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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / South East
Rank 258 337 312
Rank change year-on-year +79 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 142 118 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.70% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 112 98 114
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,900 £60,000 £62,500
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12730 16774 17676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.02% 87.11% 85.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10442 14131 14083
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire +55 42 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire +35 23 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Surrey +1 22 £45,000 -14.28% 1
East Sussex - 17 £35,000 -
Kent +32 14 £35,000 +34.61%
Berkshire +28 12 £47,500 +7.95%
Oxfordshire +8 11 £26,250 -27.58% 1
West Sussex +9 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 138 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (37.92%) Software Testing
2 102 (37.92%) SQL
3 91 (33.83%) Java
4 90 (33.46%) Selenium
5 84 (31.23%) Regression Testing
6 82 (30.48%) QA
7 76 (28.25%) ISTQB
8 72 (26.77%) Test Automation
9 71 (26.39%) Test Strategy
10 65 (24.16%) Windows
11 62 (23.05%) Automated Testing
12 61 (22.68%) JMeter
13 58 (21.56%) Microsoft
13 58 (21.56%) Test Scripting
14 56 (20.82%) ISEB
14 56 (20.82%) SDLC
15 55 (20.45%) C#
16 54 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (18.96%) Scrum
17 51 (18.96%) Software Engineering
17 51 (18.96%) Degree
17 51 (18.96%) BDD
18 49 (18.22%) HP
19 47 (17.47%) Finance
20 44 (16.36%) LoadRunner
21 43 (15.99%) TDD
22 40 (14.87%) HP Quality Center
23 39 (14.50%) Manual Testing
24 38 (14.13%) Functional Testing

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 12 (4.46%) Confluence
1 12 (4.46%) OpenStack
2 11 (4.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.60%) IIS
4 6 (2.23%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.74%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
7 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (11.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.23%) MS Office
3 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.60%) SaaS
5 4 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.35%) HTTP
2 8 (2.97%) SAN
3 6 (2.23%) ATM
4 2 (0.74%) IMAP
4 2 (0.74%) NAS
4 2 (0.74%) SMTP
4 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.69%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.20%) MySQL
4 12 (4.46%) MariaDB
4 12 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.09%) Big Data
6 10 (3.72%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.49%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.49%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 90 (33.46%) Selenium
2 61 (22.68%) JMeter
3 44 (16.36%) LoadRunner
4 37 (13.75%) SoapUI
5 36 (13.38%) WebDriver
6 34 (12.64%) HP UFT
6 34 (12.64%) JIRA
7 23 (8.55%) Visual Studio
8 18 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (6.32%) Cucumber
10 15 (5.58%) SpecFlow
11 13 (4.83%) Eclipse
11 13 (4.83%) JUnit
12 12 (4.46%) Jenkins
12 12 (4.46%) Rational Performance Tester
13 11 (4.09%) WebLOAD
14 9 (3.35%) IntelliJ
14 9 (3.35%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (3.35%) Zephyr
15 8 (2.97%) JIRA Agile
General
1 47 (17.47%) Finance
2 12 (4.46%) Retail
3 7 (2.60%) Back Office
3 7 (2.60%) Marketing
4 6 (2.23%) Banking
4 6 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.49%) Electronics
7 3 (1.12%) Automotive
7 3 (1.12%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (22.68%) Analyst
2 56 (20.82%) Tester
3 52 (19.33%) Test Analyst
4 45 (16.73%) Test Engineer
5 36 (13.38%) Test Manager
6 21 (7.81%) Architect
7 19 (7.06%) Software Test Engineer
8 18 (6.69%) Developer
8 18 (6.69%) QA Analyst
9 17 (6.32%) Automation Tester
9 17 (6.32%) Java Engineer
9 17 (6.32%) QA Engineer
10 16 (5.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 16 (5.95%) QA Test Analyst
11 15 (5.58%) Software Tester
11 15 (5.58%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (4.83%) QA Tester
12 13 (4.83%) Senior Test Analyst
12 13 (4.83%) Senior Tester
12 13 (4.83%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.75%) Web Services
2 35 (13.01%) HTML
3 23 (8.55%) SOAP
4 22 (8.18%) .NET
4 22 (8.18%) XML
5 16 (5.95%) REST
6 12 (4.46%) HTML5
7 11 (4.09%) Ajax
8 10 (3.72%) JMS
9 9 (3.35%) RESTful
10 8 (2.97%) CSS
10 8 (2.97%) JMX
11 5 (1.86%) Gherkin
11 5 (1.86%) J2EE
11 5 (1.86%) JSON
12 4 (1.49%) Backbone.js
13 3 (1.12%) Java EE
13 3 (1.12%) jQuery
13 3 (1.12%) OAuth
13 3 (1.12%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (5.95%) User Experience
4 9 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.97%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.60%) Replication
7 6 (2.23%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.23%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.74%) BBC
10 2 (0.74%) iPad
10 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.16%) Windows
2 13 (4.83%) Unix
3 10 (3.72%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.12%) Linux
6 2 (0.74%) Android
6 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (37.92%) Software Testing
3 84 (31.23%) Regression Testing
4 72 (26.77%) Test Automation
5 71 (26.39%) Test Strategy
6 62 (23.05%) Automated Testing
7 58 (21.56%) Test Scripting
8 56 (20.82%) SDLC
9 54 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (18.96%) BDD
10 51 (18.96%) Scrum
10 51 (18.96%) Software Engineering
11 43 (15.99%) TDD
12 39 (14.50%) Manual Testing
13 38 (14.13%) Automation Testing
13 38 (14.13%) Functional Testing
14 37 (13.75%) Non-Functional Testing
15 32 (11.90%) Integration Testing
16 27 (10.04%) Test Management
17 26 (9.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (37.92%) SQL
2 91 (33.83%) Java
3 55 (20.45%) C#
4 33 (12.27%) JavaScript
5 32 (11.90%) Python
6 23 (8.55%) C
7 20 (7.43%) T-SQL
8 14 (5.20%) C++
8 14 (5.20%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.46%) Ruby
10 6 (2.23%) Scala
11 5 (1.86%) Groovy
11 5 (1.86%) Perl
11 5 (1.86%) VB
11 5 (1.86%) VBScript
12 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (28.25%) ISTQB
2 56 (20.82%) ISEB
3 51 (18.96%) Degree
4 25 (9.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (7.81%) Security Cleared
6 15 (5.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (30.48%) QA
2 15 (5.58%) SDET
3 7 (2.60%) SLA
4 6 (2.23%) PMO
5 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.86%) Docker
3 4 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 40 (14.87%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.83%) Perfmon
3 11 (4.09%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.37%) Grafana
5 1 (0.37%) Graphite
Vendors
1 58 (21.56%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.22%) HP
3 26 (9.67%) Oracle
4 21 (7.81%) IBM
5 16 (5.95%) VMware
6 13 (4.83%) SAP
7 12 (4.46%) SOASTA, Inc
8 11 (4.09%) Riverbed
9 8 (2.97%) AppDynamics
9 8 (2.97%) Telerik
10 6 (2.23%) Dynatrace
11 5 (1.86%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
13 2 (0.74%) Informatica
14 1 (0.37%) CA
14 1 (0.37%) Capita
14 1 (0.37%) Seapine
14 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
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