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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 145 144 133
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 10 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.32% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.18% 2.90% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -13.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £344 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -4.58%
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
459 414 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.77% 10.93% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 249 162
Median daily rate £400 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.64 £37.00 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.48 £81.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

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 29 May 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 -6 6 £360 +6.66%
Lancashire +3 4 £327 -1.20%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (52.63%) HP
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Load Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Java
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
6 5 (26.32%) Test Management
6 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (21.05%) LexisNexis
7 4 (21.05%) WinSCP
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
7 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
7 4 (21.05%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
7 4 (21.05%) DameWare
7 4 (21.05%) Validation
7 4 (21.05%) Retail
7 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
7 4 (21.05%) MS Access
7 4 (21.05%) Toad
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
7 4 (21.05%) SOAP
7 4 (21.05%) DB2
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft

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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) WinSCP
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) FTP
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
1 4 (21.05%) MS Access
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
2 4 (21.05%) Toad
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Leader
3 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Lead
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (5.26%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) Psychology
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 7 (36.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Load Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Management
5 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
5 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) OCP
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) DameWare
2 4 (21.05%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) LexisNexis
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) hybris
6 1 (5.26%) Telerik