Period
to 18 November 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 444 427
Rank change year-on-year -37 -17 +26
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 1035 1290 1558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 807 1056 1307
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £30,800 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 160900 169699 194446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126975 141046 160155
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 -53 965 £50,000 +5.26% 66
UK excluding London -38 580 £42,500 -5.56% 43
London -36 429 £57,500 +4.55% 29
South East -49 182 £40,000 -15.79% 8
North of England -26 160 £43,000 +11.69% 12
Yorkshire +11 101 £50,000 +30.72% 8
Midlands +11 75 £42,500 +16.44% 10
South West -26 54 £40,000 - 5
North West -35 53 £40,000 - 3
East of England -41 48 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Scotland +6 45 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands +35 43 £40,250 +0.63% 6
West Midlands +7 32 £55,000 +57.79% 4
Wales +20 9 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £30,000 - 1
North East +13 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 679 (65.60%) Test Automation
2 624 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (42.80%) Selenium
4 402 (38.84%) Java
5 368 (35.56%) QA
6 319 (30.82%) SQL
7 306 (29.57%) BDD
8 263 (25.41%) C#
9 244 (23.57%) Cucumber
10 239 (23.09%) Finance
11 233 (22.51%) TDD
12 224 (21.64%) JMeter
13 217 (20.97%) Scrum
14 205 (19.81%) Software Testing
15 193 (18.65%) Test Scripting
16 191 (18.45%) Test Strategy
16 191 (18.45%) Regression Testing
17 188 (18.16%) Web Services
18 185 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
18 185 (17.87%) Jenkins
19 171 (16.52%) Python
20 162 (15.65%) WebDriver
21 159 (15.36%) JIRA
22 158 (15.27%) LoadRunner
23 154 (14.88%) JavaScript
24 153 (14.78%) Degree
25 149 (14.40%) Exploratory Testing
26 142 (13.72%) ISTQB
27 138 (13.33%) Test Management
28 137 (13.24%) Manual Testing

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 40 (3.86%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.09%) Confluence
3 25 (2.42%) JBoss
4 22 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.84%) IIS
5 19 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.64%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.16%) nginx
7 12 (1.16%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.97%) Jetty
9 9 (0.87%) CMS
10 8 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.77%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.68%) Apache
11 7 (0.68%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.58%) Tornado
13 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
15 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (1.26%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.77%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.097%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 116 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.86%) SaaS
4 25 (2.42%) PaaS
5 24 (2.32%) BlazeMeter
5 24 (2.32%) Office 365
6 19 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.84%) IaaS
7 15 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
8 13 (1.26%) Slack
9 12 (1.16%) BrowserStack
10 11 (1.06%) GitHub
11 10 (0.97%) G Suite
12 9 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.77%) Yammer
14 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.42%) HTTP
2 15 (1.45%) Internet
3 14 (1.35%) WAN
4 10 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.77%) Skype
7 6 (0.58%) AMQP
7 6 (0.58%) DVB
7 6 (0.58%) IPv4
7 6 (0.58%) IPv6
7 6 (0.58%) LAN
7 6 (0.58%) UPnP
8 5 (0.48%) DHCP
8 5 (0.48%) DMZ
8 5 (0.48%) DNS
8 5 (0.48%) NAS
8 5 (0.48%) SAN
8 5 (0.48%) SMTP
8 5 (0.48%) VLAN
9 4 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.41%) Big Data
3 54 (5.22%) MySQL
4 46 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 36 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 35 (3.38%) Redis
7 32 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 26 (2.51%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.64%) MariaDB
12 15 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.35%) DB2
14 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.87%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.87%) SQLPlus
16 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (0.68%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 443 (42.80%) Selenium
2 244 (23.57%) Cucumber
3 224 (21.64%) JMeter
4 185 (17.87%) Jenkins
5 162 (15.65%) WebDriver
6 159 (15.36%) JIRA
7 158 (15.27%) LoadRunner
8 127 (12.27%) Git (software)
9 118 (11.40%) SoapUI
10 92 (8.89%) SpecFlow
11 82 (7.92%) HP UFT
12 81 (7.83%) Visual Studio
13 72 (6.96%) JUnit
14 64 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 54 (5.22%) Gatling
16 45 (4.35%) Appium
17 37 (3.57%) NUnit
18 34 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (3.29%) IntelliJ
19 33 (3.19%) Zephyr
General
1 239 (23.09%) Finance
2 84 (8.12%) Retail
3 46 (4.44%) Banking
4 35 (3.38%) Marketing
5 32 (3.09%) Back Office
6 19 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.35%) Electronics
7 14 (1.35%) Publishing
8 13 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.06%) Military
11 8 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.58%) Games
12 6 (0.58%) Law
13 5 (0.48%) Billing
14 4 (0.39%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.39%) French Language
14 4 (0.39%) German Language
14 4 (0.39%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 188 (18.16%) Test Engineer
2 164 (15.85%) Tester
3 155 (14.98%) Analyst
4 124 (11.98%) Test Analyst
5 118 (11.40%) Developer
6 91 (8.79%) QA Engineer
7 69 (6.67%) Automation Tester
8 66 (6.38%) Test Leader
9 65 (6.28%) Software Test Engineer
10 59 (5.70%) Consultant
11 57 (5.51%) Test Manager
12 50 (4.83%) Test Automation Engineer
13 47 (4.54%) Senior Analyst
14 45 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
15 43 (4.15%) Java Engineer
16 41 (3.96%) Software Tester
16 41 (3.96%) Test Consultant
17 40 (3.86%) Senior Test Analyst
18 36 (3.48%) Java Developer
19 34 (3.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (18.16%) Web Services
2 98 (9.47%) .NET
3 83 (8.02%) SOAP
4 71 (6.86%) HTML
5 58 (5.60%) RESTful
6 54 (5.22%) XML
7 51 (4.93%) AngularJS
7 51 (4.93%) REST
8 50 (4.83%) Gherkin
9 41 (3.96%) HTML5
10 38 (3.67%) CSS
11 34 (3.29%) Spring
12 31 (3.00%) Node.js
13 30 (2.90%) JSON
14 29 (2.80%) WSDL
15 22 (2.13%) Hibernate
16 21 (2.03%) ASP.NET
17 20 (1.93%) J2EE
18 19 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
18 19 (1.84%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 59 (5.70%) User Experience
3 55 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.31%) Mobile App
4 33 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.71%) Algorithms
5 28 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (2.71%) Fintech
6 25 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.74%) Clustering
8 16 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.06%) Replication
12 8 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.68%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.58%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.58%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 134 (12.95%) Linux
2 114 (11.01%) Windows
3 50 (4.83%) Unix
4 44 (4.25%) Apple iOS
5 39 (3.77%) Android
6 33 (3.19%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.77%) CentOS
9 8 (0.77%) FreeBSD
10 6 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.097%) Solaris
13 1 (0.097%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (65.60%) Test Automation
2 624 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (29.57%) BDD
4 233 (22.51%) TDD
5 217 (20.97%) Scrum
6 205 (19.81%) Software Testing
7 193 (18.65%) Test Scripting
8 191 (18.45%) Regression Testing
8 191 (18.45%) Test Strategy
9 185 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
10 149 (14.40%) Exploratory Testing
11 138 (13.33%) Test Management
12 137 (13.24%) Manual Testing
12 137 (13.24%) Non-Functional Testing
13 135 (13.04%) SDLC
14 129 (12.46%) Functional Testing
14 129 (12.46%) Unit Testing
15 121 (11.69%) DevOps
16 113 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
17 112 (10.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 402 (38.84%) Java
2 319 (30.82%) SQL
3 263 (25.41%) C#
4 171 (16.52%) Python
5 154 (14.88%) JavaScript
6 90 (8.70%) Ruby
7 66 (6.38%) C
8 58 (5.60%) C++
9 56 (5.41%) Bash Shell
10 52 (5.02%) PHP
11 51 (4.93%) T-SQL
12 49 (4.73%) Scala
13 32 (3.09%) Perl
14 30 (2.90%) Shell Script
15 24 (2.32%) Groovy
16 23 (2.22%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.64%) ES6
18 12 (1.16%) Apple Swift
19 10 (0.97%) PowerShell
20 7 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 153 (14.78%) Degree
2 142 (13.72%) ISTQB
3 133 (12.85%) ISEB
4 62 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (5.70%) Security Cleared
6 40 (3.86%) SC Cleared
7 31 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.55%) Master's Degree
10 14 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (1.35%) SAP Certification
11 10 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.48%) MCP
14 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.48%) OCP
14 5 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (35.56%) QA
2 23 (2.22%) PMO
3 10 (0.97%) SLA
4 5 (0.48%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.19%) HL7
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (5.60%) Docker
2 42 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.77%) KVM
4 8 (0.77%) NFS
4 8 (0.77%) vSphere
5 5 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.39%) Xen
7 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.097%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (4.83%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (3.09%) Puppet
3 26 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.03%) Ansible
5 14 (1.35%) Kibana
6 11 (1.06%) Marathon
6 11 (1.06%) Mesos
7 9 (0.87%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.77%) HAProxy
8 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (0.77%) Nagios
9 6 (0.58%) OpenView
10 5 (0.48%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.48%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.48%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.39%) logstash
12 3 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.097%) SCCM
Vendors
1 128 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 98 (9.47%) HP
3 70 (6.76%) Oracle
4 68 (6.57%) SAP
5 47 (4.54%) VMware
6 27 (2.61%) Google
7 23 (2.22%) Citrix
8 18 (1.74%) Cognizant
9 17 (1.64%) IBM
10 12 (1.16%) AppDynamics
10 12 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.06%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.06%) Concur
11 11 (1.06%) Xerox
12 10 (0.97%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.77%) Percona
14 7 (0.68%) New Relic
14 7 (0.68%) Rackspace
14 7 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.68%) Splunk