The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 200 200 180
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 21 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.24% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 18
Average salary £56,250 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £42,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £59,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4084 4253 3648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.80% 76.74% 74.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 3592 3136
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Performance Testing
England

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 July 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 July 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
Birmingham +6 8 £60,000 - 1
Coventry +10 7 £52,500 -2.32%
Staffordshire -9 3 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Walsall - 2 £41,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £22,500 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (45.65%) Oracle
1 21 (45.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (36.96%) Back Office
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
3 14 (30.43%) Retail
3 14 (30.43%) HP
4 13 (28.26%) Selenium
4 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
4 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
5 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 12 (26.09%) SQL
6 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.74%) Business Development
7 10 (21.74%) Scrum
7 10 (21.74%) LoadRunner
7 10 (21.74%) NeoLoad
7 10 (21.74%) SOASTA, Inc
8 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
8 9 (19.57%) QA
9 8 (17.39%) Windows
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 6 (13.04%) ISEB
11 6 (13.04%) C#
12 5 (10.87%) Java
12 5 (10.87%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.35%) DTS
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Selenium
2 10 (21.74%) LoadRunner
2 10 (21.74%) NeoLoad
3 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.17%) Ant
6 1 (2.17%) Maven
6 1 (2.17%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.17%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 17 (36.96%) Back Office
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Test Manager
2 11 (23.91%) Performance Test Manager
2 11 (23.91%) Performance Manager
3 10 (21.74%) Consultant
3 10 (21.74%) Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Tester
7 5 (10.87%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Test Consultant
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Software Consultant
8 4 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (6.52%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (6.52%) Systems Manager
10 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
1 5 (10.87%) Web Services
1 5 (10.87%) XML
2 4 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.17%) Mustache
4 1 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.17%) JAXB
4 1 (2.17%) SAX
4 1 (2.17%) JMS
4 1 (2.17%) JavaBeans
4 1 (2.17%) JMX
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%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Clustering
1 2 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Business Development
4 10 (21.74%) Scrum
5 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) TDD
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.70%) Test Management
7 4 (8.70%) ATDD
7 4 (8.70%) BDD
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) ISEB
3 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) MCSA
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) OCP
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Oracle
2 14 (30.43%) HP
3 10 (21.74%) SOASTA, Inc
4 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.35%) Mercator
6 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Boston Capel
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Posted: 19 days ago