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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Testing
Rank 208 194 207
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 21 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 18
Median salary £34,715 £31,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.98% -34.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,425 £28,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £52,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+0.58% -
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
5095 4650 4719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.13% 86.80% 84.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4003 3860 3968
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -21 13 £34,715 +15.71% 1
Coventry -5 3 £37,500 -21.05%
Solihull +11 2 £34,250 +10.48%
Worcestershire - 2 £31,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 37 (62.71%) QA
2 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.29%) Automated Testing
3 22 (37.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 20 (33.90%) Regression Testing
4 20 (33.90%) Selenium
5 19 (32.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (30.51%) Test Planning
7 16 (27.12%) HTML
7 16 (27.12%) SQL
7 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
7 16 (27.12%) SDLC
8 15 (25.42%) Functional Testing
8 15 (25.42%) C#
9 14 (23.73%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
10 13 (22.03%) Test Automation
10 13 (22.03%) Integration Testing
10 13 (22.03%) Finance
11 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
11 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
11 12 (20.34%) Manual Testing
11 12 (20.34%) Unit Testing
11 12 (20.34%) JIRA
11 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
11 12 (20.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
12 11 (18.64%) Retail
12 11 (18.64%) Scrum

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) HTTPS
1 3 (5.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) MS Access
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) Selenium
2 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
3 12 (20.34%) JIRA
4 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.86%) LoadRunner
4 7 (11.86%) QADirector
4 7 (11.86%) TestPartner
5 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
6 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.08%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.08%) Mercurial
7 3 (5.08%) Zephyr
8 2 (3.39%) JMeter
8 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.69%) Mocha
9 1 (1.69%) SilkTest
9 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.69%) WebLOAD
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
2 17 (28.81%) Tester
3 16 (27.12%) Test Analyst
4 15 (25.42%) Test Manager
5 11 (18.64%) Software Tester
6 9 (15.25%) Automation Tester
6 9 (15.25%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (13.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Senior Software Tester
8 6 (10.17%) Senior Tester
8 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
9 5 (8.47%) Agile Tester
9 5 (8.47%) QA Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) QA Tester
9 5 (8.47%) Quality Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (6.78%) Lead Test Analyst
10 4 (6.78%) Lead Tester
10 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
10 4 (6.78%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) HTML
2 8 (13.56%) CSS
2 8 (13.56%) Node.js
3 7 (11.86%) .NET
4 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.78%) XML
6 3 (5.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.69%) HTML5
7 1 (1.69%) Middleware
7 1 (1.69%) RESTful
7 1 (1.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 22 (37.29%) Automated Testing
2 22 (37.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 20 (33.90%) Regression Testing
4 19 (32.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (30.51%) Test Planning
6 16 (27.12%) SDLC
7 15 (25.42%) Functional Testing
8 14 (23.73%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Integration Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Test Automation
10 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
10 12 (20.34%) Manual Testing
10 12 (20.34%) Unit Testing
11 11 (18.64%) Scrum
12 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
12 10 (16.95%) Security Testing
12 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
12 10 (16.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) C#
3 9 (15.25%) Scala
4 7 (11.86%) VB
4 7 (11.86%) VBA
5 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.47%) Java
6 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.08%) C
9 1 (1.69%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (18.64%) ISEB
3 10 (16.95%) ISTQB
4 8 (13.56%) Degree
5 7 (11.86%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (62.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.39%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
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