The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 379 426 379
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -47
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 760 577 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.67% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 618 457 600
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93593 86753 92892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.19% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 74739 71234 78546
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK.

Performance Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Testing
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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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 +44 679 £47,500 - 92
London +33 309 £50,000 -9.09% 32
South East +36 131 £45,000 +11.80% 23
Surrey +49 68 £47,250 +5.00% 7
North West +30 68 £40,000 +14.28% 14
East of England 0 57 £42,500 -5.55% 4
City of London -29 41 £57,500 - 7
Scotland -7 32 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Reigate +4 29 £47,500 -5.00%
South West -28 28 £35,500 +2.89% 6
Yorkshire -79 27 £50,000 +40.84% 7
West Midlands +9 26 £52,500 -8.69% 3
Manchester +7 26 £47,750 +9.14% 9
Essex +17 23 £75,000 +47.05% 1
Cheshire +9 23 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Buckinghamshire - 21 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands -6 18 £50,000 +70.21% 1
Berkshire -3 17 £37,500 -37.50% 4
Reading +8 16 £37,500 -34.78% 4
Edinburgh -5 16 £45,000 +16.12% 1
South Wales +26 15 £30,500 +10.90% 5
Wales +20 15 £30,500 +10.90% 5
Cambridge +13 15 £35,000 -12.50%
Cambridgeshire +10 15 £35,000 -20.00%
North East +5 14 £36,500 -33.63% 1
North Yorkshire -8 14 £27,500 -12.00% 3
Tyne and Wear +2 13 £36,500 -33.63% 1
Hampshire -19 13 £40,750 -14.21% 2
West Yorkshire -76 13 £50,000 +38.88% 4
Bedfordshire -19 12 £50,000 +5.26%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Performance Testing also 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 that cited Performance Testing.

1 658 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (31.78%) QA
3 495 (31.21%) SQL
4 452 (28.50%) Finance
5 408 (25.73%) Java
6 357 (22.51%) Selenium
7 308 (19.42%) Test Scripting
8 305 (19.23%) LoadRunner
9 295 (18.60%) Test Automation
10 294 (18.54%) Test Strategy
11 288 (18.16%) .NET
12 272 (17.15%) Automated Testing
13 271 (17.09%) C#
14 266 (16.77%) Degree
15 254 (16.02%) ISEB
15 254 (16.02%) Scrum
16 250 (15.76%) HP
17 240 (15.13%) QuickTest Pro
18 237 (14.94%) HP Quality Center
19 236 (14.88%) Software Testing
20 234 (14.75%) Microsoft
21 220 (13.87%) SQL Server
22 219 (13.81%) Oracle
23 208 (13.11%) ISTQB
24 202 (12.74%) JMeter
25 193 (12.17%) Linux
26 188 (11.85%) Regression Testing
27 182 (11.48%) Windows
28 177 (11.16%) TDD
29 172 (10.84%) Visual Studio

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Performance Testing also 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 that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (2.21%) Confluence
2 32 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.95%) Apache
4 30 (1.89%) IIS
5 23 (1.45%) Jetty
5 23 (1.45%) Node.js
6 18 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.07%) CMS
7 17 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.69%) Moodle
10 9 (0.57%) nginx
10 9 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.50%) SAS
12 7 (0.44%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
13 6 (0.38%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.32%) CICS
14 5 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 95 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.45%) MS Office
3 11 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.25%) MS Project
5 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.19%) FastStats
7 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.38%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.25%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.19%) Magento
4 3 (0.19%) SAP ECC
4 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.13%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.063%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.063%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.063%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.77%) SaaS
2 14 (0.88%) GitHub
3 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.32%) Trello
7 4 (0.25%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.063%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 68 (4.29%) HTTP
3 39 (2.46%) Internet
4 37 (2.33%) WAN
5 36 (2.27%) LAN
6 21 (1.32%) Ethernet
7 19 (1.20%) DNS
8 18 (1.13%) SAN
8 18 (1.13%) Firewall
9 15 (0.95%) SSL
10 10 (0.63%) LDAP
10 10 (0.63%) SNMP
10 10 (0.63%) VPN
10 10 (0.63%) SSH
11 8 (0.50%) MVNO
12 7 (0.44%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.38%) NAS
14 5 (0.32%) FTP
14 5 (0.32%) BGP
15 4 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.49%) MySQL
3 74 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 70 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 53 (3.34%) Big Data
6 36 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.51%) MongoDB
9 24 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (1.13%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.88%) DB2
14 13 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.82%) Redis
14 13 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 357 (22.51%) Selenium
2 305 (19.23%) LoadRunner
3 240 (15.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 202 (12.74%) JMeter
5 172 (10.84%) Visual Studio
6 138 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 119 (7.50%) JIRA
8 108 (6.81%) Jenkins
9 98 (6.18%) Git (software)
10 92 (5.80%) NUnit
11 76 (4.79%) Cucumber
12 69 (4.35%) WebDriver
13 68 (4.29%) SoapUI
14 67 (4.22%) JUnit
15 65 (4.10%) Hudson
16 63 (3.97%) Maven
17 60 (3.78%) Subversion
18 50 (3.15%) Rhino Mocks
19 38 (2.40%) SpecFlow
20 31 (1.95%) SilkPerformer
General
1 452 (28.50%) Finance
2 136 (8.58%) Retail
3 82 (5.17%) Marketing
4 81 (5.11%) Banking
5 74 (4.67%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.40%) Back Office
7 24 (1.51%) Games
8 19 (1.20%) Electronics
9 16 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.01%) Advertising
10 15 (0.95%) Law
11 14 (0.88%) Legal
12 12 (0.76%) Avionics
12 12 (0.76%) Front Office
12 12 (0.76%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.50%) Publishing
14 7 (0.44%) Military
14 7 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 365 (23.01%) Analyst
2 305 (19.23%) Tester
3 290 (18.28%) Test Analyst
4 238 (15.01%) Developer
5 231 (14.56%) Test Manager
6 126 (7.94%) Test Engineer
7 103 (6.49%) Performance Tester
8 97 (6.12%) Java Developer
9 87 (5.49%) Consultant
10 78 (4.92%) QA Engineer
11 75 (4.73%) Performance Analyst
12 71 (4.48%) Senior Developer
13 70 (4.41%) Software Engineer
14 69 (4.35%) Test Leader
15 68 (4.29%) Performance Test Analyst
16 65 (4.10%) Performance Manager
17 64 (4.04%) Test Consultant
18 63 (3.97%) Performance Test Manager
19 62 (3.91%) Senior Tester
20 61 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (18.16%) .NET
2 156 (9.84%) HTML
3 126 (7.94%) CSS
4 109 (6.87%) Web Services
5 84 (5.30%) ASP.NET
6 78 (4.92%) HTML5
7 76 (4.79%) CSS3
8 66 (4.16%) XML
9 57 (3.59%) SOAP
10 56 (3.53%) Spring
11 49 (3.09%) jQuery
11 49 (3.09%) Ajax
12 48 (3.03%) Gherkin
13 47 (2.96%) .NET Framework
14 41 (2.59%) J2EE
15 40 (2.52%) REST
16 38 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (2.27%) WCF
17 36 (2.27%) RESTful
18 30 (1.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.77%) Computer Science
2 112 (7.06%) Open Source
3 108 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (4.04%) Mathematics
5 50 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 47 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 30 (1.89%) User Experience
8 29 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 17 (1.07%) Statistics
12 14 (0.88%) Replication
13 13 (0.82%) iPhone
14 11 (0.69%) Clustering
14 11 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.69%) DTV
15 9 (0.57%) E-Learning
15 9 (0.57%) VLE
15 9 (0.57%) Learning Management System
16 6 (0.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 193 (12.17%) Linux
2 182 (11.48%) Windows
3 119 (7.50%) UNIX
4 50 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 48 (3.03%) Android
6 25 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.07%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.01%) Solaris
9 14 (0.88%) CentOS
10 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.57%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.50%) AIX
13 7 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.25%) VMS
16 3 (0.19%) zOS
16 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (19.42%) Test Scripting
3 295 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 294 (18.54%) Test Strategy
5 272 (17.15%) Automated Testing
6 254 (16.02%) Scrum
7 236 (14.88%) Software Testing
8 188 (11.85%) Regression Testing
9 177 (11.16%) TDD
10 167 (10.53%) BDD
11 156 (9.84%) Unit Testing
12 153 (9.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 148 (9.33%) Manual Testing
14 139 (8.76%) User Stories
15 136 (8.58%) Integration Testing
16 128 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 126 (7.94%) Software Engineering
18 124 (7.82%) Test Management
19 121 (7.63%) E-Commerce
20 115 (7.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 495 (31.21%) SQL
2 408 (25.73%) Java
3 271 (17.09%) C#
4 161 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 127 (8.01%) Python
6 106 (6.68%) C++
7 90 (5.67%) Perl
8 69 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.22%) Ruby
10 47 (2.96%) PHP
11 41 (2.59%) T-SQL
12 40 (2.52%) VB
12 40 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 38 (2.40%) C
14 37 (2.33%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.39%) VBScript
16 21 (1.32%) Scala
17 17 (1.07%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.82%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 266 (16.77%) Degree
2 254 (16.02%) ISEB
3 208 (13.11%) ISTQB
4 105 (6.62%) Security Cleared
5 79 (4.98%) SC Cleared
6 75 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.69%) MCSE
11 10 (0.63%) MCSA
12 9 (0.57%) CISSP
12 9 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.44%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.38%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.32%) MBA
16 5 (0.32%) CCNP
16 5 (0.32%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 504 (31.78%) QA
2 20 (1.26%) SLA
3 8 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.063%) WCAG
7 1 (0.063%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.63%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.57%) Shibboleth
6 7 (0.44%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.32%) SRDF
7 5 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.25%) NFS
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.19%) KVM
9 3 (0.19%) vCloud
10 2 (0.13%) vSphere
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.063%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 237 (14.94%) HP Quality Center
2 47 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (2.40%) Puppet
4 23 (1.45%) Nagios
5 13 (0.82%) Ganglia
6 11 (0.69%) ZABBIX
6 11 (0.69%) Zenoss
7 10 (0.63%) Ansible
8 5 (0.32%) Netcool
8 5 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.32%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.32%) Salt
9 4 (0.25%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.19%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.19%) OSSEC
10 3 (0.19%) CA LISA
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.13%) CFEngine
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 250 (15.76%) HP
2 234 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 219 (13.81%) Oracle
4 66 (4.16%) SAP
5 37 (2.33%) Citrix
6 35 (2.21%) VMware
7 28 (1.77%) JBoss
8 27 (1.70%) IBM
9 20 (1.26%) Atlassian
10 18 (1.13%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.07%) Google
11 17 (1.07%) Cisco
11 17 (1.07%) Adobe
12 14 (0.88%) Perforce
13 13 (0.82%) EMC
13 13 (0.82%) CA
13 13 (0.82%) Fujitsu
14 12 (0.76%) SOASTA, Inc
14 12 (0.76%) Hitachi
14 12 (0.76%) TOWER Software
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ITF Solutions
Salary: £28500 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 8 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Unrivalled benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Moonpig.com
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
ao.com
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago