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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 228 212 232
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 13 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 2.42% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 16
Average salary £60,000 £49,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.44% +15.97%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £43,448
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -7.93%
Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1121 1074 1123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.75% 14.70% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 970 936 983
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
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
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 July 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 24 July 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
Manchester -8 8 £45,200 -7.75% 1
Merseyside - 5 £60,000 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 20 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (64.00%) ISEB
3 14 (56.00%) TestPartner
3 14 (56.00%) JUnit
3 14 (56.00%) SilkPerformer
3 14 (56.00%) QALoad
3 14 (56.00%) Selenium
3 14 (56.00%) jMock
3 14 (56.00%) QMS
3 14 (56.00%) EasyMock
4 13 (52.00%) QA
4 13 (52.00%) Automation Testing
5 11 (44.00%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (40.00%) Finance
7 9 (36.00%) Banking
7 9 (36.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Degree
8 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
10 6 (24.00%) Oracle
10 6 (24.00%) ISO 9001
10 6 (24.00%) CMMI
10 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
11 5 (20.00%) Test Management
11 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 5 (20.00%) Investment Banking

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Project
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) DB2
3 3 (12.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 20 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (56.00%) TestPartner
2 14 (56.00%) JUnit
2 14 (56.00%) SilkPerformer
2 14 (56.00%) QALoad
2 14 (56.00%) Selenium
2 14 (56.00%) jMock
2 14 (56.00%) EasyMock
3 2 (8.00%) JMeter
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 4 (16.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (32.00%) Head of Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) QMS
2 13 (52.00%) Automation Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) CMMI
6 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (20.00%) Test Management
7 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
10 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) ISEB
2 8 (32.00%) Degree
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (52.00%) QA
2 6 (24.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
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Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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