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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 194 224 212
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -12
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 62 21 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.31% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.40% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 58 16 39
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -20.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £43,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Performance Testing
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6218 5309 5766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.22% 79.43% 79.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5116 4457 4936
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
Manchester +17 23 £51,500 +47.14% 3
Cheshire +10 19 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Lancashire -2 4 £33,750 +43.61% 3
Merseyside +6 3 £30,000 -6.25%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 40 (44.44%) Finance
2 38 (42.22%) SQL
3 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 29 (32.22%) Test Strategy
6 27 (30.00%) ISEB
7 24 (26.67%) QA
8 22 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (23.33%) Manual Testing
10 20 (22.22%) ISTQB
11 19 (21.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (20.00%) System Testing
13 17 (18.89%) Integration Testing
13 17 (18.89%) Automated Testing
13 17 (18.89%) Release Management
14 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
15 12 (13.33%) V-Model
15 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
16 11 (12.22%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (12.22%) Load Testing
16 11 (12.22%) Stress Testing
17 10 (11.11%) Test Scripting
17 10 (11.11%) .NET
18 9 (10.00%) Oracle
18 9 (10.00%) Windows
18 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
18 9 (10.00%) JIRA
18 9 (10.00%) Coaching
18 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
19 8 (8.89%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (3.33%) SAS
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.11%) MS Project
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.56%) Big Data
3 3 (3.33%) DB2
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (21.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (10.00%) JIRA
4 8 (8.89%) Selenium
4 8 (8.89%) MSTest
5 4 (4.44%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.33%) JUnit
6 3 (3.33%) EasyMock
6 3 (3.33%) jMock
6 3 (3.33%) QALoad
6 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.33%) TestPartner
6 3 (3.33%) SilkPerformer
6 3 (3.33%) eggPlant
6 3 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (2.22%) JMeter
7 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.11%) Hudson
General
1 40 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (44.44%) Analyst
2 38 (42.22%) Test Analyst
3 25 (27.78%) Test Manager
4 21 (23.33%) Senior Analyst
4 21 (23.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 9 (10.00%) Tester
7 6 (6.67%) QA Leader
8 5 (5.56%) Software Tester
8 5 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Functional Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Performance Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Manual Tester
10 2 (2.22%) Consultant
10 2 (2.22%) Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Technical Tester
10 2 (2.22%) Test Consultant
10 2 (2.22%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) PMI
1 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 5 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Android
2 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 29 (32.22%) Test Strategy
4 22 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (23.33%) Manual Testing
6 18 (20.00%) System Testing
7 17 (18.89%) Automated Testing
7 17 (18.89%) Release Management
7 17 (18.89%) Integration Testing
8 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
9 12 (13.33%) V-Model
9 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Load Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Stress Testing
11 10 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 9 (10.00%) Coaching
13 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (6.67%) Project Planning
14 6 (6.67%) Analytics
14 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.22%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (3.33%) Perl
3 3 (3.33%) C#
3 3 (3.33%) C++
3 3 (3.33%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.11%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 27 (30.00%) ISEB
2 20 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.78%) Degree
4 5 (5.56%) CSQA
4 5 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.56%) MBA
5 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.67%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.11%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.11%) Teradata
4 1 (1.11%) Kalido
4 1 (1.11%) Tableau
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
ao.com
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on Experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 25 days ago