The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 28 April 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - 69
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.59% - 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% - 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £338 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  
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 Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 92 104 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 13.55% 10.11% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 82
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £33.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.60%  

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

LoadRunner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LoadRunner in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LoadRunner in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) Appium
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Appium
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP