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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 173 174 169
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 9 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.21% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.21% 1.48% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 23
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £34,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
741 539 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.83% 13.81% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 648 449 574
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 3 July 2015.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in Manchester

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (91.67%) Finance
3 9 (75.00%) HP
3 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
5 7 (58.33%) QA
6 6 (50.00%) ISEB
6 6 (50.00%) HP UFT
6 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 6 (50.00%) HTTP
6 6 (50.00%) WebLOAD
7 5 (41.67%) Java
7 5 (41.67%) UNIX
7 5 (41.67%) Oracle
8 4 (33.33%) Web Services
8 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (25.00%) Coaching
9 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
9 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (25.00%) ODBC
9 3 (25.00%) Windows
9 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (25.00%) C
9 3 (25.00%) C++
9 3 (25.00%) HTML
9 3 (25.00%) VB
9 3 (25.00%) .NET
9 3 (25.00%) J2EE

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (50.00%) WebLOAD
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) QA Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
4 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (16.67%) QA Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 2 (16.67%) Test Consultant
5 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Tester
6 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) ODBC
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Unisys
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft