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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 225 243 238
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 14 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.19% 1.07% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 16
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
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
1177 1126 1083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.16% 15.86% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 978 933
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Cheshire +18 7 £47,500 -
Manchester +7 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Merseyside - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (81.82%) HP
1 18 (81.82%) Performance Testing
2 14 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 14 (63.64%) Finance
3 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) HTTP
4 11 (50.00%) C++
4 11 (50.00%) Java
5 10 (45.45%) HTML
5 10 (45.45%) VB
5 10 (45.45%) .NET
5 10 (45.45%) J2EE
5 10 (45.45%) Oracle
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 10 (45.45%) C
5 10 (45.45%) ODBC
5 10 (45.45%) ISEB
5 10 (45.45%) Mainframe
6 5 (22.73%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (18.18%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (18.18%) IBM
7 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) SAP
7 4 (18.18%) Line Management

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (18.18%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) WebLOAD
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (4.55%) LoadUI
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Manager
2 11 (50.00%) Performance Manager
2 11 (50.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 7 (31.82%) Performance Test Leader
4 6 (27.27%) Test Leader
4 6 (27.27%) Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
7 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
1 10 (45.45%) J2EE
1 10 (45.45%) ODBC
2 2 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) UNIX
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Performance Testing
2 14 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (18.18%) Line Management
3 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.55%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) C++
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (45.45%) VB
3 10 (45.45%) C
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) HP
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Telerik