The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / North West
Rank - 151 147
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.21% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.48% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £320 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year - -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 439 539 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 327 256
Median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the North West

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the North West

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the North West

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 5 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 4 (40.00%) JMeter
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) API Testing
6 2 (20.00%) LoadUI
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) JSON
6 2 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) JUnit
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Ruby
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Telerik

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (40.00%) JMeter
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (20.00%) LoadUI
5 2 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (10.00%) JProfiler
6 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) API Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Telerik