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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / North West
Rank 130 150 140
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.29% 1.45% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Median daily rate £464 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.58% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
465 621 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.63% 16.27% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 376 279
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.01% +5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.93 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £44.05 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 - 4 £475 - 3
Manchester +5 2 £325 +1.56% 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
2 6 (50.00%) JMeter
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) LoadUI
5 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) JSON
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (25.00%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) Unix
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Banking

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 1 (8.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) JMeter
3 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) LoadUI
4 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
6 1 (8.33%) Firebug
6 1 (8.33%) JProfiler
6 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
6 1 (8.33%) Toad
6 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) JSON
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) BDD
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
1 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) API Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Telerik