The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 116 92 97
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.14% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 3.16% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
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£300 £290 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +28.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £352 £385
% change year-on-year
-4.11% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
LoadRunner
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
307 253 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.50% 14.94% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 153 105
Average daily rate £335 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Yorkshire region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Yorkshire region.

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -28 3 £300 -20.00% 1
LoadRunner
Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 6 (66.67%) JMeter
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Stress Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 4 (44.44%) NeoLoad
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 2 (22.22%) Splunk
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 6 (66.67%) JMeter
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) NeoLoad
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) JUnit
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) OAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Stress Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) HP