The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 170 178 187
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 6 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 1.90% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 7
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
736 578 621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 20.99% 14.90% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 638 498 560
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LoadRunner
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

LoadRunner Salary Trend in Manchester

LoadRunner
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in Manchester

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (90.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) ISEB
5 4 (40.00%) HTTP
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 4 (40.00%) SAP
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (40.00%) Rational Performance Tester
5 4 (40.00%) Line Management
6 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) J2EE
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) C
6 3 (30.00%) C++
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) Java
6 3 (30.00%) ODBC
6 3 (30.00%) UNIX
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (20.00%) WebLOAD

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (20.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Manager
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Manager
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 5 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) J2EE
1 3 (30.00%) ODBC
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle