The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 822 788 812
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 60 42 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.042% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.044% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 49 18 69
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -27.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £61,750 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
Performance Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101022 95344 106346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.22% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 82464 79867 91509
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Performance Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Performance Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Performance Tester Salary Trend in England

Performance Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in England

Performance Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -10 20 £48,000 +28.00% 1
London -11 20 £47,500 -11.21% 2
North East - 14 £39,750 -
North West -5 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Yorkshire -44 1 £50,000 +42.85%
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Performance Tester
UK

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Performance Tester in their job title 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 with Performance Tester in their job title.

1 92 (76.03%) LoadRunner
1 92 (76.03%) Performance Testing
2 42 (34.71%) JMeter
3 34 (28.10%) Finance
4 33 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 32 (26.45%) Test Scripting
6 31 (25.62%) HP
7 29 (23.97%) QuickTest Pro
7 29 (23.97%) SC Cleared
8 28 (23.14%) Java
9 25 (20.66%) Load Testing
9 25 (20.66%) ISTQB
9 25 (20.66%) Degree
10 24 (19.83%) Selenium
11 23 (19.01%) ISEB
12 22 (18.18%) Windows
13 21 (17.36%) SQL
14 20 (16.53%) QA
15 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
16 15 (12.40%) C#
17 13 (10.74%) C++
17 13 (10.74%) Oracle
17 13 (10.74%) Scrum
17 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (10.74%) Test Automation
17 13 (10.74%) Open Source
18 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
18 12 (9.92%) .NET
18 12 (9.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 11 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Performance Tester in their job title 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 with Performance Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.96%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) SaaS
2 4 (3.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) HTTP
2 7 (5.79%) SSL
3 6 (4.96%) SAN
3 6 (4.96%) IMAP
3 6 (4.96%) SNMP
3 6 (4.96%) SMTP
3 6 (4.96%) NAS
4 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.65%) DNS
5 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) MySQL
2 8 (6.61%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 92 (76.03%) LoadRunner
2 42 (34.71%) JMeter
3 29 (23.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (19.83%) Selenium
5 11 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (8.26%) NeoLoad
7 7 (5.79%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.79%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (4.96%) WebLOAD
8 6 (4.96%) AQtime
8 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.13%) LoadUI
9 5 (4.13%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.48%) Robotium
11 3 (2.48%) Gradle
11 3 (2.48%) eggPlant
11 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.65%) JIRA
13 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (28.10%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (5.79%) Back Office
2 7 (5.79%) Banking
2 7 (5.79%) Retail
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) .NET
2 9 (7.44%) Ajax
3 7 (5.79%) XML
4 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.96%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (4.96%) MAPI
4 6 (4.96%) WinForms
5 3 (2.48%) HTML
6 2 (1.65%) JSP
7 1 (0.83%) Struts
7 1 (0.83%) Web Services
7 1 (0.83%) JMS
7 1 (0.83%) J2EE
7 1 (0.83%) Spring
7 1 (0.83%) LAMP
7 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.74%) Open Source
3 6 (4.96%) NHS
3 6 (4.96%) DTV
3 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.83%) Statistics
4 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.18%) Windows
2 10 (8.26%) Linux
3 6 (4.96%) Android
3 6 (4.96%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (76.03%) Performance Testing
2 32 (26.45%) Test Scripting
3 25 (20.66%) Load Testing
4 13 (10.74%) Test Automation
4 13 (10.74%) Scrum
4 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 10 (8.26%) Software Testing
7 8 (6.61%) DSDM
7 8 (6.61%) Benchmarking
8 6 (4.96%) Regression Testing
8 6 (4.96%) OO
8 6 (4.96%) MVC
8 6 (4.96%) Agile Testing
8 6 (4.96%) Kanban
8 6 (4.96%) Performance Engineering
8 6 (4.96%) DevOps
9 5 (4.13%) Automation Testing
9 5 (4.13%) Stress Testing
10 4 (3.31%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.14%) Java
2 21 (17.36%) SQL
3 15 (12.40%) C#
4 13 (10.74%) C++
5 10 (8.26%) C
6 8 (6.61%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.61%) Python
7 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.48%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) Ruby
9 1 (0.83%) VBScript
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 29 (23.97%) SC Cleared
3 25 (20.66%) ISTQB
3 25 (20.66%) Degree
4 23 (19.01%) ISEB
5 12 (9.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.53%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) VMware ESX
1 6 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.96%) PureDisk
2 6 (4.96%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (25.62%) HP
2 13 (10.74%) Oracle
3 7 (5.79%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.96%) VMware
5 2 (1.65%) Siebel
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.65%) Citrix