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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 208 197 223
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +26
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 43 46 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.71% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.85% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 40 42 27
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £27,000 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -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
5776 5395 6019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.04% 82.77% 80.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4812 4461 5018
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +7 19 £27,500 -37.14% 3
Manchester -14 15 £35,250 -6.00% 1
Merseyside - 6 £23,000 -
Lancashire -7 2 £41,250 +52.77%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 53 (62.35%) SQL
2 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (45.88%) ISEB
4 35 (41.18%) Software Testing
5 31 (36.47%) QA
6 28 (32.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (31.76%) ISTQB
7 27 (31.76%) Finance
7 27 (31.76%) Windows
8 25 (29.41%) Manual Testing
9 22 (25.88%) Test Scripting
10 21 (24.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (22.35%) Regression Testing
12 16 (18.82%) QuickTest Pro
12 16 (18.82%) Release Management
12 16 (18.82%) System Testing
12 16 (18.82%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (18.82%) MSTest
13 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (14.12%) Integration Testing
14 12 (14.12%) Test Strategy
15 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
15 11 (12.94%) C#
16 10 (11.76%) .NET
16 10 (11.76%) Java
16 10 (11.76%) Stress Testing
17 9 (10.59%) Time Management
17 9 (10.59%) Degree
17 9 (10.59%) HTML
17 9 (10.59%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (4.71%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) HTTP
1 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.71%) VLDB
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (32.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (18.82%) MSTest
2 16 (18.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (8.24%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.71%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (3.53%) Selenium
5 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.53%) JMeter
5 3 (3.53%) Subversion
6 2 (2.35%) JUnit
6 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.35%) JIRA
7 1 (1.18%) Ant
7 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.18%) Maven
7 1 (1.18%) NetBeans
General
1 27 (31.76%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Analyst
2 36 (42.35%) Test Analyst
3 35 (41.18%) Tester
4 24 (28.24%) Software Tester
5 16 (18.82%) Test Manager
6 13 (15.29%) QA Tester
7 8 (9.41%) Test Consultant
7 8 (9.41%) Software Consultant
7 8 (9.41%) Consultant
7 8 (9.41%) QA Consultant
8 6 (7.06%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Test Leader
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Test Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) .NET
2 9 (10.59%) HTML
3 6 (7.06%) XML
4 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.71%) CSS
5 4 (4.71%) jQuery
6 2 (2.35%) Ajax
6 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.18%) OSGi
7 1 (1.18%) Java EE
7 1 (1.18%) GWT
7 1 (1.18%) Java EE 5
7 1 (1.18%) JPA
7 1 (1.18%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.18%) Servlets
7 1 (1.18%) SOAP
7 1 (1.18%) Web Services
7 1 (1.18%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Mainframe
1 4 (4.71%) Data Extraction
2 3 (3.53%) Open Source
2 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.35%) VSAM
3 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) UNIX
3 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.71%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 25 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 22 (25.88%) Test Scripting
5 21 (24.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (22.35%) Regression Testing
7 16 (18.82%) System Testing
7 16 (18.82%) Release Management
8 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (14.12%) Integration Testing
9 12 (14.12%) Test Strategy
10 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
11 10 (11.76%) Stress Testing
12 9 (10.59%) Time Management
13 8 (9.41%) Load Testing
14 6 (7.06%) Automated Testing
14 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
14 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
15 5 (5.88%) Coaching
15 5 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (62.35%) SQL
2 11 (12.94%) C#
3 10 (11.76%) Java
4 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.06%) C++
4 6 (7.06%) Python
5 5 (5.88%) C
5 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.71%) VB
6 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.71%) Perl
6 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.35%) Ruby
7 2 (2.35%) Groovy
8 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (45.88%) ISEB
2 27 (31.76%) ISTQB
3 9 (10.59%) Degree
4 5 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.47%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 16 (18.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) IBM
4 4 (4.71%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) Aquila
6 1 (1.18%) VMware
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Virtual Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago