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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 408 421 376
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -45
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 660 594 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.55% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.67% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 511 420 625
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +6 618 £50,000 +11.11% 49
London -41 265 £55,000 - 18
South East +34 123 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Surrey +46 70 £47,500 - 5
Yorkshire +8 61 £42,000 +29.23% 8
East of England -2 55 £60,000 +41.17% 4
City of London -5 54 £52,500 -16.00% 5
South West -3 37 £40,000 +23.07% 3
North West -7 37 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Reigate +3 34 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Berkshire +24 30 £50,000 +3.09% 2
Reading +26 25 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Hertfordshire +7 24 £60,000 -27.27%
Leeds -1 23 £45,000 +38.46% 2
West Yorkshire -4 23 £45,000 +38.46% 4
North Yorkshire +23 21 £37,500 +15.38% 3
York +28 20 £37,500 +41.50% 2
Scotland +5 19 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +30 16 £50,000 +53.84%
South Yorkshire - 16 £34,000 - 1
Sheffield - 16 £34,000 - 1
Manchester -15 15 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 14 £45,000 +20.00%
Swindon +11 13 £55,648 +35.83% 1
Edinburgh +6 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wiltshire -13 13 £55,648 +71.22% 1
Essex -17 13 £85,000 +132.87% 1
Gloucestershire -7 12 £40,000 +6.66%
Cheshire +2 11 £27,500 -47.61%
West Midlands -23 11 £42,500 +13.33% 2

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 623 (44.28%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (33.05%) QA
3 419 (29.78%) Finance
4 412 (29.28%) SQL
5 363 (25.80%) Java
6 291 (20.68%) Test Automation
7 286 (20.33%) Selenium
8 283 (20.11%) Test Scripting
9 269 (19.12%) Test Strategy
10 260 (18.48%) HP
11 255 (18.12%) HP Quality Center
12 241 (17.13%) LoadRunner
13 232 (16.49%) C#
14 221 (15.71%) Microsoft
15 216 (15.35%) Software Testing
16 215 (15.28%) Scrum
17 208 (14.78%) ISEB
18 194 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
19 193 (13.72%) JavaScript
19 193 (13.72%) Degree
20 190 (13.50%) Automated Testing
21 187 (13.29%) Regression Testing
21 187 (13.29%) JMeter
22 186 (13.22%) SQL Server
23 183 (13.01%) ISTQB
24 173 (12.30%) .NET
25 172 (12.22%) Windows
25 172 (12.22%) TDD
26 165 (11.73%) Linux
27 164 (11.66%) BDD

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (2.91%) Apache
2 40 (2.84%) IIS
3 27 (1.92%) Node.js
4 24 (1.71%) Confluence
4 24 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.07%) nginx
7 14 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.78%) Lync
9 10 (0.71%) JBoss
10 9 (0.64%) CMS
11 8 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.50%) ColdFusion
13 6 (0.43%) SAS
13 6 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.36%) Moodle
14 5 (0.36%) Jetty
14 5 (0.36%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.21%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 108 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.56%) MS Office
3 8 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.50%) Sophis RISQUE
2 7 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.28%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.21%) SAP ECC
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.14%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.14%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.06%) SaaS
2 24 (1.71%) GitHub
3 13 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.36%) PaaS
6 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.28%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 3 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.14%) Trello
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.071%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.40%) HTTP
2 41 (2.91%) Internet
3 34 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.13%) LAN
4 30 (2.13%) WAN
5 29 (2.06%) DNS
6 23 (1.63%) Firewall
7 21 (1.49%) SAN
8 16 (1.14%) VPN
9 13 (0.92%) NAS
10 12 (0.85%) DHCP
10 12 (0.85%) BGP
11 11 (0.78%) SSL
11 11 (0.78%) VPLS
12 10 (0.71%) VoIP
13 9 (0.64%) MPLS
13 9 (0.64%) OSPF
13 9 (0.64%) EIGRP
13 9 (0.64%) Wireless
13 9 (0.64%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.48%) MySQL
3 59 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 50 (3.55%) Relational Database
5 47 (3.34%) Big Data
6 29 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (1.63%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
11 13 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.85%) QlikView
12 12 (0.85%) Redis
13 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.57%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 286 (20.33%) Selenium
2 241 (17.13%) LoadRunner
3 194 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 187 (13.29%) JMeter
5 155 (11.02%) JIRA
6 130 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 128 (9.10%) Visual Studio
8 101 (7.18%) NUnit
9 97 (6.89%) Cucumber
10 86 (6.11%) Git (software)
10 86 (6.11%) WebDriver
11 70 (4.98%) Jenkins
12 67 (4.76%) JUnit
13 64 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
14 50 (3.55%) Maven
15 44 (3.13%) Hudson
16 42 (2.99%) SoapUI
17 41 (2.91%) Subversion
18 36 (2.56%) SpecFlow
19 34 (2.42%) eggPlant
General
1 419 (29.78%) Finance
2 103 (7.32%) Retail
3 85 (6.04%) Banking
4 80 (5.69%) Marketing
5 67 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.49%) Back Office
7 19 (1.35%) Advertising
8 14 (1.00%) Games
9 12 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.64%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.57%) Publishing
13 7 (0.50%) Front Office
13 7 (0.50%) Electronics
14 5 (0.36%) Legal
15 4 (0.28%) Automotive
15 4 (0.28%) Welsh Language
16 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 358 (25.44%) Analyst
2 306 (21.75%) Test Analyst
3 258 (18.34%) Tester
4 224 (15.92%) Developer
5 170 (12.08%) Test Manager
6 102 (7.25%) Test Engineer
7 101 (7.18%) Performance Tester
8 82 (5.83%) Consultant
9 81 (5.76%) Test Leader
10 79 (5.61%) Performance Analyst
11 69 (4.90%) Performance Test Analyst
12 60 (4.26%) Test Consultant
13 59 (4.19%) QA Engineer
14 57 (4.05%) Java Developer
15 55 (3.91%) .NET Developer
16 54 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
17 46 (3.27%) Senior Test Analyst
18 45 (3.20%) Performance Engineer
19 44 (3.13%) Software Tester
20 41 (2.91%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (12.30%) .NET
2 144 (10.23%) HTML
3 103 (7.32%) Web Services
4 95 (6.75%) CSS
5 74 (5.26%) HTML5
6 70 (4.98%) XML
7 48 (3.41%) REST
7 48 (3.41%) CSS3
8 43 (3.06%) SOAP
9 40 (2.84%) ASP.NET
9 40 (2.84%) Spring
9 40 (2.84%) .NET Framework
10 37 (2.63%) Gherkin
11 36 (2.56%) Ajax
12 35 (2.49%) RESTful
13 30 (2.13%) Hibernate
14 26 (1.85%) JSP
15 25 (1.78%) jQuery
16 24 (1.71%) J2EE
16 24 (1.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 142 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 97 (6.89%) Open Source
3 86 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (5.12%) Mathematics
5 53 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 33 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.99%) iPhone
8 26 (1.85%) Statistics
9 25 (1.78%) User Experience
10 24 (1.71%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.49%) Replication
12 20 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
13 14 (1.00%) Video on Demand
14 12 (0.85%) iPad
14 12 (0.85%) Blog
15 11 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
15 11 (0.78%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 172 (12.22%) Windows
2 165 (11.73%) Linux
3 104 (7.39%) UNIX
4 43 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.70%) Android
6 26 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.28%) Solaris
8 16 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.71%) CentOS
10 10 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.64%) AIX
11 9 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.28%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.21%) zOS
16 1 (0.071%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (44.28%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (20.68%) Test Automation
3 283 (20.11%) Test Scripting
4 269 (19.12%) Test Strategy
5 216 (15.35%) Software Testing
6 215 (15.28%) Scrum
7 190 (13.50%) Automated Testing
8 187 (13.29%) Regression Testing
9 172 (12.22%) TDD
10 164 (11.66%) BDD
11 151 (10.73%) Manual Testing
12 147 (10.45%) Software Engineering
13 143 (10.16%) Test Management
14 139 (9.88%) Unit Testing
15 132 (9.38%) Mentoring
16 130 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 126 (8.96%) Integration Testing
18 112 (7.96%) User Stories
19 106 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
20 99 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 412 (29.28%) SQL
2 363 (25.80%) Java
3 232 (16.49%) C#
4 193 (13.72%) JavaScript
5 108 (7.68%) Python
6 96 (6.82%) C++
7 93 (6.61%) Perl
8 53 (3.77%) PHP
9 46 (3.27%) Shell Script
10 41 (2.91%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.70%) C
12 36 (2.56%) Ruby
13 33 (2.35%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.99%) PowerShell
15 27 (1.92%) Scala
15 27 (1.92%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.00%) VBScript
16 14 (1.00%) VB
17 11 (0.78%) VBA
18 8 (0.57%) AWK
Qualifications
1 208 (14.78%) ISEB
2 193 (13.72%) Degree
3 183 (13.01%) ISTQB
4 74 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 73 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 52 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.92%) Sun Certification
10 12 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.64%) CCNP
11 9 (0.64%) CCDA
12 8 (0.57%) MCSE
12 8 (0.57%) MCSA
12 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.57%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.50%) Brainbench
14 5 (0.36%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (33.05%) QA
2 20 (1.42%) SLA
3 14 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.00%) vSphere
3 12 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.36%) SRDF
5 5 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (0.36%) NFS
5 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.28%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.21%) KVM
7 3 (0.21%) Firmware
7 3 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.14%) vCloud
9 1 (0.071%) Docker
9 1 (0.071%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 255 (18.12%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (3.20%) Puppet
3 41 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.35%) Nagios
5 12 (0.85%) ZABBIX
6 11 (0.78%) Capistrano
7 7 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.43%) Salt
9 5 (0.36%) Ansible
9 5 (0.36%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.36%) CA Wily
9 5 (0.36%) Ganglia
9 5 (0.36%) Zenoss
10 4 (0.28%) Pingdom
11 3 (0.21%) Opsview
11 3 (0.21%) CA LISA
11 3 (0.21%) Netcool
11 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.21%) OSSEC
11 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 260 (18.48%) HP
2 221 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 136 (9.67%) Oracle
4 48 (3.41%) VMware
5 47 (3.34%) SAP
6 31 (2.20%) IBM
7 26 (1.85%) Cisco
8 24 (1.71%) TOWER Software
9 23 (1.63%) Citrix
10 20 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.28%) Google
12 13 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
13 12 (0.85%) EMC
14 11 (0.78%) Siebel
14 11 (0.78%) Fujitsu
15 10 (0.71%) Ab Initio
15 10 (0.71%) CA
16 9 (0.64%) New Relic
17 8 (0.57%) Splunk
17 8 (0.57%) NetApp
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: DOE plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Corporate Project Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension (or cash), bonus, £5k benefi
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Roc Search
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Sporting Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum +12.5% annual bonus, 10% DB pension,
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago