The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £50,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Performance Tester
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 862 922
Rank change year-on-year +14 +60  
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 35 61 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.062% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.064% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 47
Median salary £50,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +13.88%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 23 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 24 June 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 +20 29 £52,500 -8.69% 4
London +9 16 £60,000 - 2
Yorkshire +7 7 £50,500 +9.78% 2
Scotland - 6 £50,000 -
York - 6 £50,500 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £50,500 -
North West - 3 £36,200 -
Glasgow - 3 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £50,000 -
Skelmersdale - 2 £36,200 -
Lancashire - 2 £36,200 -
South East +40 1 £47,500 -13.63%
West Yorkshire +12 1 £40,000 -13.04% 2
East Midlands +9 1 - -
Leeds +6 1 £40,000 -13.04% 1
Northampton +5 1 - -
East of England -3 1 £24,500 -52.19%
Northamptonshire -3 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £24,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £24,500 -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (90.91%) Performance Testing
2 43 (65.15%) JMeter
3 37 (56.06%) Java
4 35 (53.03%) Test Automation
5 32 (48.48%) LoadRunner
6 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (25.76%) ISTQB
7 17 (25.76%) QA
8 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 15 (22.73%) ISEB
10 14 (21.21%) C#
10 14 (21.21%) NeoLoad
11 13 (19.70%) Web Services
12 12 (18.18%) Windows
12 12 (18.18%) Python
12 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
12 12 (18.18%) Test Strategy
12 12 (18.18%) Software Testing
13 10 (15.15%) Selenium
13 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
13 10 (15.15%) Linux
13 10 (15.15%) HP
14 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
14 9 (13.64%) SOAP
14 9 (13.64%) SQL
14 9 (13.64%) Oracle
15 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
15 8 (12.12%) Cybercrime
15 8 (12.12%) REST
15 8 (12.12%) Unix

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 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.58%) GitHub
2 5 (7.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 5 (7.58%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.52%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (65.15%) JMeter
2 32 (48.48%) LoadRunner
3 14 (21.21%) NeoLoad
4 10 (15.15%) Selenium
5 6 (9.09%) JIRA
6 5 (7.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (7.58%) Bitbucket
6 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.58%) HP UFT
6 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.06%) Gatling
8 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.55%) JUnit
8 3 (4.55%) WebLOAD
9 2 (3.03%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (1.52%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.52%) JConsole
10 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (9.09%) Retail
2 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) Web Services
2 9 (13.64%) SOAP
3 8 (12.12%) REST
4 3 (4.55%) .NET
4 3 (4.55%) RESTful
5 1 (1.52%) Ajax
5 1 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (1.52%) WPF
5 1 (1.52%) WSDL
5 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Cybercrime
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.06%) Fintech
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) Linux
3 8 (12.12%) Unix
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (90.91%) Performance Testing
2 35 (53.03%) Test Automation
3 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 12 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.61%) Microservices
7 7 (10.61%) TDD
7 7 (10.61%) Web Development
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.09%) Data Management
8 6 (9.09%) DevOps
8 6 (9.09%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 6 (9.09%) High Availability
8 6 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Open Source
8 6 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (7.58%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) Java
2 14 (21.21%) C#
3 12 (18.18%) Python
4 9 (13.64%) SQL
5 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.58%) Ruby
6 3 (4.55%) C
6 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) ISTQB
2 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (22.73%) ISEB
4 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.06%) Degree
6 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.76%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.52%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) HP
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) AppDynamics
3 3 (4.55%) Dynatrace
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.52%) CA
5 1 (1.52%) Citrix
5 1 (1.52%) New Relic
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 47.5k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West London
Oblix IT
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday