The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 125 133 117
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 25 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 0.50% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.66% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 8
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £40,000 £33,050
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £45,250 £64,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.53%
Performance Testing
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1934 1827 1456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 80.95% 75.56% 68.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1281 1354 1126
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Reading region.

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Reading

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 19 (38.00%) LoadRunner
2 18 (36.00%) HP
3 17 (34.00%) Knowledge Management
3 17 (34.00%) Test Strategy
3 17 (34.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (32.00%) Finance
5 15 (30.00%) Test Management
6 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
9 10 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
9 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (20.00%) IBM
9 10 (20.00%) Middleware
9 10 (20.00%) ISEB
10 9 (18.00%) QA
11 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
11 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (16.00%) Banking
12 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
12 7 (14.00%) C#
12 7 (14.00%) Windows
12 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.00%) .NET
13 5 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
14 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
14 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
14 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
14 4 (8.00%) Cucumber

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) ATM
1 3 (6.00%) SNMP
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.00%) VPN
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.00%) GGSN
2 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (2.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.00%) RTCP
2 1 (2.00%) RTP
2 1 (2.00%) H.323
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) LoadRunner
2 10 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.00%) Selenium
5 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.00%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Test Manager
2 12 (24.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 12 (24.00%) Performance Manager
2 12 (24.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Test Leader
4 10 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
5 9 (18.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) Tester
7 5 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Performance Tester
9 3 (6.00%) Graduate
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Tester
9 3 (6.00%) QA Tester
9 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Senior QA Tester
9 3 (6.00%) IT Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Consultant
10 2 (4.00%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Middleware
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) Physics
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Knowledge Management
1 17 (34.00%) Test Strategy
2 15 (30.00%) Test Management
3 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.00%) BDD
6 4 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (8.00%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Requirements Management
7 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C#
2 3 (6.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (20.00%) ISEB
4 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Iperf
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) HP
2 10 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.00%) BT
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) Panasonic
5 1 (2.00%) Empirix
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Mitel