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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tester
Rank 826 827 819
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 49 51 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.048% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.051% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 32
Average salary £45,000 £46,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £32,750 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,400 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -18.27%

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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
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 £27,500 £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 4 March 2015 within the UK.

Performance Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 27 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 4 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 +8 43 £45,000 -5.26% 2
London +15 17 £57,000 +20.00%
South East - 11 £60,000 -
Reading - 10 - -
Berkshire - 10 - -
Yorkshire -2 8 £45,000 -10.00%
Leeds 0 7 £45,000 -10.00%
West Yorkshire -8 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Scotland +5 6 £45,000 +0.55%
Edinburgh 0 4 £45,000 -
City of London +6 3 £45,000 -10.00%
North West -3 3 £33,750 - 1
Glasgow +11 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £33,750 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 £33,750 -
East Midlands +25 1 £44,000 +35.38%
South West -18 1 £44,000 +35.38%
South Yorkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Surrey - 1 £60,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £44,000 -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £38,000 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1

Performance Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 77 (66.96%) Performance Testing
2 73 (63.48%) LoadRunner
3 39 (33.91%) Java
4 36 (31.30%) Windows
5 31 (26.96%) HP
6 29 (25.22%) JMeter
7 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (22.61%) ISTQB
9 25 (21.74%) ISEB
10 24 (20.87%) QA
10 24 (20.87%) Test Scripting
11 22 (19.13%) QuickTest Pro
11 22 (19.13%) Linux
12 21 (18.26%) SQL
13 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
14 18 (15.65%) Facilita Forecast
15 17 (14.78%) Relational Database
15 17 (14.78%) Degree
16 16 (13.91%) UNIX
17 15 (13.04%) SOA
17 15 (13.04%) TDD
17 15 (13.04%) Finance
17 15 (13.04%) VMware
17 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (12.17%) JIRA
18 14 (12.17%) Windows XP
18 14 (12.17%) C#
18 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
18 14 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure

Performance Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 10 (8.70%) WebSphere
1 10 (8.70%) IIS
1 10 (8.70%) Apache
2 7 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.22%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.74%) JBoss
5 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.74%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.48%) HTTP
3 2 (1.74%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) DNS
3 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) Relational Database
2 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.96%) Big Data
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.61%) MySQL
5 2 (1.74%) DB2
5 2 (1.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 73 (63.48%) LoadRunner
2 29 (25.22%) JMeter
3 22 (19.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (15.65%) Facilita Forecast
5 14 (12.17%) JIRA
6 8 (6.96%) Rational Performance Tester
6 8 (6.96%) Selenium
6 8 (6.96%) NeoLoad
7 7 (6.09%) JProfiler
8 6 (5.22%) TestDirector
8 6 (5.22%) WebDriver
8 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.48%) Subversion
10 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.61%) JUnit
12 2 (1.74%) Introscope
12 2 (1.74%) LoadUI
12 2 (1.74%) TestNG
12 2 (1.74%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Banking
2 9 (7.83%) Retail
2 9 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.74%) Automotive
3 2 (1.74%) Marketing
3 2 (1.74%) Billing
4 1 (0.87%) Publishing
4 1 (0.87%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) HTML
2 10 (8.70%) Web Services
3 7 (6.09%) XSL
4 6 (5.22%) J2EE
5 5 (4.35%) .NET
6 4 (3.48%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.48%) Spring
6 4 (3.48%) JSP
6 4 (3.48%) Struts
6 4 (3.48%) XML
6 4 (3.48%) JMS
7 3 (2.61%) SOAP
8 2 (1.74%) WinForms
8 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.74%) WCF
8 2 (1.74%) WPF
9 1 (0.87%) RESTful
9 1 (0.87%) CSS
9 1 (0.87%) Ajax
9 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.43%) Open Source
3 10 (8.70%) Replication
4 7 (6.09%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (6.09%) Video on Demand
4 7 (6.09%) N-Tier
4 7 (6.09%) IPTV
4 7 (6.09%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.35%) Statistics
7 3 (2.61%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.87%) BBC
9 1 (0.87%) Handset
9 1 (0.87%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.30%) Windows
2 22 (19.13%) Linux
3 16 (13.91%) UNIX
4 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (12.17%) Windows XP
6 9 (7.83%) Android
7 8 (6.96%) Windows Vista
7 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.96%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.96%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.74%) AIX
9 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (66.96%) Performance Testing
2 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (20.87%) Test Scripting
4 15 (13.04%) SOA
4 15 (13.04%) TDD
5 14 (12.17%) Test Strategy
6 13 (11.30%) Load Testing
7 12 (10.43%) OOP
7 12 (10.43%) OO
8 11 (9.57%) Load Balancing
8 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
9 10 (8.70%) Test Planning
10 9 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (7.83%) Performance Engineering
10 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (7.83%) BDD
10 9 (7.83%) Stress Testing
11 8 (6.96%) Database Tuning
11 8 (6.96%) DevOps
12 7 (6.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.91%) Java
2 21 (18.26%) SQL
3 14 (12.17%) C#
4 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.70%) C
6 8 (6.96%) Python
7 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.09%) C++
8 5 (4.35%) PHP
9 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.74%) AWK
10 2 (1.74%) Ruby
10 2 (1.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (22.61%) ISTQB
2 25 (21.74%) ISEB
3 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
4 17 (14.78%) Degree
5 14 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.87%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (12.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (11.30%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.09%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (3.48%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.48%) Puppet
4 2 (1.74%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) HP
2 15 (13.04%) VMware
3 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.96%) Oracle
4 8 (6.96%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (2.61%) SAP
6 2 (1.74%) IBM
6 2 (1.74%) Sun
7 1 (0.87%) Apple
7 1 (0.87%) Citrix
7 1 (0.87%) Siebel
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