Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 245 281
Rank change year-on-year -21 +36 -14
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 59 91 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 0.86% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.96% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 47 56 64
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.08% -8.45%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £88,750 £53,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,952 9,452 10,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.22% 89.40% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7,351 7,842 8,550
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,500 £62,500
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in the South West

Performance Testing
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Wiltshire +7 19 £37,500 +19.05% 1
Gloucestershire +31 15 £40,000 -
Bristol -17 13 £50,000 +14.29% 5
Somerset -3 12 £39,500 +21.54% 4
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (54.24%) Test Automation
2 24 (40.68%) SQL
3 20 (33.90%) TDD
3 20 (33.90%) Selenium
3 20 (33.90%) DevOps
4 19 (32.20%) Python
5 18 (30.51%) Java
5 18 (30.51%) BDD
6 17 (28.81%) Scrum
6 17 (28.81%) QA
7 16 (27.12%) ISTQB
7 16 (27.12%) Windows
7 16 (27.12%) SDLC
8 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (25.42%) Unit Testing
8 15 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (23.73%) Software Testing
9 14 (23.73%) C#
9 14 (23.73%) MySQL
9 14 (23.73%) Web Services
10 13 (22.03%) NoSQL
10 13 (22.03%) Coaching
10 13 (22.03%) User Experience
10 13 (22.03%) Ruby
10 13 (22.03%) Software Engineering
11 12 (20.34%) Finance
11 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
12 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (18.64%) Apache Spark
2 7 (11.86%) OpenStack
3 6 (10.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.69%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.17%) Amazon EMR
3 6 (10.17%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (5.08%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
1 1 (1.69%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.69%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) MySQL
2 13 (22.03%) NoSQL
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
4 7 (11.86%) MariaDB
4 7 (11.86%) MongoDB
4 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (10.17%) Amazon Athena
5 6 (10.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (10.17%) BigQuery
5 6 (10.17%) Hadoop
6 5 (8.47%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.69%) Big Data
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) Selenium
2 11 (18.64%) JIRA
3 9 (15.25%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.25%) JMeter
4 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
5 5 (8.47%) WATIR
6 4 (6.78%) HP UFT
6 4 (6.78%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.39%) TestNG
9 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.69%) Maven
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.69%) Subversion
9 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Test Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) Test Automation Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Software Engineer
4 12 (20.34%) Analyst
4 12 (20.34%) Python Software Engineer
4 12 (20.34%) Test Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) QA Automation Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) QA Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Tester
6 8 (13.56%) Test Leader
7 7 (11.86%) Java Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) Software QA Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) AWS Software Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) Ruby Engineer
8 6 (10.17%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) Web Services
2 7 (11.86%) HTML
2 7 (11.86%) HTML5
2 7 (11.86%) LAMP
3 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.39%) JSON
3 2 (3.39%) REST
3 2 (3.39%) Velocity
3 2 (3.39%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) User Experience
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Fintech
5 2 (3.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Linux
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (54.24%) Test Automation
2 20 (33.90%) DevOps
2 20 (33.90%) TDD
3 18 (30.51%) BDD
4 17 (28.81%) Scrum
5 16 (27.12%) SDLC
6 15 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (25.42%) Unit Testing
7 14 (23.73%) Software Testing
8 13 (22.03%) Coaching
8 13 (22.03%) Software Engineering
9 11 (18.64%) Security Testing
9 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
9 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (16.95%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (16.95%) Defect Management
11 9 (15.25%) Load Testing
11 9 (15.25%) Open Source
11 9 (15.25%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) Python
3 18 (30.51%) Java
4 14 (23.73%) C#
5 13 (22.03%) Ruby
6 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.86%) VBScript
7 6 (10.17%) Scala
8 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
8 5 (8.47%) C
8 5 (8.47%) Perl
9 1 (1.69%) F#
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (11.86%) Degree
5 6 (10.17%) ISEB
6 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
7 4 (6.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.86%) Docker
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) VMware
3 6 (10.17%) Atlassian
4 5 (8.47%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.69%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) Software AG
6 1 (1.69%) webMethods
6 1 (1.69%) Xamarin