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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 137 121 130
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 9 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.36% 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.27% 9.09% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 3
Average salary £50,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.92% -13.75%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
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
275 220 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.09% 9.06% 11.58%
Number of salaries quoted 233 181 195
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 24 April 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 20 (60.61%) ISEB
1 20 (60.61%) Performance Testing
1 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 19 (57.58%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
4 16 (48.48%) Test Management
5 14 (42.42%) Windows
5 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
7 12 (36.36%) C#
8 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 11 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 11 (33.33%) C
8 11 (33.33%) Replication
8 11 (33.33%) VMware
8 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 11 (33.33%) vSphere
8 11 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
9 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
9 10 (30.30%) Rational Performance Tester
9 10 (30.30%) Knowledge Management
9 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (30.30%) HP
9 10 (30.30%) Middleware
9 10 (30.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (30.30%) IBM
9 10 (30.30%) TestDirector
9 10 (30.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.21%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) TestDirector
1 10 (30.30%) QuickTest Pro
1 10 (30.30%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (15.15%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) WinRunner
3 3 (9.09%) MSTest
3 3 (9.09%) Bugzilla
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Tester
1 11 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Test Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Test Manager
3 8 (24.24%) Performance Manager
3 8 (24.24%) Performance Test Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Test Leader
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Test Leader
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Replication
2 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
1 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Performance Testing
2 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
3 16 (48.48%) Test Management
4 11 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
5 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (30.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (30.30%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 3 (9.09%) V-Model
7 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 11 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) ISEB
1 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (33.33%) vSphere
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (57.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) VMware
2 10 (30.30%) IBM
2 10 (30.30%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft