Period
to 21 November 2018

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 6 months to 21 November 2018 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 186 199
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -33
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 13 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.021% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.21% 0.14% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £290 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -35.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £337 £283 £290
90th Percentile £462 £298 £560
England median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -67.70% - -

LoadRunner is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,078 719 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.01% 14.86% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 477 515
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £287
90th Percentile £550 £563 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +6.45% -1.40%
10th Percentile £42.50 £13.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £61.38 £35.75 £41.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 8 £350 - 1
Coventry -14 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £538 - 3
LoadRunner
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 12 (92.31%) JMeter
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 6 (46.15%) Confluence
3 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
3 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
4 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
4 5 (38.46%) REST
4 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) OWASP
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Nessus
4 5 (38.46%) WCAG
4 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 5 (38.46%) Burp Suite
4 5 (38.46%) Slack
5 4 (30.77%) API Testing
5 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (30.77%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 3 (23.08%) Coaching

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 6 (46.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP EWM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Slack
2 3 (23.08%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (7.69%) BrowserStack
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) JMeter
2 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Burp Suite
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Performance Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 5 (38.46%) OWASP
4 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) API Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Coaching
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (15.38%) Data Management
7 2 (15.38%) DevOps
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) WCAG
2 1 (7.69%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Nessus
2 2 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) AppDynamics
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) New Relic
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.69%) HP