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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 89 85 95
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 4 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 1.07% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.25% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 25
Median salary £30,000 £38,750 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.58% +38.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £30,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £42,500 £42,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 933 1120 1579
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.28% 85.50% 90.75%
Number of salaries quoted 742 943 1203
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington -1 2 £30,250 -28.82%
Knutsford - 1 - -
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) MSTest
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Validation

Performance Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) MSTest
3 1 (14.29%) Gatling
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Tester
3 3 (42.86%) QA Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Software Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Software QA Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Applications Tester
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) OWASP
4 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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