) ISTQB
2 49 (19.14%) ISEB
3 26 (10.16%) Security Cleared
4 24 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 23 (8.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.47%) Degree
7 4 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (25.39%) QA
2 17 (6.64%) Data Quality
2 17 (6.64%) WCAG
3 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.39%) GDPR
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (8.59%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) vSphere
3 1 (0.39%) ACF2
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) RACF
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (9.77%) HP ALM
2 19 (7.42%) Nessus
3 11 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (3.91%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.91%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.56%) Ansible
5 4 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.56%) nmon
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.17%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.39%) Kibana
7 1 (0.39%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.39%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) rkt
7 1 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 54 (21.09%) Oracle
2 50 (19.53%) HP
3 26 (10.16%) AppDynamics
4 18 (7.03%) Dynatrace
4 18 (7.03%) SOASTA, Inc
5 14 (5.47%) New Relic
6 13 (5.08%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.73%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 7 (2.73%) Perfecto Mobile
7 7 (2.73%) SAP
7 7 (2.73%) webMethods
8 5 (1.95%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.95%) VMware
9 4 (1.56%) CA
9 4 (1.56%) Splunk
10 3 (1.17%) BMC
11 2 (0.78%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.78%) Software AG