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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank - 118 123
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 0 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.98% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Average daily rate
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- £406 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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
202 251 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.21% 9.83% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 126 89
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Average hourly rate £29.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 2014. 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
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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
Bracknell - - - -
Reading - - - -
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (60.00%) JProfiler
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Introscope
2 3 (60.00%) nmon
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 3 (60.00%) ODBC
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) FTP
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) Toad
2 3 (60.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (60.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (80.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (60.00%) JProfiler
2 3 (60.00%) Introscope
2 3 (60.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JDBC
1 3 (60.00%) ODBC
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
1 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Usability Testing
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) nmon
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP