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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 224 201 186
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -15
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 23 46 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.76% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.88% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 22 40 36
Average salary £32,500 £35,375 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% +8.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £28,950 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +19.33%
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
4979 5212 4546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.61% 86.56% 84.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4393 3849
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
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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
Bristol -4 10 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Gloucestershire -19 7 £42,500 +26.39% 2
Wiltshire +1 5 £32,500 -45.83% 1
Somerset -6 1 £25,000 -19.35%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 32 (45.07%) ISEB
2 30 (42.25%) Software Testing
3 29 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (36.62%) QA
5 25 (35.21%) Test Scripting
6 23 (32.39%) Java
7 22 (30.99%) C#
8 19 (26.76%) SQL
8 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
8 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
9 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
9 17 (23.94%) Selenium
10 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
11 15 (21.13%) Test Automation
12 14 (19.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
13 13 (18.31%) Scrum
13 13 (18.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (16.90%) Test Planning
14 12 (16.90%) .NET
15 11 (15.49%) Linux
15 11 (15.49%) Finance
15 11 (15.49%) ISTQB
16 10 (14.08%) Degree
16 10 (14.08%) Windows
16 10 (14.08%) J2EE
16 10 (14.08%) HTTP
16 10 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (7.04%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) HTTP
2 8 (11.27%) Internet
3 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
5 2 (2.82%) LAN
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
6 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Selenium
2 10 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (12.68%) JMeter
3 9 (12.68%) LoadRunner
4 8 (11.27%) JIRA
5 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
6 6 (8.45%) FitNesse
7 5 (7.04%) NeoLoad
8 4 (5.63%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.23%) JUnit
10 2 (2.82%) TestComplete
10 2 (2.82%) TestNG
11 1 (1.41%) Ant
11 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.41%) Maven
11 1 (1.41%) NetBeans
11 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Advertising
2 3 (4.23%) Back Office
2 3 (4.23%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.23%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (57.75%) Analyst
2 40 (56.34%) Test Analyst
3 17 (23.94%) Test Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Performance Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Tester
6 8 (11.27%) Performance Test Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Software Tester
8 5 (7.04%) Java Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Development Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Systems Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.82%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) J2EE
3 9 (12.68%) Web Services
4 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.04%) SOAP
4 5 (7.04%) XML
5 4 (5.63%) HTML
5 4 (5.63%) WCF
5 4 (5.63%) WinForms
5 4 (5.63%) WPF
6 3 (4.23%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.82%) JDBC
8 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.41%) COM+
8 1 (1.41%) EJB
8 1 (1.41%) Servlets
8 1 (1.41%) Spring
8 1 (1.41%) WSDL
8 1 (1.41%) XML Schema
8 1 (1.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.45%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Xbox
4 4 (5.63%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.82%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Linux
2 10 (14.08%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) Software Testing
2 29 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (35.21%) Test Scripting
4 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (21.13%) Test Automation
6 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
6 14 (19.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (18.31%) Scrum
8 12 (16.90%) Test Planning
9 10 (14.08%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (14.08%) Performance Engineering
10 9 (12.68%) Load Testing
10 9 (12.68%) SDLC
11 8 (11.27%) User Stories
12 7 (9.86%) Functional Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.45%) DevOps
13 6 (8.45%) Manual Testing
13 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
13 6 (8.45%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) C#
3 19 (26.76%) SQL
4 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.04%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.23%) C
6 3 (4.23%) C++
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.41%) Perl
8 1 (1.41%) Python
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (45.07%) ISEB
2 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
3 13 (18.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (15.49%) ISTQB
5 10 (14.08%) Degree
5 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) CITP
8 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.62%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) HP
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix
4 1 (1.41%) Facebook
4 1 (1.41%) Google
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
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ISL
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £32500 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
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