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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 90 58 37
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -21
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 16 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.31% 0.66% 3.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.41% 4.26% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 11
Median daily rate £319 £495 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% +36.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £385 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £495 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £344 £361
% change year-on-year
+9.17% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
170 94 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.95% 15.59% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 68 52
Median daily rate £350 £373 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £495 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

LoadRunner
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

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 16 £325 -23.80%
Sunderland - 3 £263 -
LoadRunner
North East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 15 (53.57%) HP UFT
1 15 (53.57%) QA
2 14 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 12 (42.86%) Unix
3 12 (42.86%) Facilita Forecast
4 11 (39.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
4 11 (39.29%) Performance Metrics
4 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
5 10 (35.71%) Java
5 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
5 10 (35.71%) HP SiteScope
6 9 (32.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
7 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 8 (28.57%) HP
8 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
8 7 (25.00%) SQL
8 7 (25.00%) VB
8 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (25.00%) Data Structures
9 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.71%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) HP UFT
2 12 (42.86%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
4 4 (14.29%) JMeter
5 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.71%) JIRA
5 3 (10.71%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
1 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Tester
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Tester
6 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Functional Tester
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
9 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
9 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
9 1 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
4 3 (10.71%) PKI
5 2 (7.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
3 10 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) Open Source
8 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) VB
3 4 (14.29%) C
4 3 (10.71%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 3 (10.71%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (53.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) GPG13
2 1 (3.57%) WAI
2 1 (3.57%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle