Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 135 141
Rank change year-on-year -33 +6 +32
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 11 12 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.36% 0.54% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.61% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 41
Cheshire median annual salary £38,500 £30,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.23% -18.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £51,000 £31,750 £40,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

Performance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2710 1953 2873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.68% 87.34% 88.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2049 1656 2431
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Performance Testing in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 6 £45,000 -
Warrington -13 2 £38,500 +26.23%
Chester - 2 £24,500 - 1
Performance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) Perl
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) ISEB
5 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
6 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Corporate Banking

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) JMS
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) B2C
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
4 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft