The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Leeds 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 74 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 8 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.68% - 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.96% - 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 9
Average daily rate £281 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 - £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
202 96 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.22% 12.55% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 53 56
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
West Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (64.29%) JMeter
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) V-Model
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) .NET
6 1 (7.14%) MySQL
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.14%) SOAP
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) ISO 9002
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Performance Tester
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Performance Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) V-Model
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Capita