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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 237 228 239
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 19 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.46% 1.12% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 14
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £43,164 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-13.67% +23.45%
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
1303 985 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.63% 14.55% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 873 1054
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
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 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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
Cheshire -3 14 - -
Manchester -15 5 £60,000 +33.33% 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 29 (82.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (77.14%) ISEB
3 24 (68.57%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (57.14%) SilkPerformer
5 16 (45.71%) Finance
6 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
6 15 (42.86%) Test Strategy
7 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 14 (40.00%) Windows
8 13 (37.14%) QA
8 13 (37.14%) Test Management
8 13 (37.14%) Automation Testing
9 12 (34.29%) SQL
10 11 (31.43%) JUnit
10 11 (31.43%) QALoad
10 11 (31.43%) Selenium
10 11 (31.43%) jMock
10 11 (31.43%) TestPartner
10 11 (31.43%) QMS
10 11 (31.43%) EasyMock
11 10 (28.57%) Oracle
12 9 (25.71%) Linux
12 9 (25.71%) UNIX
12 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
12 9 (25.71%) Banking
12 9 (25.71%) VMware
12 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Project
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) DB2
3 3 (8.57%) Informix
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (82.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (57.14%) SilkPerformer
3 11 (31.43%) JUnit
3 11 (31.43%) QALoad
3 11 (31.43%) Selenium
3 11 (31.43%) jMock
3 11 (31.43%) TestPartner
3 11 (31.43%) EasyMock
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Retail
4 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 4 (11.43%) Retail Banking
6 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Test Manager
2 8 (22.86%) Head of Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 14 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 13 (37.14%) Test Management
2 13 (37.14%) Automation Testing
3 11 (31.43%) QMS
4 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
5 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
8 3 (8.57%) CMMI
8 3 (8.57%) Coaching
8 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (77.14%) ISEB
2 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX
2 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (68.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) NetApp
4 2 (5.71%) Fujitsu
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago