The median annual salary for a Performance Test Leader was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Test Lead
UK
Rank 854 938 928
Rank change year-on-year +84 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Test Leader 6 18 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.017% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.018% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 33
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,200 £45,200
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary - £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Performance Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Performance Test Leader in the job title.

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
Top 4 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 3 months to 26 March 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
England +96 6 £60,000 -
London +73 5 £60,000 -2.04%
City of London +43 3 £60,000 -22.58%
North West -13 1 - -

Performance Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 19 (79.17%) Performance Testing
2 16 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
4 9 (37.50%) JMeter
5 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Open Source
6 7 (29.17%) HP UFT
7 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
7 5 (20.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) Legal
9 3 (12.50%) Banking
9 3 (12.50%) HP
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) eggPlant
9 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 2 (8.33%) Degree
10 2 (8.33%) ISEB
10 2 (8.33%) Law
11 1 (4.17%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (4.17%) Retail
11 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
11 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development

Performance Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 9 (37.50%) JMeter
3 7 (29.17%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.50%) eggPlant
5 1 (4.17%) Introscope
5 1 (4.17%) NeoLoad
5 1 (4.17%) SilkPerformer
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Performance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Open Source
2 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Test Management
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Application Performance Management
7 1 (4.17%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Line Management
7 1 (4.17%) People Management
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Citrix
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Compuware
3 1 (4.17%) Dynatrace