Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 96 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing LoadRunner 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.41% 0.21% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.96% 1.84% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 18
Reading median daily rate £320 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +1.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £310 £318 £335
90th Percentile £330 £459 £456
Berkshire median daily rate £320 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -14.67% - +20.97%
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 169 163 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.90% 11.26% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 93 134
Reading median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £272 £304
90th Percentile £575 £578 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.09% +22.22% +136.84%
10th Percentile £12.98 £52.50 £30.78
90th Percentile £14.93 £57.50 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -61.04% -14.44% +23.29%

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

LoadRunner
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 February 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 5 (100.00%) JMeter
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) FTP
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (80.00%) AppDynamics
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Toad
3 1 (20.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (20.00%) Sun