The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 23 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 17 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.14% - 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.81% - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate
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£307 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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 Lancashire region.

Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
59 54 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.82% 12.41% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 28
Average daily rate £350 £333 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 12 £288 -
Lytham St Annes - 3 £338 -
Preston - 1 - -
LoadRunner
North West

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (72.22%) Performance Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Facilita Forecast
2 11 (61.11%) HP UFT
3 9 (50.00%) UNIX
3 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 8 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (44.44%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (44.44%) QA
4 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
5 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 7 (38.89%) Data Structures
5 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
5 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle
7 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) JMeter
8 4 (22.22%) HTML
8 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
8 4 (22.22%) LoadUI
9 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) HP UFT
1 11 (61.11%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 4 (22.22%) LoadUI
3 4 (22.22%) JMeter
4 2 (11.11%) ProC
5 1 (5.56%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) JSP
3 2 (11.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (38.89%) Data Structures
3 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) UNIX
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Performance Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
3 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Test Management
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft