The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
North West / Manchester
Rank - 101 93
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.39% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.92% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.74%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 232 240 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.83% 13.52% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 162 137
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Manchester

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Zephyr
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) JProfiler
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) JProfiler
2 1 (33.33%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) API Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP