Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 454 438 500
Rank change year-on-year -16 +62 -51
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 887 1,147 1,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.76% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 717 894 780
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £33,750 £31,225
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%

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 126,404 150,983 161,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.80% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,380 120,151 127,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +2 838 £52,750 +2.43% 113
UK excluding London +9 445 £45,000 - 81
London +3 425 £62,500 +4.17% 39
North of England 0 134 £42,500 -5.56% 20
South East -16 134 £45,000 - 18
Midlands +65 83 £49,362 +8.49% 13
North West +61 81 £40,000 -11.11% 10
West Midlands +60 63 £49,362 +9.69% 8
South West +10 50 £42,557 -9.51% 10
Yorkshire -51 45 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Scotland -9 22 £37,500 -16.67% 6
East Midlands +28 20 £37,500 -24.24% 5
Wales +16 10 £45,000 -18.18% 1
East of England +19 9 £62,500 +19.05% 13
North East +14 8 £35,544 -16.37% 4
Northern Ireland -8 3 £47,500 -17.39%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 548 (61.78%) Agile Software Development
1 548 (61.78%) Test Automation
2 400 (45.10%) QA
3 370 (41.71%) Selenium
4 339 (38.22%) Java
5 270 (30.44%) C#
6 245 (27.62%) SQL
7 243 (27.40%) JMeter
8 217 (24.46%) Scrum
9 198 (22.32%) JIRA
10 173 (19.50%) BDD
11 171 (19.28%) TDD
12 166 (18.71%) LoadRunner
13 164 (18.49%) Test Strategy
14 162 (18.26%) DevOps
14 162 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
15 158 (17.81%) Regression Testing
16 154 (17.36%) Software Testing
17 144 (16.23%) JavaScript
18 143 (16.12%) Finance
19 141 (15.90%) Web Services
20 131 (14.77%) .NET
21 130 (14.66%) WebDriver
22 128 (14.43%) Cucumber
22 128 (14.43%) ISTQB
23 123 (13.87%) Test Scripting
24 122 (13.75%) Jenkins
25 119 (13.42%) Python
26 118 (13.30%) Linux
27 113 (12.74%) Mentoring

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 89 (10.03%) Confluence
2 29 (3.27%) CMS
3 27 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.14%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 13 (1.47%) Headless CMS
6 12 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.24%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (1.13%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.56%) IIS
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.01%) SDL Web 8
3 5 (0.56%) Eikon
4 4 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.34%) Magento
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.23%) Primavera
6 2 (0.23%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 109 (12.29%) Azure
2 95 (10.71%) AWS
3 44 (4.96%) GCP
4 29 (3.27%) GitHub
5 28 (3.16%) PaaS
6 22 (2.48%) BrowserStack
7 21 (2.37%) Sauce Labs
7 21 (2.37%) Serverless
8 19 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.69%) Apigee
9 15 (1.69%) OpenShift
9 15 (1.69%) Stackdriver
10 14 (1.58%) Boomi
11 12 (1.35%) npm
11 12 (1.35%) SaaS
11 12 (1.35%) Yarn
12 9 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.90%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.25%) Firewall
2 11 (1.24%) ATM
3 9 (1.01%) HTTP
4 8 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.79%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.79%) SSH
6 6 (0.68%) Internet
7 5 (0.56%) VPN
8 3 (0.34%) VoIP
9 2 (0.23%) DSL
9 2 (0.23%) SSL
10 1 (0.11%) 2G
10 1 (0.11%) 3G
10 1 (0.11%) DNS
10 1 (0.11%) LTE
10 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.11%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.51%) Big Data
3 35 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 28 (3.16%) Hadoop
5 24 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 22 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.37%) MySQL
7 21 (2.37%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.69%) Blockchain
10 14 (1.58%) Redis
11 13 (1.47%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
11 13 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.13%) Impala
13 8 (0.90%) Power BI
14 6 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.56%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 370 (41.71%) Selenium
2 243 (27.40%) JMeter
3 198 (22.32%) JIRA
4 166 (18.71%) LoadRunner
5 130 (14.66%) WebDriver
6 128 (14.43%) Cucumber
7 122 (13.75%) Jenkins
8 109 (12.29%) Git (software)
9 90 (10.15%) SpecFlow
10 62 (6.99%) SoapUI
11 57 (6.43%) Appium
12 54 (6.09%) NeoLoad
13 47 (5.30%) JUnit
13 47 (5.30%) Maven
14 37 (4.17%) Gatling
15 36 (4.06%) Visual Studio
16 34 (3.83%) HP UFT
17 32 (3.61%) SilkPerformer
18 27 (3.04%) TeamCity
18 27 (3.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 143 (16.12%) Finance
2 71 (8.00%) Banking
3 35 (3.95%) Retail
4 15 (1.69%) Law
4 15 (1.69%) Public Sector
5 14 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.13%) Games
8 9 (1.01%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.01%) Back Office
9 7 (0.79%) Advertising
9 7 (0.79%) Front Office
9 7 (0.79%) Legal
10 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.45%) Marketing
12 2 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 218 (24.58%) Test Engineer
2 151 (17.02%) Tester
3 149 (16.80%) Analyst
4 124 (13.98%) Developer
5 94 (10.60%) Test Analyst
6 85 (9.58%) Performance Test Engineer
7 83 (9.36%) QA Engineer
8 82 (9.24%) Performance Engineer
9 74 (8.34%) Test Automation Engineer
10 73 (8.23%) Performance Tester
11 64 (7.22%) QA Analyst
12 62 (6.99%) Senior Test Engineer
13 50 (5.64%) Automation Tester
14 48 (5.41%) Java Developer
15 43 (4.85%) Senior Performance Engineer
16 41 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
16 41 (4.62%) Java Engineer
17 40 (4.51%) Software Test Engineer
18 37 (4.17%) Software Engineer
18 37 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (15.90%) Web Services
2 131 (14.77%) .NET
3 67 (7.55%) HTML
4 65 (7.33%) Gherkin
5 62 (6.99%) REST
6 58 (6.54%) CSS
7 50 (5.64%) Spring
8 48 (5.41%) AngularJS
9 44 (4.96%) XML
10 43 (4.85%) SOAP
11 41 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (4.40%) .NET Core
13 33 (3.72%) Node.js
14 32 (3.61%) ASP.NET
14 32 (3.61%) HTML5
15 31 (3.49%) .NET Framework
16 29 (3.27%) CSS3
17 26 (2.93%) RESTful
18 22 (2.48%) Sass
19 19 (2.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.12%) Enterprise Software
2 54 (6.09%) Mobile App
3 47 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.30%) Client/Server
4 44 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
5 38 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (3.95%) Virtual Team
7 34 (3.83%) Cloud Native
8 24 (2.71%) User Experience
9 23 (2.59%) PMI
10 20 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.47%) iPad
12 10 (1.13%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.01%) Derivative
13 9 (1.01%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.79%) Digital Currency
15 5 (0.56%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.56%) Online Games
15 5 (0.56%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 118 (13.30%) Linux
2 93 (10.48%) Windows
3 74 (8.34%) Unix
4 39 (4.40%) Android
5 36 (4.06%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) SUSE
8 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (61.78%) Agile Software Development
1 548 (61.78%) Test Automation
2 217 (24.46%) Scrum
3 173 (19.50%) BDD
4 171 (19.28%) TDD
5 164 (18.49%) Test Strategy
6 162 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
6 162 (18.26%) DevOps
7 158 (17.81%) Regression Testing
8 154 (17.36%) Software Testing
9 123 (13.87%) Test Scripting
10 113 (12.74%) Mentoring
11 112 (12.63%) Functional Testing
12 102 (11.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 99 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
14 95 (10.71%) SDLC
15 90 (10.15%) Manual Testing
15 90 (10.15%) Microservices
16 85 (9.58%) Software Engineering
17 82 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 339 (38.22%) Java
2 270 (30.44%) C#
3 245 (27.62%) SQL
4 144 (16.23%) JavaScript
5 119 (13.42%) Python
6 61 (6.88%) Ruby
7 57 (6.43%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.04%) Groovy
9 26 (2.93%) Java 8
9 26 (2.93%) Scala
9 26 (2.93%) Shell Script
10 19 (2.14%) Go
11 18 (2.03%) C++
11 18 (2.03%) ES6
12 17 (1.92%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.80%) C
14 12 (1.35%) Perl
15 11 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.24%) VBScript
16 10 (1.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 128 (14.43%) ISTQB
2 86 (9.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 77 (8.68%) ISEB
4 75 (8.46%) Degree
5 73 (8.23%) Security Cleared
6 67 (7.55%) SC Cleared
7 37 (4.17%) DV Cleared
8 33 (3.72%) PMI Certification
9 22 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.13%) PMP
11 5 (0.56%) CCNA
11 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.56%) HNC
11 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.45%) CISSP
12 4 (0.45%) PhD
13 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (45.10%) QA
2 6 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (5.86%) Docker
2 13 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.11%) IAG
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (5.75%) Ansible
2 42 (4.74%) Kubernetes
3 40 (4.51%) Puppet
4 38 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (4.28%) Terraform
5 25 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (2.71%) Kibana
7 21 (2.37%) Salt
8 17 (1.92%) Packer
9 13 (1.47%) Istio
9 13 (1.47%) Knative
10 7 (0.79%) logstash
11 5 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.56%) SCCM
11 5 (0.56%) WSUS
12 4 (0.45%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.34%) Consul
13 3 (0.34%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.34%) Mesos
13 3 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (8.91%) Oracle
2 64 (7.22%) HP
3 52 (5.86%) Microsoft
4 51 (5.75%) Atlassian
5 28 (3.16%) Google
5 28 (3.16%) SAP
6 23 (2.59%) Nintex
7 20 (2.25%) Adobe
7 20 (2.25%) Dynatrace
7 20 (2.25%) IBM
8 19 (2.14%) New Relic
8 19 (2.14%) Splunk
9 17 (1.92%) MuleSoft
10 15 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.58%) Dell
12 13 (1.47%) Informatica
13 11 (1.24%) RedGate
13 11 (1.24%) Tableau
14 10 (1.13%) Apple
14 10 (1.13%) Cloudera