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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 197 218 209
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 43 25 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.37% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.44% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 35 21 33
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £42,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +9.67%
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
5192 5655 5787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.17% 82.70% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4157 4559 4869
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Cheshire +28 24 £33,500 +3.07% 2
Manchester +11 16 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Merseyside +10 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (63.95%) SQL
2 47 (54.65%) Test Scripting
3 42 (48.84%) QA
4 39 (45.35%) ISEB
5 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (40.70%) Windows
7 29 (33.72%) Finance
8 26 (30.23%) Software Testing
8 26 (30.23%) .NET
9 24 (27.91%) Java
10 20 (23.26%) ISTQB
10 20 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (22.09%) Release Management
12 18 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (18.60%) HTML
14 16 (18.60%) QuickTest Pro
14 16 (18.60%) LoadRunner
14 16 (18.60%) Manual Testing
15 15 (17.44%) HP
15 15 (17.44%) UNIX
16 14 (16.28%) Regression Testing
16 14 (16.28%) C++
16 14 (16.28%) Oracle
16 14 (16.28%) MSTest
16 14 (16.28%) Line Management
16 14 (16.28%) Mentoring
17 13 (15.12%) VB
17 13 (15.12%) C
18 12 (13.95%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (3.49%) SAS
2 1 (1.16%) Apache
2 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) MS Office
2 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) VLDB
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (18.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (18.60%) LoadRunner
3 14 (16.28%) MSTest
4 9 (10.47%) JMeter
5 6 (6.98%) Selenium
5 6 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.81%) JUnit
7 4 (4.65%) JIRA
8 3 (3.49%) NeoLoad
8 3 (3.49%) Facilita Forecast
8 3 (3.49%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.33%) WebLOAD
10 1 (1.16%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (33.72%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (41.86%) Analyst
2 35 (40.70%) Test Analyst
3 30 (34.88%) Tester
4 18 (20.93%) Software Tester
5 16 (18.60%) Consultant
6 15 (17.44%) QA Tester
7 13 (15.12%) Test Manager
8 11 (12.79%) Test Consultant
8 11 (12.79%) QA Consultant
9 10 (11.63%) Performance Test Manager
9 10 (11.63%) Software Consultant
9 10 (11.63%) Performance Manager
10 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
10 9 (10.47%) Test Leader
11 6 (6.98%) Performance Test Leader
12 4 (4.65%) QA Analyst
12 4 (4.65%) QA Leader
12 4 (4.65%) Performance Consultant
13 3 (3.49%) QA Test Analyst
13 3 (3.49%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) HTML
3 10 (11.63%) J2EE
4 9 (10.47%) ODBC
5 5 (5.81%) XML
6 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.49%) jQuery
7 3 (3.49%) Web Services
8 2 (2.33%) CSS
9 1 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.16%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.33%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.70%) Windows
2 15 (17.44%) UNIX
3 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.49%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Test Scripting
2 36 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (30.23%) Software Testing
4 19 (22.09%) Release Management
5 17 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (18.60%) Manual Testing
7 14 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 14 (16.28%) Line Management
7 14 (16.28%) Mentoring
8 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.79%) System Testing
9 10 (11.63%) Test Planning
9 10 (11.63%) Load Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.14%) Stress Testing
11 6 (6.98%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.98%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.81%) Test Strategy
12 5 (5.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.95%) SQL
2 24 (27.91%) Java
3 14 (16.28%) C++
4 13 (15.12%) VB
4 13 (15.12%) C
5 10 (11.63%) C#
5 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.14%) Python
7 5 (5.81%) Groovy
7 5 (5.81%) Ruby
8 4 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.33%) Perl
11 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (45.35%) ISEB
2 20 (23.26%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.63%) Degree
4 6 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.49%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (48.84%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) HP
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle
3 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
5 3 (3.49%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (3.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) Green Hat
6 1 (1.16%) Perforce
6 1 (1.16%) Teradata
6 1 (1.16%) Aquila
6 1 (1.16%) DataFlux
6 1 (1.16%) Trillium
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