The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 112 92 104
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.31% 3.55% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £313 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
181 169 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.64% 9.22% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 85 91
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £491 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
LoadRunner
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -5 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £313 - 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (53.33%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) System Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) HTTP
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) VBScript
4 4 (26.67%) VB
4 4 (26.67%) Retail
4 4 (26.67%) EPoS
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Retail-J
5 3 (20.00%) JMeter
5 3 (20.00%) C
5 3 (20.00%) UNIX
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (40.00%) System Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
1 4 (26.67%) VBScript
1 4 (26.67%) VB
2 3 (20.00%) C
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix