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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 117 113 126
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 10 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.52% 0.18% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.32% 1.21% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 8
Average salary - £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.04%
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
431 247 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.57% 15.18% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 394 228 259
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 10 - -
LoadRunner
North West

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (100.00%) ISEB
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 11 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
4 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
5 6 (54.55%) Test Management
5 6 (54.55%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (54.55%) UNIX
5 6 (54.55%) Linux
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) Oracle
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Migration
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
5 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) WAN
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (54.55%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Test Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 6 (54.55%) UNIX
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Fujitsu
2 2 (18.18%) NetApp