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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 836 831 837
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 68 30 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.029% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.030% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 56 16 49
Average salary £45,000 £37,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.20% -28.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 30 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 18 September 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 -16 58 £42,500 +13.33% 7
London -23 20 £45,750 -23.75%
South East +4 17 £46,500 +24.00% 1
Tyne and Wear - 17 £39,750 - 5
North East - 17 £39,750 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £39,750 - 5
Scotland - 7 £45,000 -
Surrey - 4 £48,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £45,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 3 £45,000 - 1
Reading - 3 £60,000 -
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £60,000 -
Middlesex - 3 £38,500 -
City of London +4 2 £45,000 -25.00%
Hampshire -11 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Lancashire - 2 £37,500 -
Preston - 2 £37,500 -
Basingstoke - 2 £45,000 -
North West - 2 £37,500 -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £60,000 +50.00%
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
County Londonderry - 1 £60,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 105 (79.55%) LoadRunner
2 102 (77.27%) Performance Testing
3 44 (33.33%) Java
4 43 (32.58%) JMeter
4 43 (32.58%) HP
5 35 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (23.48%) Test Scripting
7 28 (21.21%) Security Cleared
7 28 (21.21%) Finance
7 28 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 26 (19.70%) ISTQB
9 25 (18.94%) Load Testing
10 23 (17.42%) Degree
10 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
11 22 (16.67%) Windows
12 19 (14.39%) ISEB
13 17 (12.88%) Computer Science
13 17 (12.88%) QA
13 17 (12.88%) SQL
14 16 (12.12%) Selenium
15 15 (11.36%) C#
16 14 (10.61%) C++
16 14 (10.61%) SOA
16 14 (10.61%) WebSphere
16 14 (10.61%) Test Automation
17 13 (9.85%) Facilita Forecast
17 13 (9.85%) .NET
18 12 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 12 (9.09%) Open Source
19 11 (8.33%) NeoLoad

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (10.61%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) SaaS
2 4 (3.03%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) HTTP
2 7 (5.30%) SSL
3 6 (4.55%) SAN
3 6 (4.55%) SNMP
3 6 (4.55%) SMTP
3 6 (4.55%) IMAP
3 6 (4.55%) NAS
4 2 (1.52%) DNS
4 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) MySQL
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 105 (79.55%) LoadRunner
2 43 (32.58%) JMeter
3 28 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (12.12%) Selenium
5 13 (9.85%) Facilita Forecast
6 11 (8.33%) NeoLoad
7 9 (6.82%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (4.55%) WebLOAD
8 6 (4.55%) LoadUI
8 6 (4.55%) AQtime
8 6 (4.55%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.79%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.03%) JIRA
10 4 (3.03%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.27%) eggPlant
12 1 (0.76%) Gradle
12 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.76%) Robotium
12 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.79%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Retail
3 5 (3.79%) Back Office
4 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.03%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) .NET
2 9 (6.82%) Ajax
3 7 (5.30%) XML
4 6 (4.55%) MAPI
5 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.03%) JSP
5 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.03%) WinForms
5 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.27%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.27%) Spring
6 3 (2.27%) Struts
6 3 (2.27%) J2EE
6 3 (2.27%) HTML
6 3 (2.27%) JMS
7 1 (0.76%) RESTful
7 1 (0.76%) LAMP
7 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.88%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.09%) Open Source
3 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.03%) NHS
4 4 (3.03%) DTV
4 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.03%) User Experience
5 3 (2.27%) Statistics
5 3 (2.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (7.58%) Linux
3 4 (3.03%) Android
3 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (77.27%) Performance Testing
2 35 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (23.48%) Test Scripting
4 25 (18.94%) Load Testing
5 14 (10.61%) SOA
5 14 (10.61%) Test Automation
6 11 (8.33%) Benchmarking
7 9 (6.82%) Scrum
8 8 (6.06%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.06%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (5.30%) DSDM
10 6 (4.55%) Test Strategy
11 5 (3.79%) Automation Testing
11 5 (3.79%) Test Planning
11 5 (3.79%) Kanban
11 5 (3.79%) Regression Testing
12 4 (3.03%) MVC
12 4 (3.03%) Quality Management
12 4 (3.03%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (12.88%) SQL
3 15 (11.36%) C#
4 14 (10.61%) C++
5 9 (6.82%) C
6 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.06%) Python
7 6 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.27%) VB
9 2 (1.52%) Ruby
10 1 (0.76%) Perl
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.70%) ISTQB
3 23 (17.42%) Degree
3 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
4 19 (14.39%) ISEB
5 12 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.55%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 43 (32.58%) HP
2 11 (8.33%) Oracle
3 7 (5.30%) VMware
3 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix
5 2 (1.52%) Siebel
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) IBM
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