Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 284 267
Rank change year-on-year -13 -17 +29
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 26 25 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.22% 0.22% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 1.22% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 60
North of England median daily rate £475 £450 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +33.83% -0.81%
10th Percentile £404 £325 £256
90th Percentile £588 £500 £510
England median daily rate £425 £403 £405
% change year-on-year +5.59% -0.62% +8.00%
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 2,482 2,049 2,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.05% 17.98% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,651 1,356 1,519
North of England median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £273
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 60 59
North of England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.50% +4.06% +8.11%
10th Percentile £33.13 £20.39 £28.77
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £44.55
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.42% +14.73%

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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 21 April 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 21 April 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
North East +39 13 £475 - 2
Yorkshire -6 12 £475 +26.67% 4
North West -11 7 £413 +4.43%
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (80.77%) JMeter
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) HP UFT
2 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (65.38%) Mentoring
2 17 (65.38%) Coaching
2 17 (65.38%) SDLC
2 17 (65.38%) SFIA
3 16 (61.54%) Slack
3 16 (61.54%) Microservices
3 16 (61.54%) Burp Suite
3 16 (61.54%) Confluence
3 16 (61.54%) BDD
3 16 (61.54%) REST
3 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
3 16 (61.54%) OWASP
3 16 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (61.54%) Nessus
3 16 (61.54%) WCAG
3 16 (61.54%) JIRA
4 9 (34.62%) QA
4 9 (34.62%) Test Management
4 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
5 8 (30.77%) DevOps
5 8 (30.77%) Web Operations
5 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 8 (30.77%) Service Management
5 8 (30.77%) ITIL
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle
7 5 (19.23%) Selenium

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 16 (61.54%) Confluence
2 3 (11.54%) SAS
3 2 (7.69%) Tuxedo
4 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) Slack
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.69%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.85%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) JMeter
2 17 (65.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (65.38%) HP UFT
3 16 (61.54%) Burp Suite
3 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
3 16 (61.54%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) Codeception
5 1 (3.85%) Gatling
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Test Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Performance Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Coaching
2 17 (65.38%) Mentoring
2 17 (65.38%) SDLC
2 17 (65.38%) SFIA
3 16 (61.54%) BDD
3 16 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (61.54%) Microservices
3 16 (61.54%) OWASP
4 9 (34.62%) Test Management
4 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
5 8 (30.77%) DevOps
5 8 (30.77%) ITIL
5 8 (30.77%) Service Management
5 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 8 (30.77%) Web Operations
6 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) WCAG
2 9 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (61.54%) Nessus
2 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Informatica
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Ivanti