The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £52,500 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 Tester
UK
Rank 829 892 915
Rank change year-on-year +63 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 31 64 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.062% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.064% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 30 48 32
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  

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 Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 17 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 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 +74 30 £51,500 -6.36% 5
London +84 18 £60,000 +3.44% 4
City of London +50 4 £60,000 -4.00%
Yorkshire -9 4 £45,250 +0.55% 1
North West -11 4 £44,350 -
South East +47 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Surrey +35 2 £50,000 -9.09%
North Yorkshire -2 2 £50,500 +3.58% 1
York -7 2 £50,500 +3.58% 1
Lancashire - 2 £36,200 -
Leeds - 2 £40,000 -
Skelmersdale - 2 £36,200 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands +35 1 £40,000 +60.00%
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Performance Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 60 (84.51%) Performance Testing
2 51 (71.83%) JMeter
3 39 (54.93%) LoadRunner
4 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (39.44%) Java
6 26 (36.62%) C#
7 20 (28.17%) ISTQB
8 17 (23.94%) Finance
8 17 (23.94%) Test Strategy
9 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
10 13 (18.31%) QA
11 12 (16.90%) Windows
12 11 (15.49%) Python
12 11 (15.49%) SQL
12 11 (15.49%) ISEB
13 10 (14.08%) HP
13 10 (14.08%) Web Services
13 10 (14.08%) Test Management
13 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
14 9 (12.68%) IIS
14 9 (12.68%) SOAP
14 9 (12.68%) HP UFT
14 9 (12.68%) Performance Engineering
15 8 (11.27%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (11.27%) .NET
15 8 (11.27%) Degree
15 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
16 7 (9.86%) REST

Performance Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.68%) IIS
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.82%) Confluence
3 2 (2.82%) IBM Domino
3 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) HTTP
1 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.23%) Firewall
3 2 (2.82%) IMAP
3 2 (2.82%) NAS
3 2 (2.82%) SAN
3 2 (2.82%) SMTP
3 2 (2.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (71.83%) JMeter
2 39 (54.93%) LoadRunner
3 9 (12.68%) HP UFT
4 7 (9.86%) NeoLoad
5 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (7.04%) Gatling
6 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.04%) WebLOAD
7 4 (5.63%) Bitbucket
7 4 (5.63%) JIRA
8 3 (4.23%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Selenium
9 2 (2.82%) AQtime
9 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.82%) JUnit
9 2 (2.82%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.41%) Introscope
10 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Games
4 5 (7.04%) Retail
5 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.82%) Law
6 2 (2.82%) Legal
7 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) Web Services
2 9 (12.68%) SOAP
3 8 (11.27%) .NET
4 7 (9.86%) REST
5 6 (8.45%) RESTful
6 5 (7.04%) WSDL
7 3 (4.23%) Ajax
7 3 (4.23%) HTML
7 3 (4.23%) JMX
8 2 (2.82%) MAPI
9 1 (1.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.63%) Fintech
5 3 (4.23%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.90%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.63%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (84.51%) Performance Testing
2 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.94%) Test Strategy
4 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
5 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
5 10 (14.08%) Test Management
6 9 (12.68%) Performance Engineering
7 8 (11.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.86%) Load Testing
8 7 (9.86%) SOA
9 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.45%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (7.04%) DevOps
10 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Microservices
10 5 (7.04%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.63%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) Java
2 26 (36.62%) C#
3 11 (15.49%) Python
3 11 (15.49%) SQL
4 5 (7.04%) C
4 5 (7.04%) C++
5 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.63%) Ruby
6 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) ISTQB
2 11 (15.49%) ISEB
3 8 (11.27%) Degree
3 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Perfmon
2 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (5.63%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.41%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.41%) Grafana
4 1 (1.41%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) HP
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle
3 5 (7.04%) IBM
4 4 (5.63%) Dynatrace
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.23%) AppDynamics
5 3 (4.23%) Riverbed
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 3 (4.23%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.41%) CA
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