The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 98 71
Rank change year-on-year +12 -27  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 2 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.20% 0.65% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.77% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 23
Median salary - £60,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -22.58%  
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% -5.55%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 831 911 1070
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 81.79% 84.74% 86.01%
Number of salaries quoted 636 683 860
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in Essex

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Performance Testing in Essex

Performance Testing
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Performance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) UML
2 10 (37.04%) CRM
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) Data Modelling
2 10 (37.04%) Data Management
2 10 (37.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (37.04%) Marketing
2 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
2 10 (37.04%) Big Data
2 10 (37.04%) Analytics
2 10 (37.04%) Master Data Management
2 10 (37.04%) Data Analytics
3 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 7 (25.93%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) Web Services
4 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 6 (22.22%) Automotive
5 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 6 (22.22%) MS Office
5 6 (22.22%) HP
5 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 6 (22.22%) Process Improvement
6 5 (18.52%) JMeter
7 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
7 4 (14.81%) ISEB
8 3 (11.11%) HP UFT

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 5 (18.52%) JMeter
4 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.41%) Selenium
5 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (37.04%) Marketing
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Automotive
4 2 (7.41%) Law
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Architect
1 10 (37.04%) Solutions Architect
1 10 (37.04%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Applications Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Customer Solutions Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (7.41%) QA Leader
6 2 (7.41%) QA Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) JSON
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Analytics
1 10 (37.04%) CRM
1 10 (37.04%) Data Analytics
1 10 (37.04%) Data Management
1 10 (37.04%) Data Modelling
1 10 (37.04%) Master Data Management
1 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
1 10 (37.04%) UML
2 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) SAP