Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Test Leader was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1113 1169 1215
Rank change year-on-year +56 +46 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 39 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 7
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% -4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £45,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £95,000 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £56,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +20.00%

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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Test Leader in the UK

Performance Test Leader
Top 7 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 21 October 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 +48 39 £52,500 -8.70% 3
London +44 23 £52,500 -8.70% 1
UK excluding London +29 16 £67,500 +20.00% 3
North of England +55 10 £61,250 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £72,500 -
South East - 6 £67,500 -
North West +15 4 £52,250 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 26 (66.67%) QA
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
3 19 (48.72%) Performance Testing
4 18 (46.15%) LoadRunner
5 17 (43.59%) JMeter
6 15 (38.46%) Test Strategy
7 13 (33.33%) Java
8 12 (30.77%) Microservices
8 12 (30.77%) High Availability
8 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 12 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (28.21%) Dynatrace
9 11 (28.21%) Performance Metrics
9 11 (28.21%) AppDynamics
9 11 (28.21%) New Relic
10 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
10 10 (25.64%) Decision-Making
11 9 (23.08%) Taurus
11 9 (23.08%) BlazeMeter
11 9 (23.08%) People Management
11 9 (23.08%) The Grinder
11 9 (23.08%) Degree
11 9 (23.08%) JIRA
11 9 (23.08%) C#
11 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
11 9 (23.08%) ISEB
11 9 (23.08%) Zephyr
11 9 (23.08%) Line Management

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 9 (23.08%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 9 (23.08%) BlazeMeter
1 9 (23.08%) GitHub
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) LoadRunner
2 17 (43.59%) JMeter
3 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 9 (23.08%) JIRA
3 9 (23.08%) Selenium
3 9 (23.08%) TeamCity
3 9 (23.08%) The Grinder
3 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (23.08%) Zephyr
4 2 (5.13%) eggPlant
4 2 (5.13%) Gatling
4 2 (5.13%) Introscope
4 2 (5.13%) NeoLoad
4 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.13%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (12.82%) Publishing
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Taurus
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.13%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.56%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (56.41%) Test Automation
3 19 (48.72%) Performance Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 12 (30.77%) High Availability
5 12 (30.77%) Microservices
5 12 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (30.77%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 11 (28.21%) Performance Metrics
7 10 (25.64%) Decision-Making
8 9 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Line Management
8 9 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (23.08%) People Management
9 6 (15.38%) Open Source
10 5 (12.82%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (7.69%) Software Architecture
11 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
12 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) PHP
3 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.08%) Degree
2 9 (23.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) CSQA
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) AppDynamics
1 11 (28.21%) Dynatrace
1 11 (28.21%) New Relic
2 3 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) CA
3 2 (5.13%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle