The table below looks at the statistics for LoadRunner skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LoadRunner over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 208 192 189
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 7 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.99% 2.78% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 7
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £32,050 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £43,250 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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 West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
707 540 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.98% 10.88% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 654 457 582
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LoadRunner
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

LoadRunner Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LoadRunner
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Midlands region.

LoadRunner Salary Trend in the West Midlands

LoadRunner
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LoadRunner across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

LoadRunner Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

LoadRunner
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Birmingham -11 2 £52,500 +87.50%
Coventry -14 2 £45,000 +33.33%
Wolverhampton -8 1 £27,500 -26.66%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) Back Office
5 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) NeoLoad
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Business Development
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Java

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) NeoLoad
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Test Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Business Development
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (8.33%) Telerik