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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 850 836 830
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 43 71 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.062% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.065% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 33 59 19
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £37,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £54,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +20.00%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 25 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 28 August 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 -15 41 £49,000 +8.88% 8
London +10 18 £58,000 +22.10% 2
South East +5 10 £49,000 +2.08% 2
Hampshire +10 8 £49,000 +8.88% 1
East Midlands +4 7 £37,000 - 1
Havant - 7 £49,000 - 1
Northampton - 7 £37,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £37,000 - 1
City of London +27 6 £50,500 +3.58% 1
West Midlands -2 4 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Birmingham +12 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Scotland -4 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -8 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire +8 1 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Glasgow +4 1 - - 1
North West +1 1 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Surrey -2 1 £45,000 -6.25%
Reading -3 1 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Aldershot - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Croydon - 1 £43,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 56 (67.47%) LoadRunner
2 45 (54.22%) Performance Testing
3 34 (40.96%) JMeter
4 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (36.14%) Java
6 28 (33.73%) Finance
7 26 (31.33%) HP
7 26 (31.33%) Open Source
8 25 (30.12%) Oracle
9 24 (28.92%) ISTQB
9 24 (28.92%) Test Scripting
10 20 (24.10%) QA
10 20 (24.10%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (22.89%) SDLC
12 18 (21.69%) NeoLoad
12 18 (21.69%) SQL
13 16 (19.28%) HP UFT
13 16 (19.28%) BDD
13 16 (19.28%) JIRA
14 15 (18.07%) Selenium
14 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
14 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (16.87%) Test Strategy
16 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
17 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
17 11 (13.25%) C#
17 11 (13.25%) Web Services
17 11 (13.25%) Windows
18 10 (12.05%) SOAP
18 10 (12.05%) E-Commerce

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (7.23%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.82%) JBoss
2 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 56 (67.47%) LoadRunner
2 34 (40.96%) JMeter
3 18 (21.69%) NeoLoad
4 16 (19.28%) HP UFT
4 16 (19.28%) JIRA
5 15 (18.07%) Selenium
6 8 (9.64%) FitNesse
6 8 (9.64%) JUnit
6 8 (9.64%) NUnit
7 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.82%) WinRunner
7 4 (4.82%) TestDirector
7 4 (4.82%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.61%) JProfiler
9 2 (2.41%) VisualVM
10 1 (1.20%) eggPlant
General
1 28 (33.73%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) Web Services
2 10 (12.05%) SOAP
3 8 (9.64%) Apache CXF
3 8 (9.64%) REST
3 8 (9.64%) HTML
4 3 (3.61%) .NET
4 3 (3.61%) Velocity
5 2 (2.41%) WCF
5 2 (2.41%) WPF
5 2 (2.41%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.41%) WinForms
5 2 (2.41%) J2EE
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.41%) XML
5 2 (2.41%) JRockit
6 1 (1.20%) Middleware
6 1 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) User Experience
3 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.61%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 8 (9.64%) UNIX
3 6 (7.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.22%) Performance Testing
2 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.33%) Open Source
4 24 (28.92%) Test Scripting
5 19 (22.89%) SDLC
6 16 (19.28%) BDD
7 14 (16.87%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
9 10 (12.05%) Integration Testing
9 10 (12.05%) E-Commerce
9 10 (12.05%) Performance Engineering
10 8 (9.64%) User Stories
10 8 (9.64%) Project Management
11 7 (8.43%) E-business
11 7 (8.43%) Scrum
11 7 (8.43%) Procure-to-pay
12 6 (7.23%) V-Model
13 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
14 4 (4.82%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (4.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.14%) Java
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) C#
4 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.84%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.43%) Scala
5 7 (8.43%) VB
6 5 (6.02%) Python
6 5 (6.02%) PHP
7 4 (4.82%) Ruby
7 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.82%) C
8 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (28.92%) ISTQB
2 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) ISEB
5 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (24.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) HP
2 25 (30.12%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.41%) Sun
4 2 (2.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.20%) VMware
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Ins
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £36,923 to £48,767 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago