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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 96 82 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 14 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.03% 0.46% 1.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.28% 2.49% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Median daily rate £375 £275 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £307 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.78%
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
265 201 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.50% 18.39% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 140 72
Median daily rate £425 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.28% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -18 13 £363 +31.81% 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 21 (67.74%) QA
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Linux
3 14 (45.16%) Unix
4 13 (41.94%) HP UFT
4 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
4 13 (41.94%) HP SiteScope
5 12 (38.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (38.71%) Performance Testing
5 12 (38.71%) Performance Metrics
5 12 (38.71%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
7 10 (32.26%) SQL
7 10 (32.26%) Oracle
8 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Java
8 9 (29.03%) Facilita Forecast
8 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
9 8 (25.81%) Problem Management
9 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
9 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
9 8 (25.81%) JMeter
10 7 (22.58%) VB
10 7 (22.58%) HP
10 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
11 6 (19.35%) ISTQB

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 6 (19.35%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) Confluence
2 3 (9.68%) OpenROAD
2 3 (9.68%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) HP UFT
2 9 (29.03%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (25.81%) JMeter
3 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
4 5 (16.13%) Selenium
5 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.90%) JIRA
5 4 (12.90%) LoadUI
5 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.23%) JBehave
6 1 (3.23%) QADirector
6 1 (3.23%) QARun
6 1 (3.23%) Sahi
6 1 (3.23%) WATIR
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Tester
2 10 (32.26%) Test Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
5 7 (22.58%) Performance Engineer
5 7 (22.58%) Performance Test Engineer
6 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 5 (16.13%) QA Tester
7 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Tester
9 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
9 3 (9.68%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (9.68%) Senior QA Tester
9 3 (9.68%) Senior Tester
9 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
10 2 (6.45%) Performance Analyst
10 2 (6.45%) Performance Manager
10 2 (6.45%) Senior QA Engineer
10 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (19.35%) Data Structures
3 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.68%) PKI
5 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.45%) Replication
5 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Unix
3 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Defect Tracking
2 12 (38.71%) Performance Monitoring
2 12 (38.71%) Performance Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
4 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) Problem Management
5 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
6 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
7 6 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
9 4 (12.90%) CRM
9 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 3 (9.68%) Open Source
10 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) VB
4 5 (16.13%) Ruby
5 3 (9.68%) C
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.45%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 2 (6.45%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.23%) ISEB
6 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) HP SiteScope
2 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft