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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP LoadRunner
Rank 224 250 235
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 7 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.64% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 8
Average salary £38,250 £65,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.15% +20.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,700 £46,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
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
1142 1244 1007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.51% 17.70% 15.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1142 874
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +23 7 £38,250 -41.15%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
2 6 (54.55%) Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Toad
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) DB2
3 4 (36.36%) MS Access
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (36.36%) DameWare
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
3 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
3 4 (36.36%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (36.36%) LexisNexis
3 4 (36.36%) WinSCP
3 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) JBoss
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) WinSCP
2 1 (9.09%) 3G
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DB2
1 4 (36.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
2 4 (36.36%) Toad
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (18.18%) Mocha
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
1 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) OAT Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
1 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) DameWare
1 4 (36.36%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (18.18%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) LexisNexis
4 1 (9.09%) Telerik