The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 101 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% - 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.62% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
191 189 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.07% 14.31% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 128 85
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

LoadRunner
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Telerik
2 6 (66.67%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) ERP
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 1 (11.11%) NHS
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Telerik
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft