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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 99 73 55
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -18
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.49% 0.86% 1.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.73% 4.64% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Median daily rate £310 £275 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £306 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £335
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +6.34%
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
220 194 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.96% 18.58% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 135 60
Median daily rate £330 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 August 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 August 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 -24 6 £310 +12.72% 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (56.00%) Unix
1 14 (56.00%) QA
2 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Test Strategy
2 13 (52.00%) HP SiteScope
3 12 (48.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (48.00%) Performance Metrics
3 12 (48.00%) Defect Tracking
3 12 (48.00%) Performance Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Linux
4 11 (44.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (36.00%) HP UFT
5 9 (36.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (32.00%) Problem Management
6 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (24.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Data Structures
8 6 (24.00%) JMeter
8 6 (24.00%) VB
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle
8 6 (24.00%) WebLogic
8 6 (24.00%) HP

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 (24.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Facilita Forecast
1 9 (36.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (24.00%) JMeter
4 4 (16.00%) LoadUI
4 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
1 9 (36.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Performance Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Performance Test Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Tester
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (24.00%) Data Structures
3 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Unix
2 12 (48.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
1 13 (52.00%) Test Strategy
2 12 (48.00%) Defect Tracking
2 12 (48.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 12 (48.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Problem Management
4 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (24.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Change Management
8 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (12.00%) Open Source
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (12.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) HP
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle