The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 107 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 8 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 0.100% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.13% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 6
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1459 1562 1205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.03% 77.83% 71.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 1376 1061
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Performance Testing
West Midlands

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 23 July 2014.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 13 (68.42%) HP
2 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) Retail
2 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
3 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
3 12 (63.16%) Back Office
4 11 (57.89%) Selenium
5 9 (47.37%) Business Development
5 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
5 9 (47.37%) NeoLoad
5 9 (47.37%) SOASTA, Inc
5 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) SOAP
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.53%) DTS
8 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) XML
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) DTS
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) NeoLoad
2 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) Ant
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) NetBeans
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
1 13 (68.42%) Retail
2 12 (63.16%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Test Manager
2 10 (52.63%) Performance Manager
2 10 (52.63%) Performance Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) DOM
3 1 (5.26%) XSLT
3 1 (5.26%) JMS
3 1 (5.26%) JavaBeans
3 1 (5.26%) JAXB
3 1 (5.26%) SAX
3 1 (5.26%) JMX
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
3 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.26%) Mustache
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) JSP
3 1 (5.26%) Struts
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
2 9 (47.37%) Business Development
3 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) XPath
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) SC Cleared
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) OCP
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 13 (68.42%) HP
3 9 (47.37%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Mercator
6 1 (5.26%) JBoss