The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 30 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 110 109
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.45% 0.10% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.01% 0.61% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 299 329 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.31% 16.79% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 234 182
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £313 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £504 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in West Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in West Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Leeds +10 6 £375 -
LoadRunner
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Splunk
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Kanban
5 2 (28.57%) Confluence
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) .NET

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Gatling
4 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (14.29%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Management
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) HP