Period
to 21 September 2018

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 6 months to 21 September 2018 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 81 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +101
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.42% 0.48% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.23% 4.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Reading median daily rate £398 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £364 -
% change year-on-year -10.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

LoadRunner is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 186 145 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.90% 11.60% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 88 100
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £310 £299 £274
90th Percentile £550 £538 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +215.22% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £58.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +62.50% -4.00% +7.14%

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (66.67%) VBScript
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) Case Management
5 2 (33.33%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (33.33%) HP ALM
5 2 (33.33%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 1 (16.67%) AppDynamics
6 1 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (16.67%) Office 365

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 2 (33.33%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Case Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) VBScript
4 3 (50.00%) VB
5 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) AppDynamics