The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 13 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 4.76% 1.14% -
As % of the Development Applications category 23.53% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
LoadRunner
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Development Applications Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.24% 21.59% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Median daily rate £326 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.06% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £600 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Preston

LoadRunner
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 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 Preston region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Test Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Specialist
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared