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 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 123 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.15% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.24% 4.51% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
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£325 £388 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +101.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
322 266 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.44% 11.41% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 171 128
Average daily rate £339 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.85% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 3 March 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 -24 2 £325 -16.12% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (38.46%) HP
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 3 (23.08%) JMeter
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) ODBC
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (7.69%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JMeter
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) ODBC
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
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