The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 148 130 131
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.68% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.42% 6.21% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 3
Median daily rate £365 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
492 419 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.50% 10.94% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 257 183
Median daily rate £400 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the North West region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the North West region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Lancashire -23 4 £370 +20.42%
Manchester -13 3 £360 +60.00% 2
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 West region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Unix
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
6 4 (30.77%) Test Management
6 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
7 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 3 (23.08%) QA
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 2 (15.38%) DB2
8 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) MS Access
8 2 (15.38%) SOA
8 2 (15.38%) FTP
8 2 (15.38%) HTTP
8 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (15.38%) Toad
8 2 (15.38%) IBM
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (15.38%) Service Management
8 2 (15.38%) Change Management
8 2 (15.38%) Firewall
8 2 (15.38%) DameWare

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Toad
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) OAT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) OAT Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
3 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
1 2 (15.38%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
2 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) OCP
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (15.38%) DameWare
2 2 (15.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) hybris
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) LexisNexis
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) VMware