Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1090 1118 1118
Rank change year-on-year +28 0 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 53 58 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.035% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.036% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 43 53 93
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,250 £34,080 £38,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.91% +8.42% -5.00%

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 151,854 159,106 179,402
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,225 129,179 152,485
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +47 28 £45,000 -10.89% 1
Yorkshire +53 27 £45,000 -10.89% 1
London +10 15 £57,500 -4.17% 2
East of England +25 5 - - 2
South East 0 4 £52,500 +5.00% 1
West Midlands +30 1 £45,000 -40.00% 1
North West +13 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Midlands +6 1 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Performance Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 42 (79.25%) LoadRunner
1 42 (79.25%) Performance Testing
2 35 (66.04%) JMeter
3 33 (62.26%) QA
4 26 (49.06%) Test Automation
5 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (39.62%) Java
7 17 (32.08%) Selenium
8 16 (30.19%) LoadUI
9 15 (28.30%) NeoLoad
9 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
10 14 (26.42%) WebLOAD
10 14 (26.42%) JIRA
11 13 (24.53%) HP
11 13 (24.53%) ISEB
12 12 (22.64%) TestComplete
13 11 (20.75%) Gatling
14 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (18.87%) Load Testing
14 10 (18.87%) Ruby
15 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
16 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
16 7 (13.21%) Performance Engineering
16 7 (13.21%) Benchmarking
16 7 (13.21%) C#
16 7 (13.21%) Perl
16 7 (13.21%) Oracle
16 7 (13.21%) Python
17 6 (11.32%) C

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 (9.43%) JBoss
1 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
1 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (1.89%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.89%) GitHub
2 1 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) 3G
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
4 1 (1.89%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (79.25%) LoadRunner
2 35 (66.04%) JMeter
3 17 (32.08%) Selenium
4 16 (30.19%) LoadUI
5 15 (28.30%) NeoLoad
6 14 (26.42%) JIRA
6 14 (26.42%) WebLOAD
7 12 (22.64%) TestComplete
8 11 (20.75%) Gatling
9 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
10 6 (11.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
10 6 (11.32%) GitLab
10 6 (11.32%) TeamCity
11 5 (9.43%) The Grinder
12 4 (7.55%) HP UFT
12 4 (7.55%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (7.55%) SilkPerformer
12 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
13 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (11.32%) Publishing
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) SOAP
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Spring
3 3 (5.66%) Node.js
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
1 5 (9.43%) Unix
2 4 (7.55%) AIX
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Performance Testing
2 26 (49.06%) Test Automation
3 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
5 10 (18.87%) Load Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.21%) Benchmarking
7 7 (13.21%) Performance Engineering
8 6 (11.32%) Microservices
8 6 (11.32%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (11.32%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (9.43%) DevOps
9 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.43%) Open Source
10 4 (7.55%) High Availability
10 4 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Java
2 10 (18.87%) Ruby
3 7 (13.21%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) Perl
3 7 (13.21%) Python
4 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.32%) C
5 5 (9.43%) C++
6 4 (7.55%) SQL
7 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) AWK
8 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISEB
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (62.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Grafana
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) HP
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle
3 5 (9.43%) IBM
4 4 (7.55%) WorldPay
5 3 (5.66%) Micro Focus
6 2 (3.77%) Dynatrace
6 2 (3.77%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.89%) Capita
7 1 (1.89%) hybris
7 1 (1.89%) Intershop
7 1 (1.89%) New Relic