The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 237 230 253
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 8 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 1.42% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 6
Average salary £65,000 £53,750 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.93% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.17%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1222 983 1330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.72% 14.88% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 866 1173
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LoadRunner
Salary Trend in the North West

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

LoadRunner Salary Trend in the North West

LoadRunner
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in the North West

LoadRunner
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
Manchester -10 4 £65,000 +20.93%
Cheshire -15 2 £29,000 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (71.43%) ISEB
2 18 (64.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (46.43%) SilkPerformer
6 11 (39.29%) Linux
6 11 (39.29%) UNIX
7 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
8 9 (32.14%) VMware
8 9 (32.14%) VMware ESX
8 9 (32.14%) Test Management
9 8 (28.57%) Finance
10 7 (25.00%) Migration
10 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Oracle
10 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
11 6 (21.43%) QA
11 6 (21.43%) Selenium
11 6 (21.43%) Software Testing

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (17.86%) LAN
1 5 (17.86%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (46.43%) SilkPerformer
3 6 (21.43%) Selenium
4 4 (14.29%) JUnit
4 4 (14.29%) EasyMock
4 4 (14.29%) jMock
4 4 (14.29%) QALoad
4 4 (14.29%) TestPartner
4 4 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Test Manager
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Performance Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Head of Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Linux
3 11 (39.29%) UNIX
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
1 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 9 (32.14%) Test Management
3 7 (25.00%) Migration
3 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.29%) QMS
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) Line Management
7 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) ISEB
2 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware ESX
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) HP
4 4 (14.29%) IBM
4 4 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp
5 2 (7.14%) Telerik
5 2 (7.14%) Fujitsu