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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 42 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.65% - 3.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.14% - 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Average daily rate
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£360 - £263
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £323
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +14.72%
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
69 14 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.27% 6.80% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 9 17
Average daily rate £325 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £379 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £360 - 1
LoadRunner
North East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (69.57%) Performance Testing
2 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
3 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
4 12 (52.17%) Problem Management
5 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
6 10 (43.48%) Regression Testing
6 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
7 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (34.78%) Facilita Forecast
8 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
8 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
8 8 (34.78%) QA
8 8 (34.78%) SQL
9 7 (30.43%) HP
9 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
9 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (21.74%) BC Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
10 5 (21.74%) Analytics
10 5 (21.74%) JMeter
10 5 (21.74%) Load Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Stress Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Volume Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Scalability Testing
10 5 (21.74%) C#
11 4 (17.39%) OpenView
11 4 (17.39%) J2EE
11 4 (17.39%) WebLogic

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (34.78%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (21.74%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Test Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Performance Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Performance Test Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Performance Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Performance Test Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Performance Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
3 12 (52.17%) Problem Management
4 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
5 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
5 10 (43.48%) Regression Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Load Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Stress Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Volume Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Scalability Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Analytics
8 4 (17.39%) Quantitative Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Test Management
9 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
4 5 (21.74%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (17.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
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