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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 394 369 424
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +55
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 693 860 589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.88% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 554 685 468
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £42,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +9.67%

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
89822 97669 86864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.68% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 72985 79475 71416
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 May 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 May 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
(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 -15 632 £47,500 -5.00% 87
London -84 244 £50,000 -6.54% 37
South East +9 149 £50,000 +17.64% 23
South West +1 49 £32,000 -13.51% 5
City of London -21 47 £52,500 +5.00% 8
East of England +8 45 £45,000 -30.76% 8
Surrey -13 45 £60,000 +33.33% 5
North West +21 43 £41,500 +10.66% 5
Yorkshire -24 43 £34,250 -23.88% 3
West Midlands +8 34 £40,000 -25.58% 5
Berkshire +16 32 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Hampshire +19 28 £40,000 +18.51% 5
Birmingham +5 25 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Cheshire +28 24 £33,500 +3.07% 2
Scotland +23 24 £41,500 -12.63% 7
Reading +3 23 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Gloucestershire +8 22 £32,500 -14.47%
Cheltenham - 22 £32,500 -
East Sussex +15 21 £51,250 -21.15% 4
Cambridgeshire +20 19 £38,500 -23.00% 2
Bristol +2 19 £30,000 -11.76% 2
West Yorkshire -23 19 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Reigate +19 18 £61,250 +36.11% 1
Leeds -2 17 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Brighton +17 16 £52,500 -19.23% 4
Manchester +11 16 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Cambridge +32 15 £45,000 +34.32% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £44,250 -19.54%
West Sussex - 12 £60,000 -
Glasgow +16 11 £42,500 -22.72% 3

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 729 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (36.21%) QA
3 516 (35.86%) SQL
4 459 (31.90%) Finance
5 377 (26.20%) Java
6 353 (24.53%) Selenium
7 324 (22.52%) C#
8 303 (21.06%) Test Scripting
9 299 (20.78%) Test Strategy
10 290 (20.15%) Test Automation
11 264 (18.35%) LoadRunner
12 261 (18.14%) HP
13 255 (17.72%) ISEB
14 253 (17.58%) SQL Server
15 251 (17.44%) .NET
16 246 (17.10%) Microsoft
17 240 (16.68%) Automated Testing
18 231 (16.05%) ISTQB
19 227 (15.77%) HP Quality Center
20 213 (14.80%) Oracle
21 207 (14.38%) JMeter
22 205 (14.25%) TDD
23 200 (13.90%) JavaScript
24 196 (13.62%) Software Testing
25 188 (13.06%) Scrum
26 182 (12.65%) QuickTest Pro
26 182 (12.65%) User Acceptance Testing
26 182 (12.65%) BDD
27 171 (11.88%) Unit Testing
28 166 (11.54%) Windows

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 73 (5.07%) IIS
2 37 (2.57%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.57%) Apache
3 26 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.32%) JBoss
4 19 (1.32%) Node.js
5 17 (1.18%) Confluence
5 17 (1.18%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.90%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (0.56%) Drupal
8 7 (0.49%) Jetty
8 7 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
9 6 (0.42%) Lync
9 6 (0.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 4 (0.28%) nginx
10 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.28%) SAS
10 4 (0.28%) CMS
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 140 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.57%) MS Office
3 5 (0.35%) Mingle
4 4 (0.28%) FastStats
5 3 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.97%) Changepoint
2 8 (0.56%) Magento
2 8 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.069%) BASE24
9 1 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.53%) SaaS
3 20 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.14%) IaaS
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.14%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.069%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.41%) HTTP
2 29 (2.02%) Internet
3 24 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.39%) DNS
5 19 (1.32%) LAN
6 18 (1.25%) WAN
7 16 (1.11%) SAN
8 14 (0.97%) Firewall
9 13 (0.90%) VPN
10 11 (0.76%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.63%) NAS
12 8 (0.56%) VoIP
13 7 (0.49%) DHCP
13 7 (0.49%) SNMP
13 7 (0.49%) MPLS
13 7 (0.49%) Wireless
13 7 (0.49%) VPLS
14 6 (0.42%) ATM
14 6 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 64 (4.45%) Oracle Database
4 41 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (2.57%) MongoDB
7 31 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (2.15%) MySQL
8 26 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (1.39%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.39%) Big Data
11 19 (1.32%) RavenDB
11 19 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (1.04%) DB2
12 15 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (0.83%) Redis
15 10 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 353 (24.53%) Selenium
2 264 (18.35%) LoadRunner
3 207 (14.38%) JMeter
4 182 (12.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 159 (11.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 127 (8.83%) Cucumber
7 121 (8.41%) Visual Studio
8 119 (8.27%) WebDriver
9 118 (8.20%) JIRA
10 97 (6.74%) NUnit
11 79 (5.49%) JUnit
12 74 (5.14%) Jenkins
13 71 (4.93%) Git (software)
14 53 (3.68%) SoapUI
15 42 (2.92%) Rhino Mocks
16 38 (2.64%) Eclipse
17 37 (2.57%) Maven
18 36 (2.50%) Rational Performance Tester
18 36 (2.50%) SpecFlow
19 35 (2.43%) Subversion
General
1 459 (31.90%) Finance
2 132 (9.17%) Banking
3 81 (5.63%) Retail
4 53 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.85%) Marketing
6 39 (2.71%) Front Office
7 28 (1.95%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.53%) Back Office
8 22 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.04%) Legal
10 14 (0.97%) Advertising
10 14 (0.97%) Games
11 13 (0.90%) Publishing
12 8 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 346 (24.04%) Analyst
2 296 (20.57%) Test Analyst
3 237 (16.47%) Developer
4 236 (16.40%) Tester
5 172 (11.95%) Test Manager
6 113 (7.85%) Consultant
7 92 (6.39%) Test Engineer
7 92 (6.39%) Test Consultant
8 85 (5.91%) Test Leader
9 84 (5.84%) QA Engineer
10 61 (4.24%) Performance Manager
11 60 (4.17%) Performance Test Manager
12 58 (4.03%) Performance Analyst
13 55 (3.82%) QA Tester
14 54 (3.75%) Software Tester
15 48 (3.34%) Software Developer
15 48 (3.34%) Performance Test Analyst
16 46 (3.20%) Automation Tester
16 46 (3.20%) QA Analyst
17 45 (3.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (17.44%) .NET
2 161 (11.19%) Web Services
3 149 (10.35%) HTML
4 101 (7.02%) XML
5 92 (6.39%) ASP.NET
6 71 (4.93%) CSS
7 68 (4.73%) SOAP
8 53 (3.68%) WCF
9 40 (2.78%) Middleware
9 40 (2.78%) Gherkin
10 37 (2.57%) HTML5
10 37 (2.57%) Spring
11 34 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 33 (2.29%) Ajax
13 32 (2.22%) Hibernate
13 32 (2.22%) REST
14 31 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (2.08%) J2EE
16 28 (1.95%) WinForms
16 28 (1.95%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 153 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (7.16%) Computer Science
3 51 (3.54%) Mathematics
4 44 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 35 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 28 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (1.88%) Blog
9 25 (1.74%) Clustering
10 18 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.04%) Replication
12 14 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 14 (0.97%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.97%) User Experience
13 13 (0.90%) Statistics
13 13 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.83%) Derivative
14 12 (0.83%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.69%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 166 (11.54%) Windows
2 133 (9.24%) Linux
3 86 (5.98%) UNIX
4 33 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.60%) Android
6 14 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.83%) AIX
8 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 11 (0.76%) Solaris
10 10 (0.69%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.56%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.42%) zOS
14 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.21%) CentOS
15 2 (0.14%) VMS
16 1 (0.069%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (21.06%) Test Scripting
3 299 (20.78%) Test Strategy
4 290 (20.15%) Test Automation
5 240 (16.68%) Automated Testing
6 205 (14.25%) TDD
7 196 (13.62%) Software Testing
8 188 (13.06%) Scrum
9 182 (12.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 182 (12.65%) BDD
10 171 (11.88%) Unit Testing
11 163 (11.33%) Test Management
12 160 (11.12%) Integration Testing
12 160 (11.12%) Regression Testing
13 158 (10.98%) Manual Testing
14 150 (10.42%) Mentoring
15 146 (10.15%) SDLC
16 141 (9.80%) Software Engineering
17 138 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
18 136 (9.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 516 (35.86%) SQL
2 377 (26.20%) Java
3 324 (22.52%) C#
4 200 (13.90%) JavaScript
5 82 (5.70%) C++
6 71 (4.93%) Python
7 60 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 57 (3.96%) PHP
9 52 (3.61%) Ruby
10 51 (3.54%) Perl
11 42 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 42 (2.92%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.64%) C
13 33 (2.29%) VB
14 24 (1.67%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.46%) Groovy
16 14 (0.97%) Scala
17 13 (0.90%) VB6
18 11 (0.76%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.76%) AWK
Qualifications
1 255 (17.72%) ISEB
2 231 (16.05%) ISTQB
3 139 (9.66%) Degree
4 85 (5.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (4.24%) Security Cleared
6 29 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.69%) HND
8 10 (0.69%) CSQA
9 9 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.49%) PMP
11 6 (0.42%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.42%) OCPJP
12 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.35%) CCNP
12 5 (0.35%) CCDA
13 4 (0.28%) IBM Certification
14 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 521 (36.21%) QA
2 9 (0.63%) SLA
3 8 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.63%) Docker
3 7 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.42%) NFS
5 5 (0.35%) vSphere
6 4 (0.28%) Firmware
6 4 (0.28%) SRDF
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.069%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 227 (15.77%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.18%) Puppet
4 5 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.28%) Ansible
5 4 (0.28%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.28%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.21%) Nagios
6 3 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.21%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.21%) Salt
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.14%) Netcool
7 2 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.069%) nmon
8 1 (0.069%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.069%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.069%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 261 (18.14%) HP
2 246 (17.10%) Microsoft
3 213 (14.80%) Oracle
4 63 (4.38%) IBM
5 57 (3.96%) SAP
6 21 (1.46%) Siebel
6 21 (1.46%) VMware
7 19 (1.32%) TIBCO
8 18 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.11%) Google
9 16 (1.11%) Cisco
10 15 (1.04%) Tableau
11 14 (0.97%) Teradata
11 14 (0.97%) TOWER Software
11 14 (0.97%) EMC
11 14 (0.97%) Sybase
12 12 (0.83%) Citrix
12 12 (0.83%) Sun
13 11 (0.76%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.69%) Green Hat
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