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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 114 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.080% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.08% 1.01% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £188 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -54.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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
240 199 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.35% 7.95% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 98 117
Average daily rate £400 £336 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015. 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 - 2 - -
Reading - 1 £375 -
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (50.00%) ISEB
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 6 (42.86%) IBM
4 6 (42.86%) DB2
4 6 (42.86%) Retail
4 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (35.71%) System Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 5 (35.71%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 5 (35.71%) Flash
5 5 (35.71%) MQSeries
5 5 (35.71%) J2EE
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) HP
5 5 (35.71%) HP UFT
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
7 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (35.71%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) DB2
2 5 (35.71%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) eggPlant
2 1 (7.14%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) J2EE
2 5 (35.71%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) Flash
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) V-Model
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Endeca
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Coremetrics