Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 431 488 451
Rank change year-on-year +57 -37 -18
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 1,096 1,035 1,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.58% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.63% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 869 807 1,056
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,800 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

Performance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 146,532 163,828 172,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.48% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 116,434 129,547 143,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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 +51 1,017 £52,000 +4.00% 143
London +102 538 £61,000 +6.09% 52
UK excluding London -10 524 £45,000 +5.88% 102
South East +17 169 £45,000 +12.50% 27
North of England +18 156 £45,000 +4.65% 18
Yorkshire +18 89 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South West +38 63 £47,029 +17.57% 17
North West +27 62 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Scotland +2 49 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Midlands -5 45 £45,250 +6.47% 17
East of England +17 32 £50,000 - 12
West Midlands +35 30 £45,500 -17.27% 11
East Midlands -28 15 £42,500 +5.59% 6
Wales +1 8 £55,000 +61.76% 2
North East -7 5 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Northern Ireland -7 2 £57,500 +91.67% 3

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 723 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
1 723 (65.97%) Test Automation
2 440 (40.15%) Selenium
3 437 (39.87%) QA
4 408 (37.23%) Java
5 332 (30.29%) C#
6 279 (25.46%) SQL
7 275 (25.09%) JMeter
8 256 (23.36%) JavaScript
9 253 (23.08%) Scrum
10 236 (21.53%) BDD
11 234 (21.35%) JIRA
12 225 (20.53%) TDD
13 210 (19.16%) Finance
14 206 (18.80%) Problem-Solving
15 195 (17.79%) DevOps
16 181 (16.51%) Jenkins
17 180 (16.42%) .NET
18 175 (15.97%) Regression Testing
19 172 (15.69%) Functional Testing
20 170 (15.51%) Cucumber
20 170 (15.51%) Python
20 170 (15.51%) LoadRunner
21 166 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
22 164 (14.96%) WebDriver
23 157 (14.32%) Non-Functional Testing
24 156 (14.23%) Linux
25 153 (13.96%) Test Strategy
26 150 (13.69%) Git (software)
27 147 (13.41%) HTML

Performance Testing
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 97 (8.85%) Confluence
2 27 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (1.82%) CMS
3 20 (1.82%) IIS
4 17 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (1.55%) WordPress
5 14 (1.28%) Drupal
6 12 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.91%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.55%) Apache
10 5 (0.46%) nginx
10 5 (0.46%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.36%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.27%) Mule
12 3 (0.27%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (1.09%) Mingle
2 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.091%) InVision
4 1 (0.091%) Maya
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Magento
1 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.18%) Endur
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.091%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.091%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 166 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (5.38%) GitHub
4 37 (3.38%) SaaS
5 36 (3.28%) BlazeMeter
6 35 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (2.55%) PaaS
8 27 (2.46%) OpenShift
9 17 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.46%) BrowserStack
11 15 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.28%) Serverless
13 12 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.00%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.82%) IaaS
16 7 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
17 6 (0.55%) NuGet
18 5 (0.46%) CloudBees
18 5 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.37%) Internet
2 23 (2.10%) HTTP
3 8 (0.73%) SMS
3 8 (0.73%) SSL
4 5 (0.46%) SAN
5 2 (0.18%) LAN
5 2 (0.18%) NAS
5 2 (0.18%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.091%) Broadband
6 1 (0.091%) DNS
6 1 (0.091%) Firewall
6 1 (0.091%) Network Security
6 1 (0.091%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.091%) WAAS
6 1 (0.091%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.091%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.091%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.48%) MongoDB
3 59 (5.38%) NoSQL
4 54 (4.93%) MySQL
4 54 (4.93%) Relational Database
5 36 (3.28%) Big Data
6 24 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 24 (2.19%) Blockchain
7 20 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.82%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.73%) DB2
14 8 (0.73%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 440 (40.15%) Selenium
2 275 (25.09%) JMeter
3 234 (21.35%) JIRA
4 181 (16.51%) Jenkins
5 170 (15.51%) Cucumber
5 170 (15.51%) LoadRunner
6 164 (14.96%) WebDriver
7 150 (13.69%) Git (software)
8 95 (8.67%) SpecFlow
9 74 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 69 (6.30%) Appium
11 64 (5.84%) Visual Studio
12 60 (5.47%) SoapUI
13 55 (5.02%) NeoLoad
14 51 (4.65%) Maven
15 50 (4.56%) Gatling
16 47 (4.29%) TeamCity
17 46 (4.20%) Protractor
18 41 (3.74%) HP UFT
19 40 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 210 (19.16%) Finance
2 77 (7.03%) Retail
3 63 (5.75%) Banking
4 27 (2.46%) Marketing
5 20 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 20 (1.82%) Games
5 20 (1.82%) Publishing
6 15 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.82%) Back Office
9 7 (0.64%) Advertising
9 7 (0.64%) Law
9 7 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.55%) Electronics
11 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.36%) Automotive
12 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Legal
12 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 229 (20.89%) Tester
2 221 (20.16%) Analyst
3 194 (17.70%) Test Engineer
4 169 (15.42%) Developer
5 158 (14.42%) Test Analyst
6 111 (10.13%) QA Engineer
7 101 (9.22%) Automation Tester
8 88 (8.03%) QA Analyst
9 86 (7.85%) Test Automation Engineer
10 72 (6.57%) Performance Tester
11 60 (5.47%) Performance Engineer
12 59 (5.38%) Senior Tester
13 53 (4.84%) Software Engineer
14 51 (4.65%) QA Tester
15 47 (4.29%) Test Leader
16 46 (4.20%) Test Manager
17 44 (4.01%) Performance Test Engineer
18 43 (3.92%) Software Test Engineer
19 40 (3.65%) Senior Developer
20 39 (3.56%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (16.42%) .NET
2 147 (13.41%) HTML
3 120 (10.95%) CSS
4 113 (10.31%) Web Services
5 109 (9.95%) AngularJS
6 98 (8.94%) RESTful
7 90 (8.21%) REST
8 86 (7.85%) Node.js
9 69 (6.30%) HTML5
10 68 (6.20%) XML
11 64 (5.84%) ASP.NET
12 60 (5.47%) SOAP
13 53 (4.84%) React
14 49 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (4.47%) JSON
15 41 (3.74%) Spring
16 37 (3.38%) Sass
17 33 (3.01%) Gherkin
18 32 (2.92%) jQuery
19 31 (2.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 79 (7.21%) Mobile App
4 63 (5.75%) Fintech
5 54 (4.93%) User Experience
6 38 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.83%) Linux Command Line
8 30 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (2.65%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.55%) Bitcoin
12 15 (1.37%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.37%) Spread Betting
13 14 (1.28%) N-Tier
14 13 (1.19%) Fixed Income
15 12 (1.09%) Data Centre
16 11 (1.00%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
17 10 (0.91%) Public Cloud
18 8 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 156 (14.23%) Linux
2 94 (8.58%) Windows
3 46 (4.20%) Android
4 45 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 44 (4.01%) Unix
6 10 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.73%) AIX
8 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.18%) Solaris
9 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.091%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.091%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.091%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
1 723 (65.97%) Test Automation
2 253 (23.08%) Scrum
3 236 (21.53%) BDD
4 225 (20.53%) TDD
5 206 (18.80%) Problem-Solving
6 195 (17.79%) DevOps
7 175 (15.97%) Regression Testing
8 172 (15.69%) Functional Testing
9 157 (14.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 153 (13.96%) Test Strategy
11 143 (13.05%) Continuous Integration
11 143 (13.05%) Software Testing
12 120 (10.95%) Unit Testing
13 118 (10.77%) Test Scripting
14 116 (10.58%) Software Engineering
15 112 (10.22%) Microservices
16 109 (9.95%) Scenario Testing
17 106 (9.67%) Manual Testing
18 96 (8.76%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 408 (37.23%) Java
2 332 (30.29%) C#
3 279 (25.46%) SQL
4 256 (23.36%) JavaScript
5 170 (15.51%) Python
6 54 (4.93%) Ruby
7 44 (4.01%) PHP
8 38 (3.47%) C++
9 37 (3.38%) T-SQL
10 30 (2.74%) TypeScript
11 26 (2.37%) ES6
12 24 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 22 (2.01%) Groovy
14 19 (1.73%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.55%) C
16 16 (1.46%) Perl
16 16 (1.46%) Scala
17 15 (1.37%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 128 (11.68%) Degree
2 117 (10.68%) ISTQB
3 96 (8.76%) ISEB
4 42 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (3.01%) Security Cleared
6 32 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.37%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.27%) MCSE
10 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.18%) CISSP
11 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.091%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.091%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.091%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (39.87%) QA
2 11 (1.00%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.27%) GDPR
3 3 (0.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.091%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (7.85%) Docker
2 15 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.46%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.46%) HDFS
5 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.27%) vSphere
8 2 (0.18%) Firmware
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 54 (4.93%) Ansible
2 44 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (3.74%) Puppet
4 27 (2.46%) Kubernetes
5 21 (1.92%) HP ALM
6 15 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (1.37%) Terraform
7 6 (0.55%) Salt
8 5 (0.46%) Grafana
8 5 (0.46%) Kibana
8 5 (0.46%) Oozie
8 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.36%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.36%) WSUS
10 3 (0.27%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.27%) CFEngine
10 3 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 123 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 81 (7.39%) Oracle
3 71 (6.48%) HP
4 46 (4.20%) SAP
5 34 (3.10%) New Relic
6 30 (2.74%) AppDynamics
7 27 (2.46%) Micro Focus
8 24 (2.19%) Atlassian
9 23 (2.10%) Splunk
10 21 (1.92%) Cognizant
10 21 (1.92%) VMware
11 19 (1.73%) Google
12 18 (1.64%) IBM
13 14 (1.28%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.19%) SOASTA, Inc
15 12 (1.09%) Dynatrace
16 11 (1.00%) Telerik
17 7 (0.64%) Citrix
17 7 (0.64%) Tableau
18 6 (0.55%) MuleSoft