The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP LoadRunner
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 123 130
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.46% 1.91% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £313 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 205 209 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.21% 8.41% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 126 166
Median daily rate £438 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Median hourly rate £23.25 £111.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.14% +232.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £46.50 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing LoadRunner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LoadRunner in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LoadRunner in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 1 £313 +4.16% 1
Wokingham - 1 £263 -
LoadRunner
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 10 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JMeter
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) RESTful
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Appium
6 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JMeter
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Appium
4 2 (20.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (10.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
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