Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for LoadRunner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LoadRunner over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HP LoadRunner
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 819 830
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -67
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 381 463 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 1.29% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 300 373 399
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,250 £31,719
90th Percentile £68,875 £75,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

LoadRunner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36589 36013 36732
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 18.18% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 29941 31173 30850
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

LoadRunner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LoadRunner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LoadRunner over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LoadRunner within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 346 £47,500 -5.00% 13
UK excluding London +38 251 £45,000 -5.26% 13
London -37 122 £55,000 - 1
South East +51 73 £40,000 -15.79% 2
North of England +23 72 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Yorkshire +22 45 £47,500 - 1
Midlands +45 29 £55,000 +52.78% 2
South West +3 29 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North West -16 27 £37,500 - 4
East of England -31 24 £52,500 -13.22%
Scotland +27 23 £52,500 +5.00% 1
East Midlands +38 19 £55,000 +52.78% 2
West Midlands +14 10 £60,000 +90.48%
Wales +12 6 £40,000 -
Isle of Man - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 271 (71.13%) Test Automation
2 204 (53.54%) JMeter
3 197 (51.71%) Selenium
4 192 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (49.87%) Java
6 188 (49.34%) Performance Testing
7 181 (47.51%) ISTQB
8 171 (44.88%) HP
9 131 (34.38%) Cucumber
10 130 (34.12%) HP Quality Center
11 128 (33.60%) Test Scripting
12 118 (30.97%) Test Strategy
13 117 (30.71%) Non-Functional Testing
13 117 (30.71%) HP UFT
14 115 (30.18%) SQL
15 109 (28.61%) JIRA
16 108 (28.35%) ISEB
17 96 (25.20%) Scenario Testing
18 92 (24.15%) C#
19 86 (22.57%) Security Cleared
20 81 (21.26%) Test Management
21 80 (21.00%) Functional Testing
22 79 (20.73%) QA
23 66 (17.32%) Python
23 66 (17.32%) Scrum
24 65 (17.06%) Linux
25 63 (16.54%) Software Testing
26 62 (16.27%) BDD
27 60 (15.75%) DV Cleared
27 60 (15.75%) Oracle

LoadRunner
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (5.51%) Tomcat
2 20 (5.25%) JBoss
3 12 (3.15%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.62%) Jetty
4 10 (2.62%) Tornado
5 4 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.79%) Apache
6 3 (0.79%) Tuxedo
6 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.52%) IIS
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.26%) CICS
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Drupal
8 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.36%) SAP ERP
2 8 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.52%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.52%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.26%) Exstream
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.51%) SaaS
3 16 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.36%) Sauce Labs
6 8 (2.10%) G Suite
6 8 (2.10%) Office 365
6 8 (2.10%) Slack
7 7 (1.84%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.05%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (1.05%) GitHub
8 4 (1.05%) Loggly
8 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.52%) Akamai
11 1 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.94%) HTTP
3 11 (2.89%) Firewall
4 10 (2.62%) AMQP
5 5 (1.31%) FTP
6 4 (1.05%) IPv4
6 4 (1.05%) SMTP
6 4 (1.05%) SSL
7 3 (0.79%) WAN
8 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.52%) Internet
8 2 (0.52%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.26%) RTP
9 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.82%) Relational Database
2 22 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.67%) Redis
5 12 (3.15%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.15%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.62%) Couchbase
6 10 (2.62%) Riak
7 9 (2.36%) MySQL
8 8 (2.10%) Informix
8 8 (2.10%) SQLPlus
9 7 (1.84%) DB2
10 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.05%) Big Data
12 2 (0.52%) DataStage
12 2 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 204 (53.54%) JMeter
2 197 (51.71%) Selenium
3 131 (34.38%) Cucumber
4 117 (30.71%) HP UFT
5 109 (28.61%) JIRA
6 58 (15.22%) Jenkins
7 55 (14.44%) SoapUI
8 52 (13.65%) Git (software)
9 48 (12.60%) WebDriver
10 43 (11.29%) JUnit
11 36 (9.45%) Maven
12 31 (8.14%) Visual Studio
13 29 (7.61%) Gatling
13 29 (7.61%) NeoLoad
13 29 (7.61%) TestNG
14 24 (6.30%) IntelliJ
15 21 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (5.25%) Eclipse
16 20 (5.25%) LoadUI
17 14 (3.67%) Subversion
General
1 41 (10.76%) Finance
2 31 (8.14%) Retail
3 12 (3.15%) Banking
4 11 (2.89%) Law
5 9 (2.36%) Games
5 9 (2.36%) Legal
6 8 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.10%) Publishing
7 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
7 2 (0.52%) Military
8 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (25.20%) Analyst
2 86 (22.57%) Test Analyst
3 68 (17.85%) Tester
4 48 (12.60%) Test Engineer
5 44 (11.55%) Test Manager
6 41 (10.76%) Test Leader
7 37 (9.71%) Performance Tester
8 27 (7.09%) Consultant
9 25 (6.56%) Senior Tester
10 22 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (5.77%) Senior Test Analyst
11 21 (5.51%) Test Consultant
12 20 (5.25%) Test Automation Engineer
13 18 (4.72%) Performance Consultant
14 17 (4.46%) Software Analyst
14 17 (4.46%) Software Test Analyst
15 16 (4.20%) Performance Test Consultant
16 14 (3.67%) Performance Engineer
17 13 (3.41%) Performance Test Leader
17 13 (3.41%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.12%) Web Services
2 44 (11.55%) SOAP
3 28 (7.35%) .NET
4 26 (6.82%) XML
5 24 (6.30%) Gherkin
6 19 (4.99%) JMS
7 16 (4.20%) REST
8 15 (3.94%) Hibernate
8 15 (3.94%) RESTful
8 15 (3.94%) Spring
9 12 (3.15%) WSDL
10 10 (2.62%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (2.62%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.62%) Apache Camel
10 10 (2.62%) Flask
10 10 (2.62%) Kafka
10 10 (2.62%) Node.js
10 10 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (2.62%) Spring Boot
11 9 (2.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 23 (6.04%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.67%) Cyber Defence
4 12 (3.15%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.84%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.31%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.31%) NHS
7 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.79%) Fintech
8 3 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.52%) DataPower
9 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.26%) iPad
10 1 (0.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (17.06%) Linux
2 55 (14.44%) Windows
3 27 (7.09%) Unix
4 4 (1.05%) Android
4 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) AIX
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (71.13%) Test Automation
2 192 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (49.34%) Performance Testing
4 128 (33.60%) Test Scripting
5 118 (30.97%) Test Strategy
6 117 (30.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 96 (25.20%) Scenario Testing
8 81 (21.26%) Test Management
9 80 (21.00%) Functional Testing
10 66 (17.32%) Scrum
11 63 (16.54%) Software Testing
12 62 (16.27%) BDD
13 54 (14.17%) TDD
13 54 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 45 (11.81%) PRINCE2
15 40 (10.50%) Defect Management
16 39 (10.24%) Software Engineering
17 37 (9.71%) SDLC
18 35 (9.19%) DevOps
18 35 (9.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 190 (49.87%) Java
2 115 (30.18%) SQL
3 92 (24.15%) C#
4 66 (17.32%) Python
5 55 (14.44%) C++
6 46 (12.07%) Ruby
7 42 (11.02%) C
8 31 (8.14%) PL/SQL
9 30 (7.87%) VB
10 26 (6.82%) JavaScript
11 19 (4.99%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.10%) Perl
13 7 (1.84%) Groovy
13 7 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.31%) AWK
15 5 (1.31%) VBA
15 5 (1.31%) VBScript
16 4 (1.05%) COBOL
16 4 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 181 (47.51%) ISTQB
2 108 (28.35%) ISEB
3 86 (22.57%) Security Cleared
4 60 (15.75%) DV Cleared
5 54 (14.17%) Degree
6 25 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (5.77%) SAP Certification
8 21 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (3.41%) SC Cleared
10 12 (3.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (3.15%) MCP
10 12 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.62%) OCP
11 10 (2.62%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.31%) MBCS
13 5 (1.31%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (20.73%) QA
2 8 (2.10%) PMO
3 5 (1.31%) HL7
3 5 (1.31%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (5.77%) Docker
2 4 (1.05%) LXC
2 4 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) ACF2
3 1 (0.26%) RACF
3 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 130 (34.12%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.72%) Ansible
3 18 (4.72%) Puppet
4 5 (1.31%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (1.31%) OpenView
5 4 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.05%) Kibana
5 4 (1.05%) logstash
5 4 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.52%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.52%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.26%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 171 (44.88%) HP
2 60 (15.75%) Oracle
3 48 (12.60%) SAP
4 29 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 18 (4.72%) Google
6 17 (4.46%) Citrix
7 16 (4.20%) Cognizant
8 14 (3.67%) AppDynamics
8 14 (3.67%) Dynatrace
9 12 (3.15%) IBM
10 10 (2.62%) Rackspace
11 8 (2.10%) Splunk
12 6 (1.57%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.57%) New Relic
13 5 (1.31%) BMC
14 4 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
14 4 (1.05%) Capita
14 4 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
14 4 (1.05%) VMware
15 3 (0.79%) CA