The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Test Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing Consultant
Rank 882 893 867
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Test Consultant 11 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.016% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.017% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 13
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £44,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-13.88% -14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Performance Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Test Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Test Consultant within the UK.

Performance Test Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Test Consultant over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Performance Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Test Consultant
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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
London -10 9 £55,000 +10.00% 3
England -17 9 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Scotland +2 1 £40,000 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 - 2

Performance Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Consultant in their job title 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 with Performance Test Consultant in their job title.

1 28 (82.35%) LoadRunner
2 25 (73.53%) ISEB
3 23 (67.65%) Finance
4 22 (64.71%) Performance Testing
5 21 (61.76%) Test Scripting
6 20 (58.82%) HP
7 19 (55.88%) Telecoms
8 18 (52.94%) Retail
9 16 (47.06%) Banking
9 16 (47.06%) Software Testing
10 13 (38.24%) Java
10 13 (38.24%) HP ASE
11 12 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (32.35%) QA
13 9 (26.47%) Degree
13 9 (26.47%) .NET
14 7 (20.59%) Oracle
14 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
14 7 (20.59%) JMeter
15 6 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
15 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
15 6 (17.65%) LoadUI
16 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
16 5 (14.71%) UNIX
17 4 (11.76%) Siebel
17 4 (11.76%) C
17 4 (11.76%) C++
17 4 (11.76%) VB

Performance Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Consultant in their job title 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 with Performance Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
1 3 (8.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) LoadRunner
2 7 (20.59%) JMeter
3 6 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (17.65%) LoadUI
4 3 (8.82%) SilkPerformer
4 3 (8.82%) WebLOAD
5 1 (2.94%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (2.94%) WinRunner
General
1 23 (67.65%) Finance
2 19 (55.88%) Telecoms
3 18 (52.94%) Retail
4 16 (47.06%) Banking
5 4 (11.76%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.82%) Statistics
1 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) UNIX
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Solaris
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Performance Testing
2 21 (61.76%) Test Scripting
3 16 (47.06%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
8 3 (8.82%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) E-business
8 3 (8.82%) CRM
8 3 (8.82%) ERP
8 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
8 3 (8.82%) TMap
8 3 (8.82%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) C
2 4 (11.76%) C++
2 4 (11.76%) VB
3 3 (8.82%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) ISEB
2 13 (38.24%) HP ASE
3 12 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (26.47%) Degree
5 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.82%) HP AIS
8 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) HP
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) Siebel
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
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