Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 605 601 711
Rank change year-on-year -4 +110 -71
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 88 278 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 1.37% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 156 123
Median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £323 £325
90th Percentile £575 £531 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £424
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.29% +8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -61.54% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

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 10,789 20,281 19,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.46% 20.92% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,006 13,736 13,596
Median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 294 221
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -3.37% +8.54%
10th Percentile £18.25 £25.12 £28.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -14.77% +1.15% +6.10%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LoadRunner.

Daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LoadRunner over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LoadRunner.

Hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Top 16 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 6 April 2020. 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 -9 77 £425 - 10
UK excluding London -12 52 £400 -5.88% 4
London +121 35 £425 +3.03% 6
North of England +14 17 £425 +2.41% 1
South East +62 10 £504 +11.94% 2
North West +7 10 £425 +1.07% 1
East of England +16 9 £368 -5.64%
Scotland +25 5 £550 +54.39%
South West +20 4 £435 +16.00% 1
North East +19 4 £400 +6.67%
Northern Ireland - 4 £300 -
Yorkshire +40 3 £500 +44.93%
Midlands +32 2 - -
West Midlands +30 2 - -
Work from Home - 2 £610 -
Wales +27 1 £375 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 68 (77.27%) JMeter
2 63 (71.59%) Performance Testing
3 35 (39.77%) Test Automation
4 31 (35.23%) JIRA
5 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (29.55%) Confluence
7 24 (27.27%) Selenium
8 21 (23.86%) Test Strategy
8 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
9 20 (22.73%) SQL
10 19 (21.59%) Defect Management
11 18 (20.45%) Risk Analysis
11 18 (20.45%) Gatling
12 17 (19.32%) BlazeMeter
12 17 (19.32%) Java
13 16 (18.18%) Oracle
13 16 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (18.18%) Test Scripting
14 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
14 15 (17.05%) HP
15 14 (15.91%) C#
15 14 (15.91%) Linux
15 14 (15.91%) Microservices
15 14 (15.91%) Scenario Testing
15 14 (15.91%) Postman
16 12 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
17 10 (11.36%) DevOps
17 10 (11.36%) Finance
17 10 (11.36%) QA
17 10 (11.36%) Public Sector

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 26 (29.55%) Confluence
2 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.32%) BlazeMeter
2 7 (7.95%) Azure
3 2 (2.27%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.27%) Slack
4 1 (1.14%) AWS
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.14%) Firewall
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.14%) SSL
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
2 1 (1.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.55%) Big Data
3 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.14%) Impala
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 68 (77.27%) JMeter
2 31 (35.23%) JIRA
3 24 (27.27%) Selenium
4 18 (20.45%) Gatling
5 14 (15.91%) Postman
6 7 (7.95%) NeoLoad
6 7 (7.95%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.68%) HP UFT
7 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.55%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.55%) LoadUI
8 4 (4.55%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.41%) SonarQube
9 3 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (2.27%) WinRunner
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
1 10 (11.36%) Public Sector
2 8 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.41%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) German Language
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Tester
2 28 (31.82%) Analyst
3 24 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 20 (22.73%) Performance Tester
5 17 (19.32%) Performance Analyst
5 17 (19.32%) Performance Test Analyst
6 13 (14.77%) Test Engineer
7 10 (11.36%) Automation Tester
8 9 (10.23%) Performance Test Engineer
9 7 (7.95%) Performance Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Consultant
10 5 (5.68%) QA Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) Test Leader
11 4 (4.55%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.55%) Test Manager
12 3 (3.41%) Automation Test Lead
12 3 (3.41%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
12 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 3 (3.41%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
2 5 (5.68%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (5.68%) RESTful
2 5 (5.68%) XML
3 3 (3.41%) SOAP
3 3 (3.41%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 2 (2.27%) JSON
4 2 (2.27%) Node.js
4 2 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (1.14%) React
5 1 (1.14%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.14%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.91%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) CentOS
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (71.59%) Performance Testing
2 35 (39.77%) Test Automation
3 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (23.86%) Test Strategy
5 19 (21.59%) Defect Management
6 18 (20.45%) Risk Analysis
7 16 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 14 (15.91%) Microservices
8 14 (15.91%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (11.36%) DevOps
11 8 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 7 (7.95%) BDD
12 7 (7.95%) Coaching
12 7 (7.95%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.95%) SDLC
12 7 (7.95%) Security Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Smoke Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 17 (19.32%) Java
3 14 (15.91%) C#
4 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.68%) Python
5 3 (3.41%) C
5 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.27%) C++
6 2 (2.27%) Ruby
6 2 (2.27%) Scala
6 2 (2.27%) VB
6 2 (2.27%) XPath
7 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.14%) F#
7 1 (1.14%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.14%) PHP
7 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.68%) ISEB
6 4 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.14%) MCP
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.14%) OCP
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) WCAG
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Ansible
1 3 (3.41%) Terraform
2 2 (2.27%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.27%) Nessus
3 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Oracle
2 15 (17.05%) HP
3 9 (10.23%) AppDynamics
4 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.09%) Splunk
5 6 (6.82%) Dynatrace
6 5 (5.68%) Micro Focus
6 5 (5.68%) SAP
7 4 (4.55%) New Relic
7 4 (4.55%) SOASTA, Inc
7 4 (4.55%) Veracode
8 3 (3.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.27%) AppNeta
9 2 (2.27%) Infovista
9 2 (2.27%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.14%) Guidewire
10 1 (1.14%) Software AG
10 1 (1.14%) VMware