The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 117 102 107
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 3 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.25% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.51% 2.33% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Average salary £52,500 £28,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -49.09%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
LoadRunner
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
199 172 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.89% 10.95% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 185 139 154
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,700 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

LoadRunner
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Birmingham region.

LoadRunner Salary Trend in Birmingham

LoadRunner
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Telerik
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Telerik
1 1 (33.33%) SOASTA, Inc