Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 489 433
Rank change year-on-year +54 -56 +16
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 1,059 972 1,304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.64% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 836 752 1,091
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 140,420 151,023 166,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.54% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 112,581 120,047 140,346
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +86 544 £60,000 +4.35% 49
South East +23 199 £42,500 +6.25% 16
North of England +35 154 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Yorkshire +19 90 £47,500 +5.56% 13
North West +39 63 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East of England +22 55 £52,500 +7.14% 14
Midlands +21 51 £45,000 +20.00% 15
South West -15 44 £47,029 +25.41% 15
West Midlands +21 31 £45,000 +20.00% 10
East Midlands +6 20 £50,000 +32.45% 5
North East -17 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 690 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (64.87%) Test Automation
3 417 (39.38%) QA
4 414 (39.09%) Selenium
5 408 (38.53%) Java
6 294 (27.76%) C#
7 272 (25.68%) SQL
8 259 (24.46%) JIRA
9 251 (23.70%) JMeter
10 244 (23.04%) BDD
11 224 (21.15%) JavaScript
12 221 (20.87%) TDD
13 215 (20.30%) Finance
14 214 (20.21%) Scrum
15 213 (20.11%) Problem-Solving
16 181 (17.09%) Cucumber
17 180 (17.00%) WebDriver
17 180 (17.00%) Regression Testing
18 174 (16.43%) Functional Testing
19 171 (16.15%) .NET
20 160 (15.11%) LoadRunner
20 160 (15.11%) Jenkins
21 154 (14.54%) Linux
22 152 (14.35%) Python
22 152 (14.35%) DevOps
23 146 (13.79%) Test Strategy
24 144 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
25 142 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
26 135 (12.75%) HTML
27 132 (12.46%) Software Testing

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 93 (8.78%) Confluence
2 30 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.74%) IIS
4 20 (1.89%) CMS
5 17 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (1.23%) Apache
7 13 (1.23%) WordPress
8 12 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 12 (1.13%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.04%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.94%) JBoss
10 10 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.85%) Drupal
12 6 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.47%) nginx
14 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.28%) Mule
15 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.04%) Mingle
2 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.094%) InVision
4 1 (0.094%) Maya
4 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.094%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.28%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.28%) Magento
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.094%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 122 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (5.10%) GitHub
4 38 (3.59%) SaaS
5 33 (3.12%) BlazeMeter
6 23 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.61%) PaaS
8 15 (1.42%) Serverless
9 14 (1.32%) BrowserStack
9 14 (1.32%) OpenShift
10 13 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.94%) Runscope
13 8 (0.76%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
15 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.57%) Datadog
15 6 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.57%) Logentries
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.21%) Internet
2 26 (2.46%) HTTP
3 10 (0.94%) SMS
4 4 (0.38%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.28%) SAN
5 3 (0.28%) SSL
6 2 (0.19%) FTP
6 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.19%) SSH
6 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.094%) ATM
7 1 (0.094%) Extranet
7 1 (0.094%) Firewall
7 1 (0.094%) Intranet
7 1 (0.094%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.094%) Network Security
7 1 (0.094%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.094%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.094%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.094%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.67%) MongoDB
3 54 (5.10%) NoSQL
4 51 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 48 (4.53%) Big Data
6 45 (4.25%) MySQL
7 32 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 27 (2.55%) Blockchain
9 23 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.89%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.32%) DB2
12 14 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.85%) Power BI
15 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 414 (39.09%) Selenium
2 259 (24.46%) JIRA
3 251 (23.70%) JMeter
4 181 (17.09%) Cucumber
5 180 (17.00%) WebDriver
6 160 (15.11%) Jenkins
6 160 (15.11%) LoadRunner
7 108 (10.20%) Git (software)
8 90 (8.50%) SpecFlow
9 74 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 60 (5.67%) NeoLoad
11 59 (5.57%) SoapUI
12 58 (5.48%) Appium
13 50 (4.72%) Maven
14 49 (4.63%) Gatling
15 44 (4.15%) Visual Studio
16 43 (4.06%) HP UFT
17 41 (3.87%) TeamCity
18 40 (3.78%) JUnit
19 39 (3.68%) Protractor
General
1 215 (20.30%) Finance
2 72 (6.80%) Banking
3 70 (6.61%) Retail
4 30 (2.83%) Financial Institution
5 23 (2.17%) Games
6 21 (1.98%) Publishing
7 20 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.42%) Marketing
8 15 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.76%) Law
10 6 (0.57%) Advertising
11 5 (0.47%) Legal
12 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.38%) Automotive
12 4 (0.38%) Back Office
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.094%) Electronics
14 1 (0.094%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 223 (21.06%) Analyst
2 209 (19.74%) Tester
3 166 (15.68%) Developer
3 166 (15.68%) Test Engineer
4 156 (14.73%) Test Analyst
5 102 (9.63%) Automation Tester
6 98 (9.25%) QA Analyst
7 78 (7.37%) QA Engineer
8 60 (5.67%) Performance Engineer
8 60 (5.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 60 (5.67%) Test Leader
9 58 (5.48%) Software Engineer
10 55 (5.19%) Performance Tester
11 52 (4.91%) QA Tester
11 52 (4.91%) Test Manager
12 50 (4.72%) Performance Test Engineer
12 50 (4.72%) Senior Tester
13 49 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
14 48 (4.53%) Software Test Engineer
15 44 (4.15%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (16.15%) .NET
2 135 (12.75%) HTML
3 108 (10.20%) Web Services
4 105 (9.92%) CSS
5 94 (8.88%) RESTful
6 90 (8.50%) AngularJS
7 72 (6.80%) Node.js
8 63 (5.95%) REST
9 59 (5.57%) ASP.NET
10 56 (5.29%) HTML5
10 56 (5.29%) React
11 54 (5.10%) XML
12 52 (4.91%) SOAP
13 48 (4.53%) Sass
14 47 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (4.44%) Gherkin
15 43 (4.06%) Spring
16 35 (3.31%) JSON
17 31 (2.93%) Kafka
18 30 (2.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (9.16%) Mobile App
3 68 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 59 (5.57%) User Experience
5 41 (3.87%) Fintech
6 38 (3.59%) Virtual Team
7 32 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (2.17%) Bitcoin
9 22 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
12 18 (1.70%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.51%) Mainframe
14 14 (1.32%) Public Cloud
15 13 (1.23%) Cloud Native
15 13 (1.23%) Spread Betting
16 12 (1.13%) Data Centre
17 10 (0.94%) Fixed Income
17 10 (0.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 154 (14.54%) Linux
2 107 (10.10%) Windows
3 41 (3.87%) Android
4 34 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.12%) Unix
6 18 (1.70%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.13%) AIX
7 12 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.094%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (64.87%) Test Automation
3 244 (23.04%) BDD
4 221 (20.87%) TDD
5 214 (20.21%) Scrum
6 213 (20.11%) Problem-Solving
7 180 (17.00%) Regression Testing
8 174 (16.43%) Functional Testing
9 152 (14.35%) DevOps
10 146 (13.79%) Test Strategy
11 144 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
12 142 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
13 132 (12.46%) Software Testing
14 114 (10.76%) Software Engineering
15 112 (10.58%) Test Scripting
16 110 (10.39%) Manual Testing
17 104 (9.82%) Scenario Testing
18 99 (9.35%) Open Source
19 96 (9.07%) Unit Testing
20 88 (8.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 408 (38.53%) Java
2 294 (27.76%) C#
3 272 (25.68%) SQL
4 224 (21.15%) JavaScript
5 152 (14.35%) Python
6 76 (7.18%) Ruby
7 45 (4.25%) C++
8 35 (3.31%) PHP
9 32 (3.02%) TypeScript
10 31 (2.93%) T-SQL
11 29 (2.74%) Groovy
12 26 (2.46%) C
13 25 (2.36%) ES6
14 23 (2.17%) Perl
15 21 (1.98%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.51%) PowerShell
17 13 (1.23%) Scala
18 11 (1.04%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.85%) Java 8
20 7 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 115 (10.86%) Degree
2 112 (10.58%) ISTQB
3 106 (10.01%) ISEB
4 38 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 16 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.47%) CISSP
10 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.28%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.28%) MCSE
11 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.094%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.094%) CSQA
13 1 (0.094%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.094%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.094%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 417 (39.38%) QA
2 10 (0.94%) ISO 9000
3 7 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.094%) GDPR
5 1 (0.094%) MiFID
5 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 88 (8.31%) Docker
2 16 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.28%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.28%) HDFS
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.19%) Firmware
6 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (5.10%) Ansible
2 49 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.02%) Puppet
4 25 (2.36%) HP ALM
5 24 (2.27%) Terraform
6 23 (2.17%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.85%) Salt
9 7 (0.66%) WSUS
10 6 (0.57%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.57%) Mesos
11 5 (0.47%) Grafana
11 5 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 3 (0.28%) Oozie
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (0.28%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 90 (8.50%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.31%) HP
3 79 (7.46%) Oracle
4 48 (4.53%) SAP
5 36 (3.40%) AppDynamics
6 35 (3.31%) Splunk
7 26 (2.46%) New Relic
8 23 (2.17%) Google
9 20 (1.89%) Atlassian
9 20 (1.89%) IBM
10 19 (1.79%) VMware
11 18 (1.70%) Cognizant
11 18 (1.70%) Micro Focus
12 16 (1.51%) Dynatrace
12 16 (1.51%) TIBCO
13 10 (0.94%) Citrix
13 10 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc
13 10 (0.94%) Telerik
14 7 (0.66%) MuleSoft
15 6 (0.57%) Sun