The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 73 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 16 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.68% 1.54% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.83% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 11
Average salary £26,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.01% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
Performance Testing
Hampshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
789 766 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.97% 84.45% 77.70%
Number of salaries quoted 616 664 570
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £63,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Southampton

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Southampton

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) QA
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) Games
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.56%) Line Management
8 1 (5.56%) User Stories

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Test Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 4 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) User Stories
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft