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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 198 189 187
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 26 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.19% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.24% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 19
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £58,750 £57,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
4418 4197 3671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.37% 78.32% 75.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3688 3555 3118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -4 9 £52,500 -8.69%
Birmingham +5 6 £67,500 +12.50% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £37,500 -
Walsall - 4 £41,500 -
Staffordshire -9 2 £33,750 -15.62%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Oracle
3 17 (34.69%) Finance
3 17 (34.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (32.65%) QA
4 16 (32.65%) Test Strategy
5 15 (30.61%) Selenium
5 15 (30.61%) Retail
5 15 (30.61%) Back Office
6 14 (28.57%) SQL
7 13 (26.53%) HP
8 12 (24.49%) Scrum
9 11 (22.45%) LoadRunner
9 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
9 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
10 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
10 9 (18.37%) Business Development
10 9 (18.37%) NeoLoad
10 9 (18.37%) SOASTA, Inc
11 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
12 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 7 (14.29%) BDD
12 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 7 (14.29%) ATDD
13 6 (12.24%) Line Management
13 6 (12.24%) ISEB
14 5 (10.20%) Project Management
14 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
14 5 (10.20%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) RDBMS
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Selenium
2 11 (22.45%) LoadRunner
3 9 (18.37%) NeoLoad
4 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.04%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.04%) Ant
8 1 (2.04%) Subversion
8 1 (2.04%) Maven
8 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 15 (30.61%) Retail
2 15 (30.61%) Back Office
3 4 (8.16%) Games
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.12%) Automotive
4 3 (6.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Test Manager
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Performance Manager
3 11 (22.45%) Performance Test Manager
4 9 (18.37%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Test Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Software Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Systems Manager
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) SOAP
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.04%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.04%) Mustache
4 1 (2.04%) JavaBeans
4 1 (2.04%) JAXB
4 1 (2.04%) SAX
4 1 (2.04%) JMX
4 1 (2.04%) JMS
4 1 (2.04%) DOM
4 1 (2.04%) XSLT
4 1 (2.04%) Struts
4 1 (2.04%) J2EE
4 1 (2.04%) JSP
4 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) UNIX
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (32.65%) Test Strategy
4 12 (24.49%) Scrum
5 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Business Development
6 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.29%) BDD
7 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.29%) ATDD
8 6 (12.24%) Line Management
9 5 (10.20%) Project Management
9 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.20%) System Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.16%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Oracle
2 13 (26.53%) HP
3 9 (18.37%) SOASTA, Inc
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.16%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.04%) JBoss
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Salary: £65,000 per annum Plus Bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago