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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 98 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 6 29 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.45% 2.04% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 2.68% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 25 1
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +120.58%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
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
1099 1084 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.32% 76.18% 73.86%
Number of salaries quoted 896 873 614
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 2015.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 19 (59.38%) HP
1 19 (59.38%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (53.13%) ISEB
3 12 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 11 (34.38%) Degree
5 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
5 9 (28.13%) Windows
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Linux
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.75%) Load Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
9 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
9 5 (15.63%) MSTest
9 5 (15.63%) System Testing
9 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (15.63%) QA
9 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.50%) C
10 4 (12.50%) C++
10 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
11 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
2 1 (3.13%) IPv4
2 1 (3.13%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 5 (15.63%) MSTest
3 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Test Manager
2 12 (37.50%) Performance Manager
3 11 (34.38%) Performance Test Manager
4 10 (31.25%) Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Senior QA Manager
7 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Manager
7 3 (9.38%) QA Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) Ajax
1 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) Flash
3 1 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
2 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Load Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
4 5 (15.63%) System Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
5 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Management
5 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) Wealth Management
6 2 (6.25%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C
1 4 (12.50%) C++
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) ISEB
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 11 (34.38%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (59.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) HP
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) VMware