Period
to 25 July 2017

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

Performance Testing
England > South West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 283 265
Rank change year-on-year +32 -18 -15
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 85 70 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.63% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.71% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60 53 85
South West median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +28.79% -5.71%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £57,250 £55,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -

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 9458 9835 10637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.44% 88.19% 87.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7833 8163 8831
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,025 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £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 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 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
Bristol +6 26 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Somerset +9 23 £32,500 -31.58%
Wiltshire +25 17 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Gloucestershire -27 11 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Dorset +24 6 £25,750 -69.71%
Cornwall - 2 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (65.88%) Test Automation
2 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (50.59%) SQL
4 38 (44.71%) Java
5 32 (37.65%) C#
6 31 (36.47%) ISTQB
7 30 (35.29%) Security Testing
8 28 (32.94%) Load Testing
9 26 (30.59%) Test Management
10 25 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (29.41%) Selenium
10 25 (29.41%) Software Testing
11 24 (28.24%) Scrum
11 24 (28.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
13 22 (25.88%) ISEB
13 22 (25.88%) Cucumber
14 21 (24.71%) Waterfall
14 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
14 21 (24.71%) Test Strategy
14 21 (24.71%) SpecFlow
14 21 (24.71%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (23.53%) BDD
15 20 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (23.53%) QA
16 19 (22.35%) User Stories
17 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
17 16 (18.82%) Regression Testing
17 16 (18.82%) IntelliJ

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 7 (8.24%) Jetty
2 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.18%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.18%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.18%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) MySQL
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) JasperReports
2 7 (8.24%) MariaDB
2 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.53%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (29.41%) Selenium
2 22 (25.88%) Cucumber
3 21 (24.71%) SpecFlow
4 20 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (18.82%) IntelliJ
6 14 (16.47%) Eclipse
7 13 (15.29%) Visual Studio
8 10 (11.76%) NUnit
9 9 (10.59%) Ant
10 8 (9.41%) JIRA
11 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
11 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
11 7 (8.24%) JMeter
11 7 (8.24%) Subversion
12 6 (7.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (4.71%) JUnit
14 3 (3.53%) Maven
14 3 (3.53%) WATIR
15 2 (2.35%) Mockito
15 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
2 5 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Billing
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Test Engineer
2 20 (23.53%) Test Automation Engineer
3 13 (15.29%) Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Test Leader
5 11 (12.94%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Applications Support
6 8 (9.41%) Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Applications Support Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Implementation Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) QA Tester
7 7 (8.24%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Tester
8 6 (7.06%) QA Leader
8 6 (7.06%) QA Manager
8 6 (7.06%) QA Test Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) Spring
1 9 (10.59%) Web Services
2 7 (8.24%) FreeMarker
3 5 (5.88%) HTML
4 4 (4.71%) JSON
5 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.53%) CSS
5 3 (3.53%) HTML5
5 3 (3.53%) jQuery
5 3 (3.53%) LAMP
5 3 (3.53%) REST
6 2 (2.35%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.35%) JPA
6 2 (2.35%) JSF
6 2 (2.35%) JSP
6 2 (2.35%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (2.35%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.35%) Spring Security
6 2 (2.35%) Thymeleaf
7 1 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) CentOS
4 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.88%) Test Automation
2 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (35.29%) Security Testing
4 28 (32.94%) Load Testing
5 26 (30.59%) Test Management
6 25 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 24 (28.24%) Scrum
8 21 (24.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 21 (24.71%) Test Strategy
8 21 (24.71%) Waterfall
9 20 (23.53%) BDD
10 19 (22.35%) User Stories
11 16 (18.82%) Regression Testing
11 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (16.47%) DevOps
13 13 (15.29%) Test Scripting
14 12 (14.12%) Project Planning
15 11 (12.94%) MVC
15 11 (12.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (50.59%) SQL
2 38 (44.71%) Java
3 32 (37.65%) C#
4 12 (14.12%) C
5 9 (10.59%) PHP
6 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.24%) Groovy
7 7 (8.24%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.53%) Perl
9 3 (3.53%) Python
9 3 (3.53%) Ruby
9 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.53%) VBScript
10 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (36.47%) ISTQB
2 24 (28.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (25.88%) ISEB
4 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
5 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.53%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Snort
2 1 (1.18%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 2 (2.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.53%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco
3 2 (2.35%) Informatica
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle
3 2 (2.35%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.18%) HP
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.18%) SAP
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Qualitest
Salary: DOE
Posted: 7 days ago