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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 191 171 175
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 4 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.096% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 1.52% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 6
Average salary £60,000 £46,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% +22.66%
UK excluding London average salary £43,164 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-13.67% +23.45%
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
680 528 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.32% 14.19% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 585 465 627
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%

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 20 October 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 9 (75.00%) ISEB
1 9 (75.00%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) QALoad
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) jMock
2 8 (66.67%) TestPartner
2 8 (66.67%) SilkPerformer
2 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) JUnit
2 8 (66.67%) QMS
2 8 (66.67%) EasyMock
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Retail
4 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 4 (33.33%) DB2
4 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (33.33%) MS Project
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Project
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (25.00%) Informix
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) JUnit
1 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (66.67%) TestPartner
1 8 (66.67%) SilkPerformer
1 8 (66.67%) QALoad
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
1 8 (66.67%) jMock
1 8 (66.67%) EasyMock
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Manager
1 5 (41.67%) Head of Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) QMS
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) CMMI
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle