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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 376 430 363
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -67
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 720 581 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.56% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.68% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 561 398 630
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
87161 85486 88774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.66% 82.26% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 71806 68211 75331
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +49 677 £47,500 +5.55% 97
London +3 300 £55,000 - 56
South East +42 128 £45,000 +12.50% 13
City of London -15 64 £52,500 +5.00% 21
Yorkshire +30 62 £40,000 +23.07% 7
East of England +9 60 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Surrey +40 57 £50,000 +11.11% 6
South West -1 44 £35,000 +7.69% 4
North West -12 37 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Berkshire +24 36 £55,000 +37.50% 2
West Yorkshire +12 35 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Leeds +27 32 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Essex -3 26 £76,250 -12.85% 1
Reading +29 24 £45,750 +1.66% 1
Reigate +9 24 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Gloucestershire +13 23 £31,500 -17.10% 1
North Yorkshire +27 21 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Hampshire -9 20 £26,500 -33.75% 2
Scotland -5 19 £45,000 - 5
York - 19 £30,000 - 1
West Midlands -12 17 £43,750 +21.52% 4
Manchester -22 16 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Cheltenham - 16 £31,500 -
East Midlands +19 15 £40,000 +55.33% 1
Bristol +3 13 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cheshire -1 13 £27,500 -45.00%
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £42,500 +13.33%
Edinburgh +2 11 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Hertfordshire -5 10 £60,000 -27.27% 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 670 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (33.10%) QA
3 436 (30.32%) Finance
4 421 (29.28%) SQL
5 356 (24.76%) Java
6 306 (21.28%) Test Automation
7 304 (21.14%) Selenium
8 293 (20.38%) HP
9 275 (19.12%) Test Strategy
10 272 (18.92%) Test Scripting
11 268 (18.64%) HP Quality Center
12 257 (17.87%) LoadRunner
13 245 (17.04%) C#
14 242 (16.83%) ISEB
15 228 (15.86%) Software Testing
16 227 (15.79%) Microsoft
17 212 (14.74%) Scrum
18 210 (14.60%) QuickTest Pro
18 210 (14.60%) SQL Server
19 202 (14.05%) JavaScript
20 198 (13.77%) ISTQB
21 190 (13.21%) JMeter
22 188 (13.07%) Automated Testing
23 184 (12.80%) .NET
23 184 (12.80%) Degree
24 181 (12.59%) TDD
25 179 (12.45%) Regression Testing
26 174 (12.10%) BDD
27 168 (11.68%) Windows
28 164 (11.40%) Test Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 50 (3.48%) IIS
2 47 (3.27%) Apache
3 25 (1.74%) Node.js
4 24 (1.67%) Confluence
4 24 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.53%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.83%) nginx
7 11 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.63%) Lync
10 8 (0.56%) CMS
11 6 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (0.35%) JBoss
12 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.28%) SAS
14 3 (0.21%) NetWeaver
14 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 125 (8.69%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.16%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.070%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.97%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.56%) Changepoint
3 7 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.42%) Sophis RISQUE
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.28%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 3 (0.21%) SAP ECC
6 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.14%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.29%) SaaS
2 24 (1.67%) GitHub
3 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.35%) PaaS
6 5 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.070%) IaaS
9 1 (0.070%) Trello
9 1 (0.070%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.24%) HTTP
2 36 (2.50%) Internet
3 29 (2.02%) LAN
3 29 (2.02%) WAN
4 27 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.74%) DNS
6 22 (1.53%) SAN
7 19 (1.32%) Firewall
8 15 (1.04%) VPN
9 14 (0.97%) NAS
10 11 (0.76%) VPLS
10 11 (0.76%) VoIP
10 11 (0.76%) DHCP
11 10 (0.70%) BGP
12 9 (0.63%) EIGRP
12 9 (0.63%) MPLS
12 9 (0.63%) OSPF
12 9 (0.63%) Wireless
12 9 (0.63%) VRRP
12 9 (0.63%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.73%) Oracle Database
3 59 (4.10%) MySQL
4 56 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 37 (2.57%) Big Data
6 32 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (2.16%) MongoDB
7 31 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.04%) Redis
11 14 (0.97%) QlikView
12 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 304 (21.14%) Selenium
2 257 (17.87%) LoadRunner
3 210 (14.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 190 (13.21%) JMeter
5 143 (9.94%) JIRA
6 139 (9.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 120 (8.34%) Visual Studio
8 114 (7.93%) Cucumber
9 106 (7.37%) NUnit
10 90 (6.26%) WebDriver
11 89 (6.19%) Git (software)
12 80 (5.56%) JUnit
13 63 (4.38%) Jenkins
14 57 (3.96%) Rhino Mocks
15 43 (2.99%) SoapUI
16 40 (2.78%) Maven
17 39 (2.71%) Subversion
18 38 (2.64%) Hudson
18 38 (2.64%) Rational Performance Tester
19 32 (2.23%) eggPlant
General
1 436 (30.32%) Finance
2 112 (7.79%) Banking
3 104 (7.23%) Retail
4 77 (5.35%) Marketing
5 67 (4.66%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.46%) Back Office
6 21 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.18%) Advertising
8 15 (1.04%) Front Office
9 13 (0.90%) Games
10 12 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.56%) Publishing
13 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.42%) Electronics
14 6 (0.42%) Legal
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.21%) Automotive
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 358 (24.90%) Analyst
2 311 (21.63%) Test Analyst
3 257 (17.87%) Tester
4 220 (15.30%) Developer
5 182 (12.66%) Test Manager
6 105 (7.30%) Consultant
7 103 (7.16%) Test Engineer
8 92 (6.40%) Performance Tester
9 83 (5.77%) Test Leader
10 82 (5.70%) Test Consultant
11 81 (5.63%) Performance Analyst
12 67 (4.66%) Performance Test Analyst
13 62 (4.31%) .NET Developer
14 53 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
15 50 (3.48%) Software Tester
15 50 (3.48%) QA Engineer
16 47 (3.27%) Senior Test Analyst
17 45 (3.13%) Java Developer
18 44 (3.06%) Software Engineer
18 44 (3.06%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (12.80%) .NET
2 144 (10.01%) HTML
3 116 (8.07%) Web Services
4 88 (6.12%) XML
5 83 (5.77%) CSS
6 64 (4.45%) HTML5
7 53 (3.69%) ASP.NET
8 45 (3.13%) SOAP
9 43 (2.99%) .NET Framework
10 40 (2.78%) Ajax
11 39 (2.71%) REST
11 39 (2.71%) CSS3
12 32 (2.23%) Gherkin
12 32 (2.23%) Spring
13 31 (2.16%) RESTful
13 31 (2.16%) XSL
14 30 (2.09%) Middleware
15 27 (1.88%) Hibernate
15 27 (1.88%) XHTML
16 26 (1.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.08%) Computer Science
2 112 (7.79%) Open Source
3 98 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (5.01%) Mathematics
5 57 (3.96%) Mobile App
6 42 (2.92%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.95%) N-Tier
8 27 (1.88%) Statistics
9 26 (1.81%) Replication
9 26 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.67%) iPhone
11 20 (1.39%) Blog
12 19 (1.32%) User Experience
13 14 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
13 14 (0.97%) Video on Demand
14 12 (0.83%) iPad
15 11 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
15 11 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.76%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 168 (11.68%) Windows
2 155 (10.78%) Linux
3 93 (6.47%) UNIX
4 43 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 35 (2.43%) Android
6 23 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.90%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.83%) Solaris
12 10 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.56%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.35%) CentOS
17 4 (0.28%) AIX
18 3 (0.21%) VMS
19 1 (0.070%) zOS
19 1 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (21.28%) Test Automation
3 275 (19.12%) Test Strategy
4 272 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 228 (15.86%) Software Testing
6 212 (14.74%) Scrum
7 188 (13.07%) Automated Testing
8 181 (12.59%) TDD
9 179 (12.45%) Regression Testing
10 174 (12.10%) BDD
11 164 (11.40%) Test Management
12 155 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 154 (10.71%) Software Engineering
14 153 (10.64%) Mentoring
15 147 (10.22%) Unit Testing
16 146 (10.15%) Manual Testing
17 125 (8.69%) Integration Testing
18 121 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
19 111 (7.72%) User Stories
20 102 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (29.28%) SQL
2 356 (24.76%) Java
3 245 (17.04%) C#
4 202 (14.05%) JavaScript
5 104 (7.23%) Python
6 92 (6.40%) C++
7 90 (6.26%) Perl
8 56 (3.89%) PHP
9 45 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 39 (2.71%) Ruby
11 38 (2.64%) C
12 32 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.16%) PL/SQL
14 28 (1.95%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.74%) Scala
16 23 (1.60%) PowerShell
17 21 (1.46%) VB
18 11 (0.76%) VBA
18 11 (0.76%) Groovy
19 9 (0.63%) AWK
Qualifications
1 242 (16.83%) ISEB
2 198 (13.77%) ISTQB
3 184 (12.80%) Degree
4 84 (5.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 67 (4.66%) Security Cleared
6 43 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.97%) Sun Certification
9 11 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.63%) CCDA
11 9 (0.63%) CCNP
12 8 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.49%) PMP
13 7 (0.49%) HND
14 6 (0.42%) IBM Certification
15 4 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.28%) Brainbench
15 4 (0.28%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (33.10%) QA
2 15 (1.04%) SLA
3 14 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.97%) vSphere
3 9 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.42%) SRDF
4 6 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (0.42%) NFS
5 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.35%) Firmware
6 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.14%) KVM
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.070%) Docker
8 1 (0.070%) RHEV
8 1 (0.070%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 268 (18.64%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (2.92%) Puppet
3 36 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.18%) Nagios
5 11 (0.76%) Capistrano
6 9 (0.63%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.35%) Ansible
8 5 (0.35%) Salt
8 5 (0.35%) Ganglia
8 5 (0.35%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.35%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.28%) Pingdom
10 3 (0.21%) Opsview
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.21%) Netcool
10 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.14%) CA LISA
11 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 293 (20.38%) HP
2 227 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 136 (9.46%) Oracle
4 55 (3.82%) SAP
5 52 (3.62%) IBM
6 35 (2.43%) VMware
7 24 (1.67%) TOWER Software
7 24 (1.67%) Cisco
8 20 (1.39%) Google
9 18 (1.25%) Citrix
10 15 (1.04%) Siebel
10 15 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.04%) TIBCO
11 12 (0.83%) Fujitsu
11 12 (0.83%) EMC
11 12 (0.83%) SOASTA, Inc
12 10 (0.70%) Ab Initio
13 8 (0.56%) Brocade
13 8 (0.56%) Splunk
13 8 (0.56%) CA
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent plus Discretionary Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TRG
Salary: £70000 - £80000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum plus bens plus bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Networking People
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 48,000
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Broadmargins
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago