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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 234 196 199
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +3
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 6 22 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 2.29% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 18
Average salary £57,500 £43,750 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% +7.36%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
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
1139 959 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.01% 18.16% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 828 646
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 27 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
Devon - 5 - -
Dorset -29 1 £57,500 +6.97%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 8 (88.89%) C
2 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) People Management
3 7 (77.78%) Aerospace
3 7 (77.78%) Statistics
3 7 (77.78%) Load Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Security Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) Linux

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (77.78%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Senior Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Load Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Security Testing
2 7 (77.78%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle