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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 138 117
Rank change year-on-year +22 -21  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.067% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.45% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £374 £338
% change year-on-year +4.27% +10.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 327 444 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.00% 14.87% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 264 180
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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 26 June 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
Birmingham +20 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) EPoS
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Volume Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe

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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 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
1 1 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Testing Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft