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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 243 232 261
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +29
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 7 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 1.20% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 10
Average salary £48,750 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.97% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £41,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,750 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
1277 1002 1367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.33% 14.75% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 876 1227
Average salary £37,500 £36,021 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -10 2 £29,000 - 1
Manchester -18 2 £65,000 +41.30%
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (80.77%) ISEB
2 18 (69.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 16 (61.54%) Windows
4 15 (57.69%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (53.85%) Windows XP
5 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (53.85%) Windows 7
6 13 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
7 11 (42.31%) UNIX
7 11 (42.31%) Linux
8 10 (38.46%) Test Management
8 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
8 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
9 9 (34.62%) SQL
9 9 (34.62%) VMware
9 9 (34.62%) VMware ESX
9 9 (34.62%) Finance
10 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
10 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (26.92%) QA
10 7 (26.92%) Oracle
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
10 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
10 7 (26.92%) Migration
11 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
11 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
11 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
11 6 (23.08%) Selenium

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) LAN
1 5 (19.23%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
3 6 (23.08%) Selenium
4 4 (15.38%) jMock
4 4 (15.38%) JUnit
4 4 (15.38%) EasyMock
4 4 (15.38%) QALoad
4 4 (15.38%) TestPartner
5 2 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Test Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Head of Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows XP
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 11 (42.31%) UNIX
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Test Management
1 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
1 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
2 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 4 (15.38%) QMS
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Line Management
7 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) ISEB
2 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
3 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) VMware ESX
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (57.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) NetApp
3 2 (7.69%) Telerik
3 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
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