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 28 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.

HP LoadRunner
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 95 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.59% 0.21% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 249 275 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 24.56% 19.04% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 206 153
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Leeds

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leeds region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Splunk
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Kanban
5 2 (28.57%) Confluence
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) .NET

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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 (28.57%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Gatling
4 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (14.29%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Management
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) HP