The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Lancashire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 48 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.69% - 0.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.38% - 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
47 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.88% 6.76% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 9
Average daily rate £300 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
LoadRunner
North West

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) Toad
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) XML

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Toad
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) VMware