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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 852 833 834
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 40 63 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.056% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.059% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 37
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £55,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £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 March 2015 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 28 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 March 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 +5 40 £45,000 -7.69% 4
London +21 15 £54,000 +13.68% 1
South East -1 9 £41,750 -18.53%
Berkshire +7 7 - -
Reading +4 7 - -
East of England +13 4 £50,000 +25.00%
North West +11 4 £33,750 -
Yorkshire +2 3 £50,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Cambridge +13 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Leeds +7 2 £50,000 -
City of London +2 2 £42,500 -10.52%
West Yorkshire -3 2 £50,000 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £33,750 -
West Midlands - 2 £45,000 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £33,750 -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Surrey +4 1 £45,000 -12.19%
South Yorkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £44,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £38,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £38,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £38,000 -
South West - 1 £44,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £44,000 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 71 (65.74%) Performance Testing
2 68 (62.96%) LoadRunner
3 39 (36.11%) Windows
4 38 (35.19%) Java
5 34 (31.48%) JMeter
6 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (29.63%) HP
8 26 (24.07%) QA
9 23 (21.30%) Linux
10 22 (20.37%) ISEB
10 22 (20.37%) ISTQB
11 21 (19.44%) SQL
12 20 (18.52%) Test Scripting
13 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
13 17 (15.74%) Relational Database
14 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
14 16 (14.81%) C#
14 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (14.81%) UNIX
14 16 (14.81%) Degree
14 16 (14.81%) VMware
15 15 (13.89%) Windows XP
15 15 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
15 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
15 15 (13.89%) vSphere
16 14 (12.96%) Open Source
16 14 (12.96%) SOA
16 14 (12.96%) TDD
16 14 (12.96%) Finance

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (10.19%) IIS
2 10 (9.26%) Apache
3 9 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.48%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.70%) JBoss
6 4 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.78%) DNS
2 3 (2.78%) HTTP
3 2 (1.85%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) Relational Database
2 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.41%) Big Data
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.70%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 68 (62.96%) LoadRunner
2 34 (31.48%) JMeter
3 15 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (12.96%) JIRA
5 13 (12.04%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (9.26%) Selenium
7 9 (8.33%) JProfiler
8 8 (7.41%) Rational Performance Tester
9 7 (6.48%) TestDirector
9 7 (6.48%) NeoLoad
9 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
10 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
12 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
12 4 (3.70%) Subversion
13 3 (2.78%) JUnit
14 2 (1.85%) WinRunner
14 2 (1.85%) Introscope
14 2 (1.85%) TestNG
15 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Retail
3 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Automotive
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) HTML
2 11 (10.19%) Web Services
3 7 (6.48%) XSL
4 6 (5.56%) .NET
5 4 (3.70%) SOAP
6 3 (2.78%) J2EE
6 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.78%) WCF
6 3 (2.78%) WPF
6 3 (2.78%) WinForms
7 2 (1.85%) Velocity
8 1 (0.93%) Spring
8 1 (0.93%) Ajax
8 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.93%) JMS
8 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) JSP
8 1 (0.93%) Struts
8 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Open Source
2 13 (12.04%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.19%) Replication
4 7 (6.48%) IPTV
4 7 (6.48%) N-Tier
4 7 (6.48%) Blackberry
4 7 (6.48%) Video on Demand
4 7 (6.48%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.78%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.85%) Statistics
8 1 (0.93%) GIS
8 1 (0.93%) BBC
8 1 (0.93%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.11%) Windows
2 23 (21.30%) Linux
3 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (14.81%) UNIX
4 15 (13.89%) Windows XP
5 9 (8.33%) Android
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.41%) Apple iOS
6 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.85%) AIX
8 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (65.74%) Performance Testing
2 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 14 (12.96%) TDD
4 14 (12.96%) SOA
5 13 (12.04%) Test Strategy
6 12 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
6 12 (11.11%) OOP
6 12 (11.11%) OO
7 11 (10.19%) Automated Testing
8 10 (9.26%) Load Testing
8 10 (9.26%) Test Planning
9 9 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (8.33%) BDD
9 9 (8.33%) Stress Testing
10 8 (7.41%) Test Management
10 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
10 8 (7.41%) Database Tuning
10 8 (7.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.19%) Java
2 21 (19.44%) SQL
3 16 (14.81%) C#
4 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.19%) C
6 9 (8.33%) Python
7 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.48%) PHP
8 7 (6.48%) C++
9 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.85%) AWK
11 2 (1.85%) Ruby
11 2 (1.85%) Perl
12 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (20.37%) ISEB
1 22 (20.37%) ISTQB
2 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
3 16 (14.81%) Degree
4 7 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.07%) QA
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (13.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.48%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (3.70%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.70%) Puppet
4 2 (1.85%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 32 (29.63%) HP
2 16 (14.81%) VMware
3 12 (11.11%) Oracle
4 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.41%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (1.85%) Sun
6 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Siebel
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Apple
London
People Source
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago