Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England > South East
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 338 383
Rank change year-on-year -25 +45 +35
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 189 276 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.79% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.90% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 161 235 306
South East median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,250 £64,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%

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 26818 30624 37249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.47% 87.41% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22068 25393 30802
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 -31 68 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Hampshire +18 66 £30,000 -17.81% 3
Berkshire -8 46 £50,000 - 3
Surrey +16 22 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Kent +32 16 £31,000 -34.74% 2
Oxfordshire -2 15 £61,500 +24.87%
East Sussex -8 9 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 7 £40,000 -15.79%
West Sussex -5 7 £55,000 +18.92%
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 155 (82.01%) Test Automation
2 119 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (55.03%) Selenium
4 77 (40.74%) TDD
4 77 (40.74%) Scrum
5 75 (39.68%) Regression Testing
6 73 (38.62%) C#
6 73 (38.62%) Software Testing
7 72 (38.10%) BDD
7 72 (38.10%) SQL
8 68 (35.98%) Java
8 68 (35.98%) QA
9 67 (35.45%) Test Scripting
10 64 (33.86%) Degree
11 58 (30.69%) Manual Testing
12 54 (28.57%) Test Strategy
13 52 (27.51%) WebDriver
14 50 (26.46%) ISEB
15 49 (25.93%) Windows
15 49 (25.93%) Computer Science
16 47 (24.87%) Unit Testing
17 43 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
18 42 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
19 41 (21.69%) Test Management
20 39 (20.63%) SDLC
21 36 (19.05%) SoapUI
22 35 (18.52%) Functional Testing
22 35 (18.52%) Integration Testing
23 34 (17.99%) ISTQB
23 34 (17.99%) Python

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 10 (5.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (5.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.88%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.76%) SaaS
5 7 (3.70%) PaaS
6 5 (2.65%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (2.12%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) Internet
2 6 (3.17%) DVB
2 6 (3.17%) IPv4
2 6 (3.17%) IPv6
2 6 (3.17%) UPnP
3 3 (1.59%) MQTT
4 1 (0.53%) HTTP
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.99%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.88%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.29%) MariaDB
4 10 (5.29%) MySQL
5 9 (4.76%) SQLPlus
6 5 (2.65%) GIS
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.59%) SQLite
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 104 (55.03%) Selenium
2 52 (27.51%) WebDriver
3 36 (19.05%) SoapUI
4 33 (17.46%) JMeter
5 28 (14.81%) Cucumber
5 28 (14.81%) LoadRunner
6 24 (12.70%) JUnit
7 17 (8.99%) HP UFT
8 16 (8.47%) Jenkins
9 14 (7.41%) Visual Studio
10 13 (6.88%) Git (software)
11 12 (6.35%) Subversion
12 11 (5.82%) SpecFlow
13 10 (5.29%) JIRA
13 10 (5.29%) NUnit
13 10 (5.29%) TestNG
14 9 (4.76%) eggPlant
14 9 (4.76%) LoadUI
14 9 (4.76%) Toad
15 8 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (15.34%) Retail
2 27 (14.29%) Finance
3 21 (11.11%) Back Office
4 9 (4.76%) Publishing
5 6 (3.17%) Electronics
6 4 (2.12%) Billing
6 4 (2.12%) Digital Economy
7 3 (1.59%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (24.87%) Test Engineer
2 34 (17.99%) Analyst
3 32 (16.93%) Software Test Engineer
3 32 (16.93%) Test Analyst
4 24 (12.70%) Developer
5 21 (11.11%) Tester
6 17 (8.99%) QA Engineer
7 16 (8.47%) Test Automation Engineer
8 15 (7.94%) Automation Tester
9 14 (7.41%) Test Leader
10 13 (6.88%) Automation Test Lead
11 12 (6.35%) QA Automation Engineer
11 12 (6.35%) Test Manager
12 10 (5.29%) SAP Analyst
12 10 (5.29%) SAP Test Analyst
12 10 (5.29%) Software Tester
13 9 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
14 8 (4.23%) Quality Manager
14 8 (4.23%) Senior Manager
15 7 (3.70%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.81%) Web Services
2 23 (12.17%) .NET
3 21 (11.11%) SOAP
4 18 (9.52%) HTML
5 13 (6.88%) HTML5
6 8 (4.23%) CSS
7 7 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.70%) XML
8 6 (3.17%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.65%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.12%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.12%) ADO.NET
10 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (2.12%) jQuery
10 4 (2.12%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.12%) WCF
10 4 (2.12%) WF
11 3 (1.59%) JSON
11 3 (1.59%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.88%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.82%) User Experience
5 10 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (5.29%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.29%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.17%) MPEG
6 6 (3.17%) STB
6 6 (3.17%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.65%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.12%) Replication
8 4 (2.12%) W3C
9 3 (1.59%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.59%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.93%) Windows
2 23 (12.17%) Linux
3 6 (3.17%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.59%) Android
4 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (82.01%) Test Automation
2 119 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (40.74%) Scrum
3 77 (40.74%) TDD
4 75 (39.68%) Regression Testing
5 73 (38.62%) Software Testing
6 72 (38.10%) BDD
7 67 (35.45%) Test Scripting
8 58 (30.69%) Manual Testing
9 54 (28.57%) Test Strategy
10 47 (24.87%) Unit Testing
11 43 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
13 41 (21.69%) Test Management
14 39 (20.63%) SDLC
15 35 (18.52%) Functional Testing
15 35 (18.52%) Integration Testing
16 29 (15.34%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (12.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 73 (38.62%) C#
2 72 (38.10%) SQL
3 68 (35.98%) Java
4 34 (17.99%) Python
5 27 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 26 (13.76%) C++
7 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
8 20 (10.58%) C
9 19 (10.05%) Ruby
10 13 (6.88%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.70%) Perl
12 6 (3.17%) Embedded C
12 6 (3.17%) Embedded C++
12 6 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.59%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.59%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.06%) Groovy
15 2 (1.06%) PHP
15 2 (1.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (33.86%) Degree
2 50 (26.46%) ISEB
3 34 (17.99%) ISTQB
4 33 (17.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (4.23%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.59%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (35.98%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) PMO
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (8.99%) Docker
2 10 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (12.17%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.11%) HP
2 21 (11.11%) SAP
3 11 (5.82%) Concur
4 10 (5.29%) VMware
5 5 (2.65%) Ariba
6 4 (2.12%) hybris
7 3 (1.59%) Oracle