Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 438 495 444
Rank change year-on-year +57 -51 +14
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 1,012 991 1,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 829 786 964
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,750 £30,538
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +2.41%

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 138,525 159,256 161,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.82% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,214 127,959 133,321
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +54 953 £50,000 - 160
London +102 495 £60,000 +4.35% 61
UK excluding London -9 489 £45,000 +7.14% 109
North of England +36 147 £42,000 -1.18% 32
South East -12 145 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Yorkshire +18 77 £38,500 -9.41% 11
South West +21 70 £50,000 +25.00% 18
North West +42 64 £42,500 - 16
Midlands -24 46 £45,500 +7.06% 13
East of England +16 37 £51,250 +13.89% 10
West Midlands +46 36 £46,000 +8.88% 8
Scotland +11 35 £45,000 - 5
East Midlands -29 10 £42,500 - 5
Wales +12 7 £55,000 +52.78% 4
North East +16 6 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Northern Ireland -15 2 £57,500 +91.67% 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 655 (64.72%) Test Automation
2 646 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (40.22%) QA
4 403 (39.82%) Selenium
5 392 (38.74%) Java
6 282 (27.87%) C#
7 248 (24.51%) SQL
8 245 (24.21%) JMeter
9 238 (23.52%) Scrum
10 229 (22.63%) JIRA
11 218 (21.54%) JavaScript
12 207 (20.45%) TDD
13 204 (20.16%) DevOps
14 196 (19.37%) Jenkins
14 196 (19.37%) BDD
15 174 (17.19%) Cucumber
16 170 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
17 165 (16.30%) Linux
17 165 (16.30%) LoadRunner
18 162 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
19 161 (15.91%) Regression Testing
20 158 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
21 150 (14.82%) Finance
22 146 (14.43%) Test Strategy
23 144 (14.23%) Functional Testing
24 141 (13.93%) .NET
25 140 (13.83%) Python
26 137 (13.54%) Git (software)
26 137 (13.54%) WebDriver
27 131 (12.94%) Microservices

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 (8.79%) Confluence
2 19 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (1.58%) CMS
3 16 (1.58%) WordPress
4 15 (1.48%) Drupal
4 15 (1.48%) IIS
5 9 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.69%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.40%) Apache
8 4 (0.40%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.30%) Mule
9 3 (0.30%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.099%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.099%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (1.19%) Mingle
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.099%) Maya
3 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.20%) Endur
3 1 (0.099%) Magento
3 1 (0.099%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.099%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.099%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 170 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (6.13%) GitHub
4 35 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (3.46%) SaaS
5 34 (3.36%) OpenShift
6 31 (3.06%) BlazeMeter
7 21 (2.08%) BrowserStack
8 19 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 19 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (1.88%) Serverless
9 18 (1.78%) PaaS
10 13 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 9 (0.89%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.17%) Internet
2 16 (1.58%) HTTP
3 6 (0.59%) SSL
4 5 (0.49%) DNS
5 3 (0.30%) SMS
6 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.20%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.20%) SSH
7 1 (0.099%) 4G
7 1 (0.099%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.099%) FTP
7 1 (0.099%) IPv4
7 1 (0.099%) IPv6
7 1 (0.099%) LTE
7 1 (0.099%) NAS
7 1 (0.099%) UMTS
7 1 (0.099%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.099%) VoWiFi
7 1 (0.099%) WAAS
7 1 (0.099%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.62%) NoSQL
3 63 (6.23%) MySQL
4 55 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 50 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 28 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (2.47%) Big Data
8 22 (2.17%) Blockchain
9 21 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (1.28%) MariaDB
11 13 (1.28%) Redis
11 13 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.19%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 403 (39.82%) Selenium
2 245 (24.21%) JMeter
3 229 (22.63%) JIRA
4 196 (19.37%) Jenkins
5 174 (17.19%) Cucumber
6 165 (16.30%) LoadRunner
7 137 (13.54%) Git (software)
7 137 (13.54%) WebDriver
8 64 (6.32%) SpecFlow
8 64 (6.32%) Visual Studio
9 62 (6.13%) SoapUI
10 61 (6.03%) NeoLoad
11 59 (5.83%) Appium
12 49 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 47 (4.64%) Maven
14 37 (3.66%) Protractor
15 36 (3.56%) TeamCity
16 34 (3.36%) SonarQube
17 33 (3.26%) Gatling
18 32 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 150 (14.82%) Finance
2 76 (7.51%) Retail
3 41 (4.05%) Banking
4 32 (3.16%) Marketing
5 21 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.58%) Publishing
7 15 (1.48%) Electronics
8 12 (1.19%) Law
9 11 (1.09%) Games
10 8 (0.79%) Advertising
11 6 (0.59%) Back Office
12 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
13 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 243 (24.01%) Tester
2 182 (17.98%) Analyst
3 166 (16.40%) Test Engineer
4 148 (14.62%) Developer
5 134 (13.24%) Test Analyst
6 109 (10.77%) QA Engineer
7 101 (9.98%) Performance Tester
8 89 (8.79%) Automation Tester
9 73 (7.21%) Test Automation Engineer
10 72 (7.11%) QA Analyst
11 56 (5.53%) Senior Tester
12 55 (5.43%) Performance Engineer
12 55 (5.43%) QA Tester
13 50 (4.94%) Test Manager
14 47 (4.64%) Software Engineer
15 41 (4.05%) Java Developer
15 41 (4.05%) Test Leader
16 40 (3.95%) Performance Test Engineer
17 34 (3.36%) QA Test Engineer
18 33 (3.26%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (13.93%) .NET
2 126 (12.45%) HTML
3 108 (10.67%) CSS
3 108 (10.67%) RESTful
4 98 (9.68%) Web Services
5 92 (9.09%) Node.js
6 89 (8.79%) AngularJS
7 86 (8.50%) REST
8 74 (7.31%) JSON
9 67 (6.62%) XML
10 65 (6.42%) Spring
11 56 (5.53%) HTML5
12 51 (5.04%) SOAP
13 46 (4.55%) ASP.NET
13 46 (4.55%) React
14 36 (3.56%) Gherkin
15 35 (3.46%) jQuery
16 30 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (2.47%) CSS3
18 24 (2.37%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 50 (4.94%) Fintech
4 43 (4.25%) User Experience
5 34 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.08%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.78%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.28%) Spread Betting
13 12 (1.19%) N-Tier
14 11 (1.09%) Bitcoin
14 11 (1.09%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.99%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.79%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
16 8 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 165 (16.30%) Linux
2 113 (11.17%) Windows
3 56 (5.53%) Unix
4 39 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 37 (3.66%) Android
6 10 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.099%) AIX
9 1 (0.099%) CentOS
9 1 (0.099%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.099%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (64.72%) Test Automation
2 646 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (23.52%) Scrum
4 207 (20.45%) TDD
5 204 (20.16%) DevOps
6 196 (19.37%) BDD
7 162 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
8 161 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 158 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
10 146 (14.43%) Test Strategy
11 144 (14.23%) Functional Testing
12 131 (12.94%) Microservices
13 126 (12.45%) Non-Functional Testing
14 122 (12.06%) Software Testing
15 116 (11.46%) Software Engineering
15 116 (11.46%) Unit Testing
16 112 (11.07%) Scenario Testing
17 101 (9.98%) Test Scripting
18 94 (9.29%) SDLC
19 92 (9.09%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 392 (38.74%) Java
2 282 (27.87%) C#
3 248 (24.51%) SQL
4 218 (21.54%) JavaScript
5 140 (13.83%) Python
6 51 (5.04%) PHP
7 31 (3.06%) C++
8 30 (2.96%) Ruby
9 27 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 22 (2.17%) ES6
11 19 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.78%) Groovy
12 18 (1.78%) Scala
13 14 (1.38%) Perl
13 14 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.28%) C
14 13 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.28%) TypeScript
15 12 (1.19%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.99%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 114 (11.26%) ISTQB
2 100 (9.88%) Degree
3 89 (8.79%) ISEB
4 47 (4.64%) Security Cleared
5 34 (3.36%) DV Cleared
6 31 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (2.77%) SC Cleared
8 26 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.30%) CIPFA
10 3 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.099%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.099%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.099%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (40.22%) QA
2 12 (1.19%) ISO 9000
3 8 (0.79%) GDPR
4 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.20%) PMO
5 2 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
System Software
1 82 (8.10%) Docker
2 17 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.49%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.49%) HDFS
7 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.099%) KVM
8 1 (0.099%) NFS
8 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (4.45%) Ansible
2 44 (4.35%) Puppet
3 34 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.57%) Kubernetes
5 21 (2.08%) HP ALM
6 20 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.79%) Terraform
8 5 (0.49%) Kibana
8 5 (0.49%) Oozie
9 4 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.40%) QRadar
9 4 (0.40%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.40%) WMI
10 3 (0.30%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.20%) Consul
11 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 105 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 77 (7.61%) Oracle
3 71 (7.02%) HP
4 40 (3.95%) SAP
5 25 (2.47%) Atlassian
6 21 (2.08%) Cognizant
6 21 (2.08%) New Relic
7 19 (1.88%) VMware
8 16 (1.58%) AppDynamics
9 14 (1.38%) WorldPay
10 13 (1.28%) Google
11 12 (1.19%) Telerik
12 10 (0.99%) Micro Focus
12 10 (0.99%) SOASTA, Inc
12 10 (0.99%) Splunk
13 7 (0.69%) Dynatrace
13 7 (0.69%) Peoplefluent
13 7 (0.69%) Tableau
13 7 (0.69%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.59%) IBM