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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 76 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.100% - 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% - 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
LoadRunner
Berkshire

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
116 84 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.55% 9.73% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 47 67
Average daily rate £360 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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
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 28 August 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 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Endeca
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Coremetrics
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
1 1 (25.00%) NeoLoad
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Endeca
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) Coremetrics