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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 209 183 179
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 16 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.41% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 15
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £27,200 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +3.84%
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
4603 4141 3547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.04% 78.67% 75.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3953 3511 3023
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Birmingham -6 4 £67,500 +141.07%
Coventry -14 4 £44,250 -23.04%
Warwickshire - 4 £52,500 - 1
Walsall - 2 £42,750 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Oracle
3 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
4 13 (33.33%) SQL
4 13 (33.33%) Finance
5 12 (30.77%) QA
6 11 (28.21%) Selenium
6 11 (28.21%) Retail
7 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (25.64%) LoadRunner
8 9 (23.08%) HP
8 9 (23.08%) Back Office
9 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
10 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
10 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.95%) Business Development
10 7 (17.95%) NeoLoad
10 7 (17.95%) SOASTA, Inc
11 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 6 (15.38%) Scrum
12 5 (12.82%) BDD
12 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
12 5 (12.82%) System Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Project Management
12 5 (12.82%) RDBMS
12 5 (12.82%) ATDD
12 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
13 4 (10.26%) Line Management
13 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (2.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.56%) JBoss
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) RDBMS
2 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) LoadRunner
3 7 (17.95%) NeoLoad
4 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.56%) Ant
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Retail
3 9 (23.08%) Back Office
4 4 (10.26%) Automotive
5 3 (7.69%) Banking
5 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Test Manager
2 12 (30.77%) Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Performance Test Manager
3 9 (23.08%) Performance Manager
4 7 (17.95%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Software Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Product Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.56%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
3 1 (2.56%) Mustache
3 1 (2.56%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.56%) JavaBeans
3 1 (2.56%) JMS
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) DOM
3 1 (2.56%) XSLT
3 1 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (2.56%) JSP
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Struts
3 1 (2.56%) JMX
3 1 (2.56%) JAXB
3 1 (2.56%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
3 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.95%) Business Development
6 6 (15.38%) Scrum
7 5 (12.82%) BDD
7 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
7 5 (12.82%) System Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Project Management
7 5 (12.82%) ATDD
8 4 (10.26%) Line Management
8 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
9 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
9 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) XPath
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.77%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) HP
3 7 (17.95%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (10.26%) Business Objects
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
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