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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 815 811 798
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 60 37 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.037% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.039% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 48 17 60
Average salary £43,750 £38,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.13% -27.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,000 £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
101839 94667 105264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.36% 94.21% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83149 79374 90534
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 -2 22 £48,000 +28.00%
London -2 19 £46,250 -15.90% 2
North East - 14 £39,750 -
North West -21 3 £37,500 -11.76%
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 2 September 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 91 (76.47%) LoadRunner
2 90 (75.63%) Performance Testing
3 42 (35.29%) JMeter
4 32 (26.89%) Finance
5 31 (26.05%) Test Scripting
5 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
6 30 (25.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 30 (25.21%) HP
6 30 (25.21%) Java
7 27 (22.69%) SC Cleared
8 25 (21.01%) Load Testing
8 25 (21.01%) Degree
9 24 (20.17%) ISTQB
10 23 (19.33%) Selenium
11 21 (17.65%) Windows
11 21 (17.65%) ISEB
12 20 (16.81%) SQL
13 19 (15.97%) QA
14 18 (15.13%) Computer Science
15 14 (11.76%) C#
16 13 (10.92%) C++
16 13 (10.92%) Oracle
16 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
16 13 (10.92%) Open Source
17 12 (10.08%) Scrum
17 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (9.24%) HP Quality Center
18 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
18 11 (9.24%) .NET
18 11 (9.24%) C

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (5.04%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) SaaS
2 4 (3.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) HTTP
2 7 (5.88%) SSL
3 6 (5.04%) SAN
3 6 (5.04%) IMAP
3 6 (5.04%) SNMP
3 6 (5.04%) SMTP
3 6 (5.04%) NAS
4 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.68%) DNS
5 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) MySQL
2 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (76.47%) LoadRunner
2 42 (35.29%) JMeter
3 30 (25.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (19.33%) Selenium
5 11 (9.24%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (8.40%) NeoLoad
7 8 (6.72%) SilkPerformer
8 7 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 6 (5.04%) AQtime
9 6 (5.04%) WebLOAD
10 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.20%) LoadUI
10 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.52%) JIRA
12 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.52%) Robotium
12 3 (2.52%) Gradle
12 3 (2.52%) eggPlant
13 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (5.88%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Retail
3 6 (5.04%) Back Office
4 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) .NET
2 9 (7.56%) Ajax
3 7 (5.88%) XML
4 6 (5.04%) MAPI
5 5 (4.20%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (4.20%) WinForms
5 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.52%) JSP
6 3 (2.52%) HTML
7 2 (1.68%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.68%) Spring
7 2 (1.68%) Struts
7 2 (1.68%) JMS
7 2 (1.68%) J2EE
8 1 (0.84%) Web Services
8 1 (0.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.92%) Open Source
3 5 (4.20%) NHS
3 5 (4.20%) DTV
3 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) Statistics
4 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.65%) Windows
2 10 (8.40%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Android
3 5 (4.20%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.20%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (75.63%) Performance Testing
2 31 (26.05%) Test Scripting
3 25 (21.01%) Load Testing
4 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
5 12 (10.08%) Scrum
5 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.40%) Test Strategy
7 9 (7.56%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.72%) DSDM
8 8 (6.72%) Benchmarking
9 6 (5.04%) Regression Testing
9 6 (5.04%) Performance Engineering
10 5 (4.20%) DevOps
10 5 (4.20%) Test Planning
10 5 (4.20%) Line Management
10 5 (4.20%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.20%) Coaching
10 5 (4.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.20%) OO
10 5 (4.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) Java
2 20 (16.81%) SQL
3 14 (11.76%) C#
4 13 (10.92%) C++
5 11 (9.24%) C
6 8 (6.72%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.72%) Python
7 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.52%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) Ruby
9 1 (0.84%) VBScript
9 1 (0.84%) Perl
9 1 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.69%) SC Cleared
3 25 (21.01%) Degree
4 24 (20.17%) ISTQB
5 21 (17.65%) ISEB
6 11 (9.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) VMware ESX
1 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.04%) PureDisk
2 6 (5.04%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (25.21%) HP
2 13 (10.92%) Oracle
3 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.04%) VMware
5 2 (1.68%) Siebel
5 2 (1.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.68%) Citrix