Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HP LoadRunner
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 787 871
Rank change year-on-year -85 +84 -50
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 305 479 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 1.36% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 243 381 361
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 35913 35333 38250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.57% 18.47% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 29146 30520 32275
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -136 272 £52,500 +5.00% 19
UK excluding London -14 200 £50,500 +6.32% 15
London -76 101 £57,500 +15.00% 7
South East +7 58 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North of England -3 47 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Midlands +65 31 £55,000 +62.96% 2
Yorkshire +27 31 £50,000 +25.00%
Scotland +6 25 £52,500 +5.00% 2
East of England -42 22 £54,000 -6.09% 1
East Midlands +54 20 £55,000 +52.78% 2
South West +10 18 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North West -9 16 £50,000 +33.33% 2
West Midlands +20 11 £57,500 +82.54%
Isle of Man - 4 - -
Wales +20 2 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 210 (68.85%) Test Automation
2 157 (51.48%) JMeter
3 156 (51.15%) Performance Testing
4 150 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (47.54%) Selenium
6 140 (45.90%) Java
7 129 (42.30%) HP
8 127 (41.64%) ISTQB
9 95 (31.15%) HP UFT
10 93 (30.49%) Non-Functional Testing
11 92 (30.16%) Test Scripting
12 87 (28.52%) Cucumber
13 85 (27.87%) HP Quality Center
14 82 (26.89%) QA
15 81 (26.56%) Test Strategy
16 79 (25.90%) SQL
17 78 (25.57%) C#
18 77 (25.25%) Test Management
19 75 (24.59%) ISEB
20 72 (23.61%) Functional Testing
21 64 (20.98%) JIRA
22 62 (20.33%) Scenario Testing
23 58 (19.02%) BDD
24 54 (17.70%) Security Cleared
25 53 (17.38%) Scrum
26 50 (16.39%) Software Testing
27 48 (15.74%) Jenkins
28 47 (15.41%) Oracle
29 46 (15.08%) Degree
30 44 (14.43%) SAP

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 18 (5.90%) JBoss
2 13 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.95%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.62%) Jetty
4 8 (2.62%) Tornado
5 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.31%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.98%) Confluence
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.98%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) CICS
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (3.28%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.66%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.66%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.33%) Exstream
4 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.57%) SaaS
3 16 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.62%) BrowserStack
4 8 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.62%) Sauce Labs
5 6 (1.97%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (1.97%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.98%) Slack
7 1 (0.33%) Akamai
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.93%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.62%) AMQP
3 5 (1.64%) HTTP
4 3 (0.98%) Firewall
4 3 (0.98%) WAN
5 2 (0.66%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.66%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.33%) FTP
6 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.33%) RTP
6 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.90%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (2.95%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.95%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.95%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.95%) SQLPlus
4 8 (2.62%) Couchbase
4 8 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.62%) Redis
4 8 (2.62%) Riak
5 5 (1.64%) DB2
5 5 (1.64%) GIS
5 5 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.66%) Big Data
7 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 157 (51.48%) JMeter
2 145 (47.54%) Selenium
3 95 (31.15%) HP UFT
4 87 (28.52%) Cucumber
5 64 (20.98%) JIRA
6 48 (15.74%) Jenkins
7 41 (13.44%) SoapUI
8 39 (12.79%) Git (software)
9 38 (12.46%) JUnit
10 35 (11.48%) WebDriver
11 29 (9.51%) Gatling
11 29 (9.51%) Maven
12 24 (7.87%) NeoLoad
13 19 (6.23%) TestNG
14 14 (4.59%) LoadUI
15 13 (4.26%) eCATT
15 13 (4.26%) IntelliJ
15 13 (4.26%) JBehave
15 13 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (3.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (13.44%) Finance
2 18 (5.90%) Retail
3 13 (4.26%) Banking
4 9 (2.95%) Publishing
5 8 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.97%) Law
7 4 (1.31%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.31%) Legal
8 3 (0.98%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (21.31%) Analyst
2 51 (16.72%) Test Analyst
3 46 (15.08%) Test Manager
4 45 (14.75%) Tester
5 42 (13.77%) Test Leader
6 27 (8.85%) Test Engineer
7 25 (8.20%) Performance Test Leader
7 25 (8.20%) Senior Tester
8 22 (7.21%) Consultant
9 21 (6.89%) Performance Tester
10 19 (6.23%) Performance Consultant
10 19 (6.23%) Performance Test Consultant
10 19 (6.23%) Test Consultant
11 16 (5.25%) SAP Manager
12 15 (4.92%) QA Analyst
13 14 (4.59%) Developer
13 14 (4.59%) Java Developer
14 13 (4.26%) SAP Test Manager
15 11 (3.61%) Java Engineer
15 11 (3.61%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.77%) SOAP
2 36 (11.80%) Web Services
3 30 (9.84%) .NET
4 19 (6.23%) Gherkin
4 19 (6.23%) XML
5 17 (5.57%) REST
6 13 (4.26%) WSDL
7 11 (3.61%) Apache Flex
8 10 (3.28%) JMS
9 9 (2.95%) Hibernate
9 9 (2.95%) RESTful
9 9 (2.95%) Spring
10 8 (2.62%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (2.62%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.62%) Apache Camel
10 8 (2.62%) Flask
10 8 (2.62%) Kafka
10 8 (2.62%) Node.js
10 8 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (2.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.18%) Computer Science
2 27 (8.85%) Mobile App
3 26 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.93%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.95%) Cyber Defence
6 8 (2.62%) Fintech
7 7 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.31%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.66%) NHS
11 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) DataPower
12 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.33%) Online Games
12 1 (0.33%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.82%) Linux
2 28 (9.18%) Windows
3 27 (8.85%) Unix
4 5 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (68.85%) Test Automation
2 156 (51.15%) Performance Testing
3 150 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (30.49%) Non-Functional Testing
5 92 (30.16%) Test Scripting
6 81 (26.56%) Test Strategy
7 77 (25.25%) Test Management
8 72 (23.61%) Functional Testing
9 62 (20.33%) Scenario Testing
10 58 (19.02%) BDD
11 53 (17.38%) Scrum
12 50 (16.39%) Software Testing
13 39 (12.79%) PRINCE2
14 38 (12.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 37 (12.13%) SDLC
16 36 (11.80%) TDD
17 35 (11.48%) DevOps
17 35 (11.48%) Mentoring
18 32 (10.49%) Defect Management
19 27 (8.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 140 (45.90%) Java
2 79 (25.90%) SQL
3 78 (25.57%) C#
4 41 (13.44%) Python
5 32 (10.49%) C
6 30 (9.84%) PL/SQL
7 27 (8.85%) Ruby
8 26 (8.52%) C++
9 22 (7.21%) VB
10 21 (6.89%) Bash Shell
11 18 (5.90%) JavaScript
12 11 (3.61%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.62%) VB.NET
13 8 (2.62%) VBScript
14 7 (2.30%) Groovy
15 5 (1.64%) COBOL
15 5 (1.64%) Perl
16 4 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.31%) VBA
17 3 (0.98%) REXX
Qualifications
1 127 (41.64%) ISTQB
2 75 (24.59%) ISEB
3 54 (17.70%) Security Cleared
4 46 (15.08%) Degree
5 36 (11.80%) DV Cleared
6 27 (8.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (5.90%) SAP Certification
9 15 (4.92%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.62%) MCP
10 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (1.97%) OCP
11 6 (1.97%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (1.64%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.64%) PMP
13 4 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.98%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (26.89%) QA
2 8 (2.62%) PMO
3 3 (0.98%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.98%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.66%) HL7
4 2 (0.66%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.25%) Docker
2 6 (1.97%) vSphere
3 1 (0.33%) ACF2
3 1 (0.33%) RACF
3 1 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 85 (27.87%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.92%) Puppet
4 12 (3.93%) Ansible
5 6 (1.97%) Perfmon
6 5 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (1.64%) OpenView
7 4 (1.31%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.31%) Kibana
7 4 (1.31%) logstash
8 3 (0.98%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.33%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 129 (42.30%) HP
2 47 (15.41%) Oracle
3 44 (14.43%) SAP
4 19 (6.23%) Citrix
5 18 (5.90%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.61%) Dynatrace
6 11 (3.61%) Google
7 10 (3.28%) AppDynamics
8 9 (2.95%) IBM
9 8 (2.62%) Cognizant
9 8 (2.62%) Rackspace
10 6 (1.97%) New Relic
11 5 (1.64%) Ariba
11 5 (1.64%) BMC
11 5 (1.64%) CA
11 5 (1.64%) Concur
11 5 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.31%) Capita
12 4 (1.31%) SOASTA, Inc
12 4 (1.31%) Splunk