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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 824 815 837
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 55 57 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.055% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.058% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 44 26 26
Average salary £46,250 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £32,500 £43,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -27.61%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
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 £27,500 £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 27 January 2015 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 27 January 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 46 £47,500 +18.75% 6
London +13 19 £60,000 +50.00% 4
South East -29 10 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +17 9 £45,000 -5.26%
Edinburgh +4 7 £45,000 -5.26%
Reading - 7 - - 1
Berkshire - 7 - - 1
Yorkshire -12 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Leeds - 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 -
North West -9 4 £33,750 - 1
City of London +5 3 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £42,500 -
North East - 3 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes -5 2 £45,000 -
West Midlands -10 2 £50,000 -
Birmingham -14 2 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £33,750 -
Merseyside - 2 £33,750 -
East Midlands +18 1 £44,000 +35.38%
South West -11 1 £44,000 +35.38%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £44,000 -
Surrey - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 92 (74.19%) Performance Testing
2 84 (67.74%) LoadRunner
3 45 (36.29%) Java
4 39 (31.45%) HP
5 35 (28.23%) Windows
6 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (24.19%) QA
7 27 (21.77%) ISTQB
7 27 (21.77%) QuickTest Pro
8 26 (20.97%) JMeter
9 23 (18.55%) ISEB
9 23 (18.55%) Test Scripting
10 22 (17.74%) Linux
11 20 (16.13%) Facilita Forecast
12 19 (15.32%) Relational Database
13 18 (14.52%) Security Cleared
13 18 (14.52%) Degree
14 17 (13.71%) Finance
14 17 (13.71%) UNIX
14 17 (13.71%) SQL
14 17 (13.71%) SOA
15 16 (12.90%) SQL Server
16 15 (12.10%) JIRA
16 15 (12.10%) Computer Science
16 15 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (11.29%) Load Testing
17 14 (11.29%) Test Strategy
17 14 (11.29%) TDD
17 14 (11.29%) VMware
18 13 (10.48%) Load Balancing

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (8.87%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.06%) IIS
3 8 (6.45%) Apache
4 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.23%) HTTP
3 2 (1.61%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) IMAP
4 1 (0.81%) NAS
4 1 (0.81%) SNMP
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.32%) Relational Database
2 16 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.45%) Big Data
4 4 (3.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 84 (67.74%) LoadRunner
2 27 (21.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (20.97%) JMeter
4 20 (16.13%) Facilita Forecast
5 15 (12.10%) JIRA
6 9 (7.26%) Rational Performance Tester
7 8 (6.45%) Selenium
7 8 (6.45%) NeoLoad
8 7 (5.65%) JProfiler
9 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.03%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.03%) SilkPerformer
11 4 (3.23%) Subversion
11 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.42%) LoadUI
12 3 (2.42%) TestDirector
13 2 (1.61%) Introscope
13 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.81%) Redmine
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.45%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Billing
4 2 (1.61%) Marketing
4 2 (1.61%) Automotive
4 2 (1.61%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.68%) HTML
2 9 (7.26%) Web Services
3 8 (6.45%) .NET
4 7 (5.65%) XSL
5 6 (4.84%) JMS
5 6 (4.84%) Spring
5 6 (4.84%) J2EE
5 6 (4.84%) XML
5 6 (4.84%) JSP
5 6 (4.84%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.84%) Struts
6 3 (2.42%) Ajax
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) WCF
7 1 (0.81%) WPF
7 1 (0.81%) RESTful
7 1 (0.81%) MAPI
7 1 (0.81%) LAMP
7 1 (0.81%) SOAP
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.68%) Open Source
3 7 (5.65%) Video on Demand
3 7 (5.65%) Over-the-Top Content
3 7 (5.65%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.65%) Replication
3 7 (5.65%) IPTV
3 7 (5.65%) Statistics
4 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) N-Tier
5 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.42%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.42%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) BBC
7 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.23%) Windows
2 22 (17.74%) Linux
3 17 (13.71%) UNIX
4 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (8.87%) Windows XP
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Vista
6 8 (6.45%) Android
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 8 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 8 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (74.19%) Performance Testing
2 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (18.55%) Test Scripting
4 17 (13.71%) SOA
5 14 (11.29%) TDD
5 14 (11.29%) Load Testing
5 14 (11.29%) Test Strategy
6 13 (10.48%) Load Balancing
7 12 (9.68%) OOP
7 12 (9.68%) OO
8 9 (7.26%) Automated Testing
8 9 (7.26%) Test Planning
9 8 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (6.45%) DevOps
9 8 (6.45%) BDD
9 8 (6.45%) Database Tuning
10 7 (5.65%) Performance Management
10 7 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.65%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.29%) Java
2 17 (13.71%) SQL
3 13 (10.48%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.68%) C#
5 10 (8.06%) Python
5 10 (8.06%) C
6 9 (7.26%) C++
7 4 (3.23%) PHP
7 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (21.77%) ISTQB
2 23 (18.55%) ISEB
3 18 (14.52%) Degree
3 18 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 15 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (24.19%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.87%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (10.48%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.65%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (3.23%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.23%) Puppet
4 2 (1.61%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.81%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (31.45%) HP
2 14 (11.29%) VMware
3 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.45%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (3.23%) Oracle
6 3 (2.42%) SAP
7 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix
8 1 (0.81%) Siebel
8 1 (0.81%) IBM
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Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
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