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

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 199 197 185
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 23 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.28% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 17
Average salary £47,000 £48,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.58% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £34,350 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,750 £58,250 £55,200
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
4502 4212 3719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.74% 78.04% 75.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3775 3554 3149
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%

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 29 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 29 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
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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 -8 7 £51,250 -10.86%
Birmingham -10 5 £75,000 +25.00%
Warwickshire - 4 £37,500 -
Walsall - 4 £41,500 -
Staffordshire -6 2 £33,750 -15.62%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 19 (40.43%) Oracle
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Finance
3 16 (34.04%) QA
3 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (34.04%) Test Strategy
4 15 (31.91%) Selenium
4 15 (31.91%) Retail
4 15 (31.91%) Back Office
5 14 (29.79%) SQL
6 13 (27.66%) HP
7 11 (23.40%) Scrum
7 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
7 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
7 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
8 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Business Development
8 9 (19.15%) NeoLoad
8 9 (19.15%) SOASTA, Inc
9 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
10 7 (14.89%) BDD
10 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.89%) ATDD
11 6 (12.77%) Line Management
11 6 (12.77%) ISEB
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
12 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
12 5 (10.64%) C#
12 5 (10.64%) RDBMS

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) RDBMS
2 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Selenium
2 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
3 9 (19.15%) NeoLoad
4 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.38%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.13%) Ant
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.13%) Subversion
8 1 (2.13%) Maven
8 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 15 (31.91%) Back Office
2 15 (31.91%) Retail
3 4 (8.51%) Games
4 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Test Manager
2 12 (25.53%) Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Performance Test Manager
3 11 (23.40%) Performance Manager
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Test Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Software Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Systems Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
3 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) JSP
4 1 (2.13%) Mustache
4 1 (2.13%) Struts
4 1 (2.13%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) DOM
4 1 (2.13%) XSLT
4 1 (2.13%) JMS
4 1 (2.13%) JavaBeans
4 1 (2.13%) JAXB
4 1 (2.13%) SAX
4 1 (2.13%) JMX
4 1 (2.13%) Spring
4 1 (2.13%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) UNIX
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (34.04%) Test Strategy
3 11 (23.40%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) Business Development
4 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.89%) ATDD
6 7 (14.89%) BDD
6 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.77%) Line Management
8 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.64%) System Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.64%) Project Management
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) C++
3 3 (6.38%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) XPath
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
1 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) ISEB
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.04%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) HP
3 9 (19.15%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.51%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) JBoss