The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 58 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.24% - 5.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.95% - 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 10
Average daily rate
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£355 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
North East

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

Development Applications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
88 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.55% 10.37% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 9 14
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £324 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Tyne and Wear region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £355 - 3
LoadRunner
North East

LoadRunner
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 17 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 17 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (88.24%) Performance Testing
2 15 (88.24%) Regression Testing
2 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (82.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (82.35%) Configuration Management
4 13 (76.47%) Facilita Forecast
5 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
5 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
5 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
5 12 (70.59%) QA
6 10 (58.82%) Data Structures
7 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
8 8 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
9 5 (29.41%) BC Cleared
10 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 3 (17.65%) HP
11 2 (11.76%) VB
11 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Keyword-Driven Testing
12 1 (5.88%) Mentoring

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (76.47%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Performance Test Engineer
1 12 (70.59%) Test Engineer
1 12 (70.59%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 17 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (88.24%) Performance Testing
2 15 (88.24%) Regression Testing
3 14 (82.35%) Configuration Management
4 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
4 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
4 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) BC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (70.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP