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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 247 225 242
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 4 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.058% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 1.14% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 4
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +51.72%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+27.77% +2.27%
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
1158 1056 1136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.80% 15.82% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 915 976
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Manchester -6 3 £65,000 +18.18%
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (46.67%) ISEB
1 7 (46.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) SAP
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) SilkPerformer
4 4 (26.67%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Line Management
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Finance

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (26.67%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (26.67%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) jMock
4 1 (6.67%) QALoad
4 1 (6.67%) TestPartner
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) EasyMock
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Line Management
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Telerik
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle