The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 196 221 218
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 46 29 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 46 21 31
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5698 5700 5697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 80.90% 77.91% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4534 4846 5017
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Performance Testing
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 18 £56,000 +24.44% 1
Cheshire +3 12 £30,000 -38.77%
Lancashire - 5 £27,500 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 38 (44.19%) SQL
2 22 (25.58%) Finance
3 21 (24.42%) Selenium
4 20 (23.26%) QA
4 20 (23.26%) Test Strategy
5 19 (22.09%) Oracle
6 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (20.93%) Software Testing
7 17 (19.77%) Automated Testing
8 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
8 16 (18.60%) Java
9 14 (16.28%) ISEB
9 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (15.12%) Unit Testing
11 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
11 12 (13.95%) NetBeans
11 12 (13.95%) Subversion
11 12 (13.95%) Eclipse
11 12 (13.95%) OO
12 11 (12.79%) JMeter
13 10 (11.63%) Spring
13 10 (11.63%) JSF
13 10 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (11.63%) Test Automation
13 10 (11.63%) Hudson
13 10 (11.63%) JPA
13 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
14 9 (10.47%) EJB 3.0
14 9 (10.47%) System Testing
14 9 (10.47%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.49%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.49%) SAS
2 1 (1.16%) Lync
2 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.65%) Big Data
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.49%) DB2
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Selenium
2 12 (13.95%) Eclipse
2 12 (13.95%) NetBeans
2 12 (13.95%) Subversion
3 11 (12.79%) JMeter
4 10 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (11.63%) Hudson
4 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
5 9 (10.47%) Ant
5 9 (10.47%) Maven
5 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (9.30%) LoadRunner
7 6 (6.98%) JUnit
7 6 (6.98%) SilkPerformer
7 6 (6.98%) TestPartner
7 6 (6.98%) QALoad
7 6 (6.98%) jMock
7 6 (6.98%) EasyMock
8 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.65%) MSTest
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Analyst
2 23 (26.74%) Test Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Test Manager
4 15 (17.44%) Tester
5 12 (13.95%) Developer
5 12 (13.95%) Java Developer
5 12 (13.95%) Test Leader
6 11 (12.79%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (12.79%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (11.63%) Senior Developer
7 10 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Manual Tester
8 7 (8.14%) Software Tester
8 7 (8.14%) Functional Tester
9 5 (5.81%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.65%) Performance Tester
10 4 (4.65%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Technical Tester
11 3 (3.49%) Consultant
11 3 (3.49%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) JPA
1 10 (11.63%) Spring
1 10 (11.63%) JSF
2 9 (10.47%) EJB 3.0
2 9 (10.47%) EJB
2 9 (10.47%) Java EE
3 8 (9.30%) Web Services
4 7 (8.14%) .NET
5 6 (6.98%) XML
6 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.49%) HTML
7 3 (3.49%) Servlets
7 3 (3.49%) SOAP
8 2 (2.33%) Middleware
8 2 (2.33%) WPF
8 2 (2.33%) jQuery
8 2 (2.33%) XSLT
8 2 (2.33%) JSP
8 2 (2.33%) REST
8 2 (2.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) PMI
1 5 (5.81%) Mainframe
1 5 (5.81%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (2.33%) Open Source
2 2 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.16%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Android
2 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.33%) UNIX
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Test Strategy
2 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.93%) Software Testing
3 17 (19.77%) Automated Testing
4 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (15.12%) Unit Testing
6 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 12 (13.95%) OO
7 10 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.47%) System Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Scrum
8 9 (10.47%) Load Testing
9 7 (8.14%) Release Management
10 6 (6.98%) Manual Testing
10 6 (6.98%) Test Management
10 6 (6.98%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.98%) CMMI
10 6 (6.98%) QMS
10 6 (6.98%) V-Model
11 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.19%) SQL
2 16 (18.60%) Java
3 5 (5.81%) C#
4 4 (4.65%) C++
5 2 (2.33%) Python
5 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.33%) XAML
5 2 (2.33%) XPath
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 14 (16.28%) ISEB
3 9 (10.47%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) CSQA
4 5 (5.81%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.81%) MBA
5 4 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) QA
2 7 (8.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Oracle
2 7 (8.14%) IBM
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) HP
4 3 (3.49%) SAP
5 2 (2.33%) VMware
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) Ab Initio
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago