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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 137 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 4 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 0.74% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.50% 6.08% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 7
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.48%
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
267 296 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.74% 12.09% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 211 242 187
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 30 June 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 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 9 (50.00%) Test Management
4 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (27.78%) C
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
6 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
6 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (27.78%) IBM
6 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (27.78%) TestDirector
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (27.78%) Middleware
6 5 (27.78%) Replication
6 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (27.78%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) vSphere
6 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (27.78%) Rational Performance Tester
6 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
6 5 (27.78%) Performance Engineering

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) TestDirector
1 5 (27.78%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Tester
1 7 (38.89%) Performance Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
1 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 9 (50.00%) Test Management
4 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (27.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) IBM
1 5 (27.78%) HP
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle