Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 418 459
Rank change year-on-year -62 +41 +10
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 942 1,179 1,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.79% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 755 931 1,083
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,625 £30,650
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -2.63%

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 145,931 149,184 172,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.86% 89.54% 88.85%
Number of salaries quoted 118,075 124,276 144,837
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -36 372 £57,500 - 55
South East -43 195 £40,000 -15.79% 18
North of England -15 146 £42,500 +10.39% 36
Midlands +37 99 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire +7 83 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East Midlands +46 58 £42,500 - 16
South West -12 58 £40,000 - 13
North West 0 57 £42,500 +18.88% 20
East of England -74 54 £45,000 -10.00% 23
West Midlands -1 41 £42,250 +12.67% 8
North East -22 6 £37,500 +9.01%
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 625 (66.35%) Test Automation
2 559 (59.34%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (42.25%) Selenium
4 349 (37.05%) Java
5 327 (34.71%) QA
6 273 (28.98%) C#
7 268 (28.45%) BDD
8 260 (27.60%) SQL
9 226 (23.99%) TDD
10 209 (22.19%) Cucumber
11 208 (22.08%) Finance
11 208 (22.08%) Scrum
12 207 (21.97%) JMeter
13 199 (21.13%) Web Services
14 186 (19.75%) Regression Testing
15 185 (19.64%) Software Testing
16 170 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
17 163 (17.30%) Python
18 159 (16.88%) Jenkins
19 157 (16.67%) SDLC
20 154 (16.35%) Unit Testing
21 150 (15.92%) JavaScript
22 144 (15.29%) JIRA
23 141 (14.97%) Test Scripting
24 140 (14.86%) WebDriver
25 139 (14.76%) .NET
26 136 (14.44%) SoapUI
27 133 (14.12%) Manual Testing
27 133 (14.12%) Degree
28 127 (13.48%) Linux

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 53 (5.63%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.87%) Confluence
3 26 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.27%) CMS
6 12 (1.27%) JBoss
7 11 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.06%) nginx
9 7 (0.74%) IIS
9 7 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.42%) Apache
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.32%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.21%) Jetty
13 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.06%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 125 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (3.18%) SaaS
5 19 (2.02%) BlazeMeter
6 18 (1.91%) PaaS
7 17 (1.80%) IaaS
8 15 (1.59%) Office 365
8 15 (1.59%) Slack
9 11 (1.17%) Sauce Labs
10 10 (1.06%) G Suite
11 8 (0.85%) BrowserStack
11 8 (0.85%) GitHub
12 7 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
13 6 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.21%) Yammer
16 1 (0.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.44%) HTTP
2 20 (2.12%) Internet
3 6 (0.64%) DVB
3 6 (0.64%) IPv4
3 6 (0.64%) IPv6
3 6 (0.64%) UPnP
4 5 (0.53%) SAN
4 5 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.42%) AMQP
5 4 (0.42%) NAS
5 4 (0.42%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.42%) WAN
5 4 (0.42%) WinSCP
6 3 (0.32%) MQTT
7 2 (0.21%) LAN
7 2 (0.21%) Skype
7 2 (0.21%) SMS
7 2 (0.21%) SSL
7 2 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.94%) Big Data
3 53 (5.63%) MySQL
4 42 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 40 (4.25%) Hadoop
6 38 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 25 (2.65%) Redis
8 20 (2.12%) MariaDB
9 19 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.96%) HBase
15 9 (0.96%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.96%) OrientDB
15 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.85%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 398 (42.25%) Selenium
2 209 (22.19%) Cucumber
3 207 (21.97%) JMeter
4 159 (16.88%) Jenkins
5 144 (15.29%) JIRA
6 140 (14.86%) WebDriver
7 136 (14.44%) SoapUI
8 127 (13.48%) Git (software)
9 111 (11.78%) LoadRunner
10 75 (7.96%) JUnit
11 70 (7.43%) SpecFlow
12 67 (7.11%) Visual Studio
13 65 (6.90%) HP UFT
14 59 (6.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 42 (4.46%) Appium
15 42 (4.46%) NUnit
16 36 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 36 (3.82%) Jasmine
17 35 (3.72%) Gatling
18 30 (3.18%) Zephyr
General
1 208 (22.08%) Finance
2 66 (7.01%) Retail
3 35 (3.72%) Banking
4 31 (3.29%) Marketing
5 28 (2.97%) Back Office
6 15 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.49%) Electronics
8 9 (0.96%) Publishing
9 8 (0.85%) Legal
10 7 (0.74%) Advertising
10 7 (0.74%) Games
10 7 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.64%) Military
11 6 (0.64%) Music Industry
12 5 (0.53%) Billing
13 4 (0.42%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.32%) French Language
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 190 (20.17%) Test Engineer
2 158 (16.77%) Tester
3 145 (15.39%) Analyst
4 124 (13.16%) Developer
5 120 (12.74%) Test Analyst
6 84 (8.92%) QA Engineer
7 80 (8.49%) Software Test Engineer
8 71 (7.54%) Automation Tester
9 53 (5.63%) Software Tester
10 51 (5.41%) Consultant
11 50 (5.31%) Test Automation Engineer
12 48 (5.10%) Software Engineer
13 47 (4.99%) Test Leader
14 46 (4.88%) Java Engineer
14 46 (4.88%) QA Analyst
15 37 (3.93%) Automation Test Analyst
16 36 (3.82%) Java Developer
16 36 (3.82%) QA Test Engineer
17 35 (3.72%) Test Manager
18 34 (3.61%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (21.13%) Web Services
2 139 (14.76%) .NET
3 91 (9.66%) SOAP
4 80 (8.49%) HTML
5 52 (5.52%) HTML5
6 49 (5.20%) XML
7 45 (4.78%) REST
8 42 (4.46%) AngularJS
9 40 (4.25%) CSS
10 39 (4.14%) Gherkin
11 38 (4.03%) RESTful
12 32 (3.40%) JSON
13 27 (2.87%) ASP.NET
14 25 (2.65%) Spring
15 23 (2.44%) Node.js
16 22 (2.34%) Middleware
17 21 (2.23%) WSDL
18 20 (2.12%) J2EE
19 19 (2.02%) Sass
20 18 (1.91%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.62%) Computer Science
2 66 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.16%) User Experience
4 48 (5.10%) Mobile App
5 29 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 27 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.12%) Fintech
8 19 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.91%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.38%) Clustering
11 12 (1.27%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.96%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.96%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.96%) Wiki
14 8 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 127 (13.48%) Linux
2 115 (12.21%) Windows
3 37 (3.93%) Android
4 34 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 32 (3.40%) Unix
6 23 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.85%) CentOS
10 8 (0.85%) FreeBSD
11 7 (0.74%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.53%) Solaris
14 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (66.35%) Test Automation
2 559 (59.34%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (28.45%) BDD
4 226 (23.99%) TDD
5 208 (22.08%) Scrum
6 186 (19.75%) Regression Testing
7 185 (19.64%) Software Testing
8 170 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (16.67%) SDLC
10 154 (16.35%) Unit Testing
11 141 (14.97%) Test Scripting
12 133 (14.12%) Manual Testing
13 127 (13.48%) Test Strategy
14 121 (12.85%) Exploratory Testing
15 117 (12.42%) Test Management
16 105 (11.15%) User Acceptance Testing
17 103 (10.93%) DevOps
17 103 (10.93%) Integration Testing
17 103 (10.93%) Non-Functional Testing
18 99 (10.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 349 (37.05%) Java
2 273 (28.98%) C#
3 260 (27.60%) SQL
4 163 (17.30%) Python
5 150 (15.92%) JavaScript
6 89 (9.45%) Ruby
7 74 (7.86%) C
8 65 (6.90%) C++
9 52 (5.52%) T-SQL
10 48 (5.10%) Bash Shell
11 43 (4.56%) Scala
12 38 (4.03%) PHP
13 34 (3.61%) Perl
13 34 (3.61%) Shell Script
14 19 (2.02%) Groovy
15 16 (1.70%) ES6
16 9 (0.96%) Apple Swift
16 9 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.85%) ABAP
17 8 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (14.12%) Degree
2 115 (12.21%) ISEB
3 107 (11.36%) ISTQB
4 56 (5.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (5.73%) Security Cleared
6 31 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (3.29%) SC Cleared
7 18 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.96%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.42%) SAP Certification
13 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.11%) ACCA
14 1 (0.11%) CIMA
14 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.11%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (34.71%) QA
2 7 (0.74%) PMO
3 5 (0.53%) SLA
4 4 (0.42%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 58 (6.16%) Docker
2 32 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.85%) KVM
3 8 (0.85%) NFS
4 4 (0.42%) vSphere
5 3 (0.32%) Xen
6 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (3.08%) Puppet
3 21 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.38%) Kibana
5 12 (1.27%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.17%) Ansible
6 11 (1.17%) Nagios
7 10 (1.06%) Marathon
7 10 (1.06%) Mesos
8 8 (0.85%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.42%) Grafana
11 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.32%) OpenView
12 2 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.21%) Graphite
12 2 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.21%) logstash
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 115 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 75 (7.96%) HP
3 49 (5.20%) SAP
4 47 (4.99%) Oracle
5 37 (3.93%) VMware
6 25 (2.65%) Google
7 17 (1.80%) Citrix
8 16 (1.70%) IBM
9 12 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
9 12 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.06%) Capita
11 9 (0.96%) AppDynamics
11 9 (0.96%) Splunk
12 8 (0.85%) Concur
12 8 (0.85%) Percona
12 8 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.64%) CA
13 6 (0.64%) Xerox