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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 124 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 2.84% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£368 £250 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
234 176 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.63% 7.45% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 96 87
Average daily rate £338 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £390 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 22
Average hourly rate £31.47 £32.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.16% -14.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015. 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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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 - 1 £368 - 1
Coventry - - - -
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England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) IntelliJ
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) JSON
3 5 (45.45%) Scala
3 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
3 5 (45.45%) Play Framework
3 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
4 4 (36.36%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) JMeter
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Games
7 1 (9.09%) C
7 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (9.09%) J2EE

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) IntelliJ
2 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
3 1 (9.09%) JConsole
3 1 (9.09%) VisualVM
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
3 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Testing Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) XML
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
1 5 (45.45%) Play Framework
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) Scala
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Sun