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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 811 827 851
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 69 52 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.048% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.051% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 55 27 30
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £36,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +10 59 £45,000 +12.50% 7
London -22 18 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire -7 12 £42,000 +24.44% 2
South East -4 11 £45,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £42,500 -
North East - 11 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £42,500 -
Scotland +18 9 £45,000 -14.28%
South Yorkshire - 8 £38,000 -
Sheffield - 8 £38,000 -
Edinburgh +5 7 £45,000 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 5 - - 1
Reading - 5 - - 1
City of London +11 4 £43,750 -20.45%
West Yorkshire +4 4 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Leeds -1 4 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North West -11 4 - -
Milton Keynes -3 3 £45,000 -
West Midlands -17 3 £50,000 -
Surrey - 3 £60,000 -
Birmingham -14 2 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £40,750 -
Leatherhead - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (72.14%) LoadRunner
1 101 (72.14%) Performance Testing
2 54 (38.57%) Java
3 40 (28.57%) HP
4 39 (27.86%) JMeter
5 38 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 32 (22.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 31 (22.14%) Windows
9 28 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 25 (17.86%) QA
10 25 (17.86%) Facilita Forecast
11 24 (17.14%) Linux
12 23 (16.43%) ISEB
12 23 (16.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 18 (12.86%) SOA
14 18 (12.86%) Finance
14 18 (12.86%) Degree
15 17 (12.14%) JavaScript
15 17 (12.14%) SQL
15 17 (12.14%) UNIX
16 16 (11.43%) Load Testing
17 15 (10.71%) TDD
17 15 (10.71%) JIRA
17 15 (10.71%) Relational Database
18 14 (10.00%) SQL Server
18 14 (10.00%) WebSphere
18 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
19 13 (9.29%) C++

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.29%) IIS
3 4 (2.86%) Apache
4 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) SaaS
1 1 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.71%) HTTP
2 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.86%) SSL
3 2 (1.43%) SAN
3 2 (1.43%) IMAP
3 2 (1.43%) NAS
3 2 (1.43%) DNS
3 2 (1.43%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.43%) SNMP
3 2 (1.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 14 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.71%) Big Data
4 5 (3.57%) MySQL
5 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 101 (72.14%) LoadRunner
2 39 (27.86%) JMeter
3 32 (22.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (17.86%) Facilita Forecast
5 15 (10.71%) JIRA
6 12 (8.57%) Selenium
7 9 (6.43%) NeoLoad
8 8 (5.71%) SilkPerformer
9 7 (5.00%) JProfiler
9 7 (5.00%) LoadUI
10 6 (4.29%) WebDriver
10 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
11 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.86%) Subversion
12 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.43%) WebLOAD
13 2 (1.43%) Introscope
13 2 (1.43%) AQtime
General
1 18 (12.86%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.29%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 4 (2.86%) Publishing
5 2 (1.43%) Marketing
5 2 (1.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) HTML
2 8 (5.71%) .NET
3 7 (5.00%) JSP
3 7 (5.00%) XSL
4 6 (4.29%) JMS
4 6 (4.29%) Struts
4 6 (4.29%) J2EE
4 6 (4.29%) Hibernate
4 6 (4.29%) Spring
4 6 (4.29%) XML
5 5 (3.57%) Ajax
5 5 (3.57%) Web Services
6 2 (1.43%) MAPI
7 1 (0.71%) LAMP
7 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.86%) Open Source
3 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.00%) IPTV
4 7 (5.00%) Statistics
4 7 (5.00%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (5.00%) Video on Demand
4 7 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.57%) Replication
5 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.86%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.14%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
8 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.71%) GIS
8 1 (0.71%) BBC
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.14%) Windows
2 24 (17.14%) Linux
3 17 (12.14%) UNIX
4 8 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.71%) Android
5 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (72.14%) Performance Testing
2 38 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (12.86%) SOA
5 16 (11.43%) Load Testing
6 15 (10.71%) TDD
7 13 (9.29%) Load Balancing
8 12 (8.57%) Test Planning
9 10 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 8 (5.71%) BDD
10 8 (5.71%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (5.71%) DevOps
10 8 (5.71%) Scrum
10 8 (5.71%) Software Testing
10 8 (5.71%) OOP
10 8 (5.71%) OO
11 7 (5.00%) Benchmarking
11 7 (5.00%) Service Management
11 7 (5.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.57%) Java
2 17 (12.14%) JavaScript
2 17 (12.14%) SQL
3 13 (9.29%) C++
4 12 (8.57%) C
5 10 (7.14%) C#
5 10 (7.14%) Python
6 4 (2.86%) PHP
7 3 (2.14%) VB
8 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.43%) Ruby
8 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (16.43%) ISEB
2 23 (16.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 18 (12.86%) Degree
5 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.43%) vSphere
3 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (2.86%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.86%) Puppet
4 2 (1.43%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.43%) PureDisk
4 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (28.57%) HP
2 13 (9.29%) VMware
3 8 (5.71%) SOASTA, Inc
4 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.29%) Oracle
5 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.14%) SAP
7 1 (0.71%) Siebel
7 1 (0.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) Citrix
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