Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 694 634 610
Rank change year-on-year -60 -24 +15
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 184 223 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.99% 1.39% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 136 214
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £312 £309 £263
90th Percentile £588 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +5.59% +7.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 18,616 16,023 15,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.50% 16.71% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,034 10,767 10,603
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 280 393
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £31.25 £22.16 £23.85
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 24 February 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 17 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 24 February 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 -60 154 £445 +5.95% 29
UK excluding London -24 116 £425 +5.59% 19
London -22 63 £425 - 13
South East -13 36 £375 -8.54% 5
North of England +10 25 £475 +8.57% 8
Scotland -7 20 £415 +3.75% 3
East of England -11 16 £450 +38.46% 1
North East +57 14 £475 +2.70% 2
South West +8 13 £375 -28.57%
Yorkshire +6 13 £475 +28.38% 3
Midlands +5 5 £356 -9.52% 2
North West +4 3 £375 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -2 3 £350 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +3 2 £363 - 1
Wales -2 2 £300 -25.00%
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland -14 1 £460 +76.25%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 114 (61.96%) Performance Testing
2 110 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (49.46%) JMeter
4 88 (47.83%) HP
5 71 (38.59%) Java
5 71 (38.59%) Test Automation
6 61 (33.15%) Non-Functional Testing
7 52 (28.26%) HP UFT
8 48 (26.09%) Selenium
9 43 (23.37%) JIRA
10 41 (22.28%) BDD
11 35 (19.02%) Oracle
11 35 (19.02%) QA
12 33 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (17.93%) HP ALM
13 32 (17.39%) Waterfall
13 32 (17.39%) SDLC
14 30 (16.30%) HP Quality Center
14 30 (16.30%) Scrum
15 27 (14.67%) SQL
16 26 (14.13%) Linux
17 25 (13.59%) Finance
17 25 (13.59%) ISEB
18 24 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
18 24 (13.04%) Test Strategy
19 23 (12.50%) SpecFlow
19 23 (12.50%) Confluence
19 23 (12.50%) DevOps
19 23 (12.50%) AppDynamics
19 23 (12.50%) Git (software)

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 23 (12.50%) Confluence
2 11 (5.98%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.89%) JBoss
4 7 (3.80%) Apache Solr
5 6 (3.26%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.17%) IIS
6 4 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.09%) SAS
7 2 (1.09%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.54%) Apache
8 1 (0.54%) nginx
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Magento
2 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.70%) Slack
2 13 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.43%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.54%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.07%) PuTTY
1 13 (7.07%) WinSCP
2 7 (3.80%) SMS
3 4 (2.17%) FTP
3 4 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.09%) Firewall
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.78%) Oracle Database
2 17 (9.24%) Oracle Database 11g
2 17 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (6.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (4.89%) DB2
4 9 (4.89%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.09%) Big Data
8 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.09%) MySQL
9 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.54%) DTS
9 1 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.54%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 91 (49.46%) JMeter
2 52 (28.26%) HP UFT
3 48 (26.09%) Selenium
4 43 (23.37%) JIRA
5 23 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 23 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 19 (10.33%) Jenkins
6 19 (10.33%) WebDriver
7 17 (9.24%) SoapUI
8 16 (8.70%) Burp Suite
9 15 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (7.61%) Appium
10 14 (7.61%) Cucumber
10 14 (7.61%) TestNG
11 13 (7.07%) Ant
11 13 (7.07%) Eclipse
11 13 (7.07%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (6.52%) Gatling
13 9 (4.89%) JUnit
13 9 (4.89%) The Grinder
General
1 25 (13.59%) Finance
2 19 (10.33%) Banking
3 5 (2.72%) Games
4 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.54%) Front Office
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (27.17%) Tester
2 39 (21.20%) Performance Tester
3 36 (19.57%) Analyst
4 27 (14.67%) Test Analyst
5 26 (14.13%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.15%) Consultant
6 15 (8.15%) Performance Engineer
7 14 (7.61%) Developer
7 14 (7.61%) Test Leader
8 13 (7.07%) Senior Tester
9 11 (5.98%) Senior Performance Tester
10 10 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
10 10 (5.43%) LoadRunner Tester
10 10 (5.43%) Performance Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Performance Consultant
10 10 (5.43%) Senior Test Engineer
11 8 (4.35%) Developer in Test
11 8 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 8 (4.35%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.96%) .NET
2 21 (11.41%) Web Services
3 16 (8.70%) J2EE
3 16 (8.70%) REST
4 11 (5.98%) HTML
5 9 (4.89%) Gherkin
5 9 (4.89%) React Native
6 7 (3.80%) SOAP
7 5 (2.72%) RESTful
7 5 (2.72%) XML
8 4 (2.17%) Ajax
8 4 (2.17%) HTML5
8 4 (2.17%) JSON
9 3 (1.63%) CSS
10 2 (1.09%) BAPI
10 2 (1.09%) Middleware
10 2 (1.09%) WebSockets
10 2 (1.09%) WSH
11 1 (0.54%) WSDL
11 1 (0.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.63%) CMDB
4 3 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.63%) iPad
4 3 (1.63%) iPhone
4 3 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.63%) PDA
5 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.54%) IVR
6 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.13%) Linux
2 15 (8.15%) Windows
3 12 (6.52%) Unix
3 12 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.89%) AIX
6 3 (1.63%) Android
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (61.96%) Performance Testing
2 110 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (38.59%) Test Automation
4 61 (33.15%) Non-Functional Testing
5 41 (22.28%) BDD
6 33 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (17.39%) SDLC
7 32 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 30 (16.30%) Scrum
9 24 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
9 24 (13.04%) Test Strategy
10 23 (12.50%) DevOps
11 22 (11.96%) Software Testing
11 22 (11.96%) Test Scripting
12 20 (10.87%) Microservices
12 20 (10.87%) Scenario Testing
12 20 (10.87%) SOA
13 19 (10.33%) Defect Tracking
14 18 (9.78%) API Testing
15 17 (9.24%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (38.59%) Java
2 27 (14.67%) SQL
3 15 (8.15%) Python
4 13 (7.07%) F#
5 11 (5.98%) C#
6 10 (5.43%) Perl
6 10 (5.43%) PHP
7 9 (4.89%) AWK
8 6 (3.26%) C
9 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.17%) Ruby
10 4 (2.17%) Scala
11 3 (1.63%) C++
12 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.54%) Groovy
13 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (13.59%) ISEB
2 21 (11.41%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (7.07%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (5.98%) ISTQB
7 8 (4.35%) Degree
8 7 (3.80%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.02%) QA
2 16 (8.70%) WCAG
3 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.09%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.98%) vSphere
2 6 (3.26%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (17.93%) HP ALM
2 30 (16.30%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (9.24%) OpenView
4 16 (8.70%) HP SiteScope
4 16 (8.70%) Nessus
5 11 (5.98%) Grafana
6 5 (2.72%) CA Service Virtualization
6 5 (2.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.63%) Kibana
7 3 (1.63%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.63%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.09%) BMC Marimba
8 2 (1.09%) Nagios
8 2 (1.09%) SCCM
8 2 (1.09%) WSUS
9 1 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.54%) logstash
9 1 (0.54%) Opsview
9 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (47.83%) HP
2 35 (19.02%) Oracle
3 23 (12.50%) AppDynamics
4 13 (7.07%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.52%) Dynatrace
6 11 (5.98%) Red Hat
6 11 (5.98%) Software AG
6 11 (5.98%) VMware
6 11 (5.98%) webMethods
7 10 (5.43%) IBM
7 10 (5.43%) New Relic
8 6 (3.26%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.26%) SOASTA, Inc
9 4 (2.17%) hybris
9 4 (2.17%) Intershop
9 4 (2.17%) SAP
10 3 (1.63%) BMC
10 3 (1.63%) Informatica
10 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.09%) Splunk