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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 119 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 6 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 0.39% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.97% 4.07% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +12.94%
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
304 172 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.70% 9.60% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 261 145 175
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) JMeter
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 4 (44.44%) JMeter
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (22.22%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Test Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Test Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (11.11%) Telerik