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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 69 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 9 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.98% 1.91% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.88% 12.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £361 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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
153 83 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.68% 15.87% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 57 10
Average daily rate £373 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015. 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 -28 9 £275 -23.87%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Splunk
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (21.43%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) LoadUI
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
3 2 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) OAT Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) HPUX
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
1 5 (35.71%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat