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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 70 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £356
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
138 131 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.76% 12.43% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 38
Average daily rate £350 £313 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.41% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £20.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

LoadRunner Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Endeca
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) Coremetrics
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) IBM

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
2 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Endeca
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Coremetrics
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix