The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 South West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 201 189 181
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 22 30 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.56% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.23% 3.99% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 35
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,251
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £34,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,600 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.29%
Development Applications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
987 751 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.26% 13.97% 19.72%
Number of salaries quoted 862 665 994
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
LoadRunner
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 12 £45,000 - 1
Dorset -3 4 £53,750 +7.50%
Gloucestershire -9 4 £35,500 -22.82%
Somerset - 2 £36,250 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (71.43%) ISEB
2 21 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (57.14%) Performance Testing
4 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
5 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 13 (37.14%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (34.29%) Finance
8 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
8 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
8 11 (31.43%) HP
8 11 (31.43%) UNIX
8 11 (31.43%) Linux
8 11 (31.43%) SQL
8 11 (31.43%) QA
9 10 (28.57%) Degree
9 10 (28.57%) SoapUI
9 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
10 9 (25.71%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (25.71%) Java
10 9 (25.71%) LAN
10 9 (25.71%) WAN
10 9 (25.71%) ITIL
10 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 7 (20.00%) C++
11 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (17.14%) Oracle
12 6 (17.14%) SOA
13 5 (14.29%) Web Services

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) LAN
1 9 (25.71%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.71%) FTP
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.57%) Toad
3 3 (8.57%) JMeter
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.71%) JProfiler
4 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.71%) FitNesse
4 2 (5.71%) Introscope
4 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) WATIR
5 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Automotive
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Tester
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Tester
5 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) XML
3 3 (8.57%) SOAP
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware
4 2 (5.71%) ODBC
4 2 (5.71%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
1 3 (8.57%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.86%) Open Source
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 20 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (25.71%) ITIL
5 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.14%) SOA
7 5 (14.29%) Test Management
8 4 (11.43%) BPEL
9 3 (8.57%) Scrum
10 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
11 1 (2.86%) TDD
11 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
11 1 (2.86%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 7 (20.00%) C++
4 5 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (11.43%) VB
6 3 (8.57%) C
6 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) ISEB
2 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (28.57%) Degree
3 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (5.71%) nmon
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Green Hat
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