Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 360 329
Rank change year-on-year -16 -31 +76
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 146 197 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.71% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130 175 211
South East median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -18.95% -3.06%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,625 £62,250 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 24,403 27,847 28,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.18% 89.90% 89.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19,962 22,951 23,481
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the South East

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Performance Testing in the South East

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in the South East

Performance Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley +24 48 £46,250 -7.50% 15
Hampshire -29 43 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Berkshire +5 36 £47,500 -5.00% 11
East Sussex +9 21 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Surrey +37 19 £52,500 -4.55% 5
West Sussex -1 14 £45,000 -18.18%
Oxfordshire +20 12 £42,500 -30.89% 3
Kent +12 1 £62,500 +85.19%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 119 (81.51%) Test Automation
2 93 (63.70%) QA
3 67 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (40.41%) Scrum
5 57 (39.04%) Selenium
6 56 (38.36%) Regression Testing
7 55 (37.67%) SQL
8 50 (34.25%) C#
9 43 (29.45%) Windows
10 40 (27.40%) SDLC
11 39 (26.71%) Java
11 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
12 38 (26.03%) SQL Server
12 38 (26.03%) Finance
13 37 (25.34%) Test Strategy
14 35 (23.97%) .NET
15 34 (23.29%) Exploratory Testing
16 32 (21.92%) Degree
17 31 (21.23%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (21.23%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 30 (20.55%) Computer Science
18 30 (20.55%) JavaScript
19 29 (19.86%) Test Scripting
19 29 (19.86%) Functional Testing
19 29 (19.86%) BDD
20 27 (18.49%) WebDriver
21 26 (17.81%) JIRA
21 26 (17.81%) Software Testing
22 23 (15.75%) Linux

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (8.90%) Confluence
2 5 (3.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.74%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.23%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.16%) GitHub
4 6 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.74%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (2.74%) SaaS
7 3 (2.05%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.68%) NuGet
9 1 (0.68%) Office 365
9 1 (0.68%) PaaS
9 1 (0.68%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.16%) MySQL
4 8 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.11%) Big Data
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.74%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.74%) Couchbase
7 4 (2.74%) HBase
7 4 (2.74%) Spark SQL
7 4 (2.74%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 57 (39.04%) Selenium
2 27 (18.49%) WebDriver
3 26 (17.81%) JIRA
4 20 (13.70%) Jenkins
5 19 (13.01%) JMeter
6 16 (10.96%) Git (software)
7 15 (10.27%) Cucumber
7 15 (10.27%) LoadRunner
8 13 (8.90%) HP UFT
8 13 (8.90%) Subversion
9 11 (7.53%) NUnit
10 7 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
10 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 6 (4.11%) Ant
12 5 (3.42%) Eclipse
12 5 (3.42%) JBehave
12 5 (3.42%) JUnit
12 5 (3.42%) Maven
12 5 (3.42%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 38 (26.03%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Retail
3 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.11%) Electronics
4 6 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.11%) Marketing
5 5 (3.42%) Back Office
6 3 (2.05%) Automotive
6 3 (2.05%) Publishing
7 2 (1.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (41.78%) Analyst
2 42 (28.77%) QA Analyst
3 33 (22.60%) Test Analyst
3 33 (22.60%) Tester
4 28 (19.18%) Test Engineer
5 20 (13.70%) Automation Tester
6 19 (13.01%) QA Tester
7 18 (12.33%) Developer
7 18 (12.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 17 (11.64%) QA Test Analyst
9 16 (10.96%) QA Automation Analyst
10 15 (10.27%) QA Automation Tester
11 14 (9.59%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (8.90%) Software Tester
13 12 (8.22%) Senior Automation Tester
13 12 (8.22%) Senior QA Analyst
13 12 (8.22%) Senior QA Tester
13 12 (8.22%) Senior Tester
14 11 (7.53%) QA Engineer
14 11 (7.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.97%) .NET
2 22 (15.07%) Web Services
3 20 (13.70%) HTML
4 19 (13.01%) CSS
5 17 (11.64%) XML
6 13 (8.90%) RESTful
7 11 (7.53%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.85%) ASP.NET
9 9 (6.16%) HTML5
9 9 (6.16%) SOAP
10 8 (5.48%) REST
10 8 (5.48%) Spring
11 7 (4.79%) .NET Framework
12 6 (4.11%) ADO.NET
12 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (4.11%) jQuery
12 6 (4.11%) React
12 6 (4.11%) WCF
12 6 (4.11%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (8.22%) User Experience
2 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.11%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (4.11%) N-Tier
2 6 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.11%) W3C
3 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (2.05%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.05%) Fintech
4 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.37%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.37%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.45%) Windows
2 23 (15.75%) Linux
3 4 (2.74%) Unix
4 3 (2.05%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (81.51%) Test Automation
2 67 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (40.41%) Scrum
4 56 (38.36%) Regression Testing
5 40 (27.40%) SDLC
6 37 (25.34%) Test Strategy
7 34 (23.29%) Exploratory Testing
8 31 (21.23%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (20.55%) Computer Science
9 30 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (19.86%) BDD
10 29 (19.86%) Functional Testing
10 29 (19.86%) Test Scripting
11 26 (17.81%) Software Testing
12 21 (14.38%) Process Improvement
13 20 (13.70%) Defect Tracking
13 20 (13.70%) Non-Functional Testing
14 18 (12.33%) Acceptance Criteria
15 17 (11.64%) DevOps
15 17 (11.64%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.67%) SQL
2 50 (34.25%) C#
3 39 (26.71%) Java
4 30 (20.55%) JavaScript
5 21 (14.38%) Python
6 18 (12.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.42%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.74%) Korn
8 4 (2.74%) PHP
8 4 (2.74%) Scala
8 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.37%) Java 8
10 2 (1.37%) Perl
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (21.92%) Degree
2 21 (14.38%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.85%) ISEB
4 8 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (63.70%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.64%) Docker
2 8 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.74%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.74%) HDFS
3 4 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Ansible
2 8 (5.48%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.74%) Kibana
3 4 (2.74%) Oozie
3 4 (2.74%) Rundeck
4 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.05%) Puppet
4 3 (2.05%) Terraform
5 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.33%) HP
3 16 (10.96%) Oracle
4 11 (7.53%) SAP
5 10 (6.85%) VMware
6 5 (3.42%) Peoplefluent
7 4 (2.74%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.74%) Hortonworks
7 4 (2.74%) Tableau
7 4 (2.74%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.05%) Borland
9 2 (1.37%) Google
10 1 (0.68%) Apiary
10 1 (0.68%) ESRI
10 1 (0.68%) GUPTA
10 1 (0.68%) Zend