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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 136 119 115
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 1.69% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £368 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £341
% change year-on-year
- +9.89%
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
441 236 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.25% 8.81% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 141 109
Average daily rate £400 £330 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.44 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.43% -10.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £29.00 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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 29 April 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
Birmingham +4 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) EPoS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) AS400
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (11.11%) C

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity and Performance Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) HP