Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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
England > North East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 82 149
Rank change year-on-year -14 +67 -41
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 12 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.92% 1.16% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.74% 6.64% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 12
North East median daily rate £425 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +31.03% +10.69%
10th Percentile £345 £328 £242
90th Percentile £470 £588 £474
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -67.70% - -

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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 321 211 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 24.58% 17.41% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 147 297
North East median daily rate £430 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +14.86% -9.76%
10th Percentile £300 £312 £258
90th Percentile £558 £615 £500
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
North East median hourly rate £31.75 £45.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.44% +60.71% +107.41%
10th Percentile £27.58 £39.38 £26.03
90th Percentile £34.53 £48.33 £29.48
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the North East

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the North East

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the North East

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the North East region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +4 10 £425 -26.09% 3
Durham -14 2 £363 +11.54%
LoadRunner
England

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 North East region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 9 (75.00%) JMeter
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
6 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) Microservices
6 3 (25.00%) HP ALM
7 2 (16.67%) TMMi
7 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
7 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 2 (16.67%) Burp Suite
7 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) Coaching
7 2 (16.67%) Nessus
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Multithreading

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
1 1 (8.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) JMeter
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) Burp Suite
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) MSTest
4 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
4 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Gatling
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Microservices
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Coaching
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 2 (16.67%) OWASP
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP ALM
2 2 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Micro Focus
3 1 (8.33%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (8.33%) VMware