The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 116 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.15% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.10% 1.57% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate £345 £310 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £310 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
226 255 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.89% 9.63% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 144 145
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £46.50 £28.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.73% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £23.35 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.15 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 5 £350 +12.90%
Slough - 1 £340 -
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (56.25%) Selenium
1 9 (56.25%) HP
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) HTTP
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Introscope
7 3 (18.75%) JMeter
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 3 (18.75%) JProfiler
7 3 (18.75%) Usability Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Management
7 3 (18.75%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
7 3 (18.75%) Solaris
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) JDBC
7 3 (18.75%) VB

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (18.75%) FTP
2 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (18.75%) Introscope
4 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 3 (18.75%) JProfiler
4 3 (18.75%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Toad
5 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Performance Tester
1 10 (62.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Tester
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) JDBC
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
1 3 (18.75%) ODBC
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Usability Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) API Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Coaching
7 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (18.75%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (18.75%) nmon
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) SAP