Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 296 226
Rank change year-on-year -32 -70 +50
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 52 65 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.52% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.58% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 45 56 114
North West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,500 £90,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11910 11208 11675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.89% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9458 9346 9650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Manchester -4 36 £46,500 -7.00% 3
Cheshire -37 10 £38,500 +26.23%
Merseyside +23 5 £32,500 +25.00%
Cumbria - 1 £35,000 -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 37 (71.15%) Test Automation
2 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (46.15%) Java
3 24 (46.15%) Selenium
4 20 (38.46%) QA
5 18 (34.62%) C#
5 18 (34.62%) JMeter
6 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
7 16 (30.77%) SQL
8 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
9 13 (25.00%) Python
9 13 (25.00%) TDD
9 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 11 (21.15%) Finance
10 11 (21.15%) SpecFlow
11 10 (19.23%) BDD
11 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (19.23%) WebDriver
11 10 (19.23%) Web Services
11 10 (19.23%) HTML
12 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
12 9 (17.31%) .NET
12 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
12 9 (17.31%) ISEB
12 9 (17.31%) LoadRunner
12 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
12 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
12 9 (17.31%) Scenario Testing
13 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing

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 5 (9.62%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) Jetty
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) Tornado
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.85%) SAP PP
1 2 (3.85%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.77%) BlazeMeter
3 3 (5.77%) Slack
4 1 (1.92%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) AMQP
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.62%) Big Data
3 4 (7.69%) Redis
4 3 (5.77%) DB2
4 3 (5.77%) MySQL
5 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) Riak
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (46.15%) Selenium
2 18 (34.62%) JMeter
3 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (21.15%) SpecFlow
5 10 (19.23%) WebDriver
6 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
6 9 (17.31%) LoadRunner
6 9 (17.31%) Visual Studio
7 7 (13.46%) JIRA
8 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
9 4 (7.69%) Gatling
10 3 (5.77%) JUnit
10 3 (5.77%) Mockito
10 3 (5.77%) TestNG
10 3 (5.77%) The Grinder
10 3 (5.77%) Travis CI
11 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
11 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
11 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Tester
2 12 (23.08%) Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Developer
4 8 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) QA Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.62%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) QA Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Test Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.69%) Performance Tester
7 4 (7.69%) QA Automation Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.77%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Test Leader
8 3 (5.77%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) HTML
1 10 (19.23%) Web Services
2 9 (17.31%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) Node.js
4 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
4 5 (9.62%) HTML5
4 5 (9.62%) Middleware
4 5 (9.62%) Spring
5 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.69%) J2EE
6 3 (5.77%) Akka
6 3 (5.77%) Dropwizard
6 3 (5.77%) JDBC
6 3 (5.77%) JPA
6 3 (5.77%) JSF
6 3 (5.77%) REST
7 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.85%) Redux
7 2 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Test Automation
2 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
4 13 (25.00%) TDD
5 10 (19.23%) BDD
6 9 (17.31%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (15.38%) MVC
7 8 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (13.46%) SDLC
9 6 (11.54%) Analytics
9 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Pair Programming
9 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
10 5 (9.62%) DevOps
10 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Predictive Analytics
11 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) Java
2 18 (34.62%) C#
3 16 (30.77%) SQL
4 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
5 13 (25.00%) Python
6 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.77%) C
7 3 (5.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.85%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) ISEB
1 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) IBM
5 2 (3.85%) Google
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.92%) Cognos
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Rackspace