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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 121 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 7 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.04% 3.25% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 6
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £54,000 £45,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +15.62%
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
343 246 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.90% 12.67% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 298 222 236
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Test Management
2 6 (46.15%) JMeter
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) Open Source
4 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) NeoLoad
5 3 (23.08%) Load Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) Retail

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) JMeter
2 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) NeoLoad
4 2 (15.38%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) J2EE
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Load Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP