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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 376 417 397
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -20
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 762 579 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.68% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 638 437 541
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +24 687 £48,000 +6.66% 69
London +38 314 £50,000 -9.09% 28
South East +5 122 £45,000 +20.00% 12
East of England +1 72 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Surrey +52 71 £48,000 +6.66% 4
North West +28 65 £40,750 -4.11% 8
City of London -26 44 £55,000 -2.22% 11
South West -12 32 £35,000 -8.49% 5
Reigate - 31 £47,500 -
Scotland -4 30 £45,000 - 3
Essex +27 29 £75,000 +44.23% 1
Yorkshire -78 27 £50,000 +31.57% 6
Manchester +2 26 £50,750 +12.77% 7
West Midlands 0 23 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Cheshire +10 20 £30,000 -14.28%
Cambridgeshire +8 19 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -71 19 £50,000 +29.87% 3
Cambridge +8 17 £36,250 - 1
East Midlands -14 17 £50,000 +90.47%
Guildford +23 15 £55,000 +22.22%
Wales +15 14 £31,500 +14.54% 2
South Wales +15 14 £31,500 +14.54% 1
Tyne and Wear +11 14 £36,500 -33.63% 2
North East +7 14 £36,500 -33.63% 3
Edinburgh -4 14 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Bedfordshire -5 14 £50,000 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire - 14 £42,500 - 2
Hampshire -30 13 £39,500 +5.33% 4
Cardiff +3 11 £32,500 -
Berkshire -12 11 £37,500 -6.83% 2

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 522 (32.08%) SQL
2 518 (31.84%) QA
3 429 (26.37%) Java
4 426 (26.18%) Finance
5 381 (23.42%) Selenium
6 375 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
7 330 (20.28%) LoadRunner
8 314 (19.30%) .NET
9 309 (18.99%) Test Scripting
10 308 (18.93%) C#
11 292 (17.95%) Degree
12 291 (17.89%) Test Automation
13 289 (17.76%) Automated Testing
14 281 (17.27%) Test Strategy
15 271 (16.66%) ISEB
16 267 (16.41%) Scrum
17 247 (15.18%) HP
18 243 (14.94%) QuickTest Pro
19 240 (14.75%) SQL Server
20 239 (14.69%) Oracle
20 239 (14.69%) Software Testing
21 236 (14.51%) Microsoft
22 220 (13.52%) ISTQB
23 214 (13.15%) HP Quality Center
24 202 (12.42%) Linux
24 202 (12.42%) JMeter
25 184 (11.31%) Regression Testing
25 184 (11.31%) TDD
26 182 (11.19%) Visual Studio
27 173 (10.63%) JavaScript

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (2.46%) Confluence
2 35 (2.15%) IIS
3 32 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 31 (1.91%) Apache
5 30 (1.84%) Jetty
6 27 (1.66%) Node.js
7 22 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.29%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.92%) CMS
10 14 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.86%) nginx
11 11 (0.68%) Moodle
12 9 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.49%) SAS
14 7 (0.43%) ColdFusion
14 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.43%) Lync
15 6 (0.37%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.31%) CICS
Applications
1 99 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.86%) MS Office
3 11 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.31%) MS Project
6 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) FastStats
8 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.31%) Magento
2 5 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
4 3 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) SAP ECC
5 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.061%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.061%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.061%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.061%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.061%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.41%) SaaS
2 14 (0.86%) GitHub
3 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.31%) Trello
7 4 (0.25%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.18%) Route 53
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.12%) Heroku
9 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.061%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (4.67%) TCP/IP
2 68 (4.18%) HTTP
3 48 (2.95%) Internet
4 43 (2.64%) WAN
5 42 (2.58%) LAN
6 23 (1.41%) Firewall
7 21 (1.29%) Ethernet
7 21 (1.29%) DNS
8 20 (1.23%) SAN
9 15 (0.92%) SSL
10 13 (0.80%) LDAP
11 12 (0.74%) VPN
12 11 (0.68%) SNMP
13 9 (0.55%) SSH
14 7 (0.43%) NAS
14 7 (0.43%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.43%) DHCP
15 6 (0.37%) MVNO
16 5 (0.31%) BGP
17 4 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 83 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 80 (4.92%) MySQL
4 69 (4.24%) Oracle Database
5 60 (3.69%) Big Data
6 39 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (2.03%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 27 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (1.04%) Redis
13 17 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.80%) DB2
14 13 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 381 (23.42%) Selenium
2 330 (20.28%) LoadRunner
3 243 (14.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 202 (12.42%) JMeter
5 182 (11.19%) Visual Studio
6 132 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 123 (7.56%) Jenkins
8 114 (7.01%) JIRA
9 110 (6.76%) Git (software)
10 94 (5.78%) NUnit
11 79 (4.86%) WebDriver
11 79 (4.86%) Hudson
12 77 (4.73%) SoapUI
13 73 (4.49%) Subversion
14 72 (4.43%) Maven
15 63 (3.87%) JUnit
16 62 (3.81%) Cucumber
17 46 (2.83%) Rhino Mocks
18 40 (2.46%) Eclipse
19 38 (2.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 426 (26.18%) Finance
2 145 (8.91%) Retail
3 74 (4.55%) Marketing
4 73 (4.49%) Banking
5 72 (4.43%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.34%) Back Office
7 18 (1.11%) Electronics
7 18 (1.11%) Games
7 18 (1.11%) Law
7 18 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 16 (0.98%) Legal
9 15 (0.92%) Advertising
10 13 (0.80%) Publishing
11 12 (0.74%) Front Office
11 12 (0.74%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.74%) Avionics
12 10 (0.61%) Military
13 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 356 (21.88%) Analyst
2 322 (19.79%) Tester
3 276 (16.96%) Test Analyst
4 258 (15.86%) Developer
5 222 (13.64%) Test Manager
6 132 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 114 (7.01%) Performance Tester
8 107 (6.58%) Java Developer
9 91 (5.59%) Senior Developer
10 89 (5.47%) Consultant
11 80 (4.92%) QA Engineer
12 76 (4.67%) Software Engineer
13 73 (4.49%) Test Leader
14 68 (4.18%) Performance Manager
15 65 (4.00%) Test Consultant
16 64 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
16 64 (3.93%) Performance Analyst
16 64 (3.93%) Performance Test Manager
17 63 (3.87%) Senior Tester
18 58 (3.56%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (19.30%) .NET
2 172 (10.57%) HTML
3 142 (8.73%) CSS
4 131 (8.05%) Web Services
5 103 (6.33%) ASP.NET
6 80 (4.92%) CSS3
7 79 (4.86%) HTML5
8 68 (4.18%) XML
9 64 (3.93%) jQuery
10 63 (3.87%) .NET Framework
11 61 (3.75%) Spring
12 59 (3.63%) SOAP
13 50 (3.07%) Ajax
14 49 (3.01%) WCF
15 48 (2.95%) Gherkin
16 42 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (2.46%) J2EE
18 38 (2.34%) REST
19 35 (2.15%) RESTful
20 34 (2.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 158 (9.71%) Computer Science
2 120 (7.38%) Open Source
3 59 (3.63%) Mathematics
4 54 (3.32%) Client/Server
5 44 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 20 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 13 (0.80%) Clustering
8 13 (0.80%) N-Tier
9 12 (0.74%) Statistics
9 12 (0.74%) iPhone
10 11 (0.68%) DTV
11 10 (0.61%) Replication
12 9 (0.55%) E-Learning
12 9 (0.55%) VLE
12 9 (0.55%) Learning Management System
12 9 (0.55%) Social Media
13 6 (0.37%) Online Games
13 6 (0.37%) STB
Operating Systems
1 202 (12.42%) Linux
2 171 (10.51%) Windows
3 126 (7.74%) UNIX
4 53 (3.26%) Android
5 52 (3.20%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.98%) Solaris
9 14 (0.86%) CentOS
10 13 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.68%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.49%) AIX
12 8 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.25%) VMS
15 3 (0.18%) zOS
15 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (18.99%) Test Scripting
3 291 (17.89%) Test Automation
4 289 (17.76%) Automated Testing
5 281 (17.27%) Test Strategy
6 267 (16.41%) Scrum
7 239 (14.69%) Software Testing
8 184 (11.31%) TDD
8 184 (11.31%) Regression Testing
9 173 (10.63%) Unit Testing
10 162 (9.96%) BDD
11 151 (9.28%) User Stories
12 148 (9.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 137 (8.42%) Integration Testing
14 136 (8.36%) E-Commerce
15 128 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 124 (7.62%) Software Engineering
17 113 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
18 111 (6.82%) Test Management
19 107 (6.58%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 522 (32.08%) SQL
2 429 (26.37%) Java
3 308 (18.93%) C#
4 173 (10.63%) JavaScript
5 130 (7.99%) Python
6 103 (6.33%) C++
7 87 (5.35%) Perl
8 76 (4.67%) PL/SQL
9 55 (3.38%) Ruby
10 52 (3.20%) PHP
11 45 (2.77%) VB
11 45 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 43 (2.64%) T-SQL
13 39 (2.40%) Shell Script
14 38 (2.34%) C
15 26 (1.60%) VBScript
16 22 (1.35%) Scala
17 17 (1.04%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.68%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 292 (17.95%) Degree
2 271 (16.66%) ISEB
3 220 (13.52%) ISTQB
4 115 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 84 (5.16%) SC Cleared
6 72 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.74%) MCSE
11 11 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (0.61%) CISSP
12 10 (0.61%) MCSA
13 8 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.43%) Brainbench
15 6 (0.37%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.37%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.31%) CCNP
16 5 (0.31%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (31.84%) QA
2 20 (1.23%) SLA
3 9 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.061%) WCAG
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.61%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.55%) Shibboleth
6 7 (0.43%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.31%) vSphere
7 5 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.25%) SRDF
8 4 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.25%) vCloud
9 3 (0.18%) Samba
9 3 (0.18%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.12%) KVM
11 1 (0.061%) RHEV
11 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 214 (13.15%) HP Quality Center
2 56 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (2.70%) Puppet
4 24 (1.48%) Nagios
5 13 (0.80%) Ganglia
6 12 (0.74%) ZABBIX
7 11 (0.68%) Zenoss
8 7 (0.43%) Ansible
9 6 (0.37%) Salt
9 6 (0.37%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.37%) Netcool
9 6 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.31%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.25%) logstash
12 3 (0.18%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.18%) OSSEC
12 3 (0.18%) CA LISA
12 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 247 (15.18%) HP
2 239 (14.69%) Oracle
3 236 (14.51%) Microsoft
4 66 (4.06%) SAP
5 44 (2.70%) Citrix
6 37 (2.27%) JBoss
6 37 (2.27%) VMware
7 31 (1.91%) IBM
8 24 (1.48%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.11%) Cisco
9 18 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.98%) Perforce
10 16 (0.98%) Adobe
10 16 (0.98%) Google
11 14 (0.86%) Hitachi
12 13 (0.80%) CA
12 13 (0.80%) EMC
12 13 (0.80%) SOASTA, Inc
13 12 (0.74%) Fujitsu
14 11 (0.68%) TOWER Software
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum 5% cash/benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ITF Solutions
Salary: £28500 - £32500 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
MI5
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago