The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 194 226
Rank change year-on-year -56 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 25 43 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.77% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.87% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 41 25
Median salary £35,600 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.23% +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £90,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% -7.36%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6063 4933 5722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.80% 88.17% 89.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4905 4175 4657
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Performance Testing in the North West

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in the North West

Performance Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Manchester -35 16 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Lancashire +4 3 £36,200 +3.42%
Cheshire -33 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £33,750 - 1
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 30 (61.22%) Test Automation
2 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 17 (34.69%) LoadRunner
4 17 (34.69%) Finance
5 16 (32.65%) QA
5 16 (32.65%) Selenium
6 14 (28.57%) JMeter
7 13 (26.53%) HP
7 13 (26.53%) C#
7 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
8 12 (24.49%) BDD
8 12 (24.49%) HTTP
9 10 (20.41%) Validation
9 10 (20.41%) Web Services
9 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
10 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.37%) Stress Testing
11 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) TDD
11 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Java
11 8 (16.33%) Windows
11 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
11 8 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 7 (14.29%) Scrum
13 6 (12.24%) Banking

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (4.08%) Confluence
1 2 (4.08%) WordPress
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
2 1 (2.04%) Jetty
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) Tornado
2 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) HTTP
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.04%) AMQP
4 1 (2.04%) FTP
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) DB2
4 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) Redis
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.04%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.04%) MySQL
5 1 (2.04%) Riak
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) LoadRunner
2 16 (32.65%) Selenium
3 14 (28.57%) JMeter
4 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.20%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.16%) Gatling
6 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.12%) JUnit
7 3 (6.12%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (4.08%) Appium
8 2 (4.08%) NeoLoad
8 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.08%) The Grinder
8 2 (4.08%) Travis CI
8 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (2.04%) Hudson
9 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Tester
2 14 (28.57%) Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 7 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.16%) DBA
5 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner Tester
5 4 (8.16%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.12%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) CSS
2 6 (12.24%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) HTML5
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
3 4 (8.16%) XML
4 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.08%) Spring
6 1 (2.04%) Akka
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.04%) Dropwizard
6 1 (2.04%) Flask
6 1 (2.04%) Node.js
6 1 (2.04%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Test Automation
2 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.53%) Test Scripting
4 12 (24.49%) BDD
5 10 (20.41%) Validation
6 9 (18.37%) Stress Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (16.33%) TDD
7 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
7 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Scrum
9 6 (12.24%) SDLC
10 5 (10.20%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
11 4 (8.16%) Security Testing
11 4 (8.16%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 13 (26.53%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.33%) Java
5 3 (6.12%) C
5 3 (6.12%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
1 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) HP
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) Cognos
4 3 (6.12%) IBM
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.04%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.04%) Google
6 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
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