The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 North East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 44 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 19 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.91% - 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.43% - 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate £235 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
93 14 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.22% 4.52% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 7 20
Average daily rate £274 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £221 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
LoadRunner
England

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
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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the North East region over the 3 months to 16 April 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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Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 19 £235 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (26.32%) C#
5 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Stress Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Volume Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Scalability Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) JMeter
5 5 (26.32%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) Analytics
6 4 (21.05%) Quantitative Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) OpenView
6 4 (21.05%) J2EE
6 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
6 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (21.05%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (26.32%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.26%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Performance Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Junior
4 3 (15.79%) Junior Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Test Leader
4 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Stress Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Volume Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Scalability Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Quantitative Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Business Objects