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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 73 71 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 29 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.34% 1.71% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.11% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 10 1
Average salary £76,250 £72,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.17% +113.23%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%
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
1021 852 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.54% 80.91% 75.76%
Number of salaries quoted 819 668 562
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
Brentwood -13 8 £75,000 -14.28% 1
Chelmsford -1 2 £62,500 +89.39%
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 23 (50.00%) ISEB
2 22 (47.83%) HP
3 19 (41.30%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (36.96%) Software Testing
5 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
6 13 (28.26%) Finance
6 13 (28.26%) Windows
7 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
8 11 (23.91%) Degree
9 10 (21.74%) QA
9 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
10 9 (19.57%) System Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
10 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
11 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
11 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
12 7 (15.22%) Linux
12 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
13 6 (13.04%) MSTest
13 6 (13.04%) Load Testing
13 6 (13.04%) Security Testing
13 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
13 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (13.04%) Scrum

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) NAS
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) IPv4
2 4 (8.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
2 6 (13.04%) MSTest
3 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Test Manager
2 13 (28.26%) Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Performance Manager
4 11 (23.91%) Performance Test Manager
5 10 (21.74%) Test Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Manager
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
8 4 (8.70%) Architect
9 3 (6.52%) QA Manager
9 3 (6.52%) Test Specialist
9 3 (6.52%) Senior QA Manager
9 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Testing Manager
11 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Manager
11 1 (2.17%) Team Leader
11 1 (2.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) REST
2 4 (8.70%) SOAP
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) Ajax
4 2 (4.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.35%) Statistics
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Software Testing
2 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
3 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
3 9 (19.57%) System Testing
3 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
3 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
4 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 6 (13.04%) Load Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Security Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (8.70%) Software Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.70%) Refactoring
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C
1 5 (10.87%) C++
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.35%) VBA
3 2 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) ISEB
2 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 11 (23.91%) Degree
4 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) HP
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) IBM