Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 462 472
Rank change year-on-year +44 +10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 804 367 902
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.53% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.58% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 463 308 751
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,999 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,438 £68,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,900 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 106,493 63,646 133,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.75% 92.77% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 72,664 51,555 106,467
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Performance Testing.

Salary trend for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Performance Testing over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in the UK

Performance Testing
Top 17 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 30 July 2021. 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 +12 630 £55,000 - 108
UK excluding London +22 481 £50,000 - 76
London -31 249 £60,000 -5.14% 43
Work from Home -135 139 £50,000 +5.26% 32
South East -69 125 £50,000 -20.00% 20
North of England -47 81 £50,000 +11.11% 22
South West -12 79 £55,000 +29.41% 15
Scotland -15 76 £51,250 -6.82% 8
Midlands -20 60 £50,000 +29.03% 7
Yorkshire -48 39 £50,000 - 2
North West -48 34 £50,000 +11.11% 16
East Midlands -17 32 £42,500 -22.73% 5
West Midlands -54 28 £50,500 +68.33% 2
Northern Ireland -29 24 £44,500 +33.83% 3
East of England -29 23 £63,750 +59.38% 1
Wales -20 13 £45,000 +20.00%
North East -12 8 £45,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 526 (65.42%) Test Automation
2 473 (58.83%) Agile Software Development
3 365 (45.40%) QA
4 310 (38.56%) JMeter
5 290 (36.07%) Java
6 249 (30.97%) BDD
7 243 (30.22%) Azure
8 229 (28.48%) Git (software)
9 220 (27.36%) C#
10 206 (25.62%) Selenium
11 188 (23.38%) Postman
12 185 (23.01%) API Testing
13 182 (22.64%) AWS
14 180 (22.39%) RESTful
15 173 (21.52%) JavaScript
16 170 (21.14%) Security Cleared
17 168 (20.90%) Integration Testing
18 167 (20.77%) SC Cleared
18 167 (20.77%) Software Testing
18 167 (20.77%) DevOps
19 144 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
20 140 (17.41%) Scrum
21 137 (17.04%) JIRA
22 136 (16.92%) TDD
23 135 (16.79%) REST Assured
24 133 (16.54%) Social Skills
24 133 (16.54%) .NET
25 120 (14.93%) Newman
26 111 (13.81%) Microservices
26 111 (13.81%) SQL

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 26 (3.23%) Confluence
2 17 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.87%) Apache
4 12 (1.49%) IBM Domino
5 10 (1.24%) IIS
6 9 (1.12%) nginx
7 8 (1.00%) JBoss
7 8 (1.00%) OpenROAD
8 5 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.50%) CMS
9 4 (0.50%) MODX
9 4 (0.50%) WordPress
10 3 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.12%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.62%) Fusion 360
3 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.50%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 243 (30.22%) Azure
2 182 (22.64%) AWS
3 83 (10.32%) GCP
4 63 (7.84%) Serverless
5 44 (5.47%) SaaS
6 34 (4.23%) GitHub
7 33 (4.10%) AWS Step Functions
8 23 (2.86%) npm
9 21 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (2.49%) BlazeMeter
11 16 (1.99%) Yarn
12 12 (1.49%) Azure Functions
13 11 (1.37%) Azure Key Vault
14 7 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.87%) Twilio
15 5 (0.62%) Slack
16 4 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.50%) Tricentis Tosca
17 3 (0.37%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.24%) Firewall
1 10 (1.24%) Internet
2 9 (1.12%) Skype
3 7 (0.87%) Broadband
3 7 (0.87%) HTTP
3 7 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (0.62%) VPN
4 5 (0.62%) WAN
5 4 (0.50%) LAN
6 3 (0.37%) FTP
7 2 (0.25%) Intranet
7 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.25%) VoIP
7 2 (0.25%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.12%) 3G
8 1 (0.12%) 4G
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.12%) Network Security
8 1 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (6.22%) MySQL
4 37 (4.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 30 (3.73%) MongoDB
6 29 (3.61%) Big Data
7 18 (2.24%) BigQuery
8 17 (2.11%) Redis
9 13 (1.62%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.12%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.00%) Hazelcast
11 8 (1.00%) Ingres
12 5 (0.62%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.62%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
14 3 (0.37%) GIS
Development Applications
1 310 (38.56%) JMeter
2 229 (28.48%) Git (software)
3 206 (25.62%) Selenium
4 188 (23.38%) Postman
5 137 (17.04%) JIRA
6 135 (16.79%) REST Assured
7 120 (14.93%) Newman
8 99 (12.31%) Jenkins
9 81 (10.07%) Cucumber
10 61 (7.59%) LoadRunner
11 56 (6.97%) Cypress.io
12 49 (6.09%) WebDriver
13 43 (5.35%) Appium
14 41 (5.10%) SpecFlow
14 41 (5.10%) Visual Studio
15 40 (4.98%) NeoLoad
16 39 (4.85%) Gatling
17 27 (3.36%) SoapUI
18 26 (3.23%) TeamCity
19 23 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 133 (16.54%) Social Skills
2 107 (13.31%) Finance
3 47 (5.85%) Retail
4 44 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.36%) Marketing
6 24 (2.99%) Games
7 20 (2.49%) Electronics
8 19 (2.36%) Public Sector
9 17 (2.11%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.87%) Banking
10 15 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 10 (1.24%) Law
13 8 (1.00%) Billing
13 8 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (1.00%) Legal
13 8 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
13 8 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.25%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 160 (19.90%) Analyst
2 136 (16.92%) Test Analyst
3 128 (15.92%) Test Engineer
4 123 (15.30%) Automation Test Analyst
5 104 (12.94%) Developer
6 88 (10.95%) QA Engineer
7 87 (10.82%) Tester
8 54 (6.72%) Software Engineer
8 54 (6.72%) Test Automation Engineer
9 50 (6.22%) Performance Engineer
10 49 (6.09%) Senior Test Engineer
11 46 (5.72%) Senior Software Engineer
12 38 (4.73%) Test Manager
13 36 (4.48%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
14 32 (3.98%) Automation Tester
15 31 (3.86%) Performance Tester
16 29 (3.61%) Performance Test Engineer
17 26 (3.23%) Architect
17 26 (3.23%) Senior QA Engineer
18 24 (2.99%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (22.39%) RESTful
2 133 (16.54%) .NET
3 101 (12.56%) Web Services
4 72 (8.96%) REST
5 66 (8.21%) CSS
6 63 (7.84%) HTML
7 56 (6.97%) React
8 55 (6.84%) .NET Core
9 41 (5.10%) .NET Framework
9 41 (5.10%) Node.js
10 37 (4.60%) SOAP
11 35 (4.35%) Spring
12 31 (3.86%) ASP.NET
12 31 (3.86%) HTML5
12 31 (3.86%) JSON
13 27 (3.36%) CSS3
13 27 (3.36%) XML
14 26 (3.23%) Gherkin
15 24 (2.99%) AngularJS
15 24 (2.99%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 35 (4.35%) User Experience
3 22 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (1.99%) Legacy Systems
5 14 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.62%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.24%) NHS
8 9 (1.12%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.00%) Online Games
10 7 (0.87%) Cloud Native
10 7 (0.87%) Video on Demand
11 6 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.75%) iPad
12 5 (0.62%) Acoustics
12 5 (0.62%) Analogue Electronics
12 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.50%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 54 (6.72%) Linux
2 19 (2.36%) Windows
3 18 (2.24%) Unix
4 15 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.62%) Android
6 5 (0.62%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.25%) AIX
8 2 (0.25%) Debian
8 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) HPUX
9 1 (0.12%) SUSE
9 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (65.42%) Test Automation
2 473 (58.83%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (30.97%) BDD
4 185 (23.01%) API Testing
5 168 (20.90%) Integration Testing
6 167 (20.77%) DevOps
6 167 (20.77%) Software Testing
7 144 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 140 (17.41%) Scrum
9 136 (16.92%) TDD
10 111 (13.81%) Microservices
11 104 (12.94%) Functional Testing
12 101 (12.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 99 (12.31%) Non-Functional Testing
14 92 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
15 89 (11.07%) Software Engineering
16 85 (10.57%) Test Strategy
17 83 (10.32%) Regression Testing
18 80 (9.95%) Manual Testing
19 72 (8.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 290 (36.07%) Java
2 220 (27.36%) C#
3 173 (21.52%) JavaScript
4 111 (13.81%) SQL
5 104 (12.94%) Python
6 54 (6.72%) TypeScript
7 27 (3.36%) C++
8 25 (3.11%) Bash Shell
9 22 (2.74%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.61%) Scala
11 19 (2.36%) C
11 19 (2.36%) Ruby
12 16 (1.99%) PHP
13 15 (1.87%) Go
13 15 (1.87%) Java 8
13 15 (1.87%) Perl
14 8 (1.00%) Ingres ABF
15 7 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.75%) Kotlin
16 6 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 170 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 167 (20.77%) SC Cleared
3 71 (8.83%) Degree
4 56 (6.97%) ISTQB
5 29 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (2.49%) ISEB
8 12 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.37%) HNC
10 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (45.40%) QA
2 20 (2.49%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.25%) PMO
4 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 91 (11.32%) Docker
2 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.87%) Firmware
4 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 79 (9.83%) Kubernetes
2 33 (4.10%) Ansible
3 27 (3.36%) Terraform
4 25 (3.11%) Grafana
5 11 (1.37%) Puppet
6 10 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (1.24%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.24%) Salt
7 8 (1.00%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.87%) Packer
9 6 (0.75%) Consul
9 6 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.62%) Istio
10 5 (0.62%) Kibana
10 5 (0.62%) linkerd
10 5 (0.62%) logstash
11 3 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.25%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
13 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.46%) Google
3 28 (3.48%) Dynatrace
4 24 (2.99%) Oracle
5 20 (2.49%) SAP
6 17 (2.11%) AppDynamics
7 15 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.74%) HP
9 12 (1.49%) Splunk
10 11 (1.37%) Micro Focus
10 11 (1.37%) New Relic
11 9 (1.12%) ANSYS
11 9 (1.12%) Bloomberg
12 8 (1.00%) Actian
12 8 (1.00%) Telerik
12 8 (1.00%) VMware
12 8 (1.00%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.87%) Guidewire
13 7 (0.87%) LexisNexis
14 6 (0.75%) SolarWinds