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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 368 439 404
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -35
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 806 560 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.65% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 674 424 526
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 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94231 85648 91265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.41% 78.72% 77.39%
Number of salaries quoted 75933 70032 77735
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +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 25 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 25 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 +70 754 £50,000 +11.11% 73
London +57 364 £52,500 -4.54% 37
South East +14 132 £45,000 +45.16% 13
Surrey +62 85 £49,000 -2.00% 3
East of England +23 85 £57,500 +35.29% 4
City of London +8 62 £57,500 +4.54% 6
North West +19 47 £46,000 +2.22% 3
Essex +35 41 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Yorkshire -50 39 £43,250 +13.81% 3
West Yorkshire -41 36 £45,000 +14.64% 3
South West -3 34 £38,000 +7.04% 5
Reigate - 34 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands +5 22 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Guildford - 20 £55,000 -
Manchester -2 19 £58,000 +28.88%
Leeds -57 18 £40,000 +1.91% 1
Wiltshire +6 17 £35,750 +25.43% 1
East Midlands -1 17 £46,000 +41.53% 1
Scotland -12 16 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 15 £33,000 -18.51%
Bedfordshire -11 14 £50,000 +14.28% 1
Oxfordshire +11 13 £50,000 +75.43%
Wales +3 13 £29,500 +0.85% 4
Cambridge +1 13 £33,000 -18.01%
Hertfordshire -14 13 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Chelmsford - 13 £65,000 -
Cheshire +1 12 £30,000 -38.77%
Berkshire -5 12 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire -11 12 £40,000 +6.66% 1
North East +11 11 £37,000 +34.54% 1

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 536 (32.62%) SQL
2 514 (31.28%) QA
3 439 (26.72%) Java
4 414 (25.20%) Selenium
5 395 (24.04%) Finance
6 356 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
7 348 (21.18%) LoadRunner
8 333 (20.27%) .NET
9 330 (20.09%) C#
10 303 (18.44%) Test Automation
11 302 (18.38%) Test Scripting
12 300 (18.26%) Degree
13 297 (18.08%) ISEB
14 286 (17.41%) Automated Testing
15 273 (16.62%) Scrum
16 271 (16.49%) Test Strategy
17 268 (16.31%) Oracle
18 252 (15.34%) SQL Server
19 251 (15.28%) QuickTest Pro
20 241 (14.67%) HP
21 224 (13.63%) ISTQB
22 220 (13.39%) Software Testing
23 218 (13.27%) Microsoft
24 210 (12.78%) JMeter
25 204 (12.42%) HP Quality Center
26 203 (12.36%) Unit Testing
27 195 (11.87%) Linux
28 191 (11.63%) TDD
29 180 (10.96%) Visual Studio
30 176 (10.71%) HTML

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 42 (2.56%) Confluence
2 35 (2.13%) IIS
3 34 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 31 (1.89%) Apache
4 31 (1.89%) Jetty
4 31 (1.89%) Node.js
5 27 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.97%) nginx
9 12 (0.73%) CMS
10 11 (0.67%) Moodle
11 8 (0.49%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.49%) SAS
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.43%) Lync
13 6 (0.37%) ColdFusion
14 5 (0.30%) CICS
14 5 (0.30%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 104 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (0.73%) MS Office
3 9 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.37%) MS Project
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%) Oracle CRM
1 5 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
1 5 (0.30%) Magento
2 4 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.061%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.061%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.061%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.061%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.061%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.28%) GitHub
2 18 (1.10%) SaaS
3 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.30%) Heroku
6 5 (0.30%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.24%) Trello
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.18%) Route 53
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.14%) 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
7 19 (1.16%) SAN
8 15 (0.91%) DNS
9 13 (0.79%) VPN
9 13 (0.79%) LDAP
10 12 (0.73%) SSL
11 9 (0.55%) SSH
12 7 (0.43%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.43%) SNMP
12 7 (0.43%) NAS
13 6 (0.37%) Wireless
14 5 (0.30%) DHCP
15 4 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.24%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.63%) MySQL
4 62 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 61 (3.71%) Big Data
6 39 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (2.25%) NoSQL
9 32 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (1.95%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.40%) Redis
10 23 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.34%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.79%) DB2
16 13 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
16 13 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 414 (25.20%) Selenium
2 348 (21.18%) LoadRunner
3 251 (15.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 210 (12.78%) JMeter
5 180 (10.96%) Visual Studio
6 148 (9.01%) Jenkins
7 118 (7.18%) Git (software)
8 116 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 98 (5.96%) Subversion
10 93 (5.66%) Maven
10 93 (5.66%) Hudson
11 89 (5.42%) JIRA
12 87 (5.30%) NUnit
13 82 (4.99%) WebDriver
14 74 (4.50%) SoapUI
15 66 (4.02%) Eclipse
16 62 (3.77%) Ant
17 57 (3.47%) JUnit
18 53 (3.23%) Cucumber
19 51 (3.10%) NetBeans
General
1 395 (24.04%) Finance
2 160 (9.74%) Retail
3 75 (4.56%) Banking
4 69 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 62 (3.77%) Marketing
6 51 (3.10%) Back Office
7 23 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.16%) Law
9 18 (1.10%) Legal
9 18 (1.10%) Publishing
10 17 (1.03%) Games
10 17 (1.03%) Advertising
11 14 (0.85%) Electronics
12 13 (0.79%) 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%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 345 (21.00%) Analyst
2 326 (19.84%) Tester
3 280 (17.04%) Developer
4 262 (15.95%) Test Analyst
5 224 (13.63%) Test Manager
6 130 (7.91%) Test Engineer
7 128 (7.79%) Java Developer
8 116 (7.06%) Senior Developer
9 110 (6.70%) Performance Tester
10 89 (5.42%) Consultant
11 80 (4.87%) Software Engineer
11 80 (4.87%) Test Leader
12 70 (4.26%) Performance Manager
12 70 (4.26%) QA Engineer
13 66 (4.02%) Performance Test Manager
14 62 (3.77%) Automation Analyst
14 62 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
15 61 (3.71%) Test Consultant
15 61 (3.71%) Senior Tester
16 59 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (20.27%) .NET
2 176 (10.71%) HTML
3 154 (9.37%) Web Services
4 153 (9.31%) CSS
5 119 (7.24%) ASP.NET
6 89 (5.42%) jQuery
7 84 (5.11%) CSS3
8 82 (4.99%) HTML5
9 80 (4.87%) XML
10 79 (4.81%) Spring
11 76 (4.63%) .NET Framework
12 65 (3.96%) WCF
13 57 (3.47%) JSF
14 56 (3.41%) SOAP
15 54 (3.29%) EJB
15 54 (3.29%) JPA
16 51 (3.10%) Ajax
17 50 (3.04%) Gherkin
18 47 (2.86%) EJB 3.0
18 47 (2.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 154 (9.37%) Computer Science
2 123 (7.49%) Open Source
3 55 (3.35%) Client/Server
4 50 (3.04%) Mathematics
5 34 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 24 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.22%) Mainframe
9 17 (1.03%) Clustering
10 14 (0.85%) Statistics
10 14 (0.85%) Social Media
11 11 (0.67%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.61%) EFT
12 10 (0.61%) E-Learning
12 10 (0.61%) Replication
12 10 (0.61%) VLE
13 9 (0.55%) Learning Management System
14 8 (0.49%) DTV
15 7 (0.43%) NHS
15 7 (0.43%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 195 (11.87%) Linux
2 155 (9.43%) Windows
3 132 (8.03%) UNIX
4 53 (3.23%) Android
4 53 (3.23%) Apple iOS
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%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.79%) CentOS
10 12 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.37%) AIX
13 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.18%) VMS
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (18.44%) Test Automation
3 302 (18.38%) Test Scripting
4 286 (17.41%) Automated Testing
5 273 (16.62%) Scrum
6 271 (16.49%) Test Strategy
7 220 (13.39%) Software Testing
8 203 (12.36%) Unit Testing
9 191 (11.63%) TDD
10 164 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 155 (9.43%) BDD
12 152 (9.25%) E-Commerce
13 146 (8.89%) Integration Testing
14 139 (8.46%) Regression Testing
15 137 (8.34%) User Stories
16 124 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
17 122 (7.43%) OO
18 120 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 120 (7.30%) Software Engineering
18 120 (7.30%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 536 (32.62%) SQL
2 439 (26.72%) Java
3 330 (20.09%) C#
4 169 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 123 (7.49%) Python
6 99 (6.03%) C++
7 75 (4.56%) Perl
8 73 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 57 (3.47%) Ruby
10 52 (3.16%) PHP
11 51 (3.10%) VB
12 43 (2.62%) C
13 41 (2.50%) T-SQL
14 36 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 34 (2.07%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.83%) VBScript
17 19 (1.16%) Scala
18 17 (1.03%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.79%) PowerShell
20 11 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 300 (18.26%) Degree
2 297 (18.08%) ISEB
3 224 (13.63%) ISTQB
4 132 (8.03%) Security Cleared
5 98 (5.96%) SC Cleared
6 80 (4.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 47 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 25 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.67%) MCSE
11 11 (0.67%) MCSA
12 8 (0.49%) CISSP
12 8 (0.49%) CCNP
12 8 (0.49%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.30%) CSQA
13 5 (0.30%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (31.28%) QA
2 19 (1.16%) SLA
3 15 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.30%) ISO 9002
5 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (0.55%) Shibboleth
5 8 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.30%) vSphere
7 4 (0.24%) SRDF
7 4 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.24%) vCloud
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.18%) Samba
8 3 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.061%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.061%) KVM
Systems Management
1 204 (12.42%) HP Quality Center
2 59 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (2.50%) Puppet
4 16 (0.97%) Nagios
5 11 (0.67%) Ganglia
6 8 (0.49%) Zenoss
6 8 (0.49%) Capistrano
7 7 (0.43%) Netcool
7 7 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.37%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.37%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.37%) Ansible
9 4 (0.24%) logstash
10 3 (0.18%) Salt
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
10 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.18%) CFEngine
11 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 268 (16.31%) Oracle
2 241 (14.67%) HP
3 218 (13.27%) Microsoft
4 57 (3.47%) SAP
5 53 (3.23%) Citrix
6 40 (2.43%) IBM
7 38 (2.31%) JBoss
8 34 (2.07%) VMware
9 32 (1.95%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.22%) Google
11 19 (1.16%) Cisco
12 16 (0.97%) Perforce
13 15 (0.91%) Hitachi
13 15 (0.91%) Adobe
14 14 (0.85%) Siebel
14 14 (0.85%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.79%) EMC
15 13 (0.79%) Fujitsu
16 12 (0.73%) SOASTA, Inc
17 10 (0.61%) Sybase
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Towers Watson
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
East London
AB Recruit
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £44000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago