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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 209 195
Rank change year-on-year -14 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 27 26 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.45% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.51% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 49
Median salary £36,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.29% +30.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,200 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.17% -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 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 5561 5072 5850
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.36% 87.98% 88.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4626 4217 4701
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Manchester -20 14 £34,000 -20.00% 4
Lancashire +1 5 £36,100 +20.33%
Cheshire -4 4 £26,000 -38.82% 1
Merseyside - 1 £27,500 -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Finance
3 15 (31.25%) Java
4 14 (29.17%) TDD
4 14 (29.17%) QA
4 14 (29.17%) Selenium
5 13 (27.08%) SQL
6 12 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 12 (25.00%) JMeter
6 12 (25.00%) HTML
6 12 (25.00%) CSS
6 12 (25.00%) BDD
7 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
7 11 (22.92%) HP
7 11 (22.92%) Retail
8 10 (20.83%) Validation
8 10 (20.83%) C#
8 10 (20.83%) Automation Testing
9 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.67%) HTTP
9 8 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Linux
10 7 (14.58%) .NET
10 7 (14.58%) Scrum
10 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
11 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 6 (12.50%) Waterfall

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 (10.42%) Commerce Server
1 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
1 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.17%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) WordPress
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.08%) FTP
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) JMeter
2 12 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.33%) JUnit
5 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.25%) Gatling
6 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.25%) JIRA
6 3 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
6 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.17%) MSTest
7 2 (4.17%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.17%) The Grinder
7 2 (4.17%) Travis CI
7 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Retail
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Tester
2 13 (27.08%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) WebSphere Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Tester
6 4 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Software Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) CSS
1 12 (25.00%) HTML
2 7 (14.58%) .NET
3 6 (12.50%) Web Services
4 5 (10.42%) HTML5
4 5 (10.42%) jQuery
4 5 (10.42%) JSP
5 3 (6.25%) XML
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.08%) Dojo
7 1 (2.08%) EJB
7 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.08%) JPA
7 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.42%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) TDD
3 12 (25.00%) BDD
4 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.83%) Automation Testing
5 10 (20.83%) Validation
6 8 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Scrum
8 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.50%) Web Development
9 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Security Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Stress Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.42%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) C
5 5 (10.42%) C++
6 4 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) Perl
7 2 (4.17%) R
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
1 5 (10.42%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) PhD
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) HP
2 6 (12.50%) IBM
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Remedy
4 2 (4.17%) TOWER Software
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