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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 127 131 116
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 15 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.62% 0.43% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.30% 4.39% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 4
Average salary £38,750 £27,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.90% -35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £27,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £33,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
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
283 228 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.63% 9.74% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 231 193 195
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 27 March 2015, 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 22 (57.89%) Performance Testing
1 22 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
1 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 21 (55.26%) ISEB
3 20 (52.63%) Test Scripting
4 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (50.00%) Windows
5 17 (44.74%) Test Management
6 16 (42.11%) Performance Engineering
6 16 (42.11%) SharePoint
6 16 (42.11%) C#
7 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
7 14 (36.84%) C
7 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
7 14 (36.84%) VMware
7 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
7 14 (36.84%) vSphere
8 13 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (34.21%) Replication
9 11 (28.95%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
10 10 (26.32%) Rational Performance Tester
10 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (26.32%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (26.32%) Middleware
10 10 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (26.32%) TestDirector
10 10 (26.32%) HP
10 10 (26.32%) IBM

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 16 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.42%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.16%) LAN
2 5 (13.16%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) HTTP
3 3 (7.89%) DNS
4 2 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) IDOL
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (26.32%) TestDirector
2 10 (26.32%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) MSTest
4 3 (7.89%) Bugzilla
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) WinRunner
5 2 (5.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Tester
1 13 (34.21%) Performance Tester
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Performance Manager
3 8 (21.05%) Performance Test Manager
4 7 (18.42%) Test Leader
4 7 (18.42%) Performance Test Leader
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.63%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Replication
2 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Open Source
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
1 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (23.68%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Performance Testing
2 20 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 17 (44.74%) Test Management
4 16 (42.11%) Performance Engineering
5 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
6 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (26.32%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.89%) Requirements Management
8 3 (7.89%) V-Model
8 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
8 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance
9 1 (2.63%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.63%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 14 (36.84%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 21 (55.26%) ISEB
3 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) vSphere
2 13 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) Netcool
2 2 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) IBM
2 10 (26.32%) HP
3 6 (15.79%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Meridio
4 2 (5.26%) EMC
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft