Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 79 137
Rank change year-on-year +1 +58 -50
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 8 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.93% 1.04% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.49% 5.63% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £575 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.09% +58.62% +6.62%
10th Percentile £362 £463 £235
90th Percentile £478 £588 £476
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £575 £350
% change year-on-year -26.09% +64.29% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 229 160 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 26.60% 18.43% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 122 275
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -11.24%
10th Percentile £318 £310 £257
90th Percentile £563 £638 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% -10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £35.00 £45.83 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.63% +63.68% +60.00%
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £31.75 £45.83 £28.00
% change year-on-year -30.72% +63.68% +60.00%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in Newcastle upon Tyne

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 7 (87.50%) JMeter
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) HTTP
3 3 (37.50%) Microservices
3 3 (37.50%) HP ALM
4 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Nessus
4 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) OWASP
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Scala
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Confluence
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
1 1 (12.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Gatling
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Scala
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP ALM
2 2 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (12.50%) VMware