Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tester
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1037 1128 1100
Rank change year-on-year +91 -28 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 84 42 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.025% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.026% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 80 38 89
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £35,000 £42,125 £38,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,750 £63,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +12.22% -14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 145,509 161,494 171,622
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.91% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 118,308 130,526 144,902
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Performance Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in England

Performance Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Performance Tester in England

Performance Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tester in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Tester in England

Performance Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the England region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. 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
North of England +72 44 £50,000 -0.99% 7
Yorkshire +58 39 £50,000 -0.99% 4
London +75 32 £65,000 +13.04% 13
South East +21 5 £67,500 -6.90% 1
North West +4 5 £52,500 +2.44%
West Midlands +44 1 £45,000 -40.00% 2
Midlands +27 1 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England +24 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £45,000 - 2
Performance Tester
UK

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, Performance Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 66 (78.57%) Performance Testing
2 57 (67.86%) LoadRunner
3 55 (65.48%) JMeter
4 46 (54.76%) QA
5 41 (48.81%) Test Automation
6 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (27.38%) Selenium
7 23 (27.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 23 (27.38%) NeoLoad
8 19 (22.62%) LoadUI
9 17 (20.24%) ISEB
10 16 (19.05%) HP
10 16 (19.05%) Java
11 15 (17.86%) TestComplete
11 15 (17.86%) WebLOAD
12 14 (16.67%) Load Testing
12 14 (16.67%) SilkPerformer
12 14 (16.67%) Test Strategy
13 13 (15.48%) JIRA
14 12 (14.29%) Gatling
15 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
15 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
15 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
16 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
16 10 (11.90%) SOAP
16 10 (11.90%) DevOps
16 10 (11.90%) Greenfield Project
17 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
17 9 (10.71%) Publishing
17 9 (10.71%) Ruby

Performance Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (5.95%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.38%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.19%) JBoss
3 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) DB2
3 1 (1.19%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (67.86%) LoadRunner
2 55 (65.48%) JMeter
3 23 (27.38%) NeoLoad
3 23 (27.38%) Selenium
4 19 (22.62%) LoadUI
5 15 (17.86%) TestComplete
5 15 (17.86%) WebLOAD
6 14 (16.67%) SilkPerformer
7 13 (15.48%) JIRA
8 12 (14.29%) Gatling
9 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
10 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
11 8 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
12 6 (7.14%) GitLab
12 6 (7.14%) TeamCity
13 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
14 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
14 4 (4.76%) Maven
14 4 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 9 (10.71%) Publishing
2 4 (4.76%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) SOAP
2 5 (5.95%) Web Services
3 4 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 4 (4.76%) Spring
4 3 (3.57%) .NET
4 3 (3.57%) CSS
4 3 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (2.38%) HTML5
5 2 (2.38%) J2EE
5 2 (2.38%) Node.js
5 2 (2.38%) RESTful
6 1 (1.19%) Ajax
6 1 (1.19%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.19%) jQuery
6 1 (1.19%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (7.14%) Fintech
3 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Linux
1 5 (5.95%) Unix
2 4 (4.76%) AIX
3 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (78.57%) Performance Testing
2 41 (48.81%) Test Automation
3 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (27.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 14 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
6 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
7 10 (11.90%) DevOps
8 8 (9.52%) Microservices
8 8 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (8.33%) Benchmarking
9 7 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.14%) Open Source
10 6 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (5.95%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.95%) Scrum
12 4 (4.76%) High Availability
12 4 (4.76%) Kanban
12 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) Java
2 9 (10.71%) Ruby
3 7 (8.33%) C#
3 7 (8.33%) Perl
3 7 (8.33%) Python
3 7 (8.33%) SQL
4 6 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.95%) C
6 4 (4.76%) C++
6 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.57%) Scala
8 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 1 (1.19%) AWK
9 1 (1.19%) Clojure
9 1 (1.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) ISEB
2 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (54.76%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.19%) Grafana
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) HP
2 5 (5.95%) IBM
3 2 (2.38%) CA
3 2 (2.38%) Compuware
3 2 (2.38%) Dynatrace
3 2 (2.38%) Micro Focus
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.19%) Google
4 1 (1.19%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) Intershop
4 1 (1.19%) New Relic