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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 868 874 818
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 34 64 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.054% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.057% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 28 60 40
Average salary £53,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.94%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 18 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 3 July 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 +2 33 £53,000 +6.00% 5
London +9 13 £55,000 +10.00% 1
South East +5 10 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Surrey +6 6 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands - 5 £55,000 -
Berkshire -6 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 £55,000 -
East of England +9 2 £47,500 +18.75%
City of London +29 1 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Cambridge +20 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Edinburgh -2 1 - - 1
Scotland -6 1 - - 1
Hampshire -9 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
Dunstable - 1 £45,000 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (66.23%) LoadRunner
2 41 (53.25%) JMeter
3 29 (37.66%) Performance Testing
4 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (31.17%) ISTQB
5 24 (31.17%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (31.17%) Java
6 22 (28.57%) Windows
6 22 (28.57%) Open Source
7 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 21 (27.27%) SQL
7 21 (27.27%) Oracle
7 21 (27.27%) HP
8 20 (25.97%) NeoLoad
9 18 (23.38%) JIRA
10 17 (22.08%) C#
10 17 (22.08%) SDLC
11 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
12 14 (18.18%) HP UFT
13 13 (16.88%) Finance
13 13 (16.88%) Performance Engineering
14 12 (15.58%) ISEB
15 11 (14.29%) QA
16 10 (12.99%) Selenium
17 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
17 9 (11.69%) C
17 9 (11.69%) WebLogic
18 8 (10.39%) Linux
18 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
18 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (11.69%) WebLogic
2 8 (10.39%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (9.09%) IIS
3 7 (9.09%) Apache
4 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.49%) JBoss
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.60%) Drupal
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.19%) DNS
3 3 (3.90%) HTTP
4 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (66.23%) LoadRunner
2 41 (53.25%) JMeter
3 20 (25.97%) NeoLoad
4 18 (23.38%) JIRA
5 14 (18.18%) HP UFT
6 10 (12.99%) Selenium
7 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
7 8 (10.39%) TestDirector
8 6 (7.79%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.19%) WinRunner
10 3 (3.90%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (3.90%) JProfiler
10 3 (3.90%) Facilita Forecast
11 2 (2.60%) VisualVM
11 2 (2.60%) TestNG
11 2 (2.60%) JUnit
12 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) Web Services
2 5 (6.49%) SOAP
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
3 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.19%) WinForms
3 4 (5.19%) WCF
3 4 (5.19%) WPF
4 3 (3.90%) Velocity
5 2 (2.60%) J2EE
5 2 (2.60%) HTML
5 2 (2.60%) JRockit
6 1 (1.30%) Middleware
6 1 (1.30%) CSS
6 1 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Replication
3 4 (5.19%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) Handset
5 1 (1.30%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
2 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Vista
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) AIX
5 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Performance Testing
2 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.57%) Open Source
4 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 17 (22.08%) SDLC
6 13 (16.88%) Performance Engineering
7 8 (10.39%) Test Management
7 8 (10.39%) Test Strategy
8 6 (7.79%) Load Testing
9 5 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.19%) V-Model
10 4 (5.19%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.19%) Stress Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Requirements Management
10 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Data Modelling
10 4 (5.19%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Automation Testing
11 3 (3.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.17%) Java
2 21 (27.27%) SQL
3 17 (22.08%) C#
4 9 (11.69%) C
5 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL
5 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
6 7 (9.09%) PHP
7 6 (7.79%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.49%) Ruby
9 4 (5.19%) Python
9 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.60%) Perl
10 2 (2.60%) C++
10 2 (2.60%) AWK
11 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (31.17%) ISTQB
2 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.58%) ISEB
4 4 (5.19%) Degree
4 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (31.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Oracle
1 21 (27.27%) HP
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) Sun
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Apple
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 12 hours ago