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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 132 122 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 2.05% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£319 £425 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £425 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
314 342 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 11.81% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 181 199
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.78 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -10.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
Cheshire - 2 £319 -
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) Toad
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (33.33%) FTP
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) PuTTY
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) Statistics
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (22.22%) AIX
6 2 (22.22%) Middleware
6 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
6 2 (22.22%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) JMeter
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) ISEB
7 1 (11.11%) DNS

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) FTP
2 3 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) OpenSTA
2 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) Flash
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) JSP
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) SAP