The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 75 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 2.00% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £310 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -5.34%
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
115 100 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.65% 11.66% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 61 69
Average daily rate £450 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

LoadRunner
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

LoadRunner Daily Rate Trend in Reading

LoadRunner
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

LoadRunner Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) JMeter
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (9.09%) GIS
7 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) HTML
7 1 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) SAP
7 1 (9.09%) SOAP
7 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
7 1 (9.09%) API Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Performance Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
1 5 (45.45%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) API Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) SAP