Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 371 361 388
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 -35
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 134 188 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.71% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 109 161 138
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.21% -11.67%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +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 22,907 26,392 26,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.40% 90.63% 90.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18,383 21,772 21,637
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Hampshire +7 63 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Thames Valley +30 44 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Berkshire +20 31 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +30 12 £45,000 +55.17%
West Sussex -30 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Surrey +25 7 £37,500 -28.57%
East Sussex +10 7 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Kent 0 5 £60,000 +92.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - - 3
Middlesex - 1 £75,000 -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 86 (64.18%) Test Automation
2 74 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (48.51%) SQL
3 65 (48.51%) QA
4 58 (43.28%) Selenium
5 53 (39.55%) Software Testing
6 45 (33.58%) C#
7 43 (32.09%) BDD
8 39 (29.10%) JIRA
9 38 (28.36%) Scrum
10 36 (26.87%) Regression Testing
11 35 (26.12%) ISTQB
11 35 (26.12%) Test Scripting
12 30 (22.39%) TDD
13 29 (21.64%) Windows
13 29 (21.64%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (20.15%) Cucumber
15 26 (19.40%) Java
15 26 (19.40%) .NET
16 25 (18.66%) JavaScript
17 24 (17.91%) Python
17 24 (17.91%) JMeter
17 24 (17.91%) SpecFlow
17 24 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 23 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (17.16%) Degree
19 22 (16.42%) ISEB
19 22 (16.42%) Exploratory Testing
20 21 (15.67%) Test Planning
20 21 (15.67%) SDLC

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 19 (14.18%) Confluence
2 4 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.24%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.75%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.75%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.75%) SAP MDM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.43%) AWS
2 14 (10.45%) Azure
3 8 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (5.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (2.99%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.99%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.75%) Boomi
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
5 1 (0.75%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.46%) ATM
2 1 (0.75%) 2G
2 1 (0.75%) 3G
2 1 (0.75%) LTE
2 1 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.99%) Big Data
4 4 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.99%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.49%) MySQL
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.49%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.75%) DataStage
7 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 58 (43.28%) Selenium
2 39 (29.10%) JIRA
3 27 (20.15%) Cucumber
4 24 (17.91%) JMeter
4 24 (17.91%) SpecFlow
5 18 (13.43%) Git (software)
6 16 (11.94%) Appium
7 13 (9.70%) TestRail
7 13 (9.70%) WebDriver
8 12 (8.96%) Jenkins
9 11 (8.21%) Calabash
9 11 (8.21%) Maven
9 11 (8.21%) monkeyrunner
9 11 (8.21%) Robotium
9 11 (8.21%) SoapUI
10 9 (6.72%) NUnit
10 9 (6.72%) Visual Studio
11 8 (5.97%) Bitbucket
12 7 (5.22%) Gatling
13 6 (4.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (10.45%) Retail
2 8 (5.97%) Back Office
2 8 (5.97%) Finance
3 7 (5.22%) Advertising
4 3 (2.24%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (32.84%) Test Engineer
2 39 (29.10%) Analyst
3 28 (20.90%) Software Test Engineer
4 27 (20.15%) QA Analyst
5 25 (18.66%) Tester
6 18 (13.43%) Software Tester
7 16 (11.94%) Developer
8 15 (11.19%) Test Analyst
9 14 (10.45%) QA Tester
10 13 (9.70%) Software Analyst
11 11 (8.21%) Automation Tester
11 11 (8.21%) Software QA Tester
12 9 (6.72%) QA Engineer
13 8 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (5.97%) Performance Engineer
13 8 (5.97%) Performance Test Engineer
13 8 (5.97%) QA Automation Tester
13 8 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
14 7 (5.22%) QA Automation Analyst
14 7 (5.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.40%) .NET
2 18 (13.43%) Gherkin
3 15 (11.19%) CSS
3 15 (11.19%) HTML
4 11 (8.21%) Web Services
5 9 (6.72%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.72%) HTML5
5 9 (6.72%) REST
5 9 (6.72%) SOAP
6 7 (5.22%) CSS3
7 6 (4.48%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.73%) XML
9 4 (2.99%) JSON
9 4 (2.99%) Kafka
9 4 (2.99%) Node.js
10 3 (2.24%) WCF
11 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.49%) jQuery
11 2 (1.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Mobile App
2 16 (11.94%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.24%) User Experience
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.75%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.64%) Windows
2 14 (10.45%) Android
3 13 (9.70%) Linux
4 11 (8.21%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.24%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (64.18%) Test Automation
2 74 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (39.55%) Software Testing
4 43 (32.09%) BDD
5 38 (28.36%) Scrum
6 36 (26.87%) Regression Testing
7 35 (26.12%) Test Scripting
8 30 (22.39%) TDD
9 29 (21.64%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (16.42%) Exploratory Testing
12 21 (15.67%) SDLC
12 21 (15.67%) Test Planning
13 19 (14.18%) Load Testing
14 17 (12.69%) Test Strategy
15 16 (11.94%) DevOps
16 15 (11.19%) Analytics
16 15 (11.19%) Functional Testing
16 15 (11.19%) Non-Functional Testing
16 15 (11.19%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (48.51%) SQL
2 45 (33.58%) C#
3 26 (19.40%) Java
4 25 (18.66%) JavaScript
5 24 (17.91%) Python
6 20 (14.93%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.97%) Scala
8 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.99%) C
8 4 (2.99%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.49%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.75%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.75%) C++
10 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (26.12%) ISTQB
2 24 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (17.16%) Degree
4 22 (16.42%) ISEB
5 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.99%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.24%) CISSP
9 3 (2.24%) PhD
10 2 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (48.51%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) Docker
2 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Ansible
1 8 (5.97%) Kubernetes
1 8 (5.97%) Terraform
2 7 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.73%) Puppet
4 3 (2.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.46%) Atlassian
3 8 (5.97%) Tableau
4 7 (5.22%) Oracle
4 7 (5.22%) SAP
5 2 (1.49%) VMware
6 1 (0.75%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.75%) Dell
6 1 (0.75%) HP
6 1 (0.75%) IBM
6 1 (0.75%) Informatica
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.75%) webMethods