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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / East Midlands
Rank 97 88 95
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.56% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 5.29% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Median daily rate £344 £700 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.89% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year - -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 236 170 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.81% 10.50% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 115 117
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £31.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.19% -16.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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

LoadRunner
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

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the East Midlands

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 3 £344 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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
Top Related 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