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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 127 146 127
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 20 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.92% 1.67% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 3
Average salary £40,000 £56,250 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.88% +11.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £43,250 £46,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £69,250 £54,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
289 299 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.13% 11.74% 13.47%
Number of salaries quoted 217 253 241
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
3 15 (51.72%) C#
4 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
4 14 (48.28%) Performance Testing
4 14 (48.28%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (37.93%) Test Management
5 11 (37.93%) Performance Engineering
5 11 (37.93%) VMware
5 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
6 10 (34.48%) QA
6 10 (34.48%) ISEB
6 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
7 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
8 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
8 8 (27.59%) Selenium
8 8 (27.59%) C
8 8 (27.59%) vSphere
9 7 (24.14%) Replication
9 7 (24.14%) Fujitsu
9 7 (24.14%) .NET
10 6 (20.69%) TestDirector
10 6 (20.69%) LAN
10 6 (20.69%) WAN
10 6 (20.69%) SAN

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (20.69%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) LAN
2 6 (20.69%) WAN
3 3 (10.34%) SMTP
3 3 (10.34%) HTTP
3 3 (10.34%) SNMP
3 3 (10.34%) IMAP
3 3 (10.34%) NAS
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) IDOL
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (27.59%) Selenium
3 6 (20.69%) TestDirector
4 3 (10.34%) WinRunner
4 3 (10.34%) WebLOAD
4 3 (10.34%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.34%) MSTest
4 3 (10.34%) AQtime
4 3 (10.34%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (10.34%) Bugzilla
4 3 (10.34%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
1 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Test Leader
2 8 (27.59%) Performance Test Leader
3 7 (24.14%) Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) MAPI
2 3 (10.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) PKI
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Test Scripting
2 14 (48.28%) Performance Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Test Management
3 11 (37.93%) Performance Engineering
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) V-Model
6 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (10.34%) Benchmarking
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.34%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance
8 1 (3.45%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) C
2 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.34%) C++
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) ISEB
3 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
3 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (27.59%) vSphere
3 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.34%) PureDisk
2 3 (10.34%) Netcool
2 3 (10.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (10.34%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Fujitsu
3 3 (10.34%) Meridio
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) EMC
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle