The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tester
Rank 873 891 891
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 57 64 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.061% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.063% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 44 47 30
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £36,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
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 Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Tester
Salary Trend

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

Performance Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Performance Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Tester over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 13 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 57 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Yorkshire +18 21 £45,000 - 3
London +14 13 £56,500 -5.83%
South East +3 10 £55,000 +4.76% 1
York - 8 £48,750 - 1
North Yorkshire - 8 £48,750 - 1
West Midlands -17 7 £40,000 -20.00%
Surrey +17 6 £55,000 -8.33%
Redhill - 6 £56,250 -
Birmingham 0 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Berkshire -3 3 £55,000 - 1
Reading -5 3 £55,000 - 1
Reigate - 3 £55,000 -
North West +31 2 - -
Manchester +23 2 - -
Harrow - 2 £52,500 -
City of London +63 1 £62,500 +47.05%
Romford - 1 £57,500 -
Tonbridge - 1 £60,000 -
Kent - 1 £60,000 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 104 (86.67%) Performance Testing
2 66 (55.00%) LoadRunner
3 43 (35.83%) Java
4 41 (34.17%) Finance
5 40 (33.33%) HP
6 39 (32.50%) JMeter
7 36 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (25.83%) QA
9 27 (22.50%) ISEB
10 26 (21.67%) Citrix
11 24 (20.00%) .NET
12 23 (19.17%) ISTQB
12 23 (19.17%) Test Scripting
13 22 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (16.67%) SDLC
14 20 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 19 (15.83%) VB
16 16 (13.33%) Visual Studio
16 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
16 16 (13.33%) Load Testing
17 15 (12.50%) C#
17 15 (12.50%) Open Source
18 14 (11.67%) HTML
18 14 (11.67%) Scrum
19 13 (10.83%) JIRA
19 13 (10.83%) SQL
19 13 (10.83%) Oracle
19 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
19 13 (10.83%) Functional Testing
20 12 (10.00%) NeoLoad

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.17%) IIS
2 4 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.67%) JBoss
4 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.83%) IMAP
1 1 (0.83%) NAS
1 1 (0.83%) SAN
1 1 (0.83%) SMTP
1 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 66 (55.00%) LoadRunner
2 39 (32.50%) JMeter
3 16 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 13 (10.83%) JIRA
5 12 (10.00%) NeoLoad
6 11 (9.17%) Gatling
7 5 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 5 (4.17%) WebLOAD
8 3 (2.50%) Introscope
8 3 (2.50%) NUnit
8 3 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.67%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.67%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.67%) The Grinder
10 1 (0.83%) AQtime
10 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.83%) OpenSTA
10 1 (0.83%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.83%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (34.17%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Retail
3 8 (6.67%) Banking
4 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.33%) Games
6 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.00%) .NET
2 14 (11.67%) HTML
3 6 (5.00%) DCOM
4 5 (4.17%) HTML5
5 4 (3.33%) XML
5 4 (3.33%) XML Messaging
6 3 (2.50%) CSS
6 3 (2.50%) CSS3
6 3 (2.50%) SOAP
7 2 (1.67%) RESTful
8 1 (0.83%) J2EE
8 1 (0.83%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.50%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.67%) EPoS
4 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Fintech
5 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Windows
2 11 (9.17%) Unix
3 4 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (86.67%) Performance Testing
2 36 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (19.17%) Test Scripting
4 20 (16.67%) SDLC
5 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 16 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 15 (12.50%) Open Source
7 14 (11.67%) Scrum
8 13 (10.83%) Functional Testing
9 12 (10.00%) Test Management
10 11 (9.17%) BDD
10 11 (9.17%) E-business
10 11 (9.17%) Procure-to-pay
10 11 (9.17%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (8.33%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.50%) Waterfall
13 8 (6.67%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (35.83%) Java
2 20 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.83%) VB
4 15 (12.50%) C#
5 13 (10.83%) SQL
6 8 (6.67%) Scala
7 7 (5.83%) C
7 7 (5.83%) C++
8 4 (3.33%) Python
9 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (22.50%) ISEB
2 23 (19.17%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.00%) Degree
4 8 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.83%) QA
2 6 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.17%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.67%) Graphite
4 1 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.83%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 40 (33.33%) HP
2 26 (21.67%) Citrix
3 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.83%) Oracle
4 6 (5.00%) SAP
5 3 (2.50%) AppDynamics
5 3 (2.50%) CA
5 3 (2.50%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.67%) Capita
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) VMware
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