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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 226 213 214
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 9 13 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 1.23% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 15
Average salary £46,250 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.71% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £32,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £38,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%
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
1061 1053 829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.69% 19.11% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 932 912 735
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram 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 27 January 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
Devon - 7 - -
Gloucestershire -8 1 £35,000 -7.89%
Dorset - 1 £57,500 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) ISEB
3 8 (61.54%) C
3 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Statistics
4 7 (53.85%) Aerospace
4 7 (53.85%) People Management
4 7 (53.85%) Load Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Security Testing
5 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Legal
6 3 (23.08%) Supply Chain Management
6 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
6 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
7 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) LAN

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (53.85%) Aerospace
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Senior Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Load Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Security Testing
2 7 (53.85%) People Management
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Supply Chain Management
4 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
5 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle