Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 24 January 2019 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 of England
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 277 303
Rank change year-on-year +21 +26 -42
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 60 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.50% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.44% 1.33% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 28
North of England median daily rate £425 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +8.57% +19.45%
10th Percentile £320 £251 £313
90th Percentile £506 £588 £491
England median daily rate £440 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North of England median hourly rate £21.00 - -
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 of England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,455 2,111 2,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.57% 19.03% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,674 1,470 1,449
North of England median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +2.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £281
90th Percentile £577 £550 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +2.63% +9.20% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 43
North of England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.13 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +2.81% +5.96%
10th Percentile £28.55 £36.25 £14.55
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.40 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.75 £44.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year -2.84% +7.98% +1.88%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the North of England

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the North of England

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in the North of England

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the North of England

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. 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
North West +22 33 £450 +16.13% 6
North East -7 15 £425 -26.09% 2
Yorkshire -14 12 £345 -25.41% 1
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 45 (75.00%) JMeter
2 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (45.00%) BDD
3 27 (45.00%) Jenkins
4 26 (43.33%) SDLC
5 25 (41.67%) Git (software)
5 25 (41.67%) JIRA
5 25 (41.67%) HP UFT
6 24 (40.00%) Microservices
7 23 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (36.67%) Confluence
8 22 (36.67%) Slack
9 20 (33.33%) Burp Suite
9 20 (33.33%) Nessus
9 20 (33.33%) Waterfall
9 20 (33.33%) REST
9 20 (33.33%) OWASP
10 19 (31.67%) Test Automation
10 19 (31.67%) Selenium
10 19 (31.67%) Mentoring
10 19 (31.67%) Coaching
11 18 (30.00%) WCAG
11 18 (30.00%) Software Engineering
12 17 (28.33%) Performance Testing
13 13 (21.67%) Integration Testing
14 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
14 12 (20.00%) SFIA
15 10 (16.67%) Oracle
16 9 (15.00%) QA
17 8 (13.33%) Test Management

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 22 (36.67%) Confluence
2 3 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.33%) CMS
3 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.67%) Slack
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) FTP
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (75.00%) JMeter
2 27 (45.00%) Jenkins
3 25 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 25 (41.67%) HP UFT
3 25 (41.67%) JIRA
4 20 (33.33%) Burp Suite
5 19 (31.67%) Selenium
6 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.33%) eggPlant
8 2 (3.33%) MSTest
8 2 (3.33%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.33%) Robot Framework
8 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.33%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.67%) Gatling
9 1 (1.67%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Tester
2 17 (28.33%) Test Engineer
3 15 (25.00%) Analyst
4 14 (23.33%) Test Analyst
5 12 (20.00%) Performance Tester
6 8 (13.33%) Performance Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
9 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner Tester
10 3 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
11 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Functional Tester
11 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) Python Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.33%) REST
2 6 (10.00%) SOAP
2 6 (10.00%) XML
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (3.33%) Django
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Unix
2 2 (3.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) BDD
3 26 (43.33%) SDLC
4 24 (40.00%) Microservices
5 23 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (33.33%) OWASP
6 20 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 19 (31.67%) Coaching
7 19 (31.67%) Mentoring
7 19 (31.67%) Test Automation
8 18 (30.00%) Software Engineering
9 17 (28.33%) Performance Testing
10 13 (21.67%) Integration Testing
11 12 (20.00%) SFIA
11 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 8 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 8 (13.33%) Test Management
13 7 (11.67%) DevOps
13 7 (11.67%) Web Operations
14 6 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) Python
3 3 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (1.67%) Scala
4 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) WCAG
2 9 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) Nessus
2 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.00%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (13.33%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (3.33%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.67%) SOASTA, Inc