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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 887 861 837
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 28 71 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.061% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.064% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 22 63 29
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £59,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 16 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 30 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 27 £55,000 +15.78% 6
London +24 18 £55,000 +15.78% 4
City of London +36 4 £50,500 -3.80% 1
West Midlands +6 4 £55,000 +37.50%
South East -11 4 £45,000 -10.00%
Surrey +10 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Birmingham -1 3 £55,000 +37.50%
Scotland +5 1 - -
Hampshire +3 1 - -
Edinburgh -4 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
Croydon - 1 £43,000 -
Dunstable - 1 £45,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 46 (65.71%) LoadRunner
2 39 (55.71%) JMeter
3 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (41.43%) Performance Testing
5 25 (35.71%) Open Source
6 22 (31.43%) Java
7 21 (30.00%) ISTQB
8 20 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 20 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (27.14%) Oracle
9 19 (27.14%) HP
10 18 (25.71%) SQL
10 18 (25.71%) NeoLoad
11 17 (24.29%) SDLC
11 17 (24.29%) Finance
12 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
12 16 (22.86%) Selenium
12 16 (22.86%) JIRA
13 14 (20.00%) Windows
14 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (17.14%) C#
15 12 (17.14%) HP UFT
15 12 (17.14%) QA
16 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
16 11 (15.71%) Performance Engineering
17 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
18 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
18 9 (12.86%) SOAP
18 9 (12.86%) Web Services
19 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 7 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.14%) JBoss
4 4 (5.71%) Apache
5 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.86%) Drupal
6 2 (2.86%) IIS
6 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.86%) DNS
2 2 (2.86%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (65.71%) LoadRunner
2 39 (55.71%) JMeter
3 18 (25.71%) NeoLoad
4 16 (22.86%) JIRA
4 16 (22.86%) Selenium
5 12 (17.14%) HP UFT
6 8 (11.43%) JUnit
7 6 (8.57%) TestDirector
7 6 (8.57%) FitNesse
7 6 (8.57%) NUnit
7 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.71%) WinRunner
10 3 (4.29%) JProfiler
11 2 (2.86%) VisualVM
11 2 (2.86%) TestNG
12 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) SOAP
1 9 (12.86%) Web Services
2 6 (8.57%) Apache CXF
2 6 (8.57%) REST
3 3 (4.29%) Velocity
3 3 (4.29%) .NET
4 2 (2.86%) J2EE
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.86%) WinForms
4 2 (2.86%) JRockit
4 2 (2.86%) WCF
4 2 (2.86%) WPF
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) Middleware
5 1 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) User Experience
3 3 (4.29%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Handset
5 1 (1.43%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Linux
3 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) AIX
5 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Performance Testing
3 25 (35.71%) Open Source
4 20 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 17 (24.29%) SDLC
6 11 (15.71%) Performance Engineering
6 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
7 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.43%) BDD
9 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Test Management
9 6 (8.57%) Project Management
9 6 (8.57%) User Stories
10 5 (7.14%) Load Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.71%) Regression Testing
11 4 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
11 4 (5.71%) V-Model
11 4 (5.71%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) Java
2 18 (25.71%) SQL
3 12 (17.14%) C#
4 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.00%) PHP
6 6 (8.57%) C
6 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.14%) Ruby
8 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.71%) Python
9 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.86%) Perl
9 2 (2.86%) AWK
10 1 (1.43%) C++
10 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.00%) ISEB
5 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Oracle
1 19 (27.14%) HP
2 4 (5.71%) Sun
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) VMware
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
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