The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 55 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 33 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.87% 0.83% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 1.04% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 31 7 12
Average salary £75,000 £52,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.23% +6.12%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.23%
Performance Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
814 866 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 70.84% 79.96% 70.69%
Number of salaries quoted 643 704 660
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Essex

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

Performance Testing
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 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
Chelmsford +3 7 £65,000 +25.00%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £35,000 -
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 39 (60.94%) HP
2 36 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (51.56%) QA
4 31 (48.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (20.31%) .NET
6 11 (17.19%) SQL
6 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
6 11 (17.19%) Degree
7 9 (14.06%) ISEB
8 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 8 (12.50%) Front Office
8 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.94%) Finance
9 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Perl
10 6 (9.38%) Windows
10 6 (9.38%) Linux
10 6 (9.38%) Python
10 6 (9.38%) SLA
10 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
10 6 (9.38%) JIRA
11 5 (7.81%) Java
11 5 (7.81%) PHP
11 5 (7.81%) Oracle
11 5 (7.81%) SAP
11 5 (7.81%) OO
11 5 (7.81%) CRM
11 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.81%) JD Edwards

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle CRM
1 5 (7.81%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) JIRA
3 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (12.50%) Front Office
2 7 (10.94%) Finance
3 5 (7.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Test Manager
2 37 (57.81%) Performance Manager
3 33 (51.56%) Performance Test Manager
4 13 (20.31%) Test Analyst
4 13 (20.31%) Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Lead Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Lead Technical Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Testing Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Web Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) QA Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Windows
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
4 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
5 5 (7.81%) OO
5 5 (7.81%) CRM
5 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.81%) Load Testing
6 4 (6.25%) Test Management
6 4 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.69%) System Testing
7 3 (4.69%) Security Testing
7 3 (4.69%) Web Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Stress Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Logistics
8 2 (3.13%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.13%) Functional Testing
9 1 (1.56%) Automation Testing
9 1 (1.56%) Time Management
9 1 (1.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) Python
2 6 (9.38%) Perl
3 5 (7.81%) PHP
3 5 (7.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
2 9 (14.06%) ISEB
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (51.56%) QA
2 6 (9.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 36 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) HP
2 5 (7.81%) JD Edwards
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) SAP
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft