The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 124 123 126
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 3.04% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £338 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
222 296 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.87% 10.56% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 166 160
Median daily rate £425 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -3.79%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) ODBC
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) Toad
5 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) HTML

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) Introscope
5 1 (14.29%) JProfiler
5 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JDBC
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (14.29%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) SAP