The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 133 109 107
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 4.49% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £289 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +28.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
430 379 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.27% 15.05% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 229 92
Average daily rate £363 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
West Yorkshire -17 7 £300 +6.66%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (46.67%) JMeter
3 6 (40.00%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) NeoLoad
5 4 (26.67%) Stress Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SOAP
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) XML
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Retail
7 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (13.33%) QA
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (13.33%) Splunk
7 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
8 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (6.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (46.67%) JMeter
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) NeoLoad
4 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Stress Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (6.67%) V-Model
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk