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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 186 219 220
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +1
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 65 25 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 62 19 28
Average salary £40,750 £42,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.11% +19.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,200 £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
5999 5422 5797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.88% 77.62% 77.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4767 4591 5047
Average salary £40,000 £38,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +7 26 £50,750 +12.77% 2
Cheshire +7 20 £30,000 -28.99%
Lancashire -1 4 £37,500 +59.57%
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 37 (41.11%) SQL
2 34 (37.78%) Finance
3 26 (28.89%) Software Testing
4 24 (26.67%) QA
4 24 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 23 (25.56%) ISEB
6 21 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
7 17 (18.89%) Automated Testing
7 17 (18.89%) System Testing
8 16 (17.78%) Integration Testing
8 16 (17.78%) Manual Testing
9 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (16.67%) Release Management
10 12 (13.33%) V-Model
11 11 (12.22%) Load Testing
11 11 (12.22%) Selenium
11 11 (12.22%) Oracle
12 10 (11.11%) .NET
12 10 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 9 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (10.00%) Java
13 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
13 9 (10.00%) Stress Testing
13 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
14 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
14 8 (8.89%) JIRA
14 8 (8.89%) Windows
15 7 (7.78%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.11%) Lync
2 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.11%) IIS
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 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.56%) Big Data
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.33%) DB2
4 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.22%) Selenium
3 9 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (8.89%) JIRA
5 6 (6.67%) MSTest
6 5 (5.56%) Hudson
6 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.56%) JMeter
7 4 (4.44%) NetBeans
7 4 (4.44%) Subversion
7 4 (4.44%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.33%) eggPlant
8 3 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
8 3 (3.33%) EasyMock
8 3 (3.33%) QALoad
8 3 (3.33%) jMock
8 3 (3.33%) TestPartner
8 3 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 34 (37.78%) 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 38 (42.22%) Analyst
2 36 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 20 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 20 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 20 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
4 13 (14.44%) Test Leader
5 10 (11.11%) Tester
6 6 (6.67%) Developer
6 6 (6.67%) QA Leader
7 5 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Performance Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Manual Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Tester
9 3 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Performance Test Leader
9 3 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.44%) JSF
4 3 (3.33%) Spring
4 3 (3.33%) Java EE
4 3 (3.33%) JPA
4 3 (3.33%) EJB 3.0
4 3 (3.33%) EJB
4 3 (3.33%) Web Services
5 2 (2.22%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) SOAP
6 1 (1.11%) HTML
6 1 (1.11%) JSP
6 1 (1.11%) Servlets
6 1 (1.11%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) PMI
1 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 5 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Android
2 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.89%) Software Testing
2 24 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 21 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (18.89%) Automated Testing
4 17 (18.89%) System Testing
5 16 (17.78%) Manual Testing
5 16 (17.78%) Integration Testing
6 15 (16.67%) Release Management
7 12 (13.33%) V-Model
8 11 (12.22%) Load Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Stress Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
12 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.67%) Analytics
12 6 (6.67%) Project Planning
13 5 (5.56%) Scrum
13 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (41.11%) SQL
2 9 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (4.44%) C#
4 3 (3.33%) C++
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.11%) PowerHouse
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) ISEB
2 17 (18.89%) 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
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Oracle
2 5 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) Citrix
4 1 (1.11%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.11%) Teradata
4 1 (1.11%) Kalido
4 1 (1.11%) Tableau
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 12 days ago