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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 46 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.93% 1.52% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.06% 7.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
66 54 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.38% 20.45% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 16 46
Average daily rate £350 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) FTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Toad
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (25.00%) SAP

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (50.00%) FTP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Benchmarking
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) SAP