The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 55 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 19 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.29% - 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.84% - 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 4
Average salary £37,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.04%
LoadRunner
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Development Applications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
128 90 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 15.42% 13.53% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 97 85 85
Average salary £30,000 £38,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.58% +19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

LoadRunner
Salary Trend in the North East

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

LoadRunner Salary Trend in the North East

LoadRunner
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in the North East

LoadRunner
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 19 £37,000 - 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 20 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (52.00%) Performance Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (44.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
5 9 (36.00%) Selenium
6 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
7 7 (28.00%) VB
8 6 (24.00%) ISEB
8 6 (24.00%) Java
8 6 (24.00%) UNIX
9 5 (20.00%) Windows
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) SQL
9 5 (20.00%) C#
9 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (16.00%) Test Management
11 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
12 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
12 2 (8.00%) C
13 1 (4.00%) HTTP
13 1 (4.00%) OpenView
13 1 (4.00%) HP
13 1 (4.00%) Web Services
13 1 (4.00%) Citrix
13 1 (4.00%) WinRunner
13 1 (4.00%) Telecoms

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 20 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (44.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 9 (36.00%) Selenium
4 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Tester
1 18 (72.00%) Performance Tester
2 7 (28.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Test Management
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) VB
2 6 (24.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (24.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) HP
1 1 (4.00%) Citrix