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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 123 105 114
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.19% 0.54% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% 4.17% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Average daily rate
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£335 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £4.00
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
300 288 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.53% 13.02% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 160 138
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £415 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £34.93 £21.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.47% +26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £20.70 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £21.50 £35.75
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 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 27 November 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
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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 -16 3 £350 +12.90% 1
South Yorkshire 0 2 £330 -24.57%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) ODBC
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Degree

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) ODBC
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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