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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England / South West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 218 200
Rank change year-on-year +48 -18  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 63 35 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.22% 0.61% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.69% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 42 28 49
Median salary £35,000 £46,250 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.32% +31.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4682 5089 5426
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.40% 88.41% 87.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3850 4197 4433
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 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
Bristol +16 24 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Somerset +6 20 £32,500 -31.57%
Gloucestershire -7 8 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Wiltshire +15 5 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Dorset +19 4 £25,750 -
Cornwall - 2 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 67 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (41.13%) Java
3 50 (40.32%) SQL
3 50 (40.32%) Test Management
4 44 (35.48%) ISTQB
5 42 (33.87%) Security Testing
6 40 (32.26%) C#
7 39 (31.45%) Test Automation
8 38 (30.65%) Unit Testing
9 36 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 35 (28.23%) Load Testing
10 35 (28.23%) Software Testing
11 34 (27.42%) Selenium
11 34 (27.42%) Cucumber
11 34 (27.42%) ISEB
12 32 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 31 (25.00%) Regression Testing
14 30 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (24.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (23.39%) Waterfall
15 29 (23.39%) Non-Functional Testing
15 29 (23.39%) Scrum
15 29 (23.39%) TDD
16 28 (22.58%) SpecFlow
16 28 (22.58%) BDD
16 28 (22.58%) QA
17 27 (21.77%) Security Cleared
18 26 (20.97%) Automated Testing

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 6 (4.84%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.03%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Jetty
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) SSL
2 8 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.81%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) MySQL
1 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.03%) Apache Accumulo
4 5 (4.03%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.61%) Impala
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (27.42%) Cucumber
1 34 (27.42%) Selenium
2 30 (24.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (22.58%) SpecFlow
4 22 (17.74%) Git (software)
4 22 (17.74%) Jenkins
5 18 (14.52%) Eclipse
6 16 (12.90%) Maven
7 15 (12.10%) IntelliJ
8 14 (11.29%) JIRA
8 14 (11.29%) JMeter
8 14 (11.29%) NUnit
9 13 (10.48%) Visual Studio
10 12 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (8.06%) Subversion
12 8 (6.45%) JUnit
13 7 (5.65%) Ant
14 6 (4.84%) Gradle
14 6 (4.84%) Liquibase
14 6 (4.84%) Mockito
General
1 14 (11.29%) Finance
2 3 (2.42%) Banking
2 3 (2.42%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (20.16%) Test Engineer
2 23 (18.55%) Developer
3 20 (16.13%) Test Automation Engineer
4 19 (15.32%) Analyst
5 17 (13.71%) Java Developer
6 15 (12.10%) Test Analyst
7 14 (11.29%) Senior Developer
7 14 (11.29%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (9.68%) Tester
9 11 (8.87%) Test Leader
9 11 (8.87%) Test Manager
10 9 (7.26%) QA Tester
11 8 (6.45%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (6.45%) Senior Test Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) Java Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) Java Software Developer
12 5 (4.03%) QA Leader
12 5 (4.03%) Senior Java Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) Senior Java Software Developer
12 5 (4.03%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) Spring
2 15 (12.10%) JPA
3 12 (9.68%) AngularJS
3 12 (9.68%) REST
4 9 (7.26%) HTML
4 9 (7.26%) JDBC
4 9 (7.26%) JMS
4 9 (7.26%) SOAP
4 9 (7.26%) XML
5 7 (5.65%) Web Services
6 6 (4.84%) Hibernate
6 6 (4.84%) JSF
6 6 (4.84%) JSP
6 6 (4.84%) Lambda Expressions
6 6 (4.84%) Spring Boot
6 6 (4.84%) Spring Security
6 6 (4.84%) Thymeleaf
7 3 (2.42%) HTML5
7 3 (2.42%) jQuery
7 3 (2.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (0.81%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Windows
2 9 (7.26%) Linux
3 3 (2.42%) Unix
3 3 (2.42%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.32%) Test Management
3 42 (33.87%) Security Testing
4 39 (31.45%) Test Automation
5 38 (30.65%) Unit Testing
6 35 (28.23%) Load Testing
6 35 (28.23%) Software Testing
7 32 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 30 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (23.39%) Non-Functional Testing
10 29 (23.39%) Scrum
10 29 (23.39%) TDD
10 29 (23.39%) Waterfall
11 28 (22.58%) BDD
12 26 (20.97%) Automated Testing
13 25 (20.16%) User Stories
14 18 (14.52%) Test Strategy
15 16 (12.90%) DevOps
16 15 (12.10%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.13%) Java
2 50 (40.32%) SQL
3 40 (32.26%) C#
4 13 (10.48%) C
5 12 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 11 (8.87%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.65%) Go
7 7 (5.65%) Ruby
8 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.03%) Perl
9 5 (4.03%) Python
10 3 (2.42%) PHP
10 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.42%) VBScript
11 2 (1.61%) C++
12 1 (0.81%) Groovy
12 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (35.48%) ISTQB
2 36 (29.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 34 (27.42%) ISEB
4 27 (21.77%) Security Cleared
5 20 (16.13%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.87%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.42%) Degree
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.58%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (6.45%) Snort
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.03%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 31 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.68%) Oracle
3 8 (6.45%) Cisco
3 8 (6.45%) Sourcefire
4 5 (4.03%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (3.23%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.42%) HP
6 3 (2.42%) Informatica
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
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