The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP LoadRunner
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 75 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.50% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% 4.39% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £313 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
89 114 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.52% 11.31% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 81 73
Median daily rate £425 £450 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £347 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% +136.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Appium
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (66.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP