Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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

Performance Tester
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1107 1134 1164
Rank change year-on-year +27 +30 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 62 67 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.038% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.039% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 45 62 94
UK median annual salary £47,500 £51,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.77% +8.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,500 £35,500 £38,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

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 162,496 170,230 190,494
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.08% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130,855 137,468 160,221
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Performance Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tester over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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 +4 52 £52,500 - 10
UK excluding London +36 46 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North of England +25 28 £45,000 -10.89% 2
Yorkshire +52 27 £45,000 -10.89% 2
London +22 15 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Scotland -12 8 £40,500 -19.00% 1
East of England +13 5 - - 3
South East +12 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Midlands +26 1 £45,000 -40.00% 1
West Midlands +26 1 £45,000 -40.00% 1
North West +9 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Performance Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 52 (83.87%) LoadRunner
1 52 (83.87%) Performance Testing
2 42 (67.74%) JMeter
3 33 (53.23%) QA
4 32 (51.61%) Test Automation
5 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (37.10%) Java
7 22 (35.48%) LoadUI
8 21 (33.87%) Test Scripting
9 17 (27.42%) Selenium
10 15 (24.19%) NeoLoad
10 15 (24.19%) HP
11 14 (22.58%) WebLOAD
11 14 (22.58%) JIRA
12 13 (20.97%) ISEB
13 12 (19.35%) TestComplete
13 12 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (19.35%) Gatling
14 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (17.74%) Ruby
15 10 (16.13%) Load Testing
16 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (12.90%) Python
17 7 (11.29%) C
17 7 (11.29%) C#
17 7 (11.29%) Perl
17 7 (11.29%) Oracle
17 7 (11.29%) Benchmarking
17 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
17 7 (11.29%) Jenkins

Performance Tester 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 5 (8.06%) JBoss
1 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
1 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (1.61%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) 3G
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (83.87%) LoadRunner
2 42 (67.74%) JMeter
3 22 (35.48%) LoadUI
4 17 (27.42%) Selenium
5 15 (24.19%) NeoLoad
6 14 (22.58%) JIRA
6 14 (22.58%) WebLOAD
7 12 (19.35%) Gatling
7 12 (19.35%) TestComplete
8 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
9 6 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
9 6 (9.68%) GitLab
9 6 (9.68%) TeamCity
10 5 (8.06%) HP UFT
10 5 (8.06%) The Grinder
11 4 (6.45%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (6.45%) SilkPerformer
11 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
12 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (8.06%) Publishing
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) .NET
1 5 (8.06%) SOAP
1 5 (8.06%) Web Services
2 4 (6.45%) Spring
3 3 (4.84%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) CGI
4 1 (1.61%) RESTful
4 1 (1.61%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.45%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
1 5 (8.06%) Unix
2 4 (6.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (83.87%) Performance Testing
2 32 (51.61%) Test Automation
3 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (33.87%) Test Scripting
5 12 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (16.13%) Load Testing
8 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.29%) Benchmarking
9 7 (11.29%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
9 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.68%) Microservices
10 6 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (8.06%) DevOps
11 5 (8.06%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.06%) Open Source
12 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Java
2 11 (17.74%) Ruby
3 8 (12.90%) Python
4 7 (11.29%) C
4 7 (11.29%) C#
4 7 (11.29%) Perl
5 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.06%) C++
6 5 (8.06%) SQL
7 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.23%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) AWK
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) ISEB
2 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (53.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Grafana
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) HP
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) IBM
3 5 (8.06%) Micro Focus
4 4 (6.45%) WorldPay
5 2 (3.23%) Dynatrace
5 2 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.61%) Capita
6 1 (1.61%) hybris
6 1 (1.61%) Intershop
6 1 (1.61%) New Relic