Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1099 1090 1128
Rank change year-on-year -9 +38 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 50 71 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.043% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.044% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 44 61 98
England median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

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 158,805 160,136 189,459
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,332 134,053 159,948
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 February 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 February 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
London +14 25 £59,000 +12.38% 2
North of England -1 21 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Yorkshire +2 12 £40,000 - 1
North West +1 9 £45,000 +18.42%
Midlands +10 2 £50,000 +25.00%
South East -2 2 £72,500 +45.00%
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Performance Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 35 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 34 (68.00%) Selenium
3 33 (66.00%) Performance Testing
4 26 (52.00%) LoadRunner
5 25 (50.00%) JMeter
6 24 (48.00%) HP
6 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (42.00%) QA
8 18 (36.00%) Load Testing
9 15 (30.00%) Java
9 15 (30.00%) NeoLoad
9 15 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (28.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (28.00%) JUnit
10 14 (28.00%) WebLOAD
11 12 (24.00%) Finance
12 11 (22.00%) TestComplete
12 11 (22.00%) LoadUI
12 11 (22.00%) ISEB
13 10 (20.00%) SOAP
14 9 (18.00%) Web Services
14 9 (18.00%) Test Management
15 8 (16.00%) Gherkin
15 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
15 8 (16.00%) TestNG
15 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (16.00%) SDET
15 8 (16.00%) Analytical Thinking
15 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
15 8 (16.00%) 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (68.00%) Selenium
2 26 (52.00%) LoadRunner
3 25 (50.00%) JMeter
4 15 (30.00%) NeoLoad
5 14 (28.00%) JUnit
5 14 (28.00%) WebLOAD
6 11 (22.00%) LoadUI
6 11 (22.00%) TestComplete
7 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (16.00%) HP UFT
7 8 (16.00%) TestNG
7 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
8 6 (12.00%) CruiseControl
8 6 (12.00%) FitNesse
8 6 (12.00%) Hudson
8 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (12.00%) NUnit
8 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (2.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) SOAP
2 9 (18.00%) Web Services
3 8 (16.00%) Gherkin
4 7 (14.00%) REST
5 6 (12.00%) .NET
5 6 (12.00%) Apache CXF
6 3 (6.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) User Experience
3 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Linux
1 1 (2.00%) Unix
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (66.00%) Performance Testing
3 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (36.00%) Load Testing
5 15 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (28.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Test Management
8 8 (16.00%) Analytical Thinking
8 8 (16.00%) SDET
8 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.00%) Validation
9 7 (14.00%) BDD
9 7 (14.00%) Open Source
10 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.00%) Data Management
10 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
11 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 3 (6.00%) Algorithmic Trading
12 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) C++
4 3 (6.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) C
5 2 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) HP
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft