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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 45 48 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.45% 0.22% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.23% 2.04% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £348
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
62 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.03% 10.72% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 32
Median daily rate £363 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +59.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Preston +5 2 £300 -14.16%
LoadRunner
North West

LoadRunner
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL