The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 64 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 12 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.79% 0.79% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 0.97% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 2
Average salary £36,500 £55,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.63% +43.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £55,000 £32,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £43,650
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +4.51%
Performance Testing
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
562 414 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 83.63% 81.50% 77.94%
Number of salaries quoted 430 371 323
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,730 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Performance Testing
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 9 £37,000 -32.72%
Gateshead - 5 £36,500 -
North Shields - 2 £27,500 -
South Shields - 2 £27,500 -
Performance Testing
North East

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 12 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (40.00%) VB
2 8 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Ranorex
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (15.00%) C++
6 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) UNIX
7 2 (10.00%) Linux
7 2 (10.00%) Flash

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.00%) Ranorex
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) JUnit
5 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (10.00%) TestNG
5 2 (10.00%) Hudson
6 1 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Tester
1 12 (60.00%) Performance Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Flash
2 2 (10.00%) Ajax
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) VB
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP