The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / North West
Rank 222 192 216
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +24
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 26 42 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.76% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.86% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22 38 38
Median salary £33,250 £35,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £24,900 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +1.73%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5426 4896 6113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.07% 88.06% 87.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4516 4071 5126
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Performance Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Performance Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -38 12 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Lancashire -4 6 £36,100 +24.48% 3
Merseyside - 3 £27,500 -
Cheshire -1 2 £30,250 -19.33% 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) Finance
3 19 (36.54%) SQL
4 16 (30.77%) Java
5 15 (28.85%) LoadRunner
6 14 (26.92%) TDD
6 14 (26.92%) QA
6 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 13 (25.00%) JMeter
8 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 12 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (21.15%) Retail
9 11 (21.15%) Validation
9 11 (21.15%) ISEB
10 10 (19.23%) HP
10 10 (19.23%) HTML
10 10 (19.23%) CSS
10 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (19.23%) Automation Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Selenium
11 9 (17.31%) Oracle
12 8 (15.38%) Windows
12 8 (15.38%) Linux
12 8 (15.38%) HTTP
12 8 (15.38%) BDD
13 7 (13.46%) MSTest
13 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
13 7 (13.46%) C#
13 7 (13.46%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.54%) Commerce Server
1 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
1 6 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) CICS
2 2 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) HTTP
2 5 (9.62%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) FTP
3 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) DB2
3 2 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) LoadRunner
2 13 (25.00%) JMeter
3 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (17.31%) Selenium
5 7 (13.46%) HP UFT
5 7 (13.46%) MSTest
6 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.69%) JIRA
7 4 (7.69%) JUnit
7 4 (7.69%) The Grinder
8 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.77%) SilkPerformer
8 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.85%) Gatling
9 2 (3.85%) NeoLoad
9 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.85%) Travis CI
9 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Retail
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Tester
2 16 (30.77%) Analyst
3 15 (28.85%) Test Analyst
4 11 (21.15%) QA Tester
5 9 (17.31%) Software Tester
6 7 (13.46%) QA Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) Software Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) Software QA Tester
6 7 (13.46%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (11.54%) Developer
7 6 (11.54%) WebSphere Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Performance Tester
9 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Test Analyst
11 2 (3.85%) Manual Tester
11 2 (3.85%) Senior WebSphere Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) CSS
1 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) JSP
4 5 (9.62%) Web Services
5 4 (7.69%) HTML5
5 4 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (5.77%) SOAP
7 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.92%) Dojo
7 1 (1.92%) EJB
7 1 (1.92%) JPA
7 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) User Experience
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) iPad
4 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.85%) VSAM
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) TDD
2 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
3 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Validation
5 10 (19.23%) Automation Testing
5 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.38%) BDD
7 7 (13.46%) Release Management
7 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 7 (13.46%) Stress Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
8 6 (11.54%) High Availability
8 6 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
8 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 6 (11.54%) Web Development
9 5 (9.62%) Functional Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 16 (30.77%) Java
3 7 (13.46%) C#
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C++
5 4 (7.69%) C
5 4 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) COBOL
6 2 (3.85%) JCL
6 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) R
6 2 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISEB
2 6 (11.54%) Degree
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.85%) PhD
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) HP
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) IBM
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) TOWER Software
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