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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / Yorkshire
Rank 119 133 132
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.58% 1.95% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 442 462 364
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.76% 16.27% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 331 239
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
West Yorkshire +18 6 £375 - 2
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Confluence
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Splunk
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB

LoadRunner
Top Related 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Gatling
5 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
5 1 (12.50%) JBehave
5 1 (12.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) HP