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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 188 213 215
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 67 26 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.38% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.48% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63 21 30
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £45,000 £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
6152 5427 5819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.71% 79.08% 78.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4962 4599 5024
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -3 25 £51,500 +14.44% 9
Cheshire +9 24 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Merseyside +4 3 £30,000 -6.25%
Lancashire 0 2 £37,500 +59.57% 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 40 (44.44%) Finance
2 35 (38.89%) SQL
2 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
4 27 (30.00%) ISEB
4 27 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 24 (26.67%) QA
6 20 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 20 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (21.11%) Manual Testing
7 19 (21.11%) System Testing
8 18 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 18 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 18 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
9 16 (17.78%) Release Management
10 12 (13.33%) V-Model
10 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 11 (12.22%) Load Testing
11 11 (12.22%) Stress Testing
12 10 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (11.11%) .NET
13 9 (10.00%) Oracle
13 9 (10.00%) JIRA
13 9 (10.00%) Selenium
13 9 (10.00%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
13 9 (10.00%) Coaching
14 8 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (8.89%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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%) SAS
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
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%) DB2
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (10.00%) JIRA
3 9 (10.00%) Selenium
4 7 (7.78%) MSTest
5 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.33%) SilkPerformer
7 3 (3.33%) TestPartner
7 3 (3.33%) QALoad
7 3 (3.33%) jMock
7 3 (3.33%) JMeter
7 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.33%) JUnit
7 3 (3.33%) EasyMock
7 3 (3.33%) Hudson
7 3 (3.33%) eggPlant
7 3 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (2.22%) LoadUI
General
1 40 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (43.33%) Analyst
2 37 (41.11%) Test Analyst
3 23 (25.56%) Test Manager
4 21 (23.33%) Senior Analyst
4 21 (23.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 13 (14.44%) Test Leader
6 8 (8.89%) Tester
7 6 (6.67%) QA Leader
8 5 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.33%) Functional Tester
10 3 (3.33%) Performance Tester
10 3 (3.33%) Manual Tester
10 3 (3.33%) Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Performance Test Leader
11 2 (2.22%) Automation Tester
11 2 (2.22%) Mobile Developer
11 2 (2.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (1.11%) Java EE
4 1 (1.11%) Spring
4 1 (1.11%) JSF
4 1 (1.11%) JPA
4 1 (1.11%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (5.56%) PMI
1 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
3 27 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 20 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (21.11%) Manual Testing
5 19 (21.11%) System Testing
6 18 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 18 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
7 16 (17.78%) Release Management
8 12 (13.33%) V-Model
8 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 11 (12.22%) Load Testing
9 11 (12.22%) Stress Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.00%) Coaching
11 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) Java
3 3 (3.33%) C#
3 3 (3.33%) C++
4 2 (2.22%) Perl
4 2 (2.22%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.11%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 27 (30.00%) ISEB
2 20 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.78%) Degree
4 5 (5.56%) MBA
4 5 (5.56%) CSQA
4 5 (5.56%) PMI Certification
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
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) Kalido
4 1 (1.11%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.11%) Teradata
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.11%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) Tableau
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Salary: £35k - 43k per year
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Salary: £22k - 28k per year
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Salary: £30k - 38k per year
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Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
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Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
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