The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 55 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.72% - 3.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.32% - 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 8
Average daily rate
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£360 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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 North East region.

Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
106 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.21% 6.23% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 13 21
Average daily rate £335 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £409 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the North East

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the North East region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 12 £360 - 3
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 20 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 18 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 18 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (70.83%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (70.83%) Test Strategy
4 16 (66.67%) Regression Testing
5 15 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (62.50%) Configuration Management
6 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
6 14 (58.33%) Facilita Forecast
7 12 (50.00%) QA
7 12 (50.00%) Automated Testing
7 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
8 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (33.33%) HP
10 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) BC Cleared
12 5 (20.83%) JMeter
12 5 (20.83%) C#
12 5 (20.83%) Load Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Stress Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Volume Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Scalability Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Analytics
12 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
13 4 (16.67%) Quantitative Analysis
13 4 (16.67%) SQL
13 4 (16.67%) J2EE
13 4 (16.67%) WebLogic

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (58.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (20.83%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Test Engineer
1 13 (54.17%) Performance Engineer
1 13 (54.17%) Performance Test Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 18 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 18 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (70.83%) Test Strategy
4 16 (66.67%) Regression Testing
5 15 (62.50%) Configuration Management
6 12 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Load Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Stress Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Volume Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Scalability Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Analytics
8 4 (16.67%) Quantitative Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C#
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (70.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP