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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP LoadRunner
Rank 215 204 199
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 13 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.52% 1.17% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 17
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%
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
857 767 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.83% 14.25% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 751 672 595
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 -10 8 £50,000 -16.66%
Coventry -8 4 £55,000 +4.76%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
LoadRunner
England

LoadRunner
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (47.62%) HP
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
2 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) Selenium
4 7 (33.33%) JMeter
4 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 6 (28.57%) Test Management
6 5 (23.81%) JIRA
6 5 (23.81%) Open Source
6 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (19.05%) NeoLoad
7 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
7 4 (19.05%) SDLC
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) HTML
8 3 (14.29%) J2EE
8 3 (14.29%) WebLogic

LoadRunner
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JMeter
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 5 (23.81%) JIRA
4 4 (19.05%) NeoLoad
5 2 (9.52%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (9.52%) JUnit
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) J2EE
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Open Source
5 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
6 4 (19.05%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 3 (14.29%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) SOA
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL
9 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
1 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Cognizant
2 1 (4.76%) Reuters
2 1 (4.76%) BT
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft