The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Test Specialist
Rank 873 872 893
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Test Specialist 7 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.007% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 - -

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Performance Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Test Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Performance Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Performance Test Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 5 £52,500 -4.54%
London -8 4 £52,500 -4.54%
City of London +11 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £47,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £47,500 -

Performance Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 13 (92.86%) Java
3 11 (78.57%) HP
3 11 (78.57%) Performance Testing
4 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
4 10 (71.43%) Facilita Forecast
5 7 (50.00%) Scrum
6 6 (42.86%) C++
6 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 6 (42.86%) Load Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Open Source
6 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
7 5 (35.71%) JIRA
7 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (28.57%) .NET
9 3 (21.43%) RUP
9 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) JMeter
9 3 (21.43%) TDD
9 3 (21.43%) Retail
9 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 3 (21.43%) LoadUI
10 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
10 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (7.14%) C
11 1 (7.14%) SQL
11 1 (7.14%) UNIX

Performance Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 10 (71.43%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) LoadUI
4 3 (21.43%) JMeter
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.14%) Introscope
6 1 (7.14%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Performance Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 6 (42.86%) Load Testing
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) RUP
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft