Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1100 1164
Rank change year-on-year -21 +64 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 58 65 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.038% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.039% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 45 63 90
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £42,450
90th Percentile £65,225 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +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 167,471 164,559 193,918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,134 136,220 162,840
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 £80,000 £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 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 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 10 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 26 May 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 -29 54 £45,000 -14.29% 23
UK excluding London -1 39 £43,750 -12.50% 18
North of England +16 28 £43,750 -3.31% 6
Yorkshire +45 22 £42,500 -15.84% 6
London -34 19 £59,000 -1.67% 8
North West -2 6 £43,750 +20.86%
East of England +1 4 - - 2
South East -18 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Scotland -39 3 £40,500 -19.00% 2
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 45 (77.59%) Performance Testing
2 43 (74.14%) LoadRunner
3 34 (58.62%) JMeter
3 34 (58.62%) Test Automation
4 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (50.00%) Selenium
6 26 (44.83%) QA
7 25 (43.10%) HP
8 22 (37.93%) NeoLoad
9 21 (36.21%) WebLOAD
10 19 (32.76%) Java
11 18 (31.03%) LoadUI
12 17 (29.31%) ISEB
13 16 (27.59%) TestComplete
14 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
15 11 (18.97%) Load Testing
16 10 (17.24%) .NET
16 10 (17.24%) Scenario Testing
17 9 (15.52%) Web Services
17 9 (15.52%) JIRA
18 8 (13.79%) Open Source
18 8 (13.79%) SOAP
18 8 (13.79%) Finance
19 7 (12.07%) Oracle
19 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
20 6 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
20 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
20 6 (10.34%) JUnit
20 6 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
21 5 (8.62%) Gatling

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 4 (6.90%) Apache
1 4 (6.90%) JBoss
1 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.72%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
1 1 (1.72%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) 3G
2 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) Big Data
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (74.14%) LoadRunner
2 34 (58.62%) JMeter
3 29 (50.00%) Selenium
4 22 (37.93%) NeoLoad
5 21 (36.21%) WebLOAD
6 18 (31.03%) LoadUI
7 16 (27.59%) TestComplete
8 9 (15.52%) JIRA
9 6 (10.34%) JUnit
10 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
10 5 (8.62%) Gatling
11 4 (6.90%) HP UFT
11 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
11 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (6.90%) The Grinder
11 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
12 3 (5.17%) FitNesse
12 3 (5.17%) NUnit
12 3 (5.17%) TestNG
12 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Games
2 2 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) Web Services
3 8 (13.79%) SOAP
4 4 (6.90%) Spring
5 3 (5.17%) Apache CXF
5 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.17%) REST
5 3 (5.17%) RESTful
6 2 (3.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
1 2 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (77.59%) Performance Testing
2 34 (58.62%) Test Automation
3 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.97%) Load Testing
6 10 (17.24%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Open Source
8 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.62%) Test Management
11 4 (6.90%) BDD
11 4 (6.90%) Kanban
11 4 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
11 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (5.17%) SDET
12 3 (5.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) Java
2 5 (8.62%) C#
3 4 (6.90%) Ruby
4 3 (5.17%) C
4 3 (5.17%) C++
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (3.45%) SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (44.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) HP
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) Micro Focus
3 4 (6.90%) WorldPay
4 3 (5.17%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.72%) Capita
6 1 (1.72%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.72%) Google