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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 844 833 827
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 39 74 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.063% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.067% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 32 60 46
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 21 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 22 May 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 +13 39 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South East +4 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
London +22 12 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Surrey +20 8 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England +18 6 £50,000 +25.00%
Berkshire +2 4 - -
Cambridge +25 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £50,000 +25.00%
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
City of London +30 1 £45,000 -14.28%
North West 0 1 - - 2
Reading -14 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £50,000 -
Watford - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 £50,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £38,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £38,500 - 2

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 60 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 42 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 36 (40.00%) JMeter
4 34 (37.78%) Java
5 32 (35.56%) Windows
6 27 (30.00%) HP
7 25 (27.78%) SQL
8 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (24.44%) Oracle
10 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
10 21 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (23.33%) Open Source
11 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
11 19 (21.11%) QA
11 19 (21.11%) C#
12 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 17 (18.89%) Finance
13 17 (18.89%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (16.67%) ISEB
14 15 (16.67%) Windows XP
15 14 (15.56%) Performance Engineering
16 13 (14.44%) NeoLoad
16 13 (14.44%) C
16 13 (14.44%) JIRA
17 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.33%) IIS
17 12 (13.33%) Web Services
17 12 (13.33%) SOA
18 11 (12.22%) Microsoft

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (13.33%) IIS
2 11 (12.22%) Apache
3 10 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (8.89%) WebLogic
5 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
5 7 (7.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (5.56%) JBoss
6 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.22%) Drupal
7 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) DNS
3 3 (3.33%) HTTP
4 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 36 (40.00%) JMeter
3 17 (18.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (14.44%) NeoLoad
4 13 (14.44%) JIRA
5 10 (11.11%) Selenium
5 10 (11.11%) TestDirector
6 8 (8.89%) Rational Performance Tester
6 8 (8.89%) Facilita Forecast
7 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
8 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 5 (5.56%) JProfiler
10 4 (4.44%) WinRunner
11 2 (2.22%) TestNG
11 2 (2.22%) Introscope
11 2 (2.22%) JUnit
12 1 (1.11%) VisualVM
12 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (18.89%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
2 8 (8.89%) Retail
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) Web Services
2 7 (7.78%) .NET
3 5 (5.56%) SOAP
4 4 (4.44%) WCF
4 4 (4.44%) WPF
4 4 (4.44%) WinForms
4 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.44%) HTML
5 3 (3.33%) Velocity
6 2 (2.22%) J2EE
6 2 (2.22%) XSL
7 1 (1.11%) CSS
7 1 (1.11%) JRockit
7 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Open Source
2 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.78%) N-Tier
3 7 (7.78%) Replication
4 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.44%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.22%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.22%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (2.22%) IPTV
6 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) Handset
7 1 (1.11%) Statistics
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.56%) Windows
2 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 11 (12.22%) Linux
4 8 (8.89%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.89%) Windows 8
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.44%) Android
5 4 (4.44%) UNIX
6 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.22%) AIX
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.67%) Performance Testing
2 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
4 14 (15.56%) Performance Engineering
5 12 (13.33%) SOA
6 11 (12.22%) Test Strategy
7 10 (11.11%) Test Management
8 9 (10.00%) Stress Testing
9 8 (8.89%) Database Tuning
9 8 (8.89%) OOP
9 8 (8.89%) OO
10 7 (7.78%) Software Architecture
11 6 (6.67%) Load Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Automated Testing
12 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (4.44%) Test Automation
13 4 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (4.44%) Automation Testing
13 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (4.44%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.78%) Java
2 25 (27.78%) SQL
3 19 (21.11%) C#
4 13 (14.44%) C
5 10 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.89%) PL/SQL
7 7 (7.78%) PHP
7 7 (7.78%) Python
8 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.56%) C++
9 5 (5.56%) Ruby
10 2 (2.22%) AWK
10 2 (2.22%) Perl
11 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (16.67%) ISEB
4 11 (12.22%) Degree
5 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.11%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.22%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 27 (30.00%) HP
2 22 (24.44%) Oracle
3 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (3.33%) Sun
6 2 (2.22%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.11%) Apple
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