The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 228 198 185
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -13
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 10 13 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.26% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.92% 1.46% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 28
Average salary £38,000 £50,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +40.84%
UK excluding London average salary £43,164 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-13.67% +23.45%
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1090 890 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.53% 17.49% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 920 795 655
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LoadRunner
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the South West region.

LoadRunner Salary Trend in the South West

LoadRunner
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Bristol -4 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £38,000 -
Dorset -12 1 £40,000 -20.00%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (57.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
3 14 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (46.15%) Performance Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
5 10 (38.46%) HP
5 10 (38.46%) ISEB
5 10 (38.46%) UNIX
5 10 (38.46%) Linux
6 9 (34.62%) ITIL
6 9 (34.62%) LAN
6 9 (34.62%) WAN
6 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
6 9 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (34.62%) DV Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) Migration
8 7 (26.92%) Supply Chain Management
8 7 (26.92%) Supplier Management
8 7 (26.92%) Legal
8 7 (26.92%) Data Migration
8 7 (26.92%) IBM
8 7 (26.92%) SOA
8 7 (26.92%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (26.92%) Business Transformation
9 6 (23.08%) C
10 5 (19.23%) C++
10 5 (19.23%) Java
10 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) LAN
1 9 (34.62%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (26.92%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.85%) Toad
3 1 (3.85%) Introscope
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) WATIR
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.85%) JProfiler
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Legal
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Tester
2 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Tester
3 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Tester
3 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
3 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) JDBC
1 1 (3.85%) ODBC
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) UNIX
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Performance Testing
2 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Migration
4 7 (26.92%) Supply Chain Management
4 7 (26.92%) Supplier Management
4 7 (26.92%) Business Transformation
4 7 (26.92%) Data Migration
4 7 (26.92%) SOA
5 5 (19.23%) Cash Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Scrum
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 6 (23.08%) C
3 5 (19.23%) C++
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) COBOL
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) ISEB
3 9 (34.62%) DV Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.85%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.85%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) HP
2 7 (26.92%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Green Hat