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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 204 193 197
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 6 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 1.43% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 5
Average salary £48,750 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £30,850 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £39,250 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £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
692 489 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.78% 11.06% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 629 397 544
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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
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 26 January 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
Birmingham -15 3 £52,500 +87.50%
Coventry -10 1 £45,000 -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Back Office

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Test Specialist
1 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Test Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Test Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C++
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Telerik
2 1 (9.09%) SOASTA, Inc