The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 June 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 129 137
Rank change year-on-year +14 +8  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.39% 0.43% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 2.28% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £550 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.64% +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £440 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 417 526 434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.43% 18.78% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 375 298
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Median hourly rate £29.38 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 - £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Yorkshire

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
West Yorkshire +19 6 - - 1
South Yorkshire +3 1 £525 +29.62%
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 10 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) JMeter
3 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (13.33%) Gatling
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Analytics
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (13.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) JMeter
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 2 (13.33%) Gatling
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
6 1 (6.67%) JBehave
6 1 (6.67%) JUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Maven
6 1 (6.67%) NUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Sahi
6 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.67%) WATIR
6 1 (6.67%) WebLOAD
6 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Splunk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Analytics
7 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (13.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk