The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 102 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.27% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 2.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £260 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
284 186 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.32% 10.05% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 122 123
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 4 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (33.33%) MS Access
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) DB2
5 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 3 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) FTP
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) Toad
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Load Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) FTP
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
1 3 (33.33%) MS Access
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 3 (33.33%) Toad
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
4 1 (11.11%) Firebug
4 1 (11.11%) The Grinder
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Leader
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) QA Leader
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Tester
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) OAT Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) UAT Lead
5 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (11.11%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Psychology
3 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
2 4 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) JCL
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) OCP
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (22.22%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) HP
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) hybris
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) LexisNexis
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
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