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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 210 195 223
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +28
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 38 43 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 36 33 39
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £27,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -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
5743 5334 6320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.56% 82.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 4457 5446
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 January 2015.

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 January 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
Manchester -19 17 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Cheshire -2 13 £27,500 -45.00%
Merseyside - 5 £23,000 -
Lancashire -10 3 £41,250 +52.77%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 55 (57.89%) SQL
2 42 (44.21%) ISEB
2 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (43.16%) Software Testing
4 35 (36.84%) Finance
5 29 (30.53%) ISTQB
5 29 (30.53%) Manual Testing
6 28 (29.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (26.32%) QA
8 23 (24.21%) Windows
8 23 (24.21%) System Testing
9 21 (22.11%) Regression Testing
10 19 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (20.00%) Release Management
10 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (18.95%) Test Scripting
12 17 (17.89%) Test Strategy
13 15 (15.79%) Mentoring
13 15 (15.79%) Stress Testing
13 15 (15.79%) Integration Testing
13 15 (15.79%) .NET
14 13 (13.68%) QuickTest Pro
14 13 (13.68%) Degree
14 13 (13.68%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (13.68%) MSTest
15 11 (11.58%) Oracle
16 10 (10.53%) Java
16 10 (10.53%) C#
16 10 (10.53%) Time Management
17 9 (9.47%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (4.21%) SAS
2 2 (2.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.21%) VLDB
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.11%) DB2
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (13.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (13.68%) MSTest
3 7 (7.37%) JIRA
3 7 (7.37%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.21%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (3.16%) Selenium
5 3 (3.16%) Subversion
6 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.05%) Maven
7 1 (1.05%) Ant
7 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.05%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.05%) JMeter
General
1 35 (36.84%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (42.11%) Analyst
2 39 (41.05%) Test Analyst
3 30 (31.58%) Tester
4 21 (22.11%) Test Manager
5 19 (20.00%) Software Tester
6 12 (12.63%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (11.58%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (9.47%) QA Tester
8 9 (9.47%) Software Test Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Test Leader
10 7 (7.37%) Developer
11 5 (5.26%) Test Consultant
11 5 (5.26%) Consultant
12 4 (4.21%) Software Consultant
12 4 (4.21%) SQL Developer
12 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
12 4 (4.21%) Performance Manager
12 4 (4.21%) Performance Test Manager
12 4 (4.21%) QA Consultant
12 4 (4.21%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) .NET
2 9 (9.47%) HTML
3 6 (6.32%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.26%) XML
5 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.21%) CSS
5 4 (4.21%) jQuery
6 2 (2.11%) Ajax
6 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.05%) Java EE 5
7 1 (1.05%) JPA
7 1 (1.05%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.05%) OSGi
7 1 (1.05%) GWT
7 1 (1.05%) Java EE
7 1 (1.05%) Spring
7 1 (1.05%) JSF
7 1 (1.05%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
1 4 (4.21%) Data Extraction
2 3 (3.16%) Open Source
2 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.11%) VSAM
3 2 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.32%) Android
3 5 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.16%) Software Testing
3 29 (30.53%) Manual Testing
4 23 (24.21%) System Testing
5 21 (22.11%) Regression Testing
6 19 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (20.00%) Release Management
6 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (18.95%) Test Scripting
8 17 (17.89%) Test Strategy
9 15 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 15 (15.79%) Stress Testing
9 15 (15.79%) Integration Testing
10 10 (10.53%) Time Management
11 9 (9.47%) Coaching
12 8 (8.42%) Load Testing
12 8 (8.42%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.32%) Project Management
13 6 (6.32%) V-Model
14 5 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 55 (57.89%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) Java
2 10 (10.53%) C#
3 6 (6.32%) C++
3 6 (6.32%) Perl
3 6 (6.32%) Python
4 5 (5.26%) C
4 5 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.21%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.21%) VB
5 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.11%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (44.21%) ISEB
2 29 (30.53%) ISTQB
3 13 (13.68%) Degree
4 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (26.32%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) Oracle
2 6 (6.32%) SAP
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.21%) IBM
4 4 (4.21%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) Aquila
6 1 (1.05%) Tableau
6 1 (1.05%) Teradata
6 1 (1.05%) Kalido
6 1 (1.05%) VMware
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