The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 202 206 197
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 24 14 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.24% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.66% 2.10% 6.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 6
Average salary £57,500 £27,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+109.09% -54.16%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
LoadRunner
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
655 666 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.68% 11.47% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 515 553 499
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Berkshire region.

LoadRunner Salary Trend in Berkshire

LoadRunner
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in Berkshire

LoadRunner
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 14 £38,750 +40.90%
Maidenhead - 6 £57,500 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner.

1 40 (70.18%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (63.16%) ISEB
3 33 (57.89%) Performance Testing
4 30 (52.63%) Security Cleared
5 28 (49.12%) Test Scripting
6 27 (47.37%) Test Management
7 26 (45.61%) Windows
7 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (42.11%) ISTQB
9 22 (38.60%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (36.84%) HP
11 16 (28.07%) C#
11 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
11 16 (28.07%) Selenium
12 15 (26.32%) SharePoint
12 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
12 15 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
13 14 (24.56%) C
13 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
13 14 (24.56%) VMware
13 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
13 14 (24.56%) vSphere
14 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
14 13 (22.81%) Replication
14 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (21.05%) LAN
15 12 (21.05%) WAN
15 12 (21.05%) IBM
16 11 (19.30%) Oracle
16 11 (19.30%) Active Directory

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.28%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
2 12 (21.05%) LAN
2 12 (21.05%) WAN
3 3 (5.26%) HTTP
3 3 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.75%) IDOL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (38.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (28.07%) Selenium
3 11 (19.30%) Rational Performance Tester
4 10 (17.54%) TestDirector
5 3 (5.26%) WinRunner
5 3 (5.26%) MSTest
5 3 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 3 (5.26%) JIRA
6 2 (3.51%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.75%) JMeter
General
1 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 6 (10.53%) Retail
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.81%) Tester
2 13 (22.81%) Performance Tester
3 12 (21.05%) Consultant
3 12 (21.05%) Test Consultant
4 10 (17.54%) Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Test Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Performance Test Manager
5 8 (14.04%) Performance Manager
6 7 (12.28%) Test Leader
6 7 (12.28%) Performance Test Leader
7 4 (7.02%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.75%) Performance Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Lead Tester
10 1 (1.75%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Replication
2 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Open Source
4 2 (3.51%) New Media
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
1 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
3 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Performance Testing
2 28 (49.12%) Test Scripting
3 27 (47.37%) Test Management
4 15 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
5 11 (19.30%) Test Strategy
5 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (19.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (17.54%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Migration
8 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Release Management
8 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
8 8 (14.04%) People Management
9 6 (10.53%) Scrum
10 4 (7.02%) ITIL
10 4 (7.02%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) C#
2 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
2 14 (24.56%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (63.16%) ISEB
2 30 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 24 (42.11%) ISTQB
4 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 9 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) vSphere
2 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (70.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Netcool
2 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) HP
2 14 (24.56%) VMware
3 12 (21.05%) IBM
4 11 (19.30%) Oracle
5 5 (8.77%) Fujitsu
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) Meridio