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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 821 852 854
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 65 50 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.045% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.048% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 53 27 30
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -19.44%

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
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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 26 November 2014 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 26 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 26 November 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 +12 58 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East - 18 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 18 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £42,500 -
London -11 14 £62,500 +38.88% 2
South East -3 12 £43,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -28 8 £38,000 +16.92% 3
South Yorkshire - 8 £38,000 -
Sheffield - 8 £38,000 -
Scotland +1 6 £45,000 -14.28% 1
High Wycombe - 5 £40,750 -
City of London +34 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Berkshire +14 3 - -
Reading +7 3 - -
Milton Keynes +1 3 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh -5 3 £47,500 -9.52%
North West -10 3 - - 2
West Midlands -12 3 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £42,500 -
Birmingham -12 2 £50,000 -
Leatherhead - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 £38,500 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 102 (73.38%) Performance Testing
2 98 (70.50%) LoadRunner
3 51 (36.69%) Java
4 43 (30.94%) JMeter
4 43 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (26.62%) ISTQB
6 33 (23.74%) QuickTest Pro
7 31 (22.30%) HP
7 31 (22.30%) Test Scripting
8 26 (18.71%) Windows
9 24 (17.27%) ISEB
9 24 (17.27%) Load Testing
10 23 (16.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (15.83%) Facilita Forecast
11 22 (15.83%) QA
11 22 (15.83%) Linux
12 21 (15.11%) Degree
13 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
14 18 (12.95%) SQL
15 15 (10.79%) JavaScript
15 15 (10.79%) Computer Science
15 15 (10.79%) Finance
16 14 (10.07%) C++
17 13 (9.35%) UNIX
17 13 (9.35%) JIRA
17 13 (9.35%) Selenium
17 13 (9.35%) TDD
17 13 (9.35%) Test Planning
18 12 (8.63%) Test Automation
18 12 (8.63%) WebSphere

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 12 (8.63%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Trello
2 2 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) HTTP
2 5 (3.60%) SSL
3 4 (2.88%) SAN
3 4 (2.88%) IMAP
3 4 (2.88%) NAS
3 4 (2.88%) SNMP
3 4 (2.88%) SMTP
4 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.44%) DNS
5 2 (1.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) MySQL
2 8 (5.76%) Big Data
2 8 (5.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.44%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (70.50%) LoadRunner
2 43 (30.94%) JMeter
3 33 (23.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (15.83%) Facilita Forecast
5 13 (9.35%) JIRA
5 13 (9.35%) Selenium
6 9 (6.47%) NeoLoad
7 8 (5.76%) SilkPerformer
8 7 (5.04%) LoadUI
8 7 (5.04%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.32%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.32%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.60%) JProfiler
10 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.88%) WebLOAD
11 4 (2.88%) AQtime
11 4 (2.88%) Subversion
11 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.16%) eggPlant
13 1 (0.72%) Redmine
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Publishing
3 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.44%) Automotive
4 2 (1.44%) Banking
4 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.91%) HTML
2 8 (5.76%) .NET
3 7 (5.04%) JSP
3 7 (5.04%) XML
4 6 (4.32%) Struts
4 6 (4.32%) J2EE
4 6 (4.32%) JMS
4 6 (4.32%) Hibernate
4 6 (4.32%) Spring
4 6 (4.32%) Ajax
5 5 (3.60%) XSL
6 4 (2.88%) MAPI
7 1 (0.72%) LAMP
7 1 (0.72%) WinForms
7 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.72%) RESTful
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.79%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.47%) Open Source
3 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.32%) Statistics
5 5 (3.60%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.60%) Video on Demand
5 5 (3.60%) IPTV
5 5 (3.60%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.88%) User Experience
6 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.88%) Replication
7 3 (2.16%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) DTV
8 1 (0.72%) GIS
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) BBC
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.71%) Windows
2 22 (15.83%) Linux
3 13 (9.35%) UNIX
4 6 (4.32%) Android
4 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (73.38%) Performance Testing
2 43 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (22.30%) Test Scripting
4 24 (17.27%) Load Testing
5 13 (9.35%) TDD
5 13 (9.35%) Test Planning
6 12 (8.63%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.63%) SOA
7 11 (7.91%) Load Balancing
8 9 (6.47%) Software Testing
8 9 (6.47%) Benchmarking
8 9 (6.47%) DevOps
9 8 (5.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (5.04%) Scrum
10 7 (5.04%) Performance Management
10 7 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.04%) Test Strategy
10 7 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.32%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.69%) Java
2 18 (12.95%) SQL
3 15 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.07%) C++
5 12 (8.63%) C#
6 10 (7.19%) Python
7 9 (6.47%) C
8 4 (2.88%) PHP
9 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.16%) VB
10 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.44%) Ruby
11 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.72%) VBScript
11 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (26.62%) ISTQB
2 24 (17.27%) ISEB
3 23 (16.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (15.11%) Degree
5 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.83%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.32%) vSphere
3 4 (2.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.60%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (2.88%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.88%) PureDisk
3 4 (2.88%) Puppet
3 4 (2.88%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (22.30%) HP
2 11 (7.91%) VMware
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle
4 6 (4.32%) SOASTA, Inc
5 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.16%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) Siebel
7 1 (0.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix
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