The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 40 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 20 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.72% - 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.81% - 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 1
Average daily rate £238 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
84 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.64% 3.85% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 4 17
Average daily rate £274 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £215 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
North East

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £235 -
LoadRunner
North East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Stress Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Volume Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Analytics
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) JMeter
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) OpenView
6 4 (20.00%) J2EE
6 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Quantitative Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Test Management
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.00%) Problem Management

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (10.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Junior
4 3 (15.00%) Junior Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Volume Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Analytics
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Quantitative Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Business Objects