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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 389 376 361
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 726 832 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.84% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 579 661 597
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%

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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -19 675 £47,500 - 66
London -71 256 £51,500 -1.90% 33
South East +34 156 £52,500 +26.50% 14
Yorkshire +6 72 £39,000 -13.33% 3
East of England +21 61 £50,000 -13.04% 5
City of London -27 53 £50,000 - 8
North West +6 51 £33,000 -12.00% 5
Surrey +7 44 £60,000 +14.28% 4
South West -20 43 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Berkshire +29 40 £51,250 +13.88% 7
West Yorkshire -25 36 £40,000 -11.11%
Cheshire +30 29 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Leeds -14 29 £40,000 -11.11%
Reading +9 26 £46,500 -2.10% 5
Hampshire +9 26 £30,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 26 £35,000 -7.89%
West Midlands -13 23 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 22 £41,750 -16.50% 2
Reigate +29 21 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East Sussex 0 20 £52,500 -19.23%
Scotland +11 19 £42,000 -11.57% 4
Cambridge +20 18 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Birmingham +8 17 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Cheltenham - 17 £33,000 -
Brighton -1 16 £52,500 -19.23%
Southampton -3 16 £30,000 +5.26%
Manchester -8 15 £40,125 +7.00% 3
Bedfordshire +33 14 £86,000 +129.33% 1
North Yorkshire +32 14 £27,500 -15.38% 1
West Sussex +22 14 £60,000 +100.00%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 714 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (36.21%) QA
3 505 (35.71%) SQL
4 446 (31.54%) Finance
5 394 (27.86%) Java
6 320 (22.63%) Selenium
7 302 (21.36%) Test Scripting
8 299 (21.15%) Test Automation
9 292 (20.65%) Test Strategy
10 271 (19.17%) HP
11 270 (19.09%) LoadRunner
12 269 (19.02%) C#
13 254 (17.96%) ISEB
14 234 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
15 233 (16.48%) SQL Server
16 224 (15.84%) Microsoft
16 224 (15.84%) ISTQB
17 220 (15.56%) JMeter
18 215 (15.21%) JavaScript
19 210 (14.85%) .NET
20 206 (14.57%) Automated Testing
21 204 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
22 201 (14.21%) TDD
23 199 (14.07%) Software Testing
24 195 (13.79%) Scrum
25 187 (13.22%) Oracle
26 184 (13.01%) BDD
27 170 (12.02%) Windows
28 169 (11.95%) Regression Testing
28 169 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 49 (3.47%) IIS
2 42 (2.97%) Apache
3 33 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 28 (1.98%) Node.js
5 27 (1.91%) SharePoint
6 24 (1.70%) Confluence
7 21 (1.49%) JBoss
8 15 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.64%) Drupal
11 8 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.57%) Apache ServiceMix
12 7 (0.50%) Lync
12 7 (0.50%) nginx
12 7 (0.50%) Jetty
13 6 (0.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
14 5 (0.35%) SAS
14 5 (0.35%) CMS
15 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPEL
15 3 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 142 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.28%) Mingle
4 3 (0.21%) FastStats
4 3 (0.21%) MS Project
5 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.071%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (0.64%) Changepoint
2 8 (0.57%) Magento
3 7 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.071%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.49%) SaaS
4 13 (0.92%) GitHub
5 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
6 3 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.071%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.75%) HTTP
2 31 (2.19%) Internet
3 23 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.49%) SAN
5 18 (1.27%) DNS
5 18 (1.27%) LAN
6 17 (1.20%) WAN
7 15 (1.06%) Firewall
8 14 (0.99%) VPN
9 13 (0.92%) NAS
10 10 (0.71%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.64%) VoIP
12 8 (0.57%) DHCP
12 8 (0.57%) Wireless
12 8 (0.57%) MPLS
12 8 (0.57%) VPLS
13 6 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.42%) HSRP
13 6 (0.42%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 62 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.97%) MongoDB
5 36 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (2.48%) MySQL
7 30 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.77%) Big Data
10 22 (1.56%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (1.13%) DB2
13 16 (1.13%) RavenDB
14 15 (1.06%) Redis
15 14 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
17 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
18 10 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 320 (22.63%) Selenium
2 270 (19.09%) LoadRunner
3 220 (15.56%) JMeter
4 204 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 142 (10.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 128 (9.05%) Cucumber
7 124 (8.77%) JIRA
8 112 (7.92%) Visual Studio
9 111 (7.85%) WebDriver
10 97 (6.86%) NUnit
11 79 (5.59%) JUnit
11 79 (5.59%) Git (software)
12 64 (4.53%) Jenkins
13 51 (3.61%) SoapUI
14 45 (3.18%) Rhino Mocks
15 39 (2.76%) Maven
15 39 (2.76%) Rational Performance Tester
16 36 (2.55%) Eclipse
17 35 (2.48%) Subversion
18 31 (2.19%) Calabash
General
1 446 (31.54%) Finance
2 120 (8.49%) Banking
3 86 (6.08%) Retail
4 48 (3.39%) Marketing
5 43 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.91%) Front Office
7 27 (1.91%) Back Office
8 20 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.20%) Advertising
10 14 (0.99%) Legal
11 12 (0.85%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.71%) Games
13 9 (0.64%) Publishing
14 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) Automotive
15 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Billing
17 1 (0.071%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 334 (23.62%) Analyst
2 289 (20.44%) Test Analyst
3 263 (18.60%) Tester
4 223 (15.77%) Developer
5 171 (12.09%) Test Manager
6 104 (7.36%) Consultant
7 98 (6.93%) Test Leader
8 92 (6.51%) Test Consultant
9 83 (5.87%) Test Engineer
10 70 (4.95%) QA Engineer
11 61 (4.31%) Software Tester
12 59 (4.17%) Performance Tester
13 57 (4.03%) Performance Analyst
14 53 (3.75%) Performance Manager
15 52 (3.68%) Performance Test Manager
16 47 (3.32%) QA Tester
17 45 (3.18%) Architect
17 45 (3.18%) Performance Test Analyst
17 45 (3.18%) Performance Test Leader
18 44 (3.11%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (14.85%) .NET
2 149 (10.54%) HTML
3 146 (10.33%) Web Services
4 99 (7.00%) XML
5 76 (5.37%) ASP.NET
6 73 (5.16%) CSS
7 60 (4.24%) SOAP
8 47 (3.32%) HTML5
9 39 (2.76%) Ajax
9 39 (2.76%) Gherkin
10 37 (2.62%) Spring
10 37 (2.62%) Middleware
11 36 (2.55%) Hibernate
11 36 (2.55%) WCF
12 35 (2.48%) REST
13 32 (2.26%) CSS3
14 31 (2.19%) J2EE
15 28 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 24 (1.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 144 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 103 (7.28%) Open Source
4 60 (4.24%) Mathematics
5 51 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.19%) N-Tier
7 31 (2.19%) Blog
8 26 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.49%) Replication
9 21 (1.49%) Clustering
10 17 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.20%) User Experience
11 16 (1.13%) iPhone
11 16 (1.13%) Mainframe
12 12 (0.85%) Statistics
12 12 (0.85%) Visualisation
12 12 (0.85%) iPad
13 11 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 170 (12.02%) Windows
2 141 (9.97%) Linux
3 85 (6.01%) UNIX
4 43 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 30 (2.12%) Android
6 16 (1.13%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.92%) AIX
9 12 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.64%) Solaris
11 9 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.57%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.42%) zOS
14 4 (0.28%) CentOS
15 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.14%) VMS
16 1 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (21.36%) Test Scripting
3 299 (21.15%) Test Automation
4 292 (20.65%) Test Strategy
5 206 (14.57%) Automated Testing
6 201 (14.21%) TDD
7 199 (14.07%) Software Testing
8 195 (13.79%) Scrum
9 184 (13.01%) BDD
10 169 (11.95%) Regression Testing
10 169 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 160 (11.32%) Test Management
12 157 (11.10%) Unit Testing
12 157 (11.10%) Manual Testing
13 151 (10.68%) Software Engineering
14 142 (10.04%) Integration Testing
15 140 (9.90%) Mentoring
16 135 (9.55%) User Stories
16 135 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
17 106 (7.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 505 (35.71%) SQL
2 394 (27.86%) Java
3 269 (19.02%) C#
4 215 (15.21%) JavaScript
5 77 (5.45%) C++
5 77 (5.45%) Python
6 62 (4.38%) Perl
7 54 (3.82%) PHP
8 47 (3.32%) Ruby
9 41 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 41 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 39 (2.76%) C
11 35 (2.48%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.05%) VB
13 20 (1.41%) Groovy
14 19 (1.34%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.27%) Scala
16 13 (0.92%) PowerShell
17 12 (0.85%) AWK
18 8 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 254 (17.96%) ISEB
2 224 (15.84%) ISTQB
3 148 (10.47%) Degree
4 75 (5.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 54 (3.82%) Security Cleared
6 32 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.71%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.71%) HND
11 8 (0.57%) PMP
12 6 (0.42%) CSQA
12 6 (0.42%) OCPJP
12 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.42%) CCNP
12 6 (0.42%) CCDA
12 6 (0.42%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 512 (36.21%) QA
2 12 (0.85%) SLA
3 9 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.99%) vSphere
3 9 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (0.57%) Docker
4 8 (0.57%) NFS
5 7 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.42%) SRDF
7 3 (0.21%) Firmware
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.071%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 234 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.41%) Puppet
4 10 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (0.50%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.28%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.28%) Nagios
7 3 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.21%) Opsview
8 2 (0.14%) Ansible
8 2 (0.14%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.14%) Salt
8 2 (0.14%) Netcool
8 2 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.071%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.071%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 271 (19.17%) HP
2 224 (15.84%) Microsoft
3 187 (13.22%) Oracle
4 71 (5.02%) IBM
5 52 (3.68%) SAP
6 29 (2.05%) VMware
7 20 (1.41%) Siebel
8 19 (1.34%) Cisco
8 19 (1.34%) TIBCO
9 18 (1.27%) TOWER Software
9 18 (1.27%) Google
9 18 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.13%) EMC
11 13 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.92%) Sybase
11 13 (0.92%) Tableau
12 12 (0.85%) Teradata
12 12 (0.85%) Citrix
13 11 (0.78%) Sun
13 11 (0.78%) Brocade
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits etc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £86000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Hudson IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive benefits package TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Ealing, London
e-resourcing Limited
Salary: Bonus and benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Salary: benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago