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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 855 863 842
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 44 69 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.058% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.061% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 32 46 47
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £40,000 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +25.00%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 26 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 27 April 2015. 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 +25 44 £45,000 -5.26% 2
London +9 14 £45,000 -5.26% 1
South East +21 13 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England +28 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Berkshire 0 7 - -
Surrey +15 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Reading +4 4 - -
City of London +15 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Cambridge +13 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire +13 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Hertfordshire - 3 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £44,000 -12.00%
Watford - 2 - -
Leeds +5 1 £50,000 -
North West +3 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -3 1 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £38,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £38,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 £50,000 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £38,500 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 67 (67.00%) LoadRunner
2 55 (55.00%) Performance Testing
3 40 (40.00%) Windows
4 39 (39.00%) Java
4 39 (39.00%) JMeter
5 33 (33.00%) HP
6 27 (27.00%) SQL
7 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (23.00%) Test Scripting
9 20 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 20 (20.00%) ISEB
9 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 19 (19.00%) Open Source
10 19 (19.00%) Oracle
10 19 (19.00%) C#
10 19 (19.00%) Linux
10 19 (19.00%) QA
10 19 (19.00%) Finance
11 18 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (17.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 16 (16.00%) Relational Database
14 15 (15.00%) Performance Engineering
14 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (15.00%) Windows XP
14 15 (15.00%) JIRA
15 14 (14.00%) VMware
15 14 (14.00%) SOA
15 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
15 14 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (13.00%) vSphere

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 12 (12.00%) IIS
2 10 (10.00%) Apache
2 10 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (9.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (8.00%) WebLogic
5 7 (7.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.00%) JBoss
6 5 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.00%) Drupal
7 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.00%) DNS
3 3 (3.00%) HTTP
4 2 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) DB2
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (67.00%) LoadRunner
2 39 (39.00%) JMeter
3 17 (17.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (15.00%) JIRA
5 10 (10.00%) Selenium
5 10 (10.00%) TestDirector
5 10 (10.00%) NeoLoad
5 10 (10.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 9 (9.00%) JProfiler
7 8 (8.00%) Rational Performance Tester
7 8 (8.00%) Visual Studio
8 6 (6.00%) WebDriver
9 5 (5.00%) WinRunner
10 3 (3.00%) JUnit
11 2 (2.00%) Introscope
11 2 (2.00%) TestNG
12 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.00%) Redmine
General
1 19 (19.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Retail
3 7 (7.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Automotive
4 2 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) Web Services
2 10 (10.00%) HTML
3 7 (7.00%) .NET
4 6 (6.00%) XSL
5 5 (5.00%) SOAP
6 4 (4.00%) WCF
6 4 (4.00%) WPF
6 4 (4.00%) WinForms
6 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.00%) Velocity
8 2 (2.00%) J2EE
9 1 (1.00%) CSS
9 1 (1.00%) Ajax
9 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Open Source
2 9 (9.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.00%) Replication
3 7 (7.00%) N-Tier
3 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.00%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (6.00%) Video on Demand
4 6 (6.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.00%) IPTV
5 4 (4.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.00%) Statistics
6 1 (1.00%) GIS
6 1 (1.00%) BBC
6 1 (1.00%) Handset
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.00%) Windows
2 19 (19.00%) Linux
3 15 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (10.00%) UNIX
5 8 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Vista
5 8 (8.00%) Android
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.00%) AIX
8 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (55.00%) Performance Testing
2 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (15.00%) Performance Engineering
5 14 (14.00%) SOA
6 11 (11.00%) Test Strategy
7 10 (10.00%) Test Management
8 9 (9.00%) Stress Testing
9 8 (8.00%) Database Tuning
9 8 (8.00%) TDD
9 8 (8.00%) OOP
9 8 (8.00%) OO
9 8 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (8.00%) BDD
9 8 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (7.00%) Software Architecture
10 7 (7.00%) Automated Testing
10 7 (7.00%) Load Testing
11 6 (6.00%) Service Management
11 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.00%) Java
2 27 (27.00%) SQL
3 19 (19.00%) C#
4 13 (13.00%) C
5 11 (11.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.00%) Python
6 10 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (9.00%) PHP
8 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.00%) Ruby
9 5 (5.00%) C++
10 2 (2.00%) Perl
10 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.00%) AWK
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) ISEB
1 20 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.00%) Degree
3 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.00%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 33 (33.00%) HP
2 19 (19.00%) Oracle
3 14 (14.00%) VMware
4 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.00%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.00%) Sun
6 2 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) SAP
7 1 (1.00%) Siebel
7 1 (1.00%) Citrix
7 1 (1.00%) Apple
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