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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 211 189 199
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 16 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.60% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 5.23% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 14
Average salary £60,000 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% +8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
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
697 631 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.71% 11.49% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 558 546 606
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -27 9 £60,000 +20.00%
Bracknell -3 7 - -
LoadRunner
South East

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 24 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (50.00%) Selenium
2 20 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (47.50%) Windows
4 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (35.00%) QA
5 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
5 13 (32.50%) C#
5 13 (32.50%) .NET
5 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
6 12 (30.00%) HP
6 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (30.00%) SQL
6 12 (30.00%) Finance
6 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (27.50%) C
7 11 (27.50%) LAN
7 11 (27.50%) WAN
8 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 10 (25.00%) SAN
8 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 10 (25.00%) Fujitsu
8 10 (25.00%) Retail
9 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (22.50%) VMware
9 9 (22.50%) VMware ESX
9 9 (22.50%) ISEB
9 9 (22.50%) Oracle
10 8 (20.00%) Linux

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (15.00%) IIS
1 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) LAN
1 11 (27.50%) WAN
2 10 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (10.00%) IMAP
3 4 (10.00%) NAS
3 4 (10.00%) SNMP
3 4 (10.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) FTP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) IDOL
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.50%) SilkPerformer
3 5 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (10.00%) AQtime
4 4 (10.00%) WebLOAD
5 1 (2.50%) JProfiler
5 1 (2.50%) Introscope
5 1 (2.50%) Toad
5 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Retail
2 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
1 16 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Performance Test Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Performance Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Performance Tester
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Performance Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Test Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Test Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) MAPI
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) JDBC
3 1 (2.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
4 8 (20.00%) Linux
5 7 (17.50%) UNIX
5 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
2 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Migration
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.00%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Test Management
7 4 (10.00%) Validation
7 4 (10.00%) Benchmarking
7 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.50%) Automation Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.50%) ITIL
9 1 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) C#
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) C
4 5 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (22.50%) ISEB
4 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (10.00%) Degree
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) VMware ESX
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (15.00%) Netcool
2 6 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (10.00%) PureDisk
4 1 (2.50%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) HP
2 10 (25.00%) Fujitsu
3 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle
4 6 (15.00%) EMC
4 6 (15.00%) Meridio
5 4 (10.00%) NetApp
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft