Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 486 443
Rank change year-on-year +47 -43 +15
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 990 978 1,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.64% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 817 768 981
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,750 £30,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 135,699 153,419 158,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.67% 91.91% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 108,361 122,911 132,586
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +113 517 £61,500 +6.96% 59
South East -5 159 £45,000 +20.00% 25
North of England +31 155 £42,500 - 37
Yorkshire +29 82 £40,000 -11.11% 14
North West +32 68 £42,500 - 18
South West +26 67 £48,515 +21.29% 17
Midlands -20 47 £45,500 +7.06% 8
West Midlands +37 34 £46,000 +6.98% 3
East of England +8 31 £52,500 +16.67% 11
East Midlands -20 13 £42,500 +4.94% 5
North East +5 5 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Performance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 649 (65.56%) Test Automation
2 633 (63.94%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (40.20%) Selenium
4 389 (39.29%) QA
5 380 (38.38%) Java
6 285 (28.79%) C#
7 240 (24.24%) SQL
8 239 (24.14%) JIRA
9 237 (23.94%) JMeter
10 231 (23.33%) Scrum
11 214 (21.62%) JavaScript
12 200 (20.20%) BDD
13 197 (19.90%) TDD
14 187 (18.89%) DevOps
15 182 (18.38%) Jenkins
16 166 (16.77%) Finance
17 165 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
18 162 (16.36%) Regression Testing
19 160 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
20 155 (15.66%) Cucumber
21 154 (15.56%) .NET
22 153 (15.45%) LoadRunner
23 152 (15.35%) WebDriver
24 151 (15.25%) Python
25 150 (15.15%) Linux
26 148 (14.95%) Functional Testing
27 147 (14.85%) Test Strategy
28 136 (13.74%) Non-Functional Testing
29 131 (13.23%) HTML
30 129 (13.03%) Continuous Integration

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 98 (9.90%) Confluence
2 24 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
3 17 (1.72%) CMS
4 15 (1.52%) WordPress
5 14 (1.41%) Drupal
6 13 (1.31%) IIS
7 12 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.61%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.40%) Apache
12 4 (0.40%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.30%) Mule
13 3 (0.30%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.10%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.10%) Jetty
Applications
1 14 (1.41%) Mingle
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.10%) Maya
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Magento
1 3 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.20%) Endur
2 2 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.10%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 165 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (5.35%) GitHub
4 41 (4.14%) SaaS
5 34 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (3.33%) BlazeMeter
7 27 (2.73%) OpenShift
8 22 (2.22%) PaaS
9 20 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 18 (1.82%) Serverless
11 15 (1.52%) BrowserStack
12 12 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.01%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.81%) IaaS
15 8 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.42%) Internet
2 20 (2.02%) HTTP
3 6 (0.61%) SMS
3 6 (0.61%) SSL
4 2 (0.20%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.10%) FTP
5 1 (0.10%) IPv4
5 1 (0.10%) IPv6
5 1 (0.10%) Network Security
5 1 (0.10%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.10%) SAN
5 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.10%) WAAS
5 1 (0.10%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 56 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 55 (5.56%) MySQL
5 43 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 31 (3.13%) Big Data
7 25 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (2.32%) Blockchain
9 17 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.72%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.01%) MariaDB
14 9 (0.91%) DB2
14 9 (0.91%) Redis
14 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 398 (40.20%) Selenium
2 239 (24.14%) JIRA
3 237 (23.94%) JMeter
4 182 (18.38%) Jenkins
5 155 (15.66%) Cucumber
6 153 (15.45%) LoadRunner
7 152 (15.35%) WebDriver
8 129 (13.03%) Git (software)
9 67 (6.77%) Appium
10 63 (6.36%) SpecFlow
11 59 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 57 (5.76%) NeoLoad
12 57 (5.76%) Visual Studio
13 54 (5.45%) SoapUI
14 44 (4.44%) Protractor
15 42 (4.24%) Maven
16 35 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 33 (3.33%) Gatling
18 30 (3.03%) HP UFT
18 30 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 166 (16.77%) Finance
2 81 (8.18%) Retail
3 51 (5.15%) Banking
4 30 (3.03%) Marketing
5 19 (1.92%) Publishing
6 18 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.31%) Games
9 12 (1.21%) Electronics
9 12 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.81%) Advertising
11 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.71%) Law
12 5 (0.51%) Back Office
13 4 (0.40%) Automotive
14 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Legal
14 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 219 (22.12%) Tester
2 202 (20.40%) Analyst
3 161 (16.26%) Test Engineer
4 145 (14.65%) Test Analyst
5 141 (14.24%) Developer
6 98 (9.90%) QA Engineer
7 88 (8.89%) Automation Tester
8 82 (8.28%) QA Analyst
9 77 (7.78%) Performance Tester
10 67 (6.77%) Test Automation Engineer
11 56 (5.66%) Test Manager
12 55 (5.56%) Senior Tester
13 51 (5.15%) QA Tester
14 48 (4.85%) Performance Engineer
14 48 (4.85%) Test Leader
15 46 (4.65%) Software Engineer
16 36 (3.64%) Software Test Engineer
17 35 (3.54%) Performance Test Engineer
18 31 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
19 30 (3.03%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (15.56%) .NET
2 131 (13.23%) HTML
3 110 (11.11%) CSS
4 107 (10.81%) RESTful
5 91 (9.19%) AngularJS
5 91 (9.19%) Node.js
6 89 (8.99%) Web Services
7 78 (7.88%) REST
8 67 (6.77%) JSON
9 63 (6.36%) XML
10 58 (5.86%) HTML5
11 54 (5.45%) SOAP
12 51 (5.15%) ASP.NET
12 51 (5.15%) React
13 50 (5.05%) Spring
14 38 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (3.13%) Sass
16 28 (2.83%) CSS3
16 28 (2.83%) Gherkin
16 28 (2.83%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 51 (5.15%) Fintech
4 44 (4.44%) User Experience
5 34 (3.43%) Linux Command Line
5 34 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (1.41%) Bitcoin
7 14 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.41%) Spread Betting
7 14 (1.41%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.21%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.91%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.81%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.81%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 150 (15.15%) Linux
2 95 (9.60%) Windows
3 46 (4.65%) Android
3 46 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 41 (4.14%) Unix
5 6 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.30%) AIX
6 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.10%) Solaris
7 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (65.56%) Test Automation
2 633 (63.94%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (23.33%) Scrum
4 200 (20.20%) BDD
5 197 (19.90%) TDD
6 187 (18.89%) DevOps
7 162 (16.36%) Regression Testing
8 160 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
9 148 (14.95%) Functional Testing
10 147 (14.85%) Test Strategy
11 136 (13.74%) Non-Functional Testing
12 129 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
13 124 (12.53%) Software Testing
14 114 (11.52%) Unit Testing
15 111 (11.21%) Software Engineering
16 110 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
17 108 (10.91%) Microservices
18 102 (10.30%) Test Scripting
19 93 (9.39%) Exploratory Testing
20 89 (8.99%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 380 (38.38%) Java
2 285 (28.79%) C#
3 240 (24.24%) SQL
4 214 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 151 (15.25%) Python
6 46 (4.65%) PHP
7 38 (3.84%) Ruby
8 36 (3.64%) C++
9 26 (2.63%) ES6
10 23 (2.32%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.02%) Groovy
12 18 (1.82%) TypeScript
13 17 (1.72%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.52%) Scala
15 14 (1.41%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.31%) Perl
16 13 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.21%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.11%) C
19 8 (0.81%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 108 (10.91%) ISTQB
2 98 (9.90%) Degree
3 95 (9.60%) ISEB
4 38 (3.84%) Security Cleared
5 33 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (2.83%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (2.32%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.20%) CIPFA
8 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.10%) MCSE
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 389 (39.29%) QA
2 14 (1.41%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.51%) GDPR
4 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.30%) PMO
6 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (8.48%) Docker
2 14 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.51%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.51%) HDFS
6 4 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.10%) Firmware
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (4.65%) Ansible
2 35 (3.54%) Puppet
3 34 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.73%) Kubernetes
5 22 (2.22%) HP ALM
6 17 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (1.31%) Terraform
8 5 (0.51%) Oozie
8 5 (0.51%) Salt
9 4 (0.40%) Kibana
9 4 (0.40%) QRadar
9 4 (0.40%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.30%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.30%) WMI
11 2 (0.20%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 107 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 78 (7.88%) Oracle
3 68 (6.87%) HP
4 44 (4.44%) SAP
5 30 (3.03%) New Relic
6 25 (2.53%) AppDynamics
6 25 (2.53%) Atlassian
7 21 (2.12%) VMware
8 17 (1.72%) Google
8 17 (1.72%) Splunk
9 16 (1.62%) Micro Focus
10 15 (1.52%) Cognizant
11 14 (1.41%) Telerik
12 13 (1.31%) SOASTA, Inc
13 11 (1.11%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.91%) Dynatrace
14 9 (0.91%) WorldPay
15 8 (0.81%) IBM
16 7 (0.71%) Peoplefluent
17 6 (0.61%) Zend