The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 18 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 Wolverhampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 17 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 5.80% 6.67% -
As % of the Development Applications category 66.67% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £150 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 8.70% 13.33% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £265 £175 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
LoadRunner
West Midlands

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LoadRunner across the Wolverhampton region.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

LoadRunner
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) HTTP
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) JMeter
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tester
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Tester
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix