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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 190 172 182
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 2 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.048% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.95% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 6
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -16.27%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
721 524 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.20% 14.10% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 647 459 655
Average salary £35,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) JUnit
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (57.14%) TestPartner
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) QALoad
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) jMock
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) QMS
2 4 (57.14%) EasyMock
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (14.29%) DB2
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (14.29%) MS Project
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Retail

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JUnit
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (57.14%) TestPartner
1 4 (57.14%) SilkPerformer
1 4 (57.14%) QALoad
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) jMock
1 4 (57.14%) EasyMock
2 2 (28.57%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Head of Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) QMS
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) HP