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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 147 151 131
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.086% 0.45% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 3.51% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 1
Median daily rate £349 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
564 570 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 12.74% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 368 229
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £37.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £34.90
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 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 25 September 2016.

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 25 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
Manchester -5 2 £260 +15.55% 1
Cheshire +11 1 £438 +45.83%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Unix
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
5 5 (38.46%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) SOAP
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%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
7 3 (23.08%) FTP
7 3 (23.08%) HTTP
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Toad
7 3 (23.08%) MS Access
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 3 (23.08%) DB2
7 3 (23.08%) JMeter
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Validation
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Firewall
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Retail

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
2 1 (7.69%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) FTP
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
1 3 (23.08%) MS Access
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
2 3 (23.08%) JMeter
2 3 (23.08%) Toad
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
4 1 (7.69%) Firebug
4 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) The Grinder
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Leader
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) OAT Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Lead
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Psychology
3 1 (7.69%) VSAM
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%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Validation
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
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) COBOL
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
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 3 (23.08%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (15.38%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
1 7 (53.85%) 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
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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