Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Performance Test Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1169 1199 1207
Rank change year-on-year +30 +8 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 29 19 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.010% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 88
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,800 £43,175
90th Percentile £95,000 £67,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +16.67%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
England +45 22 £57,500 +4.55% 3
UK excluding London +46 18 £55,000 -4.35% 3
London +9 11 £58,750 +6.82%
East Midlands - 8 - -
Midlands - 8 - -
Scotland 0 7 £55,000 -
North of England +4 3 £50,000 +36.99% 2
North West -1 3 £50,000 +36.99%

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Performance Test Leader job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Performance Test Leader in the job title.

1 27 (93.10%) Performance Testing
2 25 (86.21%) LoadRunner
3 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (75.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (55.17%) QA
6 15 (51.72%) Java
7 11 (37.93%) Oracle
7 11 (37.93%) HP
7 11 (37.93%) Finance
7 11 (37.93%) Scrum
8 10 (34.48%) JMeter
8 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
8 10 (34.48%) Unix
8 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
9 9 (31.03%) NeoLoad
9 9 (31.03%) DevOps
9 9 (31.03%) Retail
10 8 (27.59%) Linux
10 8 (27.59%) JBoss
10 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
10 8 (27.59%) WSDL
10 8 (27.59%) Cognizant
10 8 (27.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (27.59%) Dynatrace
10 8 (27.59%) JConsole
10 8 (27.59%) VisualVM
10 8 (27.59%) RESTful
10 8 (27.59%) Gatling
10 8 (27.59%) The Grinder
10 8 (27.59%) PMO

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 8 (27.59%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (86.21%) LoadRunner
2 10 (34.48%) JMeter
3 9 (31.03%) NeoLoad
4 8 (27.59%) Gatling
4 8 (27.59%) JConsole
4 8 (27.59%) The Grinder
4 8 (27.59%) VisualVM
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium
6 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) Appium
7 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.45%) Buildbot
7 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.45%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.45%) WATIR
7 1 (3.45%) WebLOAD
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Retail
3 8 (27.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (13.79%) Banking
5 2 (6.90%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) RESTful
1 8 (27.59%) WSDL
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) DCOM
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Unix
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (93.10%) Performance Testing
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (75.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
5 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
6 9 (31.03%) DevOps
7 8 (27.59%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.69%) Test Management
8 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.24%) Performance Engineering
10 4 (13.79%) Coaching
10 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
10 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
11 2 (6.90%) Collaborative Working
11 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
11 2 (6.90%) Presales
11 2 (6.90%) SDLC
11 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) QA
2 8 (27.59%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Perfmon
2 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.45%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) HP
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) Cognizant
2 8 (27.59%) Dynatrace
3 2 (6.90%) Capita
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix