The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 163 164 164
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 23 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.64% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.76% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 10
Average salary £50,000 £50,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.47% +12.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £58,000 £88,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
Performance Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3365 3414 3057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.68% 83.94% 79.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2818 2745 2631
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) QA
2 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 16 (40.00%) Finance
4 15 (37.50%) SQL
4 15 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (35.00%) Selenium
5 14 (35.00%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) HP
6 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
6 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
6 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
7 12 (30.00%) HP UFT
7 12 (30.00%) C#
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
8 9 (22.50%) ISEB
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle
9 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.00%) .NET
9 8 (20.00%) Web Services
9 8 (20.00%) Windows
9 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
10 7 (17.50%) UNIX
11 6 (15.00%) PHP
11 6 (15.00%) Scrum
11 6 (15.00%) HTTP
11 6 (15.00%) JIRA
11 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
11 6 (15.00%) WebLOAD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (7.50%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Selenium
2 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
3 12 (30.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA
4 6 (15.00%) WebLOAD
5 3 (7.50%) NeoLoad
5 3 (7.50%) NUnit
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (7.50%) JMeter
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.50%) JUnit
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.00%) PHPUnit
6 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Games
2 2 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Tester
4 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) QA Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Data Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
1 8 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) J2EE
3 4 (10.00%) Middleware
4 3 (7.50%) ODBC
5 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.50%) iPhone
1 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) UNIX
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
3 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
4 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.50%) Line Management
7 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) BDD
8 3 (7.50%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) TDD
8 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 12 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) PHP
5 5 (12.50%) C++
6 3 (7.50%) Scala
6 3 (7.50%) Python
6 3 (7.50%) VB
6 3 (7.50%) C
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (45.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 15 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) HP
2 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) DataFlux
6 1 (2.50%) Perforce
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Trillium
6 1 (2.50%) Unisys
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90 - 120k+ & excellent, comprehensive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IBM
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago