Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 259 320
Rank change year-on-year -34 +61 -45
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 29 34 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.24% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% 1.73% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 36
North of England median daily rate £425 £413 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +21.86% +0.30%
10th Percentile £313 £240 £253
90th Percentile £506 £579 £441
England median daily rate £440 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +6.02% -2.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North of England median hourly rate £20.80 - -
England median hourly rate £20.80 - -

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 2,586 1,969 2,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.50% 17.82% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,757 1,374 1,630
North of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £280
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 50
North of England median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +11.49% -1.33%
10th Percentile £26.35 £33.80 £24.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £44.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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

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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

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 West -6 16 £463 +19.35% 2
Yorkshire -29 10 £338 -28.95% 1
North East -8 3 £389 -5.70%
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) JMeter
3 12 (41.38%) JIRA
3 12 (41.38%) Jenkins
4 11 (37.93%) BDD
4 11 (37.93%) Performance Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (34.48%) HP UFT
5 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
5 10 (34.48%) Microservices
6 9 (31.03%) SDLC
6 9 (31.03%) Slack
6 9 (31.03%) Burp Suite
6 9 (31.03%) OWASP
6 9 (31.03%) Confluence
6 9 (31.03%) REST
6 9 (31.03%) Nessus
6 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
7 8 (27.59%) WCAG
7 8 (27.59%) Selenium
7 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
7 8 (27.59%) SFIA
7 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
7 8 (27.59%) Coaching
8 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
8 7 (24.14%) QA
9 6 (20.69%) Load Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
9 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
9 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing

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 9 (31.03%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) JBoss
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP CRM
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Slack
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) JMeter
2 12 (41.38%) Jenkins
2 12 (41.38%) JIRA
3 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
3 10 (34.48%) HP UFT
4 9 (31.03%) Burp Suite
5 8 (27.59%) Selenium
6 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.90%) eggPlant
7 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.45%) Gatling
8 1 (3.45%) LoadUI
8 1 (3.45%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Tester
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Performance Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.45%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) REST
2 3 (10.34%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) JSON
3 2 (6.90%) Node.js
3 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Life Science
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) BDD
2 11 (37.93%) Performance Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (34.48%) Microservices
4 9 (31.03%) OWASP
4 9 (31.03%) SDLC
4 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
5 8 (27.59%) Coaching
5 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
5 8 (27.59%) SFIA
5 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
6 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Load Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 5 (17.24%) Test Management
9 3 (10.34%) DevOps
9 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) Python
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) ANSI SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) Scala
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISEB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) WCAG
2 7 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Nessus
2 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Ivanti
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) SOASTA, Inc