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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 823 866 837
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 67 35 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.032% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.034% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 51 17 41
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -27.77%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 October 2014 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 29 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 22 October 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
England +38 56 £42,000 +12.00% 9
North East - 17 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £42,500 -
South East +1 16 £40,000 - 3
London +4 10 £46,500 -7.00% 3
Yorkshire -25 8 £38,000 +16.92% 2
Sheffield - 8 £38,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 8 £38,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 7 £40,000 - 2
Scotland +5 7 £45,000 -18.18%
Glasgow - 6 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 6 £40,750 - 1
Reading +4 4 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire -2 4 £60,000 - 1
Surrey - 4 £48,000 -
North West - 4 £37,500 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £38,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 - -
City of London +16 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -5 1 - -
Milton Keynes -5 1 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -25 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 -
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
County Londonderry - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Preston - 1 £37,500 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 101 (73.19%) Performance Testing
2 99 (71.74%) LoadRunner
3 44 (31.88%) Java
4 41 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (28.99%) JMeter
6 35 (25.36%) ISTQB
7 33 (23.91%) Test Scripting
7 33 (23.91%) QuickTest Pro
8 28 (20.29%) HP
9 26 (18.84%) Load Testing
10 25 (18.12%) Degree
11 24 (17.39%) QA
12 22 (15.94%) ISEB
12 22 (15.94%) Security Cleared
12 22 (15.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (15.22%) Finance
14 20 (14.49%) Facilita Forecast
15 19 (13.77%) Computer Science
15 19 (13.77%) Windows
16 18 (13.04%) SQL
17 16 (11.59%) C++
17 16 (11.59%) Selenium
17 16 (11.59%) Test Automation
18 15 (10.87%) C#
19 13 (9.42%) Test Planning
19 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
20 12 (8.70%) NeoLoad
20 12 (8.70%) Linux
21 11 (7.97%) .NET
21 11 (7.97%) Benchmarking

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 11 (7.97%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Trello
2 3 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) HTTP
2 6 (4.35%) IMAP
2 6 (4.35%) SNMP
2 6 (4.35%) SMTP
2 6 (4.35%) SAN
2 6 (4.35%) NAS
3 5 (3.62%) SSL
4 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.45%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.45%) DNS
5 2 (1.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.80%) Big Data
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.62%) MySQL
5 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.45%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 99 (71.74%) LoadRunner
2 40 (28.99%) JMeter
3 33 (23.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (14.49%) Facilita Forecast
5 16 (11.59%) Selenium
6 12 (8.70%) NeoLoad
7 8 (5.80%) SilkPerformer
8 7 (5.07%) LoadUI
8 7 (5.07%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.07%) JIRA
9 6 (4.35%) WebLOAD
9 6 (4.35%) AQtime
9 6 (4.35%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.62%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.62%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.90%) Subversion
11 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.17%) eggPlant
13 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (15.22%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.90%) Publishing
4 3 (2.17%) Back Office
4 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) .NET
2 8 (5.80%) XML
3 7 (5.07%) JSP
4 6 (4.35%) Ajax
4 6 (4.35%) Spring
4 6 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 6 (4.35%) Struts
4 6 (4.35%) J2EE
4 6 (4.35%) JMS
4 6 (4.35%) MAPI
5 3 (2.17%) HTML
6 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.45%) WinForms
6 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.72%) RESTful
7 1 (0.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.97%) Open Source
3 6 (4.35%) Statistics
4 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.90%) Replication
5 4 (2.90%) User Experience
5 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.45%) NHS
7 2 (1.45%) DTV
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.77%) Windows
2 12 (8.70%) Linux
3 5 (3.62%) UNIX
4 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.45%) Android
4 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (73.19%) Performance Testing
2 41 (29.71%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.91%) Test Scripting
4 26 (18.84%) Load Testing
5 16 (11.59%) Test Automation
6 13 (9.42%) Test Planning
7 11 (7.97%) Benchmarking
7 11 (7.97%) SOA
8 10 (7.25%) DevOps
9 9 (6.52%) Software Testing
10 8 (5.80%) Test Strategy
11 7 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.07%) Performance Management
11 7 (5.07%) Scrum
11 7 (5.07%) TDD
12 6 (4.35%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.35%) OO
12 6 (4.35%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.35%) Regression Testing
12 6 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.88%) Java
2 18 (13.04%) SQL
3 16 (11.59%) C++
4 15 (10.87%) C#
5 9 (6.52%) C
5 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.80%) Python
7 6 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.17%) VB
9 2 (1.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.72%) VBScript
10 1 (0.72%) Perl
10 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (25.36%) ISTQB
2 25 (18.12%) Degree
3 22 (15.94%) ISEB
3 22 (15.94%) Security Cleared
3 22 (15.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.35%) PureDisk
3 4 (2.90%) Puppet
3 4 (2.90%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (20.29%) HP
2 10 (7.25%) Oracle
3 8 (5.80%) VMware
4 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.45%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) Siebel
7 1 (0.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix
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Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 per annum + parking ,pension, health, life
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Avecto Ltd
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Salary: £36000 - £57000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago