The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Manchester 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank - 75 90
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.40% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
139 125 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.27% 11.36% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 77 58
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
LoadRunner
North West

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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LoadRunner
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) PuTTY

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware