Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 697 670
Rank change year-on-year +250 -27 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 55 128 242
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 0.79% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 144
Median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £350 £310 £313
90th Percentile £568 £558 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -0.67% -6.25% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £20.80
% change year-on-year +42.86% +68.29% -

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 5,174 16,127 21,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.74% 18.17% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,348 10,502 14,718
Median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
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 109 255 233
Median hourly rate £42.00 £44.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +3.58% -
10th Percentile £27.87 £28.79 £26.55
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.12% -

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 20 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LoadRunner over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Top 13 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 20 September 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 +283 48 £450 +5.39% 8
London +240 32 £500 +5.26% 5
UK excluding London +214 18 £373 -0.67% 3
South West +112 7 £375 -25.00%
Work from Home -57 7 £400 -20.20% 1
North of England +127 4 £363 +11.54%
North West +91 4 £363 +11.54%
South East +176 2 £365 -18.89% 1
Scotland +77 2 £550 +46.67% 1
Midlands +111 1 £323 +15.18% 1
East of England +90 1 £500 +38.89%
Wales +34 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £323 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 38 (69.09%) Performance Testing
2 33 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 31 (56.36%) JMeter
4 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 20 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 19 (34.55%) QA
7 19 (34.55%) SQL
8 17 (30.91%) Java
8 17 (30.91%) JIRA
9 16 (29.09%) Functional Testing
10 15 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
10 15 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
10 15 (27.27%) Selenium
10 15 (27.27%) Oracle
10 15 (27.27%) Python
11 14 (25.45%) Scrum
11 14 (25.45%) DevOps
11 14 (25.45%) Kanban
11 14 (25.45%) Public Sector
12 13 (23.64%) SOAP
13 12 (21.82%) HP
14 11 (20.00%) Linux
14 11 (20.00%) TDD
14 11 (20.00%) Test Management
14 11 (20.00%) BDD
14 11 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
15 10 (18.18%) SoapUI
15 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
15 10 (18.18%) Agile Testing

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 6 (10.91%) Confluence
2 4 (7.27%) TPMS
3 3 (5.45%) Tuxedo
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.64%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.82%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Azure
2 7 (12.73%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (3.64%) BrowserStack
3 2 (3.64%) Slack
4 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) GCP
4 1 (1.82%) Office 365
4 1 (1.82%) PaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.82%) SaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) WebEx
2 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.91%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.45%) Big Data
6 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.82%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) Power BI
6 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (56.36%) JMeter
2 17 (30.91%) JIRA
3 15 (27.27%) Selenium
4 10 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 9 (16.36%) HP UFT
5 9 (16.36%) Zephyr
6 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
7 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
8 4 (7.27%) Appium
8 4 (7.27%) JUnit
8 4 (7.27%) NeoLoad
8 4 (7.27%) TestNG
8 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
9 3 (5.45%) Gatling
9 3 (5.45%) SonarQube
9 3 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.45%) Public Sector
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Tester
2 8 (14.55%) Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Test Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Performance Tester
4 6 (10.91%) QA Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Test Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) COBOL Developer
6 4 (7.27%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Linux Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Test Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) SOAP
2 10 (18.18%) Middleware
3 6 (10.91%) REST
3 6 (10.91%) Web Services
4 4 (7.27%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (7.27%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) Ajax
5 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) Swagger
5 1 (1.82%) WebdriverIO
5 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Performance Testing
2 33 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (29.09%) Functional Testing
5 15 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
5 15 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
6 14 (25.45%) DevOps
6 14 (25.45%) Kanban
6 14 (25.45%) Scrum
7 11 (20.00%) BDD
7 11 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (20.00%) TDD
7 11 (20.00%) Test Management
8 10 (18.18%) Agile Testing
8 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (16.36%) Requirements Gathering
9 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (14.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) Java
3 15 (27.27%) Python
4 10 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
6 6 (10.91%) Perl
7 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 4 (7.27%) C
8 4 (7.27%) COBOL
9 2 (3.64%) C#
9 2 (3.64%) VB
10 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.82%) C++
10 1 (1.82%) F#
10 1 (1.82%) Java 8
10 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) ISEB
5 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
6 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.82%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.82%) MCP
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.82%) OCP
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.82%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) WCAG
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Ansible
1 3 (5.45%) Terraform
2 2 (3.64%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) Nessus
3 1 (1.82%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Oracle
2 12 (21.82%) HP
3 5 (9.09%) Micro Focus
3 5 (9.09%) SAP
4 4 (7.27%) CA
4 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.45%) AppDynamics
5 3 (5.45%) Dynatrace
6 2 (3.64%) Infor
7 1 (1.82%) Ariba
7 1 (1.82%) Google
7 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) Splunk
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec