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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 209 200 215
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 47 65 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.88% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.06% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 32 62 17
Average salary £42,500 £40,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% -4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £62,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
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
5826 6141 5462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.87% 83.52% 79.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4830 4881 4627
Average salary £41,125 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +1 23 £50,000 -1.47% 4
Cheshire -9 16 £35,500 +18.33% 2
Merseyside +12 5 - -
Cumbria - 2 £55,000 -
Lancashire -1 1 - - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 46 (53.49%) Test Scripting
2 42 (48.84%) SQL
3 41 (47.67%) QA
4 34 (39.53%) Java
5 31 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (34.88%) .NET
7 28 (32.56%) Windows
8 26 (30.23%) Finance
9 25 (29.07%) SQL Server
10 22 (25.58%) ISEB
10 22 (25.58%) Selenium
10 22 (25.58%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (25.58%) Test Planning
11 21 (24.42%) HP
11 21 (24.42%) LoadRunner
12 20 (23.26%) Test Strategy
13 18 (20.93%) HP UFT
13 18 (20.93%) UNIX
14 16 (18.60%) Software Testing
15 15 (17.44%) J2EE
15 15 (17.44%) Oracle
15 15 (17.44%) HTTP
15 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
16 14 (16.28%) Degree
16 14 (16.28%) Mentoring
16 14 (16.28%) Validation
17 13 (15.12%) JUnit
17 13 (15.12%) C#
18 12 (13.95%) C++
18 12 (13.95%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (6.98%) JBoss
2 5 (5.81%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.65%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.49%) Tuxedo
4 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.49%) Jetty
4 3 (3.49%) nginx
5 2 (2.33%) CMS
6 1 (1.16%) Mule
6 1 (1.16%) SAS
6 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Primavera
1 2 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) SaaS
2 3 (3.49%) PaaS
2 3 (3.49%) Route 53
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) HTTP
2 3 (3.49%) DNS
2 3 (3.49%) Firewall
2 3 (3.49%) Network Security
2 3 (3.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.49%) Big Data
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Selenium
2 21 (24.42%) LoadRunner
3 18 (20.93%) HP UFT
4 13 (15.12%) JUnit
5 12 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
6 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
7 8 (9.30%) Maven
8 7 (8.14%) JIRA
8 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
9 6 (6.98%) MSTest
9 6 (6.98%) WebLOAD
9 6 (6.98%) JMeter
10 5 (5.81%) Log4j
10 5 (5.81%) Ant
10 5 (5.81%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (3.49%) Hudson
11 3 (3.49%) NeoLoad
11 3 (3.49%) NUnit
11 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Law
3 2 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (38.37%) Analyst
2 29 (33.72%) Test Analyst
3 15 (17.44%) Test Manager
4 12 (13.95%) Tester
5 10 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (11.63%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Consultant
6 9 (10.47%) QA Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) Test Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Performance Manager
8 7 (8.14%) Performance Test Manager
8 7 (8.14%) Test Leader
9 6 (6.98%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.65%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.65%) Performance Test Leader
10 4 (4.65%) Test Consultant
10 4 (4.65%) QA Consultant
10 4 (4.65%) Performance Consultant
11 3 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) .NET
2 15 (17.44%) J2EE
3 11 (12.79%) Web Services
3 11 (12.79%) HTML
4 10 (11.63%) XML
5 9 (10.47%) ODBC
6 5 (5.81%) J2SE
7 4 (4.65%) Middleware
8 3 (3.49%) Servlets
9 2 (2.33%) Gherkin
10 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.16%) JSON
10 1 (1.16%) jQuery
10 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.16%) REST
10 1 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.16%) WSDL
10 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.63%) Mainframe
3 8 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.49%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.49%) iPhone
6 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.56%) Windows
2 18 (20.93%) UNIX
3 7 (8.14%) Linux
4 5 (5.81%) SUSE
5 3 (3.49%) CentOS
6 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (53.49%) Test Scripting
2 31 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (25.58%) Test Planning
4 20 (23.26%) Test Strategy
5 16 (18.60%) Software Testing
6 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
7 14 (16.28%) Validation
7 14 (16.28%) Mentoring
8 12 (13.95%) Manual Testing
9 11 (12.79%) Open Source
9 11 (12.79%) Line Management
10 9 (10.47%) Unit Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Integration Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Black-Box Testing
12 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.14%) Scrum
12 7 (8.14%) Automated Testing
13 6 (6.98%) Automation Testing
13 6 (6.98%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.84%) SQL
2 34 (39.53%) Java
3 13 (15.12%) C#
4 12 (13.95%) C++
5 10 (11.63%) Python
5 10 (11.63%) Ruby
6 9 (10.47%) VB
6 9 (10.47%) C
7 6 (6.98%) PHP
7 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.81%) Perl
8 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.49%) Scala
10 2 (2.33%) Groovy
10 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (25.58%) ISEB
2 14 (16.28%) Degree
3 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (47.67%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 22 (25.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.81%) Puppet
3 3 (3.49%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.16%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) HP
2 15 (17.44%) Oracle
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.30%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.49%) RightScale
5 3 (3.49%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.49%) IBM
5 3 (3.49%) SAP
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) McAfee
7 1 (1.16%) Perforce
7 1 (1.16%) Teradata
7 1 (1.16%) DataFlux
7 1 (1.16%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.16%) Trillium
7 1 (1.16%) Unisys
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90 - 120k+ & excellent, comprehensive package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IBM
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago