The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Test Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Test Engineer
Rank 941 930 931
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Test Engineer 7 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.012% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 18
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £52,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -24.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £37,500 £49,400
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Performance Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Performance Test Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Test Engineer over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 within the UK.

Performance Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Test Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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
England +23 6 £45,000 +16.12% 3
South West - 2 £40,750 - 1
Bristol - 2 £40,750 -
South East +6 1 £52,500 +35.48%
London - 1 £70,000 -
Reading - 1 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £52,500 -

Performance Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 33 (86.84%) Performance Testing
2 18 (47.37%) LoadRunner
2 18 (47.37%) Java
3 16 (42.11%) JMeter
4 14 (36.84%) QA
5 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
5 13 (34.21%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (34.21%) HP
6 12 (31.58%) Unix
6 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (26.32%) HP UFT
7 10 (26.32%) Web Services
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle
8 9 (23.68%) SQL
8 9 (23.68%) Open Source
8 9 (23.68%) Test Management
8 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
8 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
8 9 (23.68%) Defect Management
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (21.05%) Windows
10 7 (18.42%) Finance
10 7 (18.42%) Citrix
10 7 (18.42%) Python
10 7 (18.42%) IBM
10 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
10 7 (18.42%) .NET
10 7 (18.42%) Performance Engineering
10 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
11 6 (15.79%) Requirements Management

Performance Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.16%) IIS
3 3 (7.89%) Confluence
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (7.89%) Big Data
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) LoadRunner
2 16 (42.11%) JMeter
3 10 (26.32%) HP UFT
4 6 (15.79%) JIRA
5 5 (13.16%) Gatling
6 3 (7.89%) Introscope
7 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium
7 2 (5.26%) Subversion
7 2 (5.26%) Trac
8 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (2.63%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.63%) WebLOAD
8 1 (2.63%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Games
3 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.89%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Web Services
2 7 (18.42%) .NET
3 6 (15.79%) J2EE
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) LAMP
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (15.79%) Mainframe
2 4 (10.53%) Xbox
3 3 (7.89%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.63%) IPTV
4 1 (2.63%) Online Games
4 1 (2.63%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.63%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Unix
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Performance Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Non-Functional Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.68%) Defect Management
4 9 (23.68%) Open Source
4 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
4 9 (23.68%) Test Management
5 7 (18.42%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.79%) Change Management
6 6 (15.79%) Demand Management
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Improvement
6 6 (15.79%) Requirements Management
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (13.16%) Project Management
7 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) Stress Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) Python
4 6 (15.79%) C
4 6 (15.79%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Graphite
2 1 (2.63%) Grafana
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) HP
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) IBM
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.79%) SAP
5 4 (10.53%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.63%) Facebook
6 1 (2.63%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (2.63%) Sun
6 1 (2.63%) VMware
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