The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 106 134 122
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 1 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.081% 0.62% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.70% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 10
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1022 1720 2031
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.02% 88.39% 86.54%
Number of salaries quoted 774 1384 1335
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Performance Testing in Reading

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
2 11 (57.89%) LoadRunner
2 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 10 (52.63%) Open Source
4 7 (36.84%) JMeter
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
6 4 (21.05%) WebLOAD
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) IIS
7 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) ISEB
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) IBM Domino
7 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.53%) SMTP
7 2 (10.53%) MAPI
7 2 (10.53%) IBM

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (10.53%) IBM Domino
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) IMAP
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) SMTP
1 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) LoadRunner
2 7 (36.84%) JMeter
3 4 (21.05%) WebLOAD
4 2 (10.53%) AQtime
4 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Technical Leader
2 9 (47.37%) Performance Test Leader
2 9 (47.37%) Test Leader
3 6 (31.58%) Test Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Test Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Test Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Performance Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Performance Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Dynatrace
2 2 (10.53%) IBM