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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Testing
Rank 372 380 361
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 765 754 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.67% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.82% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 600 591 613
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 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 27 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
(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 +26 720 £47,500 +5.55% 81
London -19 270 £54,000 +8.00% 39
South East +61 156 £50,000 +21.95% 16
East of England +17 77 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire +8 74 £40,000 -11.11% 6
City of London -18 65 £52,500 +5.00% 11
North West +14 54 £32,500 -13.33% 5
South West -22 49 £35,500 +1.42% 3
Berkshire +36 46 £56,250 +21.62% 5
Surrey +22 45 £60,000 - 5
West Yorkshire -21 41 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Gloucestershire +24 33 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Leeds -3 33 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Reading +20 28 £45,750 -3.68% 3
Essex +3 28 £77,500 +3.33% 1
Hampshire +9 27 £26,500 -11.66% 1
Cheshire +26 26 £28,000 -13.84% 1
West Midlands -21 26 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Reigate - 21 £60,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 21 £31,500 -
Cambridgeshire +5 20 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Scotland +6 19 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Birmingham +4 19 £50,000 +2.56% 2
Manchester -3 18 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Cambridge +18 17 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Southampton -6 16 £26,500 -7.01%
East Sussex -6 16 £52,500 -19.23% 1
North Yorkshire +29 15 £27,500 -15.38% 2
York +32 14 £27,500 -17.91% 1
Hertfordshire +11 14 £62,500 +78.57%

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 713 (50.04%) Agile Software Development
2 490 (34.39%) SQL
3 489 (34.32%) QA
4 451 (31.65%) Finance
5 381 (26.74%) Java
6 307 (21.54%) Selenium
7 300 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 282 (19.79%) Test Strategy
9 272 (19.09%) Test Scripting
10 271 (19.02%) HP
11 270 (18.95%) LoadRunner
12 261 (18.32%) C#
13 249 (17.47%) ISEB
14 242 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
15 228 (16.00%) SQL Server
15 228 (16.00%) Microsoft
16 220 (15.44%) JMeter
17 219 (15.37%) ISTQB
18 210 (14.74%) JavaScript
19 201 (14.11%) QuickTest Pro
19 201 (14.11%) TDD
20 194 (13.61%) .NET
21 190 (13.33%) Software Testing
22 187 (13.12%) Scrum
23 185 (12.98%) Automated Testing
24 184 (12.91%) Oracle
25 179 (12.56%) BDD
26 169 (11.86%) Regression Testing
27 168 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
28 167 (11.72%) Windows

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 48 (3.37%) IIS
2 45 (3.16%) Apache
3 33 (2.32%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.89%) Node.js
5 24 (1.68%) Confluence
5 24 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.40%) JBoss
7 16 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.63%) Drupal
9 9 (0.63%) Lync
9 9 (0.63%) nginx
10 8 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
10 8 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.42%) Jetty
11 6 (0.42%) SAS
12 5 (0.35%) CMS
12 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 3 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 146 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.96%) MS Office
3 4 (0.28%) Mingle
4 2 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.56%) Changepoint
2 8 (0.56%) Magento
2 8 (0.56%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
7 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.070%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.40%) SaaS
3 16 (1.12%) GitHub
4 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.28%) PaaS
6 3 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
6 3 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.070%) IaaS
7 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.65%) HTTP
2 33 (2.32%) Internet
3 24 (1.68%) SAN
4 23 (1.61%) LAN
5 22 (1.54%) WAN
6 20 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.40%) DNS
6 20 (1.40%) Firewall
7 18 (1.26%) VPN
8 15 (1.05%) NAS
9 11 (0.77%) VPLS
9 11 (0.77%) VoIP
10 10 (0.70%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.70%) DHCP
10 10 (0.70%) Wireless
10 10 (0.70%) MPLS
11 8 (0.56%) OSPF
11 8 (0.56%) BGP
11 8 (0.56%) VRRP
11 8 (0.56%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.98%) Oracle Database
3 62 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.95%) MongoDB
5 39 (2.74%) MySQL
6 34 (2.39%) Big Data
7 33 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.75%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (1.12%) RavenDB
12 16 (1.12%) DB2
13 15 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (1.05%) Redis
14 12 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.84%) QlikView
15 11 (0.77%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 307 (21.54%) Selenium
2 270 (18.95%) LoadRunner
3 220 (15.44%) JMeter
4 201 (14.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 146 (10.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 125 (8.77%) JIRA
7 122 (8.56%) Cucumber
8 112 (7.86%) WebDriver
9 109 (7.65%) Visual Studio
10 107 (7.51%) NUnit
11 81 (5.68%) Git (software)
12 80 (5.61%) JUnit
13 59 (4.14%) Jenkins
14 51 (3.58%) Rhino Mocks
15 45 (3.16%) SoapUI
16 39 (2.74%) Rational Performance Tester
16 39 (2.74%) Maven
17 37 (2.60%) Subversion
18 32 (2.25%) Eclipse
19 31 (2.18%) Calabash
General
1 451 (31.65%) Finance
2 119 (8.35%) Banking
3 86 (6.04%) Retail
4 50 (3.51%) Marketing
5 42 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.68%) Back Office
8 23 (1.61%) Front Office
9 18 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.19%) Advertising
11 13 (0.91%) Legal
12 12 (0.84%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.63%) Publishing
13 9 (0.63%) Games
14 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.28%) Automotive
16 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.14%) Law
17 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 334 (23.44%) Analyst
2 283 (19.86%) Test Analyst
3 269 (18.88%) Tester
4 227 (15.93%) Developer
5 163 (11.44%) Test Manager
6 103 (7.23%) Consultant
7 98 (6.88%) Test Leader
8 87 (6.11%) Test Consultant
9 84 (5.89%) Test Engineer
10 71 (4.98%) Performance Tester
11 63 (4.42%) Software Tester
12 61 (4.28%) Performance Analyst
13 60 (4.21%) QA Engineer
14 51 (3.58%) Architect
15 49 (3.44%) Performance Test Leader
16 45 (3.16%) Automation Tester
16 45 (3.16%) Performance Test Analyst
16 45 (3.16%) .NET Developer
16 45 (3.16%) Performance Manager
17 44 (3.09%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (13.61%) .NET
2 146 (10.25%) HTML
3 128 (8.98%) Web Services
4 100 (7.02%) XML
5 71 (4.98%) CSS
6 65 (4.56%) ASP.NET
7 54 (3.79%) HTML5
8 51 (3.58%) SOAP
9 39 (2.74%) Ajax
10 38 (2.67%) Spring
10 38 (2.67%) Hibernate
11 37 (2.60%) CSS3
12 36 (2.53%) Middleware
13 35 (2.46%) Gherkin
14 33 (2.32%) J2EE
15 32 (2.25%) WCF
16 31 (2.18%) REST
17 27 (1.89%) .NET Framework
18 25 (1.75%) XSL
18 25 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 108 (7.58%) Open Source
4 70 (4.91%) Mathematics
5 46 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.18%) Blog
8 30 (2.11%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.68%) Replication
11 20 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.26%) User Experience
13 17 (1.19%) Clustering
13 17 (1.19%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.12%) iPhone
15 13 (0.91%) Statistics
16 12 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.84%) iPad
16 12 (0.84%) Visualisation
17 11 (0.77%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 167 (11.72%) Windows
2 145 (10.18%) Linux
3 91 (6.39%) UNIX
4 44 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.18%) Android
6 20 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.91%) AIX
9 13 (0.91%) Solaris
9 13 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.56%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.35%) zOS
13 3 (0.21%) CentOS
14 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.14%) VMS
15 1 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 713 (50.04%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 282 (19.79%) Test Strategy
4 272 (19.09%) Test Scripting
5 201 (14.11%) TDD
6 190 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 187 (13.12%) Scrum
8 185 (12.98%) Automated Testing
9 179 (12.56%) BDD
10 169 (11.86%) Regression Testing
11 168 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 161 (11.30%) Unit Testing
13 158 (11.09%) Software Engineering
14 153 (10.74%) Test Management
15 150 (10.53%) Manual Testing
16 143 (10.04%) Integration Testing
17 140 (9.82%) Mentoring
18 132 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
19 131 (9.19%) User Stories
20 99 (6.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 490 (34.39%) SQL
2 381 (26.74%) Java
3 261 (18.32%) C#
4 210 (14.74%) JavaScript
5 82 (5.75%) Python
6 80 (5.61%) C++
7 74 (5.19%) Perl
8 52 (3.65%) PHP
9 47 (3.30%) Ruby
10 43 (3.02%) PL/SQL
10 43 (3.02%) Shell Script
11 37 (2.60%) C
12 30 (2.11%) T-SQL
13 26 (1.82%) VB
14 25 (1.75%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.54%) Scala
16 21 (1.47%) Groovy
17 18 (1.26%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.05%) AWK
19 8 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 249 (17.47%) ISEB
2 219 (15.37%) ISTQB
3 158 (11.09%) Degree
4 72 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 30 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.84%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.70%) HND
11 8 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.56%) CCNP
11 8 (0.56%) CCDA
11 8 (0.56%) PMP
12 6 (0.42%) IBM Certification
12 6 (0.42%) CSQA
12 6 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.35%) OCPJP
14 3 (0.21%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 489 (34.32%) QA
2 17 (1.19%) SLA
3 15 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.98%) vSphere
3 9 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (0.56%) NFS
5 7 (0.49%) Docker
6 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.42%) SRDF
7 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.070%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 242 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (2.04%) Puppet
4 10 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
5 9 (0.63%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.42%) Nagios
7 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.28%) CA Wily
8 4 (0.28%) Netcool
8 4 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.21%) Pingdom
9 3 (0.21%) Opsview
10 2 (0.14%) Salt
10 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.070%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.070%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.070%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 271 (19.02%) HP
2 228 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 184 (12.91%) Oracle
4 72 (5.05%) IBM
5 47 (3.30%) SAP
6 30 (2.11%) VMware
7 24 (1.68%) TOWER Software
7 24 (1.68%) Cisco
8 21 (1.47%) Google
9 19 (1.33%) Siebel
9 19 (1.33%) TIBCO
10 18 (1.26%) EMC
11 17 (1.19%) Atlassian
12 15 (1.05%) Citrix
13 13 (0.91%) Sun
14 12 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.77%) SOASTA, Inc
15 11 (0.77%) Brocade
16 10 (0.70%) Fujitsu
16 10 (0.70%) Sybase
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Extensive Benefits Package and Car
Posted: Yesterday
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £86000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + 13.5% Pens, Hols, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £48,743 to £54,841 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Biovia
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus (10-15%), 7% pension, 25 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 5 days ago