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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP LoadRunner
Rank 215 161 194
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +33
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 5 42 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.090% 0.78% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 6.56% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3 39 10
Average salary £40,000 £51,350 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.10% +39.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,500 £35,650
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £71,200 £52,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +23.45%
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
750 640 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.47% 11.92% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 667 567 581
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 1 October 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 1 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
Coventry -15 2 - -
Birmingham -19 2 £50,000 -2.62% 2
Wolverhampton -3 1 £27,500 -26.66%
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 10 (62.50%) HP
2 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 8 (50.00%) NeoLoad
4 8 (50.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 8 (50.00%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Business Development
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Retail
4 8 (50.00%) Back Office
5 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Line Management
6 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) VB
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) NeoLoad
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
1 8 (50.00%) Retail
1 8 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Business Development
3 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Line Management
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 10 (62.50%) HP
3 8 (50.00%) SOASTA, Inc
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: competitive + car + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago