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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 81 59 46
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -13
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.75% 1.16% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.20% 6.11% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £475 £313 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £263 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
143 131 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 17.79% 19.01% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 89 37
Median daily rate £340 £420 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -25 6 £475 +39.70% 1
LoadRunner
North East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) QA
3 10 (66.67%) Selenium
4 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
5 8 (53.33%) TDD
6 7 (46.67%) BDD
7 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (40.00%) Test Management
7 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (26.67%) JIRA
8 4 (26.67%) Ruby
8 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (26.67%) HP
8 4 (26.67%) ISEB
8 4 (26.67%) JMeter
8 4 (26.67%) .NET
8 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Confluence
9 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (20.00%) Oracle
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) CRM
9 3 (20.00%) SNMP

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 3 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) OpenROAD
2 2 (13.33%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.67%) JBehave
4 1 (6.67%) QADirector
4 1 (6.67%) QARun
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Tester
2 7 (46.67%) QA Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Senior QA Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (13.33%) OAT Manager
5 2 (13.33%) OAT Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
5 2 (13.33%) QA Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Security Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior UAT Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Senior UAT Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) Test Management
4 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) Data Management
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (13.33%) E-business
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Ruby
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle