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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 115 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.040% 0.097% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 1.61% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -31.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
187 124 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.51% 6.03% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 73 97
Average daily rate £393 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.81% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Average hourly rate £36.40 £37.80 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +11.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £35.68 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 2014. 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
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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
Coventry - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Supply Chain Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) QA Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Programme Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supply Chain Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) HP