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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 236 222 230
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 17 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.36% 1.96% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 16
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1247 1022 1181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.99% 14.28% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 897 1035
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £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 20 August 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 20 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
Cheshire -7 10 - -
Manchester -16 5 £35,400 +22.06% 2
Merseyside - 2 £60,000 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (81.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (75.00%) ISEB
3 20 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (56.25%) SilkPerformer
5 14 (43.75%) Finance
6 13 (40.63%) QA
6 13 (40.63%) Automation Testing
7 12 (37.50%) Test Strategy
7 12 (37.50%) EasyMock
7 12 (37.50%) QMS
7 12 (37.50%) QALoad
7 12 (37.50%) Selenium
7 12 (37.50%) jMock
7 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
7 12 (37.50%) TestPartner
7 12 (37.50%) JUnit
8 10 (31.25%) SQL
8 10 (31.25%) Oracle
8 10 (31.25%) Windows
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
8 10 (31.25%) Test Management
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
9 9 (28.13%) Banking
9 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
11 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Project
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) LAN
1 4 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) DB2
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) Informix
Development Applications
1 26 (81.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (56.25%) SilkPerformer
3 12 (37.50%) QALoad
3 12 (37.50%) Selenium
3 12 (37.50%) jMock
3 12 (37.50%) EasyMock
3 12 (37.50%) JUnit
3 12 (37.50%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Retail
4 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
5 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
6 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Test Manager
2 8 (25.00%) Head of Testing
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
1 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
1 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
2 6 (18.75%) UNIX
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Automation Testing
2 12 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 12 (37.50%) QMS
3 10 (31.25%) Test Management
4 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.75%) Migration
7 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.50%) CMMI
10 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (6.25%) Validation
12 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
12 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
12 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) ISEB
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) NetApp
4 2 (6.25%) Fujitsu
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