Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 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 of England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 277 309
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32 -13
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 24 25 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.19% 0.22% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 1.20% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 46
North of England median daily rate £438 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +19.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £317 £256
90th Percentile £493 £551 £422
England median daily rate £425 £398 £425
% change year-on-year +6.92% -6.47% +20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 2,699 2,088 2,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.82% 18.57% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,794 1,405 1,608
North of England median daily rate £410 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.91% +12.14%
10th Percentile £306 £287 £280
90th Percentile £550 £525 £518
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 52
North of England median hourly rate £39.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £26.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.42
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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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

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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

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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 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in the North of England

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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

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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 22 July 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
Yorkshire -26 11 £450 -14.29% 3
North West -9 9 £413 - 6
North East +2 7 £475 +26.67%
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 of England region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 16 (66.67%) JMeter
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) HP UFT
2 11 (45.83%) Mentoring
2 11 (45.83%) Coaching
2 11 (45.83%) SDLC
2 11 (45.83%) SFIA
3 10 (41.67%) Slack
3 10 (41.67%) Microservices
3 10 (41.67%) Burp Suite
3 10 (41.67%) REST
3 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 10 (41.67%) OWASP
3 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (41.67%) Confluence
3 10 (41.67%) BDD
3 10 (41.67%) Nessus
3 10 (41.67%) WCAG
3 10 (41.67%) JIRA
4 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 6 (25.00%) ISEB
7 5 (20.83%) QA
7 5 (20.83%) Selenium
7 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing

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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 10 (41.67%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP CRM
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Slack
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.33%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) JMeter
2 11 (45.83%) HP UFT
3 10 (41.67%) Burp Suite
3 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 10 (41.67%) JIRA
4 5 (20.83%) Selenium
5 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.17%) LoadUI
6 1 (4.17%) NeoLoad
6 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Scripter
5 1 (4.17%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) REST
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Life Science
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Coaching
2 11 (45.83%) Mentoring
2 11 (45.83%) SDLC
2 11 (45.83%) SFIA
3 10 (41.67%) BDD
3 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (41.67%) Microservices
3 10 (41.67%) OWASP
4 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.67%) Test Management
9 3 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) ANSI SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) WCAG
2 5 (20.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Informatica
3 2 (8.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.17%) SAP