The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 374 426 399
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -27
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 794 573 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.53% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.67% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 665 436 538
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £29,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,125
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94009 85540 91016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.78% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75646 69804 77415
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 +44 733 £50,000 +11.11% 73
London +41 359 £52,500 -4.54% 30
South East +8 125 £47,500 +35.71% 12
Surrey +57 81 £50,000 - 4
East of England +17 81 £57,500 +27.77% 8
City of London +1 59 £57,500 +4.54% 6
North West +19 50 £46,000 +2.22% 5
Essex +32 38 £72,500 +38.09%
Reigate - 35 £47,500 - 2
South West -5 34 £38,000 -5.00% 9
Yorkshire -51 31 £46,000 +21.05% 3
West Yorkshire -60 29 £50,000 +29.87% 2
West Midlands +1 20 £56,250 +12.50% 3
Scotland -2 20 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Guildford +22 18 £55,000 +22.22%
Manchester +1 18 £56,000 +24.44%
East Midlands -2 18 £48,000 +47.69% 1
Wiltshire -6 16 £35,750 +4.37% 1
Wales +8 15 £30,500 +10.90% 1
Bedfordshire -7 15 £48,750 +11.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 14 £33,000 -18.01% 2
South Wales +3 13 £30,500 +10.90% 1
Cheshire -11 13 £30,000 -38.77% 1
Leeds -63 13 £44,000 +14.28%
Oxfordshire +13 12 £50,000 +31.57%
Cambridge +6 12 £33,000 -17.50% 2
Hertfordshire -23 12 £47,500 +5.55% 4
North East +4 11 £37,000 +34.54%
Hampshire -22 11 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Chelmsford - 11 £65,000 -

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 525 (31.91%) SQL
2 515 (31.31%) QA
3 433 (26.32%) Java
4 407 (24.74%) Selenium
5 401 (24.38%) Finance
6 361 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
7 348 (21.16%) LoadRunner
8 328 (19.94%) .NET
9 327 (19.88%) C#
10 306 (18.60%) Test Scripting
10 306 (18.60%) Test Automation
11 300 (18.24%) Degree
12 293 (17.81%) ISEB
13 289 (17.57%) Automated Testing
14 277 (16.84%) Test Strategy
15 275 (16.72%) Scrum
16 261 (15.87%) Oracle
17 250 (15.20%) QuickTest Pro
18 248 (15.08%) SQL Server
19 239 (14.53%) HP
20 222 (13.50%) ISTQB
21 221 (13.43%) Microsoft
22 217 (13.19%) Software Testing
23 209 (12.71%) JMeter
24 201 (12.22%) HP Quality Center
25 200 (12.16%) Linux
26 199 (12.10%) Unit Testing
27 190 (11.55%) TDD
28 182 (11.06%) Visual Studio
29 174 (10.58%) HTML

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (2.61%) Confluence
2 34 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.07%) IIS
3 32 (1.95%) Node.js
3 32 (1.95%) Jetty
4 31 (1.88%) Apache
5 26 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 18 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.97%) nginx
8 12 (0.73%) CMS
9 10 (0.61%) Moodle
10 9 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.49%) SAS
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.43%) Lync
13 6 (0.36%) ColdFusion
14 5 (0.30%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.30%) CICS
15 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 101 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.73%) MS Office
3 10 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.43%) MS Project
4 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.18%) FastStats
7 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.30%) Magento
1 5 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.061%) SmartPlant
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.061%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.061%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.061%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.061%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.09%) GitHub
2 17 (1.03%) SaaS
3 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.30%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.30%) Heroku
7 4 (0.24%) Trello
7 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.38%) TCP/IP
2 58 (3.53%) HTTP
3 46 (2.80%) LAN
3 46 (2.80%) Internet
4 45 (2.74%) WAN
5 22 (1.34%) Ethernet
6 20 (1.22%) Firewall
6 20 (1.22%) SAN
7 17 (1.03%) DNS
8 14 (0.85%) SSL
9 13 (0.79%) VPN
9 13 (0.79%) LDAP
10 10 (0.61%) SNMP
11 9 (0.55%) SSH
12 7 (0.43%) NAS
13 6 (0.36%) Wireless
13 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.30%) DHCP
14 5 (0.30%) FTP
15 4 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.62%) MySQL
4 63 (3.83%) Big Data
4 63 (3.83%) Oracle Database
5 38 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 36 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 33 (2.01%) MongoDB
8 32 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (1.40%) Redis
9 23 (1.40%) Hadoop
9 23 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 407 (24.74%) Selenium
2 348 (21.16%) LoadRunner
3 250 (15.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 209 (12.71%) JMeter
5 182 (11.06%) Visual Studio
6 147 (8.94%) Jenkins
7 117 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 117 (7.11%) Git (software)
8 93 (5.65%) Subversion
9 91 (5.53%) JIRA
9 91 (5.53%) Hudson
10 89 (5.41%) NUnit
11 88 (5.35%) Maven
12 81 (4.92%) WebDriver
13 76 (4.62%) SoapUI
14 61 (3.71%) Eclipse
15 60 (3.65%) JUnit
16 58 (3.53%) Ant
17 53 (3.22%) Cucumber
18 48 (2.92%) NetBeans
General
1 401 (24.38%) Finance
2 156 (9.48%) Retail
3 75 (4.56%) Banking
4 69 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 62 (3.77%) Marketing
6 50 (3.04%) Back Office
7 22 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.16%) Law
9 18 (1.09%) Legal
10 17 (1.03%) Advertising
10 17 (1.03%) Games
11 16 (0.97%) Publishing
12 14 (0.85%) Electronics
12 14 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.73%) Avionics
14 11 (0.67%) Front Office
15 10 (0.61%) Military
16 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 341 (20.73%) Analyst
2 327 (19.88%) Tester
3 279 (16.96%) Developer
4 260 (15.81%) Test Analyst
5 227 (13.80%) Test Manager
6 131 (7.96%) Test Engineer
7 124 (7.54%) Java Developer
8 113 (6.87%) Senior Developer
8 113 (6.87%) Performance Tester
9 90 (5.47%) Consultant
10 81 (4.92%) Test Leader
11 78 (4.74%) Software Engineer
12 70 (4.26%) QA Engineer
12 70 (4.26%) Performance Manager
13 66 (4.01%) Performance Test Manager
14 63 (3.83%) Test Consultant
15 62 (3.77%) Senior Tester
16 60 (3.65%) Automation Analyst
17 59 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
18 56 (3.40%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (19.94%) .NET
2 174 (10.58%) HTML
3 152 (9.24%) CSS
4 145 (8.81%) Web Services
5 118 (7.17%) ASP.NET
6 84 (5.11%) jQuery
7 83 (5.05%) CSS3
8 81 (4.92%) HTML5
9 78 (4.74%) Spring
10 74 (4.50%) .NET Framework
11 73 (4.44%) XML
12 62 (3.77%) WCF
13 56 (3.40%) SOAP
14 53 (3.22%) JSF
15 51 (3.10%) EJB
15 51 (3.10%) JPA
16 50 (3.04%) Ajax
17 49 (2.98%) Gherkin
18 45 (2.74%) Java EE
19 44 (2.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.42%) Computer Science
2 121 (7.36%) Open Source
3 56 (3.40%) Client/Server
4 51 (3.10%) Mathematics
5 37 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.09%) Clustering
9 14 (0.85%) Social Media
10 13 (0.79%) Statistics
11 11 (0.67%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.61%) Replication
12 10 (0.61%) E-Learning
13 9 (0.55%) Learning Management System
13 9 (0.55%) VLE
14 8 (0.49%) EFT
14 8 (0.49%) DTV
14 8 (0.49%) iPhone
15 7 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 200 (12.16%) Linux
2 159 (9.67%) Windows
3 132 (8.02%) UNIX
4 51 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 51 (3.10%) Android
5 26 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.03%) Solaris
8 14 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.79%) CentOS
9 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.79%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.36%) AIX
13 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (18.60%) Test Scripting
2 306 (18.60%) Test Automation
3 289 (17.57%) Automated Testing
4 277 (16.84%) Test Strategy
5 275 (16.72%) Scrum
6 217 (13.19%) Software Testing
7 199 (12.10%) Unit Testing
8 190 (11.55%) TDD
9 161 (9.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 158 (9.60%) BDD
11 149 (9.06%) E-Commerce
12 143 (8.69%) Integration Testing
13 140 (8.51%) Regression Testing
14 139 (8.45%) User Stories
15 124 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
15 124 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 119 (7.23%) Software Engineering
17 118 (7.17%) Automation Testing
18 114 (6.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 525 (31.91%) SQL
2 433 (26.32%) Java
3 327 (19.88%) C#
4 171 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 123 (7.48%) Python
6 101 (6.14%) C++
7 77 (4.68%) Perl
8 74 (4.50%) PL/SQL
9 59 (3.59%) Ruby
10 52 (3.16%) PHP
11 49 (2.98%) VB
12 42 (2.55%) C
13 41 (2.49%) T-SQL
14 37 (2.25%) Bash Shell
14 37 (2.25%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.76%) VBScript
16 20 (1.22%) Scala
17 17 (1.03%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.79%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 300 (18.24%) Degree
2 293 (17.81%) ISEB
3 222 (13.50%) ISTQB
4 130 (7.90%) Security Cleared
5 96 (5.84%) SC Cleared
6 79 (4.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.73%) MCSE
11 12 (0.73%) MCSA
12 11 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.55%) CISSP
14 8 (0.49%) CCNP
14 8 (0.49%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.30%) CSQA
16 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.30%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (31.31%) QA
2 19 (1.16%) SLA
3 15 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.30%) ISO 9002
5 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.061%) WCAG
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (0.55%) Shibboleth
4 9 (0.55%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.30%) vSphere
5 5 (0.30%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.24%) vCloud
6 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.24%) SRDF
6 4 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (0.18%) NFS
7 3 (0.18%) Samba
8 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.061%) KVM
8 1 (0.061%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 201 (12.22%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (2.67%) Puppet
4 19 (1.16%) Nagios
5 11 (0.67%) Ganglia
6 9 (0.55%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.49%) Capistrano
7 8 (0.49%) Zenoss
8 7 (0.43%) Netcool
8 7 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.36%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.36%) Ansible
10 5 (0.30%) Salt
11 4 (0.24%) logstash
12 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.18%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.12%) OpenView
13 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (0.12%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 261 (15.87%) Oracle
2 239 (14.53%) HP
3 221 (13.43%) Microsoft
4 59 (3.59%) SAP
5 52 (3.16%) Citrix
6 39 (2.37%) JBoss
7 37 (2.25%) IBM
8 35 (2.13%) VMware
9 31 (1.88%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.22%) Google
11 19 (1.16%) Cisco
12 16 (0.97%) Perforce
12 16 (0.97%) Adobe
13 15 (0.91%) Hitachi
13 15 (0.91%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.79%) EMC
15 12 (0.73%) SOASTA, Inc
15 12 (0.73%) Fujitsu
16 11 (0.67%) Siebel
17 10 (0.61%) CA
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + including benefits, 28 days hols
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Great Career Opportunity
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-60k+CA+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 38k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Teddington, Middlesex
Lewis Paige
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20k-25k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Londonderry, County Londonderry
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago