The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 133 125 103
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 5 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.21% 0.095% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.12% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 6
Average salary £75,000 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Performance Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1890 1713 1207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.39% 81.22% 70.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1645 1543 1003
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Birmingham region.

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Performance Testing 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 Performance Testing.

1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) HP
3 10 (62.50%) Retail
3 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle
4 9 (56.25%) Back Office
4 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
5 8 (50.00%) NeoLoad
5 8 (50.00%) SOASTA, Inc
5 8 (50.00%) Business Development
5 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
7 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Management
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (18.75%) SOAP
8 2 (12.50%) C#
8 2 (12.50%) SQL

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Performance Testing 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 Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) NeoLoad
2 8 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) NetBeans
5 1 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) Retail
3 9 (56.25%) Back Office
4 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Test Manager
2 10 (62.50%) Performance Manager
2 10 (62.50%) Performance Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) Mustache
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) Struts
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) DOM
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
3 1 (6.25%) JMS
3 1 (6.25%) JavaBeans
3 1 (6.25%) JAXB
3 1 (6.25%) SAX
3 1 (6.25%) JMX
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
3 8 (50.00%) Business Development
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
1 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) XPath
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) HP
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) JBoss