The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 22 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 99 100
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.28% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.14% 1.82% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £338
% change year-on-year +4.72% +9.62%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 264 329 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 24.33% 22.08% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 234 197
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leeds region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Confluence
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Splunk
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) Gatling
6 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
6 1 (11.11%) JBehave
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Test Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics