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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 99 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.30% 0.71% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.27% 5.70% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£323 £388 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +109.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £308 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.77% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £4.00
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
220 193 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.03% 12.47% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 110 86
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 26 January 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -7 3 £320 +2.40%
LoadRunner
Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) ODBC
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ETL

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (16.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) ODBC
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HP