The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP LoadRunner
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 122 117
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 1.62% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £313 £300 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -29.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £319 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 302 433 232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.59% 15.83% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 226 131
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the West Midlands

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in the West Midlands

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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 28 March 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 +1 2 £325 +8.33%
Birmingham 0 2 £300 -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) EPoS
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (12.50%) Guidewire
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI

LoadRunner
Co-occurring 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Testing Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (25.00%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Guidewire
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft