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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank - 44 32
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.37% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £440
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 Lancashire region.

Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
85 73 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.52% 17.18% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 13
Average daily rate £308 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 1
Average hourly rate £39.13 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) JMeter
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) PKI
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) R
5 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) JMeter
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
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