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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 76 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 21 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.82% 0.65% 3.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.96% 4.63% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 12
Median daily rate £295 £427 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.83% +79.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £335 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £495 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
England

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
162 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.06% 14.03% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 80 56
Median daily rate £325 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the North East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -17 21 £295 -30.83%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 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 North East region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 15 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 14 (51.85%) QA
3 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Unix
4 11 (40.74%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Facilita Forecast
5 10 (37.04%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (37.04%) Performance Metrics
5 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
6 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
6 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
7 8 (29.63%) HP
8 7 (25.93%) WebLogic
8 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) VB
8 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
8 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
8 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
8 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (22.22%) Data Structures
9 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 7 (25.93%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.81%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 11 (40.74%) Facilita Forecast
3 10 (37.04%) Visual Studio
4 5 (18.52%) JMeter
5 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (14.81%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
1 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Tester
3 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Tester
6 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Change Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 5 (18.52%) Client/Server
4 4 (14.81%) PKI
5 2 (7.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Unix
3 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
5 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (11.11%) Open Source
9 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) VB
3 5 (18.52%) C
4 4 (14.81%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) Python
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby
4 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) GPG13
2 1 (3.70%) WAI
2 1 (3.70%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle