Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1097 1085 1138
Rank change year-on-year -12 +53 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 54 60 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.038% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.039% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 43 58 90
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £42,450
90th Percentile £65,300 £67,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +22.22%

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 156,889 153,668 182,439
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 128,408 128,159 154,822
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +8 28 £43,750 -3.31% 6
Yorkshire +30 22 £42,500 -15.84% 6
London -22 19 £59,000 -1.67% 7
North West -15 6 £43,750 +20.86%
East of England -4 4 - - 2
South East -23 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Performance Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (77.78%) Performance Testing
2 39 (72.22%) LoadRunner
3 33 (61.11%) JMeter
4 32 (59.26%) Test Automation
5 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (53.70%) Selenium
7 26 (48.15%) QA
8 23 (42.59%) HP
9 22 (40.74%) NeoLoad
10 21 (38.89%) WebLOAD
11 17 (31.48%) ISEB
11 17 (31.48%) Java
11 17 (31.48%) LoadUI
12 16 (29.63%) TestComplete
13 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
14 11 (20.37%) Load Testing
15 10 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
16 9 (16.67%) JIRA
16 9 (16.67%) .NET
16 9 (16.67%) Web Services
17 8 (14.81%) SOAP
17 8 (14.81%) Open Source
18 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
18 7 (12.96%) Oracle
18 7 (12.96%) Finance
19 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
19 6 (11.11%) JUnit
19 6 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
20 5 (9.26%) Gatling
20 5 (9.26%) 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 4 (7.41%) Apache
1 4 (7.41%) JBoss
1 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
1 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.85%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
1 1 (1.85%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) 3G
2 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Big Data
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 39 (72.22%) LoadRunner
2 33 (61.11%) JMeter
3 29 (53.70%) Selenium
4 22 (40.74%) NeoLoad
5 21 (38.89%) WebLOAD
6 17 (31.48%) LoadUI
7 16 (29.63%) TestComplete
8 9 (16.67%) JIRA
9 6 (11.11%) JUnit
10 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
10 5 (9.26%) Gatling
11 4 (7.41%) HP UFT
11 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (7.41%) The Grinder
11 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
12 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
12 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
12 3 (5.56%) NUnit
12 3 (5.56%) TestNG
12 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Games
2 2 (3.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
1 9 (16.67%) Web Services
2 8 (14.81%) SOAP
3 4 (7.41%) Spring
4 3 (5.56%) Apache CXF
4 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.56%) REST
4 3 (5.56%) RESTful
5 2 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Performance Testing
2 32 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 11 (20.37%) Load Testing
6 10 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Open Source
8 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Test Management
11 4 (7.41%) BDD
11 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.41%) Kanban
11 4 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading
12 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
12 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Java
2 5 (9.26%) C#
3 4 (7.41%) Ruby
4 3 (5.56%) C
4 3 (5.56%) C++
4 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) ISEB
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (48.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) HP
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) WorldPay
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) IBM
5 2 (3.70%) Micro Focus
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.85%) Capita
6 1 (1.85%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.85%) Google