The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP LoadRunner
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 96 94
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.065% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.57% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £373 £334
% change year-on-year +4.55% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 235 174 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.61% 11.33% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 122 115
Median daily rate £420 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP