The first table below looks at the demand for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 119 125 119
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 20 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.66% 0.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.05% 5.53% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 19
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £36,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £56,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -1.16%
Development Applications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
221 253 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 8.85% 11.85% 16.15%
Number of salaries quoted 184 192 337
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
LoadRunner
Berkshire

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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

LoadRunner Salary Trend in Reading

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner.

1 13 (61.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (57.14%) Selenium
3 10 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (42.86%) C
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
5 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
5 8 (38.10%) WAN
5 8 (38.10%) HP
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Meridio
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (33.33%) PKI
6 7 (33.33%) IDOL
6 7 (33.33%) Netcool
6 7 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (33.33%) EMC
6 7 (33.33%) SAN
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
7 6 (28.57%) Retail
7 6 (28.57%) Fujitsu
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited LoadRunner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) LAN
1 8 (38.10%) WAN
2 7 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (33.33%) IDOL
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (57.14%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
3 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 6 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Performance Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
1 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
1 8 (38.10%) Performance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Test Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (33.33%) Netcool
2 7 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
1 8 (38.10%) Meridio
2 7 (33.33%) EMC
3 6 (28.57%) Fujitsu
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft