The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
North West / Lancashire
Rank 38 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.55% 1.03% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.09% 4.65% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £475 £244 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £361 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.18% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
44 86 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.05% 22.16% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 41
Median daily rate £425 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 6
Median hourly rate £49.50 £37.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.12% +2.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +5 4 £475 +95.07%
LoadRunner
North West

LoadRunner
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 4 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA