The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 116 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.32% 4.02% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Average daily rate £300 £538 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.18% +59.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £480 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £538 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
345 174 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.71% 7.88% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 102 125
Average daily rate £338 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £457 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LoadRunner
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 5 £328 -
Coventry - 2 £300 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner.

1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) HTTP
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) EPoS
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) C

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft