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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 369 402 362
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -40
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 749 654 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.61% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.74% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 572 485 606
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -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
88131 87877 85586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 82.35% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71785 69854 71243
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +28 701 £46,000 +2.22% 91
London +5 287 £55,000 +4.76% 41
South East +58 137 £50,000 +25.00% 18
Yorkshire +21 77 £40,000 -11.11% 9
City of London +1 70 £54,000 +8.00% 8
East of England +5 69 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Surrey +37 53 £57,500 -4.16% 4
South West -25 49 £35,500 +8.39% 2
North West -4 47 £30,000 -20.00% 8
Berkshire +23 45 £57,500 +43.75% 8
West Yorkshire -10 42 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Leeds +3 34 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Gloucestershire +17 32 £32,500 -14.47%
Essex +5 29 £76,250 +5.17% 1
Reading +22 28 £46,500 -2.10% 5
Hampshire -4 25 £26,500 -24.28%
Cheshire +13 23 £27,500 -26.66% 3
Scotland +7 21 £45,000 +0.55% 3
Reigate - 20 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands -36 18 £46,250 +28.47% 4
Cheltenham - 18 £31,000 -
North Yorkshire +28 17 £30,000 -7.69% 2
York +31 16 £30,000 -10.44% 2
Southampton -10 15 £26,500 -7.01%
Bristol +4 14 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Hertfordshire +2 14 £60,000 +71.42% 2
Manchester -10 14 £35,250 -6.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -13 14 £40,000 -20.00% 3
South Yorkshire +3 13 £44,500 +22.75% 1
Cambridge +5 12 £38,500 -23.00% 2

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 703 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (32.75%) QA
3 434 (30.50%) SQL
4 433 (30.43%) Finance
5 353 (24.81%) Java
6 318 (22.35%) Test Automation
7 300 (21.08%) Selenium
8 284 (19.96%) HP
9 274 (19.26%) Test Strategy
10 267 (18.76%) HP Quality Center
11 263 (18.48%) Test Scripting
12 253 (17.78%) LoadRunner
12 253 (17.78%) C#
13 246 (17.29%) ISEB
14 232 (16.30%) Microsoft
15 218 (15.32%) SQL Server
16 213 (14.97%) QuickTest Pro
16 213 (14.97%) JMeter
17 204 (14.34%) ISTQB
18 199 (13.98%) Software Testing
18 199 (13.98%) JavaScript
19 198 (13.91%) Scrum
20 197 (13.84%) TDD
21 185 (13.00%) .NET
22 182 (12.79%) BDD
23 167 (11.74%) Windows
23 167 (11.74%) User Acceptance Testing
24 166 (11.67%) Automated Testing
25 165 (11.60%) Degree
26 162 (11.38%) Test Management

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 53 (3.72%) IIS
2 48 (3.37%) Apache
3 27 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 27 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.83%) Node.js
5 23 (1.62%) Confluence
6 14 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.77%) JBoss
8 11 (0.77%) nginx
9 10 (0.70%) Lync
10 6 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
10 6 (0.42%) Drupal
10 6 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.35%) CMS
11 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.28%) SAS
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPEL
13 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 140 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.070%) MS Project
4 1 (0.070%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.56%) Changepoint
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.35%) Magento
6 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.28%) Sophis RISQUE
6 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.76%) SaaS
2 23 (1.62%) GitHub
3 20 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.28%) PaaS
6 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.070%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.30%) HTTP
2 29 (2.04%) Internet
3 27 (1.90%) LAN
4 26 (1.83%) WAN
5 25 (1.76%) SAN
6 21 (1.48%) DNS
6 21 (1.48%) Firewall
7 20 (1.41%) VPN
8 17 (1.19%) TCP/IP
8 17 (1.19%) NAS
9 13 (0.91%) VPLS
10 11 (0.77%) Wireless
10 11 (0.77%) DHCP
10 11 (0.77%) VoIP
10 11 (0.77%) MPLS
11 9 (0.63%) VRRP
11 9 (0.63%) OSPF
11 9 (0.63%) BGP
11 9 (0.63%) EIGRP
11 9 (0.63%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 67 (4.71%) Oracle Database
3 60 (4.22%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.44%) MySQL
5 37 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 36 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (2.25%) Big Data
8 29 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.97%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (1.26%) QlikView
10 18 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.05%) Redis
13 14 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.91%) RavenDB
15 12 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 300 (21.08%) Selenium
2 253 (17.78%) LoadRunner
3 213 (14.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 213 (14.97%) JMeter
4 144 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 129 (9.07%) JIRA
6 122 (8.57%) Cucumber
7 110 (7.73%) NUnit
8 109 (7.66%) Visual Studio
9 103 (7.24%) WebDriver
10 85 (5.97%) Git (software)
11 84 (5.90%) JUnit
12 60 (4.22%) Jenkins
13 52 (3.65%) Rhino Mocks
14 43 (3.02%) Rational Performance Tester
15 39 (2.74%) SoapUI
16 37 (2.60%) Maven
17 34 (2.39%) Subversion
18 33 (2.32%) Appium
18 33 (2.32%) eggPlant
General
1 433 (30.43%) Finance
2 123 (8.64%) Banking
3 97 (6.82%) Retail
4 60 (4.22%) Marketing
5 58 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.90%) Back Office
7 23 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.55%) Front Office
9 18 (1.26%) Advertising
10 15 (1.05%) Games
11 12 (0.84%) Legal
11 12 (0.84%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.56%) Publishing
14 7 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Automotive
15 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Law
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 353 (24.81%) Analyst
2 306 (21.50%) Test Analyst
3 263 (18.48%) Tester
4 224 (15.74%) Developer
5 175 (12.30%) Test Manager
6 107 (7.52%) Consultant
7 91 (6.39%) Test Engineer
8 86 (6.04%) Test Consultant
8 86 (6.04%) Test Leader
9 77 (5.41%) Performance Tester
10 76 (5.34%) Performance Analyst
11 62 (4.36%) Software Tester
11 62 (4.36%) Performance Test Analyst
12 53 (3.72%) .NET Developer
13 45 (3.16%) Performance Manager
14 44 (3.09%) Performance Test Manager
14 44 (3.09%) QA Tester
14 44 (3.09%) Architect
15 43 (3.02%) QA Engineer
16 41 (2.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (13.00%) .NET
2 125 (8.78%) HTML
3 108 (7.59%) Web Services
4 85 (5.97%) XML
5 66 (4.64%) CSS
6 61 (4.29%) ASP.NET
7 58 (4.08%) HTML5
8 40 (2.81%) SOAP
9 37 (2.60%) CSS3
10 34 (2.39%) Middleware
10 34 (2.39%) Ajax
10 34 (2.39%) Gherkin
11 33 (2.32%) .NET Framework
12 32 (2.25%) Spring
13 30 (2.11%) REST
14 29 (2.04%) Hibernate
15 27 (1.90%) XSL
15 27 (1.90%) WCF
15 27 (1.90%) RESTful
16 22 (1.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 138 (9.70%) Computer Science
2 114 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (7.94%) Open Source
4 71 (4.99%) Mathematics
5 52 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 50 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 30 (2.11%) Blog
7 30 (2.11%) N-Tier
8 28 (1.97%) Replication
9 22 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.55%) Statistics
10 20 (1.41%) User Experience
11 18 (1.26%) iPhone
12 15 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
13 12 (0.84%) iPad
13 12 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 12 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.77%) Clustering
14 11 (0.77%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 167 (11.74%) Windows
2 147 (10.33%) Linux
3 90 (6.32%) UNIX
4 45 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.25%) Android
6 22 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.91%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.84%) Solaris
12 10 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.63%) AIX
14 8 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.21%) CentOS
16 2 (0.14%) VMS
16 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (22.35%) Test Automation
3 274 (19.26%) Test Strategy
4 263 (18.48%) Test Scripting
5 199 (13.98%) Software Testing
6 198 (13.91%) Scrum
7 197 (13.84%) TDD
8 182 (12.79%) BDD
9 167 (11.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 166 (11.67%) Automated Testing
11 162 (11.38%) Test Management
12 160 (11.24%) Regression Testing
13 157 (11.03%) Software Engineering
14 155 (10.89%) Unit Testing
15 142 (9.98%) Mentoring
16 139 (9.77%) Integration Testing
17 136 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
17 136 (9.56%) Manual Testing
18 114 (8.01%) User Stories
19 104 (7.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 434 (30.50%) SQL
2 353 (24.81%) Java
3 253 (17.78%) C#
4 199 (13.98%) JavaScript
5 88 (6.18%) Python
6 85 (5.97%) C++
7 79 (5.55%) Perl
8 56 (3.94%) PHP
9 44 (3.09%) Ruby
10 40 (2.81%) Shell Script
11 35 (2.46%) C
12 33 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 28 (1.97%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.69%) Scala
16 23 (1.62%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.41%) VB
18 18 (1.26%) Groovy
19 12 (0.84%) AWK
20 10 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 246 (17.29%) ISEB
2 204 (14.34%) ISTQB
3 165 (11.60%) Degree
4 80 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 59 (4.15%) Security Cleared
6 36 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 32 (2.25%) VCP4
8 16 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (0.98%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.70%) HND
11 9 (0.63%) CCNP
11 9 (0.63%) CCDA
12 8 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.56%) PMP
12 8 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.56%) IBM Certification
13 4 (0.28%) CCDP
14 3 (0.21%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (32.75%) QA
2 17 (1.19%) SLA
3 14 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.070%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.98%) vSphere
3 10 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 9 (0.63%) NFS
5 8 (0.56%) SRDF
6 7 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.21%) Firmware
8 3 (0.21%) Docker
9 1 (0.070%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.070%) KVM
Systems Management
1 267 (18.76%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (2.18%) Puppet
3 29 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.77%) Capistrano
5 10 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
6 7 (0.49%) Nagios
7 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.28%) Ansible
8 4 (0.28%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.21%) Netcool
9 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.21%) Pingdom
9 3 (0.21%) Opsview
10 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.14%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.14%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.070%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 284 (19.96%) HP
2 232 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 159 (11.17%) Oracle
4 70 (4.92%) IBM
5 48 (3.37%) SAP
6 33 (2.32%) VMware
7 29 (2.04%) Cisco
8 25 (1.76%) Google
9 22 (1.55%) TOWER Software
10 19 (1.34%) Siebel
10 19 (1.34%) TIBCO
11 17 (1.19%) EMC
12 16 (1.12%) Citrix
13 14 (0.98%) Fujitsu
14 12 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.84%) Brocade
15 11 (0.77%) SOASTA, Inc
16 10 (0.70%) Hitachi
16 10 (0.70%) NetApp
16 10 (0.70%) Sun
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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