The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank - 66 73
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.14% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.98% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
151 102 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.22% 13.80% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 61 30
Average daily rate £405 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £41.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the Cheshire region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Cheshire region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

LoadRunner
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner.

1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Management

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared