Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 706 658 657
Rank change year-on-year -48 -1 +48
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 103 242 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 1.11% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 153 143
UK median daily rate £388 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +8.43% +1.22%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £307
90th Percentile £525 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.71% -67.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year +66.71% - -

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 14,428 21,834 18,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.21% 21.14% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,463 14,967 13,176
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 231 283
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.50 £26.50 £29.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.59% - +3.66%

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 November 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 12 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 November 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 -42 83 £425 -5.61% 8
UK excluding London -22 69 £375 -11.76% 8
South East +28 24 £375 -6.25% 3
London -2 21 £469 +0.81%
North of England +11 17 £425 - 3
East of England +20 14 £360 -24.21% 1
North West -10 7 £425 -6.85% 1
Wales +32 6 £325 +56.63%
Yorkshire +31 6 £410 +7.54% 2
South West -10 5 £500 +66.67%
North East +14 4 £338 -20.59%
Scotland +14 3 £363 -30.95%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 64 (62.14%) JMeter
2 63 (61.17%) Test Automation
3 59 (57.28%) Performance Testing
4 44 (42.72%) Selenium
4 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (42.72%) Java
4 44 (42.72%) SQL
5 34 (33.01%) C#
6 30 (29.13%) Oracle
7 29 (28.16%) HP
8 28 (27.18%) Test Strategy
9 25 (24.27%) Test Scripting
10 23 (22.33%) BDD
11 22 (21.36%) SoapUI
11 22 (21.36%) ISTQB
12 21 (20.39%) SpecFlow
12 21 (20.39%) ISEB
13 20 (19.42%) JIRA
13 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
14 19 (18.45%) Test Management
14 19 (18.45%) Web Services
15 18 (17.48%) QA
15 18 (17.48%) Confluence
15 18 (17.48%) Defect Management
16 17 (16.50%) RESTful
17 16 (15.53%) Linux
17 16 (15.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 15 (14.56%) .NET
18 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
18 15 (14.56%) HP UFT

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 18 (17.48%) Confluence
2 6 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.91%) Drupal
5 2 (1.94%) Apache
5 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.97%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.59%) Azure
2 8 (7.77%) AWS
3 5 (4.85%) BlazeMeter
3 5 (4.85%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.94%) GitHub
6 1 (0.97%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.97%) IaaS
6 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) SAN
2 3 (2.91%) Internet
2 3 (2.91%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.91%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.97%) Firewall
3 1 (0.97%) HTTP
3 1 (0.97%) LAN
3 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.80%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.88%) Blockchain
5 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.91%) Impala
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.91%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.94%) Big Data
7 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.97%) DB2
8 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (62.14%) JMeter
2 44 (42.72%) Selenium
3 22 (21.36%) SoapUI
4 21 (20.39%) SpecFlow
5 20 (19.42%) JIRA
6 15 (14.56%) HP UFT
6 15 (14.56%) Jenkins
7 13 (12.62%) Cucumber
7 13 (12.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (10.68%) Visual Studio
9 7 (6.80%) NeoLoad
9 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (5.83%) Eclipse
10 6 (5.83%) LoadUI
10 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 6 (5.83%) WebDriver
11 5 (4.85%) Gatling
11 5 (4.85%) TeamCity
11 5 (4.85%) TestRail
12 4 (3.88%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (8.74%) Finance
1 9 (8.74%) Public Sector
2 6 (5.83%) Retail
3 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.91%) Front Office
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (33.98%) Tester
2 21 (20.39%) Performance Tester
3 19 (18.45%) Analyst
4 18 (17.48%) Test Analyst
5 16 (15.53%) Developer
6 13 (12.62%) Test Engineer
7 11 (10.68%) Automation Tester
8 9 (8.74%) Performance Analyst
8 9 (8.74%) Performance Test Analyst
8 9 (8.74%) Test Leader
9 8 (7.77%) Developer in Test
9 8 (7.77%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.77%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Test Manager
11 5 (4.85%) Performance Test Leader
11 5 (4.85%) Test Automation Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Performance Engineer
13 3 (2.91%) QA Engineer
13 3 (2.91%) Technical Analyst
13 3 (2.91%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) Web Services
2 17 (16.50%) RESTful
3 15 (14.56%) .NET
4 13 (12.62%) SOAP
5 10 (9.71%) Gherkin
6 8 (7.77%) XML
7 7 (6.80%) HTML
8 5 (4.85%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.85%) Spring
9 4 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (3.88%) JSON
9 4 (3.88%) Node.js
9 4 (3.88%) React
10 2 (1.94%) CSS
11 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.97%) J2EE
11 1 (0.97%) jQuery
11 1 (0.97%) REST
11 1 (0.97%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.91%) Derivative
3 3 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.91%) User Experience
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.94%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) New Media
5 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Linux
2 13 (12.62%) Unix
3 12 (11.65%) Windows
4 4 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) Android
6 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) CentOS
6 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (61.17%) Test Automation
2 59 (57.28%) Performance Testing
3 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (27.18%) Test Strategy
5 25 (24.27%) Test Scripting
6 23 (22.33%) BDD
7 19 (18.45%) Test Management
8 18 (17.48%) Defect Management
9 15 (14.56%) Scrum
10 14 (13.59%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (12.62%) API Testing
11 13 (12.62%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (12.62%) Risk Analysis
12 12 (11.65%) Kanban
12 12 (11.65%) Load Testing
12 12 (11.65%) Scenario Testing
12 12 (11.65%) SDLC
12 12 (11.65%) TDD
13 10 (9.71%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (9.71%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.72%) Java
1 44 (42.72%) SQL
2 34 (33.01%) C#
3 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.74%) C++
4 9 (8.74%) VB
5 8 (7.77%) Python
6 6 (5.83%) C
7 4 (3.88%) PHP
7 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.91%) F#
8 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.91%) Ruby
8 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.91%) XPath
9 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) Groovy
9 1 (0.97%) Java 8
9 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (21.36%) ISTQB
2 21 (20.39%) ISEB
3 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
4 16 (15.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.85%) Degree
6 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.91%) MCP
7 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.91%) OCP
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (2.91%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) QA
2 4 (3.88%) GDPR
3 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.97%) TickIT
4 1 (0.97%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Docker
2 3 (2.91%) vSphere
3 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (11.65%) HP ALM
2 8 (7.77%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.88%) Kibana
3 4 (3.88%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.91%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (29.13%) Oracle
2 29 (28.16%) HP
3 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.88%) Software AG
5 4 (3.88%) VMware
5 4 (3.88%) webMethods
6 3 (2.91%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.91%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.97%) Charles River
7 1 (0.97%) Citrix
7 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com