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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 97 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.27% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.16% 2.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £360 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -3.58%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
190 146 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.37% 9.77% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 82 68
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.67%

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 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 10 (71.43%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 6 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) LexisNexis
5 4 (28.57%) WinSCP
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 4 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
5 4 (28.57%) MS Access
5 4 (28.57%) Toad
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) DB2
5 4 (28.57%) DameWare
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) Retail
5 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) Performance 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 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) WinSCP
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) FTP
3 2 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
1 4 (28.57%) MS Access
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 4 (28.57%) Toad
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Psychology
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) OCP
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (28.57%) DameWare
2 4 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (7.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) LexisNexis
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) hybris