Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 623 595
Rank change year-on-year -56 -28 +29
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 204 206 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 1.35% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 136 209
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £372
% change year-on-year +8.39% +4.31% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -
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 19,550 15,267 15,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.42% 16.94% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,455 10,321 10,586
UK median daily rate £473 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £293
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 314 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.95 £21.28 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +13.51%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -71 178 £425 +6.25% 44
UK excluding London -33 132 £420 +8.39% 32
London -48 62 £439 +3.85% 17
South East -11 61 £375 -6.83% 5
North of England -8 26 £475 +5.26% 10
South West +2 15 £375 -21.05% 4
Scotland -38 14 £425 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire -1 12 £475 +26.67% 7
North East +5 11 £475 - 1
East of England -10 11 £475 +46.15% 2
North West -21 9 £425 -6.08% 2
Midlands -18 7 £375 +13.21% 6
West Midlands -28 4 £369 +18.00% 2
East Midlands +1 3 £388 +12.73% 4
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 133 (65.20%) Performance Testing
2 122 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (50.49%) JMeter
4 92 (45.10%) Test Automation
5 79 (38.73%) HP
6 74 (36.27%) Java
7 72 (35.29%) Selenium
8 58 (28.43%) HP UFT
8 58 (28.43%) Test Strategy
9 57 (27.94%) JIRA
10 51 (25.00%) Scrum
11 45 (22.06%) Non-Functional Testing
12 44 (21.57%) QA
13 42 (20.59%) Oracle
14 40 (19.61%) ISEB
15 38 (18.63%) Jenkins
16 37 (18.14%) SpecFlow
16 37 (18.14%) Test Scripting
17 36 (17.65%) BDD
18 35 (17.16%) DevOps
18 35 (17.16%) Linux
19 34 (16.67%) SQL
19 34 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (16.18%) Security Cleared
20 33 (16.18%) SoapUI
20 33 (16.18%) HP ALM
21 32 (15.69%) Confluence
21 32 (15.69%) .NET
22 31 (15.20%) API Testing
23 29 (14.22%) 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 32 (15.69%) Confluence
2 7 (3.43%) Apache Solr
2 7 (3.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.96%) CICS
4 4 (1.96%) JBoss
4 4 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.47%) SAS
6 2 (0.98%) Apache
7 1 (0.49%) nginx
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.82%) Slack
3 7 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.94%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (2.45%) BrowserStack
6 4 (1.96%) GitHub
6 4 (1.96%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.82%) PuTTY
1 18 (8.82%) WinSCP
2 10 (4.90%) SMS
3 6 (2.94%) Firewall
4 5 (2.45%) LAN
4 5 (2.45%) WAN
5 3 (1.47%) HTTP
6 2 (0.98%) DNS
6 2 (0.98%) Internet
6 2 (0.98%) SSL
7 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server 2016
2 20 (9.80%) Oracle Database
3 16 (7.84%) Oracle Database 10g
3 16 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.43%) MySQL
6 5 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.96%) DB2
7 4 (1.96%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.98%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.98%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.98%) QlikView
9 2 (0.98%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 103 (50.49%) JMeter
2 72 (35.29%) Selenium
3 58 (28.43%) HP UFT
4 57 (27.94%) JIRA
5 38 (18.63%) Jenkins
6 37 (18.14%) SpecFlow
7 33 (16.18%) SoapUI
8 24 (11.76%) TestNG
9 23 (11.27%) Ant
9 23 (11.27%) Eclipse
10 22 (10.78%) Oracle APEX
10 22 (10.78%) WebDriver
11 21 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (9.80%) Git (software)
13 15 (7.35%) Burp Suite
14 14 (6.86%) Gatling
15 12 (5.88%) Cucumber
16 11 (5.39%) The Grinder
17 9 (4.41%) JUnit
17 9 (4.41%) NUnit
General
1 25 (12.25%) Finance
2 10 (4.90%) Banking
3 7 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.98%) Back Office
4 2 (0.98%) Front Office
4 2 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (29.41%) Tester
2 39 (19.12%) Performance Tester
3 34 (16.67%) Analyst
4 33 (16.18%) Test Engineer
5 30 (14.71%) Test Leader
6 29 (14.22%) Test Analyst
7 22 (10.78%) Performance Engineer
8 21 (10.29%) Performance Test Leader
9 15 (7.35%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 15 (7.35%) LoadRunner Tester
10 14 (6.86%) Automation Tester
11 10 (4.90%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (4.90%) Performance Analyst
12 9 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Performance Tester
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Tester
13 8 (3.92%) Test Specialist
14 7 (3.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 6 (2.94%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.69%) .NET
2 29 (14.22%) Web Services
3 19 (9.31%) REST
4 9 (4.41%) HTML
4 9 (4.41%) RESTful
5 8 (3.92%) Ajax
5 8 (3.92%) SOAP
6 7 (3.43%) Gherkin
6 7 (3.43%) XML
7 6 (2.94%) CSS
8 4 (1.96%) J2EE
8 4 (1.96%) JSON
9 3 (1.47%) HTML5
9 3 (1.47%) jQuery
9 3 (1.47%) React Native
10 1 (0.49%) Chai
10 1 (0.49%) Jest
10 1 (0.49%) MEAN Stack
10 1 (0.49%) Nightwatchjs
10 1 (0.49%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.41%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.45%) New Media
6 4 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.49%) CMDB
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.49%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) Life Science
9 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.49%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.49%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.16%) Linux
2 28 (13.73%) Windows
3 23 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (6.86%) Unix
5 14 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.96%) AIX
7 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (65.20%) Performance Testing
2 122 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (45.10%) Test Automation
4 58 (28.43%) Test Strategy
5 51 (25.00%) Scrum
6 45 (22.06%) Non-Functional Testing
7 37 (18.14%) Test Scripting
8 36 (17.65%) BDD
9 35 (17.16%) DevOps
10 34 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (15.20%) API Testing
12 29 (14.22%) SDLC
13 28 (13.73%) Scenario Testing
14 27 (13.24%) Waterfall
15 26 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (12.25%) Defect Management
16 25 (12.25%) Kanban
17 24 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
18 21 (10.29%) Test Management
19 20 (9.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.27%) Java
2 34 (16.67%) SQL
3 25 (12.25%) C#
4 24 (11.76%) Python
5 22 (10.78%) F#
6 13 (6.37%) Bash Shell
7 12 (5.88%) C
8 8 (3.92%) C++
9 7 (3.43%) Perl
9 7 (3.43%) Scala
10 6 (2.94%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.94%) PHP
10 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.94%) VBScript
11 5 (2.45%) Ruby
12 4 (1.96%) AWK
12 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.96%) VB
13 3 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (19.61%) ISEB
2 33 (16.18%) Security Cleared
3 28 (13.73%) SC Cleared
4 21 (10.29%) ISTQB
5 19 (9.31%) ISEB Practitioner
5 19 (9.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (4.90%) Degree
7 3 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.47%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.47%) PMP
8 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (21.57%) QA
2 15 (7.35%) WCAG
3 5 (2.45%) GDPR
4 2 (0.98%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.84%) vSphere
2 10 (4.90%) Docker
3 4 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.98%) ACF2
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.98%) RACF
4 2 (0.98%) XenApp
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (16.18%) HP ALM
2 15 (7.35%) Nessus
3 14 (6.86%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.94%) Grafana
4 6 (2.94%) Perfmon
5 4 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.96%) OpenView
5 4 (1.96%) SCCM
5 4 (1.96%) SCOM
6 3 (1.47%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.47%) Nagios
6 3 (1.47%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.98%) Kibana
7 2 (0.98%) Opsview
8 1 (0.49%) logstash
8 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (38.73%) HP
2 42 (20.59%) Oracle
3 22 (10.78%) Software AG
3 22 (10.78%) webMethods
4 20 (9.80%) VMware
5 18 (8.82%) AppDynamics
6 17 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.39%) Dynatrace
7 11 (5.39%) SOASTA, Inc
8 7 (3.43%) New Relic
9 6 (2.94%) IBM
10 5 (2.45%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.96%) hybris
11 4 (1.96%) Intershop
11 4 (1.96%) SAP
12 3 (1.47%) Informatica
13 2 (0.98%) Citrix
13 2 (0.98%) Micro Focus
13 2 (0.98%) Splunk