The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 237 241 198
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -43
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 18 15 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.20% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.55% 1.42% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 37
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -1.16%
Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1164 1060 1147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.22% 14.38% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 909 1006
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
LoadRunner
England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 14 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Cheshire -6 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (92.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (85.19%) SilkPerformer
3 17 (62.96%) TestPartner
3 17 (62.96%) Selenium
3 17 (62.96%) QALoad
4 16 (59.26%) jMock
4 16 (59.26%) Automated Testing
4 16 (59.26%) ISEB
4 16 (59.26%) JUnit
4 16 (59.26%) EasyMock
5 15 (55.56%) SQL
5 15 (55.56%) QMS
6 13 (48.15%) Performance Testing
6 13 (48.15%) QA
7 12 (44.44%) Oracle
7 12 (44.44%) Manual Testing
7 12 (44.44%) Automation Testing
8 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
9 9 (33.33%) JMeter
10 7 (25.93%) Finance
10 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
11 6 (22.22%) Ajax
11 6 (22.22%) HP
11 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 6 (22.22%) Citrix
11 6 (22.22%) WinRunner
11 6 (22.22%) Siebel
11 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
11 6 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
11 6 (22.22%) Open Source

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (92.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (85.19%) SilkPerformer
3 17 (62.96%) QALoad
3 17 (62.96%) Selenium
3 17 (62.96%) TestPartner
4 16 (59.26%) jMock
4 16 (59.26%) EasyMock
4 16 (59.26%) JUnit
5 9 (33.33%) JMeter
6 6 (22.22%) WinRunner
6 6 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Head of Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
2 5 (18.52%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Performance Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Test Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Ajax
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Open Source
2 5 (18.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Automated Testing
2 15 (55.56%) QMS
3 13 (48.15%) Performance Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Manual Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Automation Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) CMMI
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
9 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL
9 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.11%) Service Management
10 2 (7.41%) RUP
10 2 (7.41%) Migration
10 2 (7.41%) Scrum
10 2 (7.41%) Test Management
10 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
11 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) C++
2 2 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) ISEB
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 3 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
2 5 (18.52%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Siebel
2 6 (22.22%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
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