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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 191 171 181
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 2 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.048% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 1.86% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 6
Average salary £62,500 £46,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.86% -12.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £44,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
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
729 539 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.33% 14.26% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 644 476 658
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) QALoad
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) jMock
3 4 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) TestPartner
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) QMS
3 4 (50.00%) EasyMock
3 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (37.50%) MS Project
4 3 (37.50%) DB2
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (50.00%) TestPartner
1 4 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
1 4 (50.00%) QALoad
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) jMock
1 4 (50.00%) EasyMock
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Head of Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (50.00%) QMS
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) HP