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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 199 220 215
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 35 28 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.49% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21 28 30
Average salary £37,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.77% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £29,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £60,000 £50,550
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +8.64%
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
5493 5767 6043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.72% 82.72% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4452 4575 5171
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,000
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +22 20 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Cheshire +1 11 £33,000 -6.38% 1
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Lancashire -15 1 - - 3
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 49 (54.44%) SQL
2 48 (53.33%) QA
3 43 (47.78%) Test Scripting
4 33 (36.67%) Finance
4 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (36.67%) ISEB
5 31 (34.44%) Java
5 31 (34.44%) Windows
6 27 (30.00%) .NET
7 19 (21.11%) LoadRunner
7 19 (21.11%) UNIX
7 19 (21.11%) Software Testing
8 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 18 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (18.89%) HTTP
10 16 (17.78%) HP
10 16 (17.78%) Oracle
10 16 (17.78%) HTML
10 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
11 15 (16.67%) Selenium
12 14 (15.56%) C++
12 14 (15.56%) HP UFT
12 14 (15.56%) Degree
12 14 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Release Management
13 13 (14.44%) Test Planning
13 13 (14.44%) C
13 13 (14.44%) C#
13 13 (14.44%) J2EE
13 13 (14.44%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (4.44%) Apache
1 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) Jetty
2 3 (3.33%) nginx
2 3 (3.33%) JBoss
3 2 (2.22%) Tuxedo
3 2 (2.22%) SAS
4 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Office
2 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
1 3 (3.33%) PaaS
1 3 (3.33%) Route 53
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) HTTP
2 3 (3.33%) DNS
2 3 (3.33%) Firewall
2 3 (3.33%) Network Security
2 3 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.44%) VLDB
4 3 (3.33%) Big Data
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (21.11%) LoadRunner
2 15 (16.67%) Selenium
3 14 (15.56%) HP UFT
4 12 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (12.22%) JUnit
6 9 (10.00%) JMeter
6 9 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (8.89%) MSTest
7 8 (8.89%) Jenkins
8 6 (6.67%) WebLOAD
8 6 (6.67%) Maven
9 4 (4.44%) JIRA
10 3 (3.33%) Log4j
10 3 (3.33%) Ant
10 3 (3.33%) NeoLoad
10 3 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
10 3 (3.33%) Hudson
10 3 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (36.67%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Banking
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.33%) Back Office
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (37.78%) Analyst
2 30 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 25 (27.78%) Tester
4 15 (16.67%) Consultant
5 14 (15.56%) Software Tester
6 12 (13.33%) Test Manager
7 11 (12.22%) Test Engineer
8 10 (11.11%) QA Tester
8 10 (11.11%) Test Consultant
8 10 (11.11%) QA Consultant
9 8 (8.89%) Software Consultant
9 8 (8.89%) QA Analyst
10 7 (7.78%) Performance Test Manager
10 7 (7.78%) Performance Manager
11 6 (6.67%) Test Leader
12 5 (5.56%) QA Engineer
13 4 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
13 4 (4.44%) QA Leader
13 4 (4.44%) Performance Consultant
14 3 (3.33%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.00%) .NET
2 16 (17.78%) HTML
3 13 (14.44%) J2EE
4 9 (10.00%) ODBC
5 8 (8.89%) XML
6 5 (5.56%) Web Services
7 3 (3.33%) Servlets
7 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.33%) J2SE
8 2 (2.22%) Middleware
8 2 (2.22%) jQuery
8 2 (2.22%) CSS
9 1 (1.11%) COM
9 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Windows
2 19 (21.11%) UNIX
3 5 (5.56%) Linux
4 3 (3.33%) SUSE
4 3 (3.33%) Android
4 3 (3.33%) CentOS
4 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Test Scripting
2 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.11%) Software Testing
4 16 (17.78%) Mentoring
5 14 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (14.44%) Release Management
6 13 (14.44%) Test Planning
7 12 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.22%) Open Source
8 11 (12.22%) Load Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Line Management
9 10 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.00%) System Testing
11 8 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.78%) Stress Testing
13 6 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (54.44%) SQL
2 31 (34.44%) Java
3 14 (15.56%) C++
4 13 (14.44%) VB
4 13 (14.44%) C
4 13 (14.44%) C#
5 11 (12.22%) Ruby
6 10 (11.11%) Python
6 10 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.78%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.56%) Groovy
8 5 (5.56%) Perl
9 4 (4.44%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (36.67%) ISEB
2 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (15.56%) Degree
4 8 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (53.33%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 18 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.56%) Puppet
3 3 (3.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) HP
1 16 (17.78%) Oracle
2 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.33%) RightScale
4 3 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.11%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.11%) Trillium
5 1 (1.11%) Unisys
5 1 (1.11%) Perforce
5 1 (1.11%) Teradata
5 1 (1.11%) Aquila
5 1 (1.11%) DataFlux
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