The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 640 542 539
Rank change year-on-year
-98 -3
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 271 344 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.47% 2.15% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 192 286 326
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,164 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-13.67% +23.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18390 15971 16857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.10% 15.19% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15178 13572 14543
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LoadRunner
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK.

LoadRunner Salary Trend in the UK

LoadRunner
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 within the UK.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in the UK

LoadRunner
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -110 237 £45,000 -10.00% 17
London -96 97 £47,500 -5.00% 4
South East -17 49 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Berkshire -18 23 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £37,000 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 22 £37,000 - 5
North East - 22 £37,000 - 5
City of London -30 21 £60,000 +4.34% 1
North West -9 19 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Scotland -10 19 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England -17 17 £45,000 +22.44%
Bracknell 0 14 - - 1
Cheshire -3 14 - -
Warrington - 14 - -
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £45,000 +21.21%
South West -14 10 £38,000 -24.00%
Reading -32 9 £47,500 -5.00%
Yorkshire -43 9 £42,500 +21.42% 3
West Yorkshire -46 9 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Hampshire - 9 £35,000 -
Surrey -12 8 £48,000 -4.00%
Glasgow -12 8 £41,500 +3.75%
Leeds -35 8 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Southampton - 8 £35,000 -
Stirling - 8 £48,500 -
Bedfordshire -1 7 £67,500 +83.67%
Bristol -12 5 - -
Manchester -15 5 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -27 5 £43,250 -15.77%
West Midlands -58 5 £60,000 +16.84% 2

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 342 (57.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 305 (50.92%) Performance Testing
3 230 (38.40%) HP
4 193 (32.22%) Finance
5 189 (31.55%) Selenium
6 186 (31.05%) HP Quality Center
7 172 (28.71%) ISEB
8 160 (26.71%) Test Scripting
9 143 (23.87%) QA
10 132 (22.04%) JMeter
11 127 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
12 125 (20.87%) SQL
13 122 (20.37%) Test Strategy
14 119 (19.87%) Java
15 115 (19.20%) ISTQB
16 100 (16.69%) Security Cleared
17 91 (15.19%) Oracle
18 87 (14.52%) Automated Testing
19 86 (14.36%) User Acceptance Testing
20 80 (13.36%) Test Automation
21 77 (12.85%) Degree
22 76 (12.69%) Windows
23 72 (12.02%) UNIX
24 71 (11.85%) Banking
24 71 (11.85%) Retail
25 70 (11.69%) Test Management
25 70 (11.69%) Automation Testing
26 68 (11.35%) Software Testing
27 67 (11.19%) SC Cleared
28 61 (10.18%) Linux

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 22 (3.67%) WebSphere
2 19 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.17%) IIS
4 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.50%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.17%) Confluence
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.17%) LiveLink
Applications
1 19 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.17%) MS Project
3 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) MS Office
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.50%) SAP MM
1 15 (2.50%) SAP SD
2 11 (1.84%) SAP HR
3 8 (1.34%) SAP CO
3 8 (1.34%) SAP CRM
3 8 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (1.34%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.17%) SAP PP
4 7 (1.17%) SAP WM
4 7 (1.17%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.51%) HTTP
2 29 (4.84%) LAN
2 29 (4.84%) WAN
3 14 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.50%) Internet
4 9 (1.50%) SAN
5 8 (1.34%) HTTPS
5 8 (1.34%) SSL
6 4 (0.67%) SNMP
6 4 (0.67%) SMTP
6 4 (0.67%) IMAP
6 4 (0.67%) NAS
7 3 (0.50%) DNS
8 2 (0.33%) FTP
8 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.84%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.17%) DB2
5 5 (0.83%) IDOL
5 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.50%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (0.50%) Informix
8 2 (0.33%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.17%) Big Data
9 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.17%) MySQL
9 1 (0.17%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 342 (57.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 189 (31.55%) Selenium
3 132 (22.04%) JMeter
4 57 (9.52%) SilkPerformer
5 50 (8.35%) Visual Studio
6 31 (5.18%) WebDriver
6 31 (5.18%) WinRunner
7 30 (5.01%) JUnit
7 30 (5.01%) JIRA
8 27 (4.51%) Facilita Forecast
9 26 (4.34%) NeoLoad
10 19 (3.17%) QALoad
11 18 (3.01%) TestPartner
11 18 (3.01%) jMock
11 18 (3.01%) EasyMock
12 16 (2.67%) TestDirector
12 16 (2.67%) LoadUI
12 16 (2.67%) Cucumber
13 14 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 193 (32.22%) Finance
2 71 (11.85%) Banking
2 71 (11.85%) Retail
3 48 (8.01%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.84%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.67%) Back Office
6 15 (2.50%) Front Office
7 12 (2.00%) Law
8 11 (1.84%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.17%) Legal
11 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.67%) Publishing
13 3 (0.50%) Games
14 2 (0.33%) Marketing
15 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 194 (32.39%) Tester
2 137 (22.87%) Analyst
2 137 (22.87%) Test Analyst
3 106 (17.70%) Test Manager
4 105 (17.53%) Performance Tester
5 88 (14.69%) Consultant
6 69 (11.52%) Test Consultant
7 64 (10.68%) Performance Test Analyst
7 64 (10.68%) Performance Analyst
8 49 (8.18%) Test Leader
9 43 (7.18%) Performance Consultant
10 42 (7.01%) Performance Test Consultant
11 31 (5.18%) Senior Tester
12 29 (4.84%) Technical Tester
13 28 (4.67%) Performance Manager
14 27 (4.51%) Performance Test Leader
15 26 (4.34%) Performance Test Manager
15 26 (4.34%) SAP Consultant
16 22 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
16 22 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.52%) .NET
2 24 (4.01%) HTML
3 16 (2.67%) SOAP
3 16 (2.67%) Web Services
4 15 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 14 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 13 (2.17%) jQuery
6 13 (2.17%) CSS
6 13 (2.17%) Ajax
7 12 (2.00%) LINQ
7 12 (2.00%) WCF
7 12 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 12 (2.00%) CSS3
8 9 (1.50%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.17%) XML
10 6 (1.00%) J2EE
11 5 (0.83%) Middleware
12 4 (0.67%) MAPI
12 4 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.51%) Open Source
2 33 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.67%) User Experience
8 7 (1.17%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.00%) Statistics
9 6 (1.00%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.83%) PKI
11 4 (0.67%) Equities
11 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.67%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.50%) RIA
13 2 (0.33%) GIS
13 2 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.69%) Windows
2 72 (12.02%) UNIX
3 61 (10.18%) Linux
4 41 (6.84%) Windows 7
5 36 (6.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (5.51%) Windows XP
7 29 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.00%) Solaris
9 2 (0.33%) AIX
9 2 (0.33%) Android
9 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (50.92%) Performance Testing
2 160 (26.71%) Test Scripting
3 127 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (20.37%) Test Strategy
5 87 (14.52%) Automated Testing
6 86 (14.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 80 (13.36%) Test Automation
8 70 (11.69%) Test Management
8 70 (11.69%) Automation Testing
9 68 (11.35%) Software Testing
10 57 (9.52%) Regression Testing
11 44 (7.35%) Scrum
12 40 (6.68%) Manual Testing
13 37 (6.18%) Migration
14 36 (6.01%) TDD
15 33 (5.51%) Mentoring
16 32 (5.34%) Load Testing
17 30 (5.01%) SOA
18 29 (4.84%) E-Commerce
19 28 (4.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 125 (20.87%) SQL
2 119 (19.87%) Java
3 59 (9.85%) C#
4 33 (5.51%) C++
5 31 (5.18%) Python
6 30 (5.01%) PL/SQL
7 26 (4.34%) C
8 23 (3.84%) JavaScript
9 21 (3.51%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.84%) VB
11 9 (1.50%) PHP
12 5 (0.83%) Korn
13 4 (0.67%) VBA
14 3 (0.50%) VBScript
15 2 (0.33%) Ruby
16 1 (0.17%) sed
16 1 (0.17%) ABAP
16 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.17%) COBOL
16 1 (0.17%) AWK
Qualifications
1 172 (28.71%) ISEB
2 115 (19.20%) ISTQB
3 100 (16.69%) Security Cleared
4 77 (12.85%) Degree
5 67 (11.19%) SC Cleared
6 49 (8.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.00%) HP ASE
10 7 (1.17%) Brainbench
11 4 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.17%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (23.87%) QA
2 10 (1.67%) HL7
3 8 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (3.84%) VMware ESX
2 14 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 186 (31.05%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.00%) SCCM
3 5 (0.83%) Netcool
3 5 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.67%) PureDisk
5 3 (0.50%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.33%) nmon
7 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.17%) Foglight
Vendors
1 230 (38.40%) HP
2 91 (15.19%) Oracle
3 59 (9.85%) SAP
4 34 (5.68%) Microsoft
5 23 (3.84%) VMware
6 14 (2.34%) Fujitsu
6 14 (2.34%) SOASTA, Inc
7 13 (2.17%) IBM
8 12 (2.00%) Altiris
9 9 (1.50%) NetApp
10 8 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.34%) Informatica
10 8 (1.34%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.17%) Siebel
12 6 (1.00%) Citrix
12 6 (1.00%) Adobe
13 5 (0.83%) Cognos
13 5 (0.83%) EMC
13 5 (0.83%) Meridio
14 3 (0.50%) Seapine
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