The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 132 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +10
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 9 33 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.36% 1.48% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.76% 12.31% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6 28 19
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £43,164 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-13.67% +23.45%
LoadRunner
Berkshire

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

Development Applications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
326 268 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.07% 12.02% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 262 227 210
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in Reading

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 (64.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (57.14%) Selenium
3 11 (39.29%) C#
3 11 (39.29%) .NET
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) QA
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (32.14%) C
4 9 (32.14%) SAN
5 8 (28.57%) HP
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (21.43%) Finance
7 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) LAN
7 6 (21.43%) WAN
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.86%) Netcool
8 5 (17.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (17.86%) EMC
8 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
8 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
8 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
8 5 (17.86%) Fujitsu
8 5 (17.86%) Meridio
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) SAN
2 6 (21.43%) LAN
2 6 (21.43%) WAN
3 4 (14.29%) IMAP
3 4 (14.29%) NAS
3 4 (14.29%) SMTP
3 4 (14.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (17.86%) IDOL
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (57.14%) Selenium
3 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
3 5 (17.86%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (14.29%) WebLOAD
4 4 (14.29%) AQtime
5 2 (7.14%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
1 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Performance Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.86%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) Benchmarking
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) C
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (17.86%) Netcool
2 5 (17.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 4 (14.29%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) EMC
2 5 (17.86%) Fujitsu
2 5 (17.86%) Meridio
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle