Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HP LoadRunner
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 988 780 903
Rank change year-on-year -208 +123 -78
Permanent jobs citing LoadRunner 211 405 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 1.22% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 165 323 274
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -10.38% +0.95%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,500 £33,825
90th Percentile £73,250 £61,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.32% +13.89%

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 36,070 33,308 37,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.47% 18.98% 17.68%
Number of salaries quoted 29,676 28,296 31,829
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 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for LoadRunner in the UK

LoadRunner
Top 14 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 23 February 2018. 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 -167 198 £52,500 +5.00% 31
UK excluding London -122 138 £50,000 +5.26% 19
London -53 69 £56,250 +2.27% 15
North of England -30 50 £42,500 +3.03% 8
South East -45 32 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Yorkshire -7 25 £40,000 -8.57% 3
North West -20 21 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Midlands +20 17 £55,000 +46.67% 2
South West -18 17 £52,500 +31.25%
East of England -33 17 £54,000 +0.93% 1
East Midlands +14 13 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Scotland -38 9 £55,000 +19.57% 3
West Midlands -2 4 £47,000 +27.03% 1
North East -24 4 £37,500 +9.01% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing LoadRunner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for LoadRunner.

1 146 (69.19%) Test Automation
2 138 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (64.93%) Selenium
4 129 (61.14%) JMeter
5 107 (50.71%) Performance Testing
6 104 (49.29%) HP
7 79 (37.44%) Java
8 78 (36.97%) QA
9 74 (35.07%) Test Management
10 71 (33.65%) Cucumber
11 68 (32.23%) JIRA
12 66 (31.28%) HP UFT
13 58 (27.49%) Finance
13 58 (27.49%) C#
14 57 (27.01%) SoapUI
15 55 (26.07%) Test Strategy
15 55 (26.07%) ISTQB
16 50 (23.70%) BDD
17 47 (22.27%) Team Foundation Server
18 45 (21.33%) Software Testing
19 42 (19.91%) .NET
19 42 (19.91%) TDD
19 42 (19.91%) Non-Functional Testing
20 41 (19.43%) Jenkins
20 41 (19.43%) Test Scripting
21 39 (18.48%) Oracle
21 39 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
22 36 (17.06%) WebDriver
22 36 (17.06%) ISEB
23 35 (16.59%) Continuous Integration

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 27 (12.80%) Confluence
2 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.95%) IIS
4 2 (0.95%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.90%) Slack
3 21 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (6.64%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (4.27%) G Suite
5 9 (4.27%) Office 365
6 7 (3.32%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (1.42%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.95%) npm
8 2 (0.95%) SaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) HTTP
1 4 (1.90%) PuTTY
1 4 (1.90%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.32%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.37%) Big Data
3 5 (2.37%) GIS
3 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.47%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 137 (64.93%) Selenium
2 129 (61.14%) JMeter
3 71 (33.65%) Cucumber
4 68 (32.23%) JIRA
5 66 (31.28%) HP UFT
6 57 (27.01%) SoapUI
7 47 (22.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (19.43%) Jenkins
9 36 (17.06%) WebDriver
10 28 (13.27%) Zephyr
11 26 (12.32%) TestComplete
12 24 (11.37%) Gatling
13 23 (10.90%) Maven
14 18 (8.53%) NeoLoad
14 18 (8.53%) Robot Framework
15 17 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (7.58%) GitLab
17 15 (7.11%) Mockito
17 15 (7.11%) The Grinder
17 15 (7.11%) WebLOAD
General
1 58 (27.49%) Finance
2 25 (11.85%) Retail
3 11 (5.21%) Banking
4 10 (4.74%) Legal
5 6 (2.84%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.37%) Games
7 4 (1.90%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.90%) Law
8 3 (1.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (24.17%) Test Engineer
2 45 (21.33%) Analyst
3 36 (17.06%) Test Analyst
3 36 (17.06%) Tester
4 35 (16.59%) Test Leader
5 31 (14.69%) Test Automation Engineer
6 27 (12.80%) Performance Engineer
6 27 (12.80%) Performance Tester
7 23 (10.90%) Performance Test Engineer
8 22 (10.43%) Performance Test Leader
9 18 (8.53%) Consultant
9 18 (8.53%) Test Consultant
9 18 (8.53%) Test Manager
10 14 (6.64%) Automation Tester
11 13 (6.16%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (6.16%) QA Analyst
12 11 (5.21%) Agile Test Analyst
12 11 (5.21%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 10 (4.74%) Performance Consultant
13 10 (4.74%) Principal Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.91%) .NET
2 29 (13.74%) Gherkin
3 27 (12.80%) SOAP
3 27 (12.80%) Web Services
4 21 (9.95%) REST
5 14 (6.64%) Nightwatchjs
6 9 (4.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (3.79%) HTML
8 7 (3.32%) XML
9 6 (2.84%) DCOM
10 4 (1.90%) Apache Flex
10 4 (1.90%) CSS
10 4 (1.90%) HTML5
10 4 (1.90%) Middleware
10 4 (1.90%) RESTful
11 3 (1.42%) WSDL
12 2 (0.95%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.95%) CSS3
12 2 (0.95%) PostGIS
12 2 (0.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.06%) Fintech
2 16 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.21%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.42%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.42%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.95%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) PMI
8 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.79%) Linux
2 7 (3.32%) Unix
3 6 (2.84%) Windows
4 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.90%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) AIX
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (69.19%) Test Automation
2 138 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (50.71%) Performance Testing
4 74 (35.07%) Test Management
5 55 (26.07%) Test Strategy
6 50 (23.70%) BDD
7 45 (21.33%) Software Testing
8 42 (19.91%) Non-Functional Testing
8 42 (19.91%) TDD
9 41 (19.43%) Test Scripting
10 35 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (16.59%) Scrum
11 33 (15.64%) Regression Testing
12 31 (14.69%) SDLC
13 30 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (13.74%) Manual Testing
15 28 (13.27%) Open Source
16 26 (12.32%) Waterfall
17 25 (11.85%) Functional Testing
18 24 (11.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.44%) Java
2 58 (27.49%) C#
3 33 (15.64%) JavaScript
4 28 (13.27%) C++
5 22 (10.43%) Python
6 19 (9.00%) SQL
7 18 (8.53%) Groovy
7 18 (8.53%) Ruby
7 18 (8.53%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.74%) C
9 9 (4.27%) COBOL
9 9 (4.27%) Pascal
10 6 (2.84%) VB
11 5 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.90%) F#
12 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.90%) VBScript
13 3 (1.42%) Perl
13 3 (1.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (26.07%) ISTQB
2 36 (17.06%) ISEB
3 26 (12.32%) Security Cleared
4 24 (11.37%) Degree
5 21 (9.95%) SC Cleared
6 20 (9.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (3.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.95%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.47%) CSQA
12 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (36.97%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) ISO 20022
2 3 (1.42%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (8.53%) Docker
2 7 (3.32%) vSphere
3 2 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.64%) Kubernetes
3 14 (6.64%) Puppet
4 6 (2.84%) HP ALM
5 5 (2.37%) BMC Performance Manager
6 3 (1.42%) Nagios
6 3 (1.42%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.95%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.95%) Grafana
8 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.47%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.47%) MOM
8 1 (0.47%) OpenView
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 104 (49.29%) HP
2 39 (18.48%) Oracle
3 27 (12.80%) Micro Focus
4 25 (11.85%) Google
5 17 (8.06%) SAP
6 16 (7.58%) CA
7 15 (7.11%) IBM
8 14 (6.64%) CA Agile Central
9 12 (5.69%) Citrix
10 9 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.84%) BMC
11 6 (2.84%) Capita
12 5 (2.37%) Ariba
12 5 (2.37%) Concur
12 5 (2.37%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.37%) Remedy
13 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.90%) Software AG
13 4 (1.90%) VMware
13 4 (1.90%) webMethods