The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank - 76 69
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds - 0.65% 1.92%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.33% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 15
Average daily rate
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- £243 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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 Leeds region.

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
130 180 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.58% 19.50% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 121 139
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 2
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +143.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the Leeds region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Leeds region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) ISO 9002
5 1 (9.09%) HTTP
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) MySQL

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Tester
1 9 (81.82%) Performance Tester
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Capita