The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 29 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.

HP LoadRunner
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -22 -11  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.17% 1.87% 1.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 10.57% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 5
Median daily rate - £275 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 176 123 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 30.45% 17.67% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 80 60
Median daily rate £383 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.69% -2.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Tyne and Wear

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Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 1 - - 1
LoadRunner
North East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 6 (85.71%) HP UFT
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
1 6 (85.71%) QA
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Test Management
1 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 6 (85.71%) HP UFT
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) QA Manager
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Senior QA Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Senior QA Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) UAT Manager
2 2 (28.57%) UAT Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) UAT Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
1 6 (85.71%) Test Management
1 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland