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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 116 107
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.55% 2.39% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £375 £300 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -44.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
323 377 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.42% 14.56% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 202 106
Median daily rate £413 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £40.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.51%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 February 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
Coventry -9 4 £325 +8.33%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (25.00%) Middleware
4 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (16.67%) EPoS
5 2 (16.67%) C
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) Volume Testing
5 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) EPoS
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Volume Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Guidewire
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP