Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1120 1100 1183
Rank change year-on-year -20 +83 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 43 107 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.060% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.062% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 38 89 93
England median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.44% -14.29% +23.53%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £71,750 £63,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,500 £45,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +12.22% -12.62% +14.44%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
London -26 17 £58,000 +22.11% 2
North of England -4 15 £50,500 +32.89% 1
Yorkshire +4 8 £50,500 +32.89% 1
North West -18 7 £50,000 +20.48%
South East +51 4 £72,500 +45.00%
Midlands +29 4 £50,000 +40.85%
East Midlands +26 3 £50,000 +40.85%
East of England +8 3 £35,000 -36.36%
West Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
Performance Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Performance Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Performance Tester in the job title.

1 26 (60.47%) JMeter
2 24 (55.81%) LoadRunner
2 24 (55.81%) Performance Testing
3 21 (48.84%) Test Automation
4 18 (41.86%) Selenium
5 17 (39.53%) Java
6 16 (37.21%) Load Testing
7 15 (34.88%) Scenario Testing
8 13 (30.23%) HP
9 11 (25.58%) C#
9 11 (25.58%) JUnit
9 11 (25.58%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (20.93%) Test Management
12 8 (18.60%) QA
12 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
12 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
12 8 (18.60%) Finance
12 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (16.28%) Validation
13 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
13 7 (16.28%) TestNG
13 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
13 7 (16.28%) SDET
13 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
13 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
13 7 (16.28%) Analytical Thinking
14 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
14 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) JBoss
1 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (60.47%) JMeter
2 24 (55.81%) LoadRunner
3 18 (41.86%) Selenium
4 11 (25.58%) JUnit
5 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
6 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
6 7 (16.28%) TestNG
7 5 (11.63%) CruiseControl
7 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
7 5 (11.63%) Hudson
7 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
7 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (9.30%) FitNesse
8 4 (9.30%) NUnit
9 3 (6.98%) NeoLoad
10 2 (4.65%) Facilita Forecast
10 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (2.33%) Rational Performance Tester
11 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
11 1 (2.33%) WebLOAD
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
2 6 (13.95%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) REST
3 5 (11.63%) SOAP
3 5 (11.63%) Web Services
4 4 (9.30%) Apache CXF
5 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 3 (6.98%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) RESTful
6 1 (2.33%) WPF
6 1 (2.33%) WSDL
6 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) EFT
4 1 (2.33%) EFTPOS
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
4 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Performance Testing
2 21 (48.84%) Test Automation
3 16 (37.21%) Load Testing
4 15 (34.88%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (25.58%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Test Management
7 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
8 7 (16.28%) Analytical Thinking
8 7 (16.28%) SDET
8 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.28%) Validation
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.95%) Open Source
9 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.63%) Data Management
10 5 (11.63%) Data Protection
11 4 (9.30%) BDD
11 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) C
4 4 (9.30%) Scala
5 3 (6.98%) C++
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) ISEB
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) SAP
5 2 (4.65%) CA
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.33%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.33%) Elavon
6 1 (2.33%) FIS
6 1 (2.33%) Ingenico
6 1 (2.33%) New Relic
6 1 (2.33%) VeriFone
6 1 (2.33%) WorldPay