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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 680 577 575
Rank change year-on-year
-103 -2
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 225 327 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.26% 1.98% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 135 269 280
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 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,832 £49,250 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-13.03% +19.39%

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
17814 16485 16550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 15.24% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 14774 14027 14316
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -110 193 £45,000 -10.00% 23
London -103 67 £50,000 -5.66% 14
South East -1 51 £38,500 -23.00% 7
Berkshire +6 33 £37,500 -25.74% 1
Bracknell +11 21 - -
Scotland +7 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West +4 20 £60,000 +33.33%
North East - 19 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 19 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £42,500 -
Cheshire -2 14 - -
Warrington - 14 - -
City of London -39 13 £57,500 - 9
Reading -18 12 £37,500 -37.50% 1
East of England -29 12 £67,500 +83.67%
Hampshire - 10 £35,000 - 3
Southampton - 9 £35,000 - 2
Glasgow -3 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Bedfordshire -4 8 £67,500 +83.67%
Yorkshire -26 8 £39,500 +12.85%
Stirling - 8 £48,500 -
West Yorkshire -31 7 £42,500 +21.42%
West Midlands -54 6 £45,000 -12.36%
Dunstable - 6 £67,500 -
Edinburgh -6 5 £45,000 -37.93%
South West -28 5 £38,000 -24.00% 1
Leeds -36 5 £42,500 +18.88%
Docklands, London -3 4 - -
Surrey -16 4 £48,000 -4.00% 1
East Midlands -18 4 £43,250 -15.77%

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 295 (54.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 276 (50.55%) Performance Testing
3 203 (37.18%) HP
4 171 (31.32%) Finance
5 170 (31.14%) HP Quality Center
6 156 (28.57%) ISEB
7 149 (27.29%) Test Scripting
8 148 (27.11%) Selenium
9 127 (23.26%) QA
10 122 (22.34%) JMeter
11 121 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
11 121 (22.16%) SQL
12 117 (21.43%) Java
13 116 (21.25%) ISTQB
14 115 (21.06%) Test Strategy
15 96 (17.58%) Oracle
16 93 (17.03%) Security Cleared
17 81 (14.84%) Test Automation
18 77 (14.10%) Windows
19 74 (13.55%) User Acceptance Testing
20 72 (13.19%) Test Management
21 70 (12.82%) UNIX
22 68 (12.45%) Degree
23 67 (12.27%) Regression Testing
23 67 (12.27%) Automated Testing
24 66 (12.09%) Automation Testing
25 63 (11.54%) SC Cleared
26 62 (11.36%) Banking
27 60 (10.99%) Linux
28 58 (10.62%) C#

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 19 (3.48%) IIS
1 19 (3.48%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.55%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.73%) MS Project
2 4 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.83%) SAP SD
1 10 (1.83%) SAP MM
2 7 (1.28%) SAP PP
2 7 (1.28%) SAP WM
2 7 (1.28%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.55%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.55%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.55%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.55%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.23%) LAN
1 34 (6.23%) WAN
2 26 (4.76%) HTTP
3 15 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.28%) SAN
5 6 (1.10%) SSL
5 6 (1.10%) Internet
6 4 (0.73%) NAS
6 4 (0.73%) IMAP
6 4 (0.73%) SNMP
6 4 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.73%) SMTP
6 4 (0.73%) DNS
7 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.88%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.28%) DB2
4 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.55%) IDOL
6 3 (0.55%) Informix
6 3 (0.55%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.55%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) MySQL
8 1 (0.18%) Adabas
8 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.18%) Big Data
8 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 295 (54.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 148 (27.11%) Selenium
3 122 (22.34%) JMeter
4 44 (8.06%) SilkPerformer
5 41 (7.51%) Visual Studio
6 36 (6.59%) Facilita Forecast
7 30 (5.49%) JIRA
8 29 (5.31%) WebDriver
9 24 (4.40%) WinRunner
10 23 (4.21%) NeoLoad
11 21 (3.85%) JUnit
12 20 (3.66%) Cucumber
13 17 (3.11%) LoadUI
14 16 (2.93%) Selenium IDE
15 14 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (2.56%) WebLOAD
15 14 (2.56%) TestDirector
16 11 (2.01%) QALoad
17 10 (1.83%) jMock
17 10 (1.83%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 171 (31.32%) Finance
2 62 (11.36%) Banking
3 58 (10.62%) Retail
4 35 (6.41%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.20%) Law
6 12 (2.20%) Back Office
7 11 (2.01%) Front Office
8 8 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.28%) Legal
10 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.73%) Publishing
12 3 (0.55%) Advertising
13 2 (0.37%) Marketing
13 2 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 179 (32.78%) Tester
2 122 (22.34%) Analyst
3 119 (21.79%) Test Analyst
4 100 (18.32%) Performance Tester
5 88 (16.12%) Test Manager
6 78 (14.29%) Consultant
7 61 (11.17%) Test Consultant
8 51 (9.34%) Test Leader
9 49 (8.97%) Performance Test Analyst
9 49 (8.97%) Performance Analyst
10 34 (6.23%) Performance Consultant
11 33 (6.04%) Performance Test Leader
11 33 (6.04%) Performance Test Consultant
12 30 (5.49%) Senior Tester
13 28 (5.13%) Technical Tester
14 23 (4.21%) Performance Test Manager
14 23 (4.21%) Performance Manager
15 20 (3.66%) SAP Consultant
16 19 (3.48%) Software Tester
17 16 (2.93%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.97%) .NET
2 18 (3.30%) SOAP
3 17 (3.11%) HTML
4 16 (2.93%) Web Services
5 13 (2.38%) Gherkin
6 12 (2.20%) Ajax
7 10 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.83%) XML
8 9 (1.65%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.65%) CSS
8 9 (1.65%) jQuery
9 7 (1.28%) J2EE
10 5 (0.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (0.92%) CSS3
10 5 (0.92%) WCF
10 5 (0.92%) LINQ
11 4 (0.73%) MAPI
11 4 (0.73%) JSP
12 3 (0.55%) XSD
12 3 (0.55%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.69%) Open Source
2 33 (6.04%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.65%) N-Tier
7 9 (1.65%) User Experience
7 9 (1.65%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.47%) Statistics
9 5 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.73%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.55%) PKI
11 3 (0.55%) Equities
11 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.37%) RIA
12 2 (0.37%) GIS
12 2 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.10%) Windows
2 70 (12.82%) UNIX
3 60 (10.99%) Linux
4 48 (8.79%) Windows 7
5 44 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (6.96%) Windows XP
7 36 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.20%) Solaris
9 3 (0.55%) AIX
10 2 (0.37%) Android
10 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (50.55%) Performance Testing
2 149 (27.29%) Test Scripting
3 121 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (21.06%) Test Strategy
5 81 (14.84%) Test Automation
6 74 (13.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 72 (13.19%) Test Management
8 67 (12.27%) Regression Testing
8 67 (12.27%) Automated Testing
9 66 (12.09%) Automation Testing
10 46 (8.42%) Software Testing
11 40 (7.33%) Migration
11 40 (7.33%) Scrum
12 34 (6.23%) Non-Functional Testing
13 33 (6.04%) BDD
13 33 (6.04%) TDD
14 31 (5.68%) Manual Testing
15 30 (5.49%) Load Testing
16 29 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (5.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.16%) SQL
2 117 (21.43%) Java
3 58 (10.62%) C#
4 37 (6.78%) PL/SQL
5 34 (6.23%) Python
6 30 (5.49%) C++
7 25 (4.58%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.21%) JavaScript
9 22 (4.03%) C
10 17 (3.11%) VB
11 15 (2.75%) PHP
12 6 (1.10%) VBScript
13 5 (0.92%) Korn
14 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.55%) VBA
15 3 (0.55%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.37%) ABAP
16 2 (0.37%) Ruby
17 1 (0.18%) AWK
Qualifications
1 156 (28.57%) ISEB
2 116 (21.25%) ISTQB
3 93 (17.03%) Security Cleared
4 68 (12.45%) Degree
5 63 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 52 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (2.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (2.38%) HP ASE
8 13 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.28%) Brainbench
10 3 (0.55%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.18%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (23.26%) QA
2 12 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.83%) HL7
4 5 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.37%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (4.58%) VMware ESX
2 23 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.73%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 170 (31.14%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.20%) SCCM
3 4 (0.73%) PureDisk
3 4 (0.73%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.73%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.55%) Netcool
4 3 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.37%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.18%) Foglight
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 203 (37.18%) HP
2 96 (17.58%) Oracle
3 47 (8.61%) SAP
4 33 (6.04%) Microsoft
5 28 (5.13%) VMware
6 16 (2.93%) Fujitsu
7 14 (2.56%) IBM
8 12 (2.20%) SOASTA, Inc
8 12 (2.20%) Altiris
9 11 (2.01%) NetApp
10 8 (1.47%) Informatica
10 8 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.10%) Siebel
12 4 (0.73%) Adobe
12 4 (0.73%) Citrix
13 3 (0.55%) Google
13 3 (0.55%) Meridio
13 3 (0.55%) Cognos
13 3 (0.55%) EMC
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £20000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £260.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Salary: £36000 - £57000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Haywards Heath
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago