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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+27.77% +4.65%
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
332 249 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.92% 15.51% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 292 228 244
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 March 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Telerik
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Telerik
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle