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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 115 107 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.37% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.16% 3.94% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +109.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £308 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £450 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £351 £348
% change year-on-year
+21.25% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £4.00
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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
285 254 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.66% 11.44% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 140 147
Average daily rate £325 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £24.00
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 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 30 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
West Yorkshire -11 5 £323 -16.77%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (33.33%) HP
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Management
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (8.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Management
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle