Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Performance Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1146 1102 1180
Rank change year-on-year -44 +78 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Tester 52 82 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.047% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.049% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 45 66 102
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,750 £37,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -6.67% -2.70% +2.78%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Tester in the UK

Performance Tester
Top 11 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 20 February 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 -34 50 £48,750 +2.63% 4
UK excluding London -43 27 £42,000 -6.67% 2
London -15 25 £59,000 +12.38% 3
North of England -12 21 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Yorkshire +8 12 £40,000 - 1
North West -15 9 £45,000 +18.42%
Midlands +10 2 £50,000 +25.00%
South East +1 2 £72,500 +45.00%
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Scotland -41 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £30,000 -

Performance Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 36 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 34 (65.38%) Selenium
3 33 (63.46%) Performance Testing
4 27 (51.92%) LoadRunner
5 25 (48.08%) HP
5 25 (48.08%) JMeter
5 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (40.38%) QA
7 18 (34.62%) Load Testing
8 16 (30.77%) Java
9 15 (28.85%) NeoLoad
9 15 (28.85%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (26.92%) JUnit
10 14 (26.92%) WebLOAD
11 12 (23.08%) Finance
11 12 (23.08%) ISEB
12 11 (21.15%) TestComplete
12 11 (21.15%) LoadUI
13 10 (19.23%) SOAP
14 9 (17.31%) Web Services
14 9 (17.31%) C#
14 9 (17.31%) Test Management
15 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
15 8 (15.38%) Gherkin
15 8 (15.38%) TestNG
15 8 (15.38%) Analytical Thinking
15 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (15.38%) SDET
15 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (65.38%) Selenium
2 27 (51.92%) LoadRunner
3 25 (48.08%) JMeter
4 15 (28.85%) NeoLoad
5 14 (26.92%) JUnit
5 14 (26.92%) WebLOAD
6 11 (21.15%) LoadUI
6 11 (21.15%) TestComplete
7 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
7 8 (15.38%) HP UFT
7 8 (15.38%) TestNG
7 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
8 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
9 6 (11.54%) CruiseControl
9 6 (11.54%) FitNesse
9 6 (11.54%) Hudson
9 6 (11.54%) NUnit
9 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.92%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) SOAP
2 9 (17.31%) Web Services
3 8 (15.38%) Gherkin
4 7 (13.46%) .NET
4 7 (13.46%) REST
5 6 (11.54%) Apache CXF
6 3 (5.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) User Experience
3 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
1 1 (1.92%) Unix
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 33 (63.46%) Performance Testing
3 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (34.62%) Load Testing
5 15 (28.85%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Test Management
8 8 (15.38%) Analytical Thinking
8 8 (15.38%) SDET
8 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.38%) Validation
9 7 (13.46%) BDD
9 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.46%) Open Source
10 6 (11.54%) Data Management
10 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
11 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
12 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
12 4 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) C++
4 3 (5.77%) SQL
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) Scala
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) HP
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Micro Focus