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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 100 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.064% - 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% - 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
West Yorkshire

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
306 232 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.59% 17.01% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 170 113
Average daily rate £420 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 21 (72.41%) Selenium
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) JMeter
3 16 (55.17%) Ruby
4 15 (51.72%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (44.83%) Cucumber
5 13 (44.83%) HP UFT
5 13 (44.83%) Java
5 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
5 13 (44.83%) .NET
5 13 (44.83%) HP
5 13 (44.83%) Test Scripting
6 12 (41.38%) JIRA
6 12 (41.38%) Python
7 11 (37.93%) QA
8 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
8 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
8 7 (24.14%) ISEB
8 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
9 6 (20.69%) CoffeeScript
9 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
9 6 (20.69%) Scala
9 6 (20.69%) Confluence
9 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
9 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
9 6 (20.69%) AppDynamics
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) Selenium
2 19 (65.52%) JMeter
3 13 (44.83%) Cucumber
3 13 (44.83%) HP UFT
4 12 (41.38%) JIRA
5 6 (20.69%) Gatling
5 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
5 6 (20.69%) Maven
5 6 (20.69%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
5 6 (20.69%) The Grinder
5 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
5 6 (20.69%) VisualVM
5 6 (20.69%) YourKit
6 2 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 5 (17.24%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
1 15 (51.72%) Test Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Performance Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Performance Test Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Test Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Performance Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Performance Test Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) QA Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) QA Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) QA Test Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Tester
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
5 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
5 5 (17.24%) Web Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
2 6 (20.69%) Hibernate
2 6 (20.69%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
1 6 (20.69%) Mac OS X
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Non-Functional Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Test Scripting
4 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
5 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (17.24%) Analytics
6 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Coaching
7 4 (13.79%) Line Management
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Ruby
2 13 (44.83%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 12 (41.38%) Python
4 6 (20.69%) C
4 6 (20.69%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) CoffeeScript
4 6 (20.69%) Perl
4 6 (20.69%) Scala
4 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
4 6 (20.69%) VBA
4 6 (20.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
2 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) HP
2 6 (20.69%) AppDynamics
2 6 (20.69%) Dynatrace
2 6 (20.69%) IBM
2 6 (20.69%) New Relic
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Remedy