The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 130 115 144
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 2 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 0.35% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.52% 1.83% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £29,000 - £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
LoadRunner
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
382 327 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.84% 19.20% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 344 285 300
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LoadRunner
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

LoadRunner Salary Trend in Cheshire

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) ISEB
1 16 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (87.50%) Windows XP
2 14 (87.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (87.50%) Windows 7
2 14 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (68.75%) UNIX
3 11 (68.75%) Linux
4 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) VMware ESX
4 9 (56.25%) SilkPerformer
4 9 (56.25%) Test Management
4 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
5 7 (43.75%) Oracle
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
5 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Migration
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Finance

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (56.25%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Test Manager
2 7 (43.75%) Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (87.50%) Windows 7
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (87.50%) Windows XP
3 11 (68.75%) UNIX
3 11 (68.75%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
1 9 (56.25%) Test Management
2 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Migration
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) ISEB
1 16 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware ESX
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Fujitsu
3 2 (12.50%) Telerik
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp