Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Test Lead
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1148 1165 1267
Rank change year-on-year +17 +102 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 34 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.011% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.011% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 26 11 16
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% -6.12% +16.67%
10th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £36,875
90th Percentile £70,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.78% +15.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Performance Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Performance Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader.

Salary trend for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Test Leader within the UK over the 6 months to 17 July 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
England +28 28 £52,500 -8.70% 7
London +27 16 £52,500 -6.67% 4
UK excluding London +2 14 £49,000 -14.78% 3
North of England +19 10 £70,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £72,500 -
North West +16 4 £49,000 - 2
South East - 2 £45,000 -
Scotland - 2 £42,500 -

Performance Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Performance Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Performance Test Leader in the job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Test Automation
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Performance Testing
2 18 (52.94%) LoadRunner
3 17 (50.00%) JMeter
4 16 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (44.12%) QA
6 11 (32.35%) High Availability
6 11 (32.35%) Microservices
6 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 9 (26.47%) Performance Engineering
7 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
7 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
7 9 (26.47%) Java
7 9 (26.47%) .NET
8 8 (23.53%) C#
8 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
8 8 (23.53%) HP
8 8 (23.53%) ISEB
8 8 (23.53%) Degree
8 8 (23.53%) Selenium
8 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (20.59%) AppDynamics
9 7 (20.59%) Dynatrace
9 7 (20.59%) New Relic
9 7 (20.59%) Oracle
10 6 (17.65%) Web Services
10 6 (17.65%) Open Source
10 6 (17.65%) Performance Metrics

Performance Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (11.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (11.76%) BlazeMeter
1 4 (11.76%) GitHub
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) LoadRunner
2 17 (50.00%) JMeter
3 8 (23.53%) Selenium
3 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.76%) JIRA
4 4 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 4 (11.76%) The Grinder
4 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (11.76%) Zephyr
5 3 (8.82%) Introscope
5 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.88%) Gatling
6 2 (5.88%) NeoLoad
6 2 (5.88%) WebLOAD
7 1 (2.94%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) DCOM
3 4 (11.76%) Taurus
4 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Fintech
2 1 (2.94%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (55.88%) Test Automation
2 18 (52.94%) Performance Testing
3 16 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (32.35%) High Availability
4 11 (32.35%) Microservices
4 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 9 (26.47%) Performance Engineering
5 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
6 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.65%) Decision-Making
7 6 (17.65%) Open Source
7 6 (17.65%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
8 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (11.76%) Line Management
8 4 (11.76%) People Management
8 4 (11.76%) Presales
8 4 (11.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) VB
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
2 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 8 (23.53%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) CSQA
4 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.82%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) HP
2 7 (20.59%) AppDynamics
2 7 (20.59%) Dynatrace
2 7 (20.59%) New Relic
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) Capita
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) CA
4 3 (8.82%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft