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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tester
Rank 823 835 827
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 71 45 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.042% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.044% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 59 20 72
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £32,500 £40,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,250 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014 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 August 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 -34 60 £45,000 +18.42% 1
South East -10 20 £48,000 +28.00% 1
London -11 20 £47,500 -11.21%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £39,750 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £39,750 -
North East - 14 £39,750 -
Scotland +1 8 £45,000 - 1
Surrey - 7 £48,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £45,000 - 1
City of London +16 4 £48,750 -11.36%
Berkshire +6 4 £60,000 -
Reading +1 4 £60,000 -
Hampshire -10 4 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Basingstoke - 4 £45,000 -
Glasgow -4 3 £45,000 -
North West -5 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Lancashire - 3 £37,500 -
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Preston - 3 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £40,000 -
Guildford - 2 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 2 £38,500 -
Northern Ireland -4 1 £60,000 +50.00%
West Yorkshire -33 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Leeds -37 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Yorkshire -44 1 £50,000 +42.85%
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 116 (79.45%) Performance Testing
2 113 (77.40%) LoadRunner
3 52 (35.62%) HP
4 48 (32.88%) Java
5 43 (29.45%) JMeter
6 34 (23.29%) Finance
7 33 (22.60%) Test Scripting
7 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
8 30 (20.55%) QuickTest Pro
9 29 (19.86%) SC Cleared
10 26 (17.81%) Load Testing
10 26 (17.81%) ISTQB
11 25 (17.12%) Degree
12 24 (16.44%) Selenium
12 24 (16.44%) ISEB
12 24 (16.44%) Windows
13 23 (15.75%) QA
14 21 (14.38%) SQL
15 18 (12.33%) Computer Science
16 16 (10.96%) C#
17 15 (10.27%) .NET
18 14 (9.59%) SOA
18 14 (9.59%) WebSphere
18 14 (9.59%) Test Automation
18 14 (9.59%) Open Source
19 13 (8.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (8.90%) Scrum
19 13 (8.90%) Oracle
19 13 (8.90%) SQL Server

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (9.59%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.11%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) SaaS
2 4 (2.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) HTTP
2 7 (4.79%) SSL
3 6 (4.11%) SAN
3 6 (4.11%) IMAP
3 6 (4.11%) SNMP
3 6 (4.11%) SMTP
3 6 (4.11%) NAS
4 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.37%) DNS
5 2 (1.37%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) MySQL
2 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 113 (77.40%) LoadRunner
2 43 (29.45%) JMeter
3 30 (20.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (16.44%) Selenium
5 12 (8.22%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (6.85%) NeoLoad
7 8 (5.48%) SilkPerformer
8 7 (4.79%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.11%) AQtime
9 6 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (4.11%) WebLOAD
10 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.42%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.42%) LoadUI
11 3 (2.05%) Robotium
11 3 (2.05%) Gradle
11 3 (2.05%) eggPlant
11 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.37%) JIRA
13 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (4.79%) Back Office
2 7 (4.79%) Banking
2 7 (4.79%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.05%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) .NET
2 9 (6.16%) Ajax
3 7 (4.79%) XML
4 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.11%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (4.11%) MAPI
4 6 (4.11%) WinForms
5 3 (2.05%) HTML
6 2 (1.37%) Web Services
6 2 (1.37%) JSP
7 1 (0.68%) Struts
7 1 (0.68%) J2EE
7 1 (0.68%) JMS
7 1 (0.68%) Spring
7 1 (0.68%) LAMP
7 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.59%) Open Source
3 6 (4.11%) NHS
3 6 (4.11%) DTV
3 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.68%) Statistics
4 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.44%) Windows
2 11 (7.53%) Linux
3 6 (4.11%) Android
3 6 (4.11%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.11%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (79.45%) Performance Testing
2 33 (22.60%) Test Scripting
3 26 (17.81%) Load Testing
4 14 (9.59%) Test Automation
4 14 (9.59%) SOA
5 13 (8.90%) Scrum
5 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.22%) Software Testing
7 11 (7.53%) Test Strategy
8 10 (6.85%) Benchmarking
9 8 (5.48%) DSDM
9 8 (5.48%) Performance Engineering
10 7 (4.79%) Regression Testing
10 7 (4.79%) Kanban
11 6 (4.11%) Agile Testing
11 6 (4.11%) MVC
11 6 (4.11%) OO
11 6 (4.11%) DevOps
12 5 (3.42%) Automation Testing
12 5 (3.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.88%) Java
2 21 (14.38%) SQL
3 16 (10.96%) C#
4 13 (8.90%) C++
5 10 (6.85%) C
5 10 (6.85%) Python
6 8 (5.48%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.05%) VB
9 2 (1.37%) Ruby
9 2 (1.37%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.86%) SC Cleared
3 26 (17.81%) ISTQB
4 25 (17.12%) Degree
5 24 (16.44%) ISEB
6 13 (8.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.11%) PureDisk
2 6 (4.11%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 52 (35.62%) HP
2 13 (8.90%) Oracle
3 7 (4.79%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.79%) VMware
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.37%) Siebel
5 2 (1.37%) Citrix
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
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