Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 654 644
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 -52
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 240 216 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 1.24% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 130 194
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +15.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 20,936 17,383 17,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.48% 18.02% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,346 11,937 11,619
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 304 276
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.67%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.83 £26.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.50 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% +1.19% +9.80%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -1 218 £425 +8.97% 30
UK excluding London -13 144 £400 +2.56% 19
London -16 88 £450 - 13
South East +13 72 £363 -7.64% 4
East of England +15 24 £498 +53.08% 2
North of England -24 22 £425 +6.25% 5
Scotland -51 13 £425 +2.41% 1
North West 0 10 £400 +3.23% 1
Yorkshire -15 10 £425 -19.05% 3
South West -28 9 £390 +4.77% 3
North East -9 4 £475 +26.67% 1
Midlands -11 3 £413 +37.50% 3
West Midlands -25 2 £463 +54.17% 3
East Midlands +1 1 £413 +20.00%
Wales -14 1 £208 -30.83% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 150 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 130 (54.17%) JMeter
3 122 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (50.42%) Test Automation
5 97 (40.42%) Selenium
6 95 (39.58%) Java
7 77 (32.08%) Test Strategy
8 72 (30.00%) Scrum
9 71 (29.58%) HP
10 68 (28.33%) JIRA
11 66 (27.50%) Test Scripting
12 61 (25.42%) Jenkins
13 60 (25.00%) ISEB
14 58 (24.17%) Oracle
15 57 (23.75%) SoapUI
16 56 (23.33%) HP UFT
17 55 (22.92%) SQL
18 52 (21.67%) ISTQB
19 51 (21.25%) Non-Functional Testing
20 50 (20.83%) Confluence
20 50 (20.83%) QA
21 48 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
22 46 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
23 40 (16.67%) Linux
23 40 (16.67%) Security Cleared
24 39 (16.25%) BDD
24 39 (16.25%) API Testing
24 39 (16.25%) Windows
25 38 (15.83%) .NET
26 37 (15.42%) Web Services

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 50 (20.83%) Confluence
2 6 (2.50%) Apache Solr
3 5 (2.08%) CICS
3 5 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.83%) Apache
4 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.42%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (7.50%) GitHub
4 17 (7.08%) BlazeMeter
5 15 (6.25%) BrowserStack
5 15 (6.25%) Slack
6 9 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (1.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.42%) IaaS
9 1 (0.42%) Office 365
9 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.33%) PuTTY
1 20 (8.33%) WinSCP
2 17 (7.08%) HTTP
3 10 (4.17%) SMS
4 7 (2.92%) Firewall
4 7 (2.92%) Internet
5 6 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.08%) LAN
6 5 (2.08%) WAN
7 2 (0.83%) DNS
7 2 (0.83%) SAN
7 2 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.42%) Oracle Database
1 25 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 23 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (9.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 18 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 18 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (4.58%) MySQL
5 11 (4.58%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.17%) Pentaho
7 7 (2.92%) Impala
7 7 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.08%) QlikView
10 4 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.83%) Big Data
11 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 130 (54.17%) JMeter
2 97 (40.42%) Selenium
3 68 (28.33%) JIRA
4 61 (25.42%) Jenkins
5 57 (23.75%) SoapUI
6 56 (23.33%) HP UFT
7 32 (13.33%) SpecFlow
8 26 (10.83%) Cucumber
9 24 (10.00%) Ant
9 24 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
10 23 (9.58%) Eclipse
10 23 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (9.58%) TestNG
10 23 (9.58%) WebDriver
11 18 (7.50%) Gatling
12 17 (7.08%) The Grinder
13 16 (6.67%) JUnit
14 14 (5.83%) Visual Studio
14 14 (5.83%) Zephyr
15 11 (4.58%) Bitbucket
General
1 31 (12.92%) Finance
2 11 (4.58%) Banking
3 6 (2.50%) Retail
3 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.83%) Back Office
4 2 (0.83%) Front Office
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.42%) Law
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (35.00%) Tester
2 51 (21.25%) Performance Tester
3 36 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 30 (12.50%) Analyst
4 30 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 29 (12.08%) Test Analyst
6 27 (11.25%) Performance Test Leader
7 18 (7.50%) LoadRunner Tester
8 17 (7.08%) Performance Engineer
9 14 (5.83%) Automation Tester
10 13 (5.42%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
10 13 (5.42%) Test Manager
11 11 (4.58%) Developer
11 11 (4.58%) Senior Tester
12 10 (4.17%) Senior Performance Tester
12 10 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
12 10 (4.17%) Test Specialist
13 9 (3.75%) Performance Test Engineer
14 8 (3.33%) Non-Functional Tester
14 8 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.83%) .NET
2 37 (15.42%) Web Services
3 18 (7.50%) RESTful
4 17 (7.08%) SOAP
5 16 (6.67%) REST
6 15 (6.25%) Ajax
7 13 (5.42%) XML
8 12 (5.00%) JSON
9 11 (4.58%) HTML
10 8 (3.33%) jQuery
11 6 (2.50%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.50%) Chai
11 6 (2.50%) CSS
11 6 (2.50%) Gherkin
11 6 (2.50%) Nightwatchjs
11 6 (2.50%) Node.js
11 6 (2.50%) Spring
11 6 (2.50%) WebdriverIO
12 5 (2.08%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.83%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.92%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.50%) New Media
4 6 (2.50%) User Experience
5 3 (1.25%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.42%) Life Science
7 1 (0.42%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.67%) Linux
2 39 (16.25%) Windows
3 26 (10.83%) Windows Server
4 22 (9.17%) Unix
5 20 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.42%) Android
8 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 122 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (50.42%) Test Automation
4 77 (32.08%) Test Strategy
5 72 (30.00%) Scrum
6 66 (27.50%) Test Scripting
7 51 (21.25%) Non-Functional Testing
8 46 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (16.25%) API Testing
9 39 (16.25%) BDD
10 36 (15.00%) Kanban
10 36 (15.00%) Load Testing
11 34 (14.17%) DevOps
12 32 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (11.67%) Functional Testing
13 28 (11.67%) SDLC
13 28 (11.67%) System Integration Testing
14 27 (11.25%) Defect Management
15 26 (10.83%) Scenario Testing
16 24 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 95 (39.58%) Java
2 55 (22.92%) SQL
3 31 (12.92%) C#
4 28 (11.67%) Python
5 26 (10.83%) F#
6 17 (7.08%) C
7 16 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.42%) Scala
9 12 (5.00%) JavaScript
10 11 (4.58%) C++
11 10 (4.17%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.33%) Ruby
12 8 (3.33%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.33%) VB
12 8 (3.33%) VBScript
13 7 (2.92%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.50%) PHP
15 3 (1.25%) Java 8
16 2 (0.83%) ANSI SQL
16 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (25.00%) ISEB
2 52 (21.67%) ISTQB
3 40 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 35 (14.58%) SC Cleared
5 31 (12.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (7.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 17 (7.08%) Degree
8 4 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.25%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.25%) PMP
10 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.42%) MCP
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.42%) OCP
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (20.83%) QA
2 7 (2.92%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.92%) WCAG
3 6 (2.50%) GDPR
4 4 (1.67%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (7.92%) Docker
2 18 (7.50%) vSphere
3 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.83%) ACF2
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.83%) RACF
4 2 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (14.58%) HP ALM
2 7 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.92%) Nessus
2 7 (2.92%) Perfmon
3 6 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.50%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.67%) Ansible
4 4 (1.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (1.67%) SCCM
4 4 (1.67%) SCOM
5 2 (0.83%) Nagios
5 2 (0.83%) Opsview
Vendors
1 71 (29.58%) HP
2 58 (24.17%) Oracle
3 29 (12.08%) webMethods
4 26 (10.83%) AppDynamics
4 26 (10.83%) Microsoft
5 24 (10.00%) Software AG
6 22 (9.17%) VMware
7 21 (8.75%) Dynatrace
7 21 (8.75%) SOASTA, Inc
8 19 (7.92%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.17%) New Relic
10 9 (3.75%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 6 (2.50%) Perfecto Mobile
11 6 (2.50%) SAP
12 5 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.25%) Citrix
14 2 (0.83%) Informatica
14 2 (0.83%) Ivanti
14 2 (0.83%) Splunk