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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 72 75 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 28 24 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.24% 1.93% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 2.49% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 1
Average salary £77,500 £75,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +120.58%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
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
1027 963 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.29% 77.41% 73.84%
Number of salaries quoted 828 767 580
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 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 27 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 -7 8 £75,000 -13.04% 1
Chelmsford +7 2 £62,500 +89.39%
Performance Testing
East of England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 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 19 (46.34%) HP
1 19 (46.34%) ISEB
1 19 (46.34%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
3 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
4 12 (29.27%) LoadRunner
4 12 (29.27%) Windows
5 11 (26.83%) Degree
5 11 (26.83%) Finance
6 9 (21.95%) Regression Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (21.95%) System Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
7 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
7 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
8 7 (17.07%) QA
9 6 (14.63%) Load Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Test Planning
9 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
9 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (14.63%) Scrum
9 6 (14.63%) Linux
9 6 (14.63%) .NET
9 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.63%) N-Tier
9 6 (14.63%) SAN

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (4.88%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) SAN
2 4 (9.76%) Firewall
2 4 (9.76%) NAS
2 4 (9.76%) IPv4
2 4 (9.76%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) LoadRunner
2 5 (12.20%) MSTest
3 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Test Manager
2 13 (31.71%) Analyst
3 12 (29.27%) Performance Manager
4 11 (26.83%) Performance Test Manager
5 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
6 7 (17.07%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Architect
8 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
8 4 (9.76%) Performance Test Analyst
9 3 (7.32%) Senior QA Manager
9 3 (7.32%) Senior Manager
9 3 (7.32%) QA Manager
9 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) Test Specialist
11 1 (2.44%) Test Team Leader
11 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
11 1 (2.44%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
1 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) REST
2 4 (9.76%) SOAP
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) Ajax
4 2 (4.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.63%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Regression Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
2 9 (21.95%) System Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
3 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
4 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
5 6 (14.63%) Load Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Scrum
5 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.63%) Test Planning
6 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
7 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) C
1 4 (9.76%) C++
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) ISEB
2 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
3 11 (26.83%) Degree
4 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (46.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) HP
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) IBM