The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 West Yorkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 93 80 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 2 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.67% 0.15% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.48% 1.55% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 13
Average daily rate £281 £255 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £211 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £299 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
268 129 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.94% 9.76% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 70 81
Average daily rate £325 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £178 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
LoadRunner
Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 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
Leeds - 7 £281 -
Bradford +1 2 £363 +81.25%
LoadRunner
Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) JMeter
2 9 (39.13%) HP
3 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) .NET
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (13.04%) Information Security
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) QA
8 2 (8.70%) Test Management
8 2 (8.70%) Open Source
8 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
8 2 (8.70%) Java
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
9 1 (4.35%) C#
9 1 (4.35%) C++
9 1 (4.35%) MySQL
9 1 (4.35%) Citrix

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JMeter
2 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
1 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 9 (39.13%) Performance Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
2 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) V-Model
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9002
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.35%) Capita
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix