Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 440 476
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36 -24
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 1,019 1,102 1,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.68% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.75% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 783 852 953
England median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%

Performance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 147,193 147,436 170,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.69% 90.58% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 118,990 120,906 143,198
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in England

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Performance Testing in England

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in England

Performance Testing
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 Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 22 June 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 -14 437 £57,500 - 73
South East +25 249 £42,500 +13.33% 26
North of England +5 141 £50,000 +17.65% 22
East of England +26 85 £46,250 -11.06% 3
Yorkshire +4 77 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Midlands +17 72 £45,000 - 18
North West +23 62 £50,000 +42.86% 14
West Midlands +16 38 £44,500 +7.88% 15
East Midlands +22 34 £50,000 +7.24% 3
South West -69 34 £43,500 +24.29% 14
North East -14 5 £50,000 +75.44% 1
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 701 (68.79%) Test Automation
2 671 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (41.32%) Selenium
4 409 (40.14%) QA
5 401 (39.35%) Java
6 280 (27.48%) C#
7 279 (27.38%) SQL
8 260 (25.52%) BDD
9 235 (23.06%) Regression Testing
10 234 (22.96%) JMeter
10 234 (22.96%) Finance
11 231 (22.67%) Cucumber
12 228 (22.37%) TDD
13 226 (22.18%) Scrum
14 225 (22.08%) JIRA
15 201 (19.73%) WebDriver
16 199 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
17 196 (19.23%) Web Services
18 178 (17.47%) JavaScript
19 172 (16.88%) Jenkins
20 167 (16.39%) SDLC
20 167 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
21 163 (16.00%) Linux
22 156 (15.31%) Functional Testing
23 154 (15.11%) Windows
23 154 (15.11%) .NET
24 147 (14.43%) Test Scripting
25 140 (13.74%) Manual Testing
26 139 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
27 134 (13.15%) Python

Performance Testing
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 60 (5.89%) Confluence
2 31 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (2.55%) IIS
4 25 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.36%) JBoss
6 18 (1.77%) CMS
6 18 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.57%) Apache
8 13 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.69%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.39%) nginx
12 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.39%) WordPress
13 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.20%) MODX
14 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.098%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.69%) Mingle
3 3 (0.29%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.098%) InVision
5 1 (0.098%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.29%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.098%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.098%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 106 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (6.08%) SaaS
3 48 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (4.32%) GitHub
5 22 (2.16%) IaaS
6 21 (2.06%) PaaS
6 21 (2.06%) Runscope
7 20 (1.96%) BlazeMeter
8 14 (1.37%) BrowserStack
9 10 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
11 7 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.59%) Akamai
12 6 (0.59%) Datadog
12 6 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.59%) Logentries
12 6 (0.59%) Serverless
13 4 (0.39%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.14%) HTTP
1 32 (3.14%) Internet
2 11 (1.08%) SSL
3 5 (0.49%) SAN
3 5 (0.49%) SMS
3 5 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.39%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.29%) ATM
5 3 (0.29%) DNS
5 3 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.29%) SSH
6 2 (0.20%) Broadband
6 2 (0.20%) FTP
7 1 (0.098%) AMQP
7 1 (0.098%) Extranet
7 1 (0.098%) Firewall
7 1 (0.098%) Intranet
7 1 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.098%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.10%) Big Data
3 48 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 35 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 32 (3.14%) MySQL
6 30 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 24 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (1.96%) Blockchain
8 20 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.77%) DB2
10 16 (1.57%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.47%) Apache Accumulo
12 12 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.98%) HBase
14 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.88%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 421 (41.32%) Selenium
2 234 (22.96%) JMeter
3 231 (22.67%) Cucumber
4 225 (22.08%) JIRA
5 201 (19.73%) WebDriver
6 172 (16.88%) Jenkins
7 132 (12.95%) LoadRunner
8 118 (11.58%) Git (software)
9 105 (10.30%) SoapUI
10 85 (8.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 70 (6.87%) SpecFlow
12 52 (5.10%) Appium
12 52 (5.10%) HP UFT
13 51 (5.00%) JUnit
14 50 (4.91%) NeoLoad
15 48 (4.71%) Maven
16 46 (4.51%) Gatling
17 37 (3.63%) TeamCity
17 37 (3.63%) Visual Studio
18 34 (3.34%) NUnit
General
1 234 (22.96%) Finance
2 98 (9.62%) Banking
3 69 (6.77%) Retail
4 26 (2.55%) Financial Institution
4 26 (2.55%) Games
5 24 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.96%) Advertising
7 14 (1.37%) Publishing
8 12 (1.18%) Marketing
9 10 (0.98%) Back Office
9 10 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.79%) Law
11 5 (0.49%) Legal
12 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.098%) Automotive
14 1 (0.098%) Electronics
14 1 (0.098%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 202 (19.82%) Tester
2 198 (19.43%) Test Engineer
3 178 (17.47%) Analyst
4 148 (14.52%) Developer
5 131 (12.86%) Test Analyst
6 113 (11.09%) Automation Tester
7 99 (9.72%) QA Analyst
8 77 (7.56%) QA Engineer
9 71 (6.97%) Test Automation Engineer
10 64 (6.28%) Software Test Engineer
11 60 (5.89%) Software Engineer
12 59 (5.79%) Performance Engineer
13 57 (5.59%) QA Test Analyst
14 56 (5.50%) Software Tester
15 55 (5.40%) QA Tester
16 53 (5.20%) Performance Test Engineer
16 53 (5.20%) Test Leader
17 49 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
18 47 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
19 46 (4.51%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (19.23%) Web Services
2 154 (15.11%) .NET
3 100 (9.81%) HTML
4 86 (8.44%) SOAP
5 68 (6.67%) CSS
6 66 (6.48%) REST
7 65 (6.38%) XML
8 61 (5.99%) AngularJS
9 60 (5.89%) Gherkin
10 57 (5.59%) RESTful
11 48 (4.71%) HTML5
12 43 (4.22%) Spring
13 40 (3.93%) ASP.NET
13 40 (3.93%) JSON
14 37 (3.63%) Kafka
15 36 (3.53%) J2EE
16 34 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (3.14%) Sass
18 27 (2.65%) .NET Framework
19 25 (2.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (8.15%) Mobile App
3 81 (7.95%) User Experience
4 77 (7.56%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.53%) Fintech
6 34 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (3.14%) Contactless
7 32 (3.14%) EMV
7 32 (3.14%) Virtual Team
8 29 (2.85%) Algorithms
9 28 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (1.96%) Data Centre
11 20 (1.96%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (1.77%) Bitcoin
14 17 (1.67%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.98%) Replication
15 10 (0.98%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 163 (16.00%) Linux
2 154 (15.11%) Windows
3 27 (2.65%) Unix
4 21 (2.06%) Android
5 20 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.88%) AIX
8 9 (0.88%) Solaris
9 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (68.79%) Test Automation
2 671 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (25.52%) BDD
4 235 (23.06%) Regression Testing
5 228 (22.37%) TDD
6 226 (22.18%) Scrum
7 199 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
8 167 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 167 (16.39%) SDLC
9 156 (15.31%) Functional Testing
10 147 (14.43%) Test Scripting
11 140 (13.74%) Manual Testing
12 139 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
13 133 (13.05%) Software Testing
14 132 (12.95%) Test Strategy
15 123 (12.07%) Unit Testing
16 118 (11.58%) Scenario Testing
17 108 (10.60%) DevOps
18 107 (10.50%) Integration Testing
18 107 (10.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 401 (39.35%) Java
2 280 (27.48%) C#
3 279 (27.38%) SQL
4 178 (17.47%) JavaScript
5 134 (13.15%) Python
6 106 (10.40%) Ruby
7 47 (4.61%) Groovy
8 44 (4.32%) T-SQL
9 42 (4.12%) C
10 38 (3.73%) C++
11 35 (3.43%) TypeScript
12 33 (3.24%) Perl
13 29 (2.85%) PHP
14 26 (2.55%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.77%) Scala
16 17 (1.67%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.28%) Java 8
18 11 (1.08%) Kotlin
18 11 (1.08%) PowerShell
19 8 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (12.76%) ISTQB
2 109 (10.70%) Degree
3 98 (9.62%) ISEB
4 51 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 16 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.08%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.49%) CISSP
9 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.39%) CSQA
10 4 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.29%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.20%) MCSE
13 1 (0.098%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.098%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 409 (40.14%) QA
2 28 (2.75%) PSD2
3 9 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.59%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.098%) GDPR
6 1 (0.098%) MiFID
6 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (6.48%) Docker
2 16 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.20%) Firmware
7 2 (0.20%) HDFS
7 2 (0.20%) vCloud
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 49 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
2 46 (4.51%) Ansible
3 36 (3.53%) Puppet
4 24 (2.36%) Terraform
5 21 (2.06%) Kubernetes
6 18 (1.77%) HP ALM
7 15 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.69%) Packer
9 6 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.59%) WSUS
10 5 (0.49%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.49%) Mesos
10 5 (0.49%) Salt
10 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.39%) Grafana
11 4 (0.39%) Kibana
12 3 (0.29%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 96 (9.42%) HP
2 92 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 62 (6.08%) Oracle
4 33 (3.24%) Splunk
5 32 (3.14%) PayPal
6 30 (2.94%) Apple
7 25 (2.45%) SAP
8 24 (2.36%) AppDynamics
9 23 (2.26%) IBM
10 22 (2.16%) Google
11 21 (2.06%) CA Agile Central
12 17 (1.67%) VMware
13 14 (1.37%) Dynatrace
13 14 (1.37%) New Relic
14 9 (0.88%) Citrix
15 8 (0.79%) CA
15 8 (0.79%) Capita
15 8 (0.79%) Micro Focus
15 8 (0.79%) WorldPay
16 7 (0.69%) Red Hat