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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 202 200 187
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 44 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 20
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5152 5070 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.28% 82.52% 82.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4319 4105 3613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Performance Testing Salary Trend in the South West

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

Performance Testing
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Wiltshire +8 16 £42,500 +30.76%
Gloucestershire -13 11 £32,000 -15.78% 1
Bristol -13 10 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Dorset - 5 £55,000 -
Devon - 2 £30,000 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.58%) SQL
3 36 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 35 (36.46%) Finance
4 35 (36.46%) ISEB
5 33 (34.38%) SQL Server
5 33 (34.38%) Test Scripting
6 30 (31.25%) IIS
6 30 (31.25%) XML
7 29 (30.21%) QA
8 28 (29.17%) Oracle
9 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
10 22 (22.92%) Coaching
10 22 (22.92%) Web Services
11 21 (21.88%) Windows
11 21 (21.88%) C#
11 21 (21.88%) SharePoint
11 21 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
11 21 (21.88%) Load Testing
12 19 (19.79%) Test Automation
12 19 (19.79%) Visual Studio
13 17 (17.71%) Selenium
13 17 (17.71%) Automated Testing
13 17 (17.71%) .NET
14 16 (16.67%) VB
14 16 (16.67%) C++
14 16 (16.67%) HTML
15 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
15 15 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (15.63%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 30 (31.25%) IIS
2 21 (21.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.08%) PowerPivot
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (11.46%) Changepoint
2 5 (5.21%) Temenos T24
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (2.08%) DNS
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2000
3 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.21%) OLTP
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Visual Studio
2 17 (17.71%) Selenium
3 15 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (13.54%) LoadRunner
5 10 (10.42%) JMeter
6 6 (6.25%) JUnit
7 5 (5.21%) TestDirector
7 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.17%) JIRA
9 2 (2.08%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.08%) Calabash
9 2 (2.08%) eggPlant
9 2 (2.08%) NeoLoad
9 2 (2.08%) Appium
9 2 (2.08%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.04%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.04%) FitNesse
General
1 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Banking
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
2 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (48.96%) Analyst
1 47 (48.96%) Test Analyst
2 18 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 15 (15.63%) Software Test Analyst
4 14 (14.58%) Developer
5 13 (13.54%) Software Developer
6 12 (12.50%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.21%) Performance Test Leader
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Graduate Software Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Graduate Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Graduate
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Performance Test Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Junior Software Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Junior Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Junior
10 2 (2.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.25%) XML
2 22 (22.92%) Web Services
3 17 (17.71%) .NET
4 16 (16.67%) HTML
5 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
5 14 (14.58%) WSDL
5 14 (14.58%) XML Schema
6 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET
7 11 (11.46%) COM+
7 11 (11.46%) XSL
7 11 (11.46%) XSLT
7 11 (11.46%) XHTML
7 11 (11.46%) LINQ
8 5 (5.21%) Middleware
9 2 (2.08%) XML Messaging
9 2 (2.08%) WinForms
9 2 (2.08%) WCF
9 2 (2.08%) WPF
9 2 (2.08%) SOAP
10 1 (1.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.21%) Statistics
3 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.08%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.88%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) UNIX
3 8 (8.33%) Linux
4 5 (5.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 33 (34.38%) Test Scripting
4 22 (22.92%) Coaching
5 21 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 21 (21.88%) Load Testing
6 19 (19.79%) Test Automation
7 17 (17.71%) Automated Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Mentoring
9 14 (14.58%) Test Strategy
10 13 (13.54%) Scrum
11 11 (11.46%) MVC
12 10 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.42%) Test Management
12 10 (10.42%) Test Planning
13 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (8.33%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.33%) Regression Testing
14 7 (7.29%) System Testing
14 7 (7.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) SQL
2 21 (21.88%) C#
3 16 (16.67%) C++
3 16 (16.67%) VB
4 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 13 (13.54%) Java
6 11 (11.46%) PHP
6 11 (11.46%) VB6
6 11 (11.46%) T-SQL
7 8 (8.33%) C
8 5 (5.21%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (36.46%) ISEB
2 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.21%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.13%) Degree
6 3 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.21%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (5.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Oracle
2 11 (11.46%) HP
3 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.21%) Green Hat
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
5 4 (4.17%) IBM
6 2 (2.08%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.04%) Google
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
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Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
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Salary: £90 - 120k+ & excellent, comprehensive package
Posted: 6 days ago