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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 167 164 168
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 16 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.71% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 11
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,700 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
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
3046 3383 3302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.44% 83.90% 80.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2499 2792 2810
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £55,000
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 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 21 April 2015.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

Performance Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
Stockport - 1 £22,000 -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 13 (40.63%) SQL
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
1 13 (40.63%) ISTQB
2 12 (37.50%) ISEB
3 11 (34.38%) QA
4 10 (31.25%) LoadRunner
5 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (28.13%) Windows
5 9 (28.13%) HP
6 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
8 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 6 (18.75%) Time Management
8 6 (18.75%) HTML
8 6 (18.75%) .NET
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Mainframe
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) C#
9 5 (15.63%) System Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Retail
10 4 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
10 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 4 (12.50%) C++
10 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 4 (12.50%) SAP

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) LoadRunner
2 4 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.25%) WebLOAD
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 10 (31.25%) Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Test Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Test Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Developer
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Tester
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.13%) QA Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) HTML
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) J2EE
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) jQuery
2 3 (9.38%) ODBC
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) Data Extraction
4 2 (6.25%) Open Source
4 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.13%) VSAM
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
3 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.75%) Time Management
5 5 (15.63%) System Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Line Management
6 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.50%) Coaching
7 3 (9.38%) BDD
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) C++
3 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.38%) VB
4 3 (9.38%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) C
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) ISTQB
2 12 (37.50%) ISEB
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
3 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) HP
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 4 (12.50%) IBM
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Trillium
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Aquila
4 1 (3.13%) DataFlux
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