The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 185 193 176
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 23 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.22% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.28% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 17
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £36,100 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £60,000 £59,300
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Performance Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4119 4216 3578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.68% 77.37% 74.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3408 3572 3020
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Midlands region.

Performance Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Performance Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Coventry +6 8 £52,500 -8.69%
Birmingham +6 7 £60,000 - 1
Staffordshire -9 3 £35,000 -15.15%
Walsall - 3 £41,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 20 (43.48%) Oracle
1 20 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (36.96%) Back Office
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
3 15 (32.61%) Retail
4 14 (30.43%) Selenium
4 14 (30.43%) HP
5 13 (28.26%) QA
5 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) Test Strategy
6 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
6 12 (26.09%) SQL
7 10 (21.74%) Business Development
7 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.74%) Scrum
7 10 (21.74%) NeoLoad
7 10 (21.74%) SOASTA, Inc
8 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.04%) Windows
10 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.87%) BDD
11 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (6.52%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Selenium
2 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
3 10 (21.74%) NeoLoad
4 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.17%) NetBeans
7 1 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (2.17%) JIRA
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.17%) Ant
7 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (36.96%) Back Office
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 15 (32.61%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Test Manager
2 11 (23.91%) Performance Test Manager
2 11 (23.91%) Performance Manager
3 10 (21.74%) Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Consultant
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Tester
7 4 (8.70%) Software Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Software Tester
7 4 (8.70%) Test Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Systems Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
1 4 (8.70%) Web Services
1 4 (8.70%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
4 1 (2.17%) Struts
4 1 (2.17%) JSP
4 1 (2.17%) DOM
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) JMS
4 1 (2.17%) JavaBeans
4 1 (2.17%) JAXB
4 1 (2.17%) SAX
4 1 (2.17%) JMX
4 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.17%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (28.26%) Test Strategy
3 10 (21.74%) Business Development
3 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.74%) Scrum
4 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
5 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.87%) BDD
6 5 (10.87%) ATDD
7 4 (8.70%) Agile Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) System Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 4 (8.70%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) XPath
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) ISEB
3 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Oracle
2 14 (30.43%) HP
3 10 (21.74%) SOASTA, Inc
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45 - £60 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago