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 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 96 76 52
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -24
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 13 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.07% 0.59% 2.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% 3.11% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 9
Median daily rate £363 £275 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £307 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
260 161 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 21.45% 18.99% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 114 63
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.28% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -21 12 £375 +36.36% 1
Gateshead - 1 - -
LoadRunner
North East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 18 (66.67%) QA
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) Unix
3 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
3 11 (40.74%) HP SiteScope
4 10 (37.04%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (37.04%) Performance Metrics
4 10 (37.04%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
6 8 (29.63%) JMeter
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.93%) HP
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
8 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
8 6 (22.22%) Java
8 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
9 5 (18.52%) VB
9 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (18.52%) Change Management
9 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing

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 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.11%) Confluence
3 2 (7.41%) OpenROAD
3 2 (7.41%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 8 (29.63%) JMeter
3 6 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
3 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (14.81%) JIRA
4 4 (14.81%) LoadUI
4 4 (14.81%) Selenium
4 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.70%) JBehave
5 1 (3.70%) QADirector
5 1 (3.70%) QARun
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Tester
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) QA Tester
5 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
7 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
7 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
7 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Manager
8 2 (7.41%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (14.81%) Data Structures
3 3 (11.11%) PKI
4 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (37.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
5 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Change Management
7 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
7 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
7 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) CRM
8 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL
8 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) VB
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) C
5 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) Python
6 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft