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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 117 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 29 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.00% 0.35% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.85% 3.17% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 4
Average daily rate £475 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £391 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
England

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
496 284 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.07% 11.07% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 193 161
Average daily rate £425 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 26 £485 +50.38% 4
South Yorkshire -6 2 £343 -
Humberside - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 40 (81.63%) Selenium
2 38 (77.55%) JMeter
3 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (63.27%) Cucumber
5 30 (61.22%) HP UFT
6 29 (59.18%) HP
7 28 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 28 (57.14%) JIRA
8 22 (44.90%) Jenkins
9 21 (42.86%) Confluence
10 20 (40.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 20 (40.82%) Ruby
11 19 (38.78%) PKI
11 19 (38.78%) Mac OS X
11 19 (38.78%) SNMP
11 19 (38.78%) Windows
11 19 (38.78%) Linux
11 19 (38.78%) QA
11 19 (38.78%) Network Monitoring
12 18 (36.73%) Functional Testing
12 18 (36.73%) .NET
13 17 (34.69%) Java
13 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
13 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
14 16 (32.65%) Test Scripting
14 16 (32.65%) Python
15 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
16 10 (20.41%) Perl
16 10 (20.41%) C
16 10 (20.41%) C#

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (42.86%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (81.63%) Selenium
2 38 (77.55%) JMeter
3 31 (63.27%) Cucumber
4 30 (61.22%) HP UFT
5 28 (57.14%) JIRA
6 22 (44.90%) Jenkins
7 6 (12.24%) Gatling
7 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
7 6 (12.24%) Maven
7 6 (12.24%) SilkPerformer
7 6 (12.24%) SoapUI
7 6 (12.24%) The Grinder
7 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
7 6 (12.24%) VisualVM
7 6 (12.24%) YourKit
8 2 (4.08%) Subversion
8 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (12.24%) Publishing
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
1 21 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 21 (42.86%) Test Leader
2 10 (20.41%) Performance Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Performance Test Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Test Manager
3 8 (16.33%) Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Performance Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) QA Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) QA Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Web Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
2 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
2 6 (12.24%) Spring
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) PKI
2 1 (2.04%) CESG
2 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
1 19 (38.78%) Mac OS X
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (38.78%) Network Monitoring
5 18 (36.73%) Functional Testing
6 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
7 16 (32.65%) Test Scripting
8 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (18.37%) Load Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Analytics
11 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
13 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (8.16%) Line Management
13 4 (8.16%) Risk Analysis
13 4 (8.16%) Test Planning
13 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) Ruby
2 17 (34.69%) Java
2 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
3 16 (32.65%) Python
4 10 (20.41%) C
4 10 (20.41%) C#
4 10 (20.41%) Perl
4 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
5 6 (12.24%) CoffeeScript
5 6 (12.24%) Scala
5 6 (12.24%) VBA
5 6 (12.24%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISEB
1 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) QA
2 6 (12.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) GPG13
3 1 (2.04%) WAI
3 1 (2.04%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) HP
2 6 (12.24%) AppDynamics
2 6 (12.24%) Dynatrace
2 6 (12.24%) IBM
2 6 (12.24%) New Relic
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Remedy
4 1 (2.04%) Telerik