Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 464 442 460
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18 +35
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 513 612 961
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.61% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 389 524 813
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,313 £67,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 82,032 93,115 134,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.68% 92.27% 92.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61,980 74,761 106,591
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -2 446 £52,500 -4.55% 54
UK excluding London +8 312 £50,000 +5.26% 38
London 0 169 £60,000 - 22
South East +7 88 £50,000 -11.11% 7
Work from Home -89 81 £50,000 +5.26% 10
North of England -13 74 £45,000 - 8
South West -13 41 £55,000 +33.33% 7
North West +18 39 £45,000 - 4
East of England +53 38 £57,500 +17.95% 4
Midlands +14 36 £47,500 +2.70% 6
Yorkshire -10 30 £47,500 -5.00% 2
West Midlands +5 24 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Scotland -28 18 £51,250 -6.82% 2
Wales +24 12 £40,000 +6.67% 2
East Midlands +9 12 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North East +11 5 £38,750 -18.42% 2
Northern Ireland +4 5 £44,500 +35.36% 2

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 338 (65.89%) Test Automation
2 280 (54.58%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (39.38%) QA
4 180 (35.09%) Azure
5 173 (33.72%) C#
6 164 (31.97%) Selenium
7 157 (30.60%) JMeter
8 153 (29.82%) AWS
9 150 (29.24%) Java
10 148 (28.85%) DevOps
11 142 (27.68%) JIRA
12 118 (23.00%) Scrum
13 115 (22.42%) Software Testing
14 110 (21.44%) .NET
15 106 (20.66%) JavaScript
16 99 (19.30%) SQL
16 99 (19.30%) TDD
17 97 (18.91%) Python
17 97 (18.91%) BDD
18 88 (17.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 88 (17.15%) Non-Functional Testing
19 87 (16.96%) Regression Testing
19 87 (16.96%) Social Skills
20 86 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
21 85 (16.57%) Git (software)
21 85 (16.57%) Functional Testing
21 85 (16.57%) API Testing
22 84 (16.37%) Jenkins
23 82 (15.98%) Finance
24 75 (14.62%) Continuous Delivery

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 48 (9.36%) Confluence
2 14 (2.73%) Apache
3 10 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.75%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.56%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.78%) JBoss
6 4 (0.78%) OpenROAD
7 3 (0.58%) Drupal
7 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.19%) Liferay
8 1 (0.19%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.78%) Fusion 360
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.39%) Figma
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 180 (35.09%) Azure
2 153 (29.82%) AWS
3 48 (9.36%) GCP
4 42 (8.19%) Serverless
5 35 (6.82%) SaaS
6 23 (4.48%) AWS Step Functions
7 22 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (4.29%) GitHub
8 14 (2.73%) npm
9 12 (2.34%) Slack
10 7 (1.36%) Twilio
10 7 (1.36%) Yarn
11 6 (1.17%) Azure Service Bus
11 6 (1.17%) Azure Service Fabric
11 6 (1.17%) Datadog
12 5 (0.97%) BrowserStack
13 4 (0.78%) Cloudflare
13 4 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.78%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.14%) Firewall
1 11 (2.14%) HTTP
2 8 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.36%) Broadband
4 4 (0.78%) Intranet
4 4 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (0.58%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.39%) MQTT
7 1 (0.19%) DNS
7 1 (0.19%) FTP
7 1 (0.19%) Internet
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) VoIP
7 1 (0.19%) WAN
7 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.36%) MySQL
3 31 (6.04%) MongoDB
3 31 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (1.95%) Big Data
6 9 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.78%) Ingres
8 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.78%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.58%) Power BI
10 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.39%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 164 (31.97%) Selenium
2 157 (30.60%) JMeter
3 142 (27.68%) JIRA
4 85 (16.57%) Git (software)
5 84 (16.37%) Jenkins
6 71 (13.84%) Cucumber
7 56 (10.92%) LoadRunner
7 56 (10.92%) Postman
8 44 (8.58%) NeoLoad
9 37 (7.21%) Cypress.io
10 36 (7.02%) Appium
10 36 (7.02%) SoapUI
11 29 (5.65%) WebDriver
12 28 (5.46%) SpecFlow
12 28 (5.46%) Visual Studio
13 23 (4.48%) Gatling
13 23 (4.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 22 (4.29%) HP UFT
15 19 (3.70%) REST Assured
15 19 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (16.96%) Social Skills
2 82 (15.98%) Finance
3 22 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.31%) Public Sector
4 17 (3.31%) Retail
5 15 (2.92%) Games
5 15 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.73%) Marketing
7 12 (2.34%) Banking
7 12 (2.34%) Electronics
8 11 (2.14%) Influencing Skills
8 11 (2.14%) Organisational Skills
9 9 (1.75%) Law
9 9 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.56%) Automotive
10 8 (1.56%) Billing
11 7 (1.36%) Advertising
12 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.78%) Legal
12 4 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 122 (23.78%) Test Engineer
2 71 (13.84%) Tester
3 66 (12.87%) QA Engineer
4 52 (10.14%) Developer
5 50 (9.75%) Analyst
6 49 (9.55%) Senior Test Engineer
7 44 (8.58%) Software Engineer
8 43 (8.38%) Performance Engineer
9 42 (8.19%) Test Automation Engineer
10 41 (7.99%) Performance Test Engineer
11 39 (7.60%) Test Analyst
12 37 (7.21%) Automation Tester
13 36 (7.02%) Senior Software Engineer
14 27 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
14 27 (5.26%) Test Manager
15 24 (4.68%) Performance Tester
16 21 (4.09%) Automation Test Analyst
17 19 (3.70%) Senior Performance Engineer
17 19 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
18 17 (3.31%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (21.44%) .NET
2 65 (12.67%) Web Services
3 56 (10.92%) REST
4 51 (9.94%) RESTful
5 36 (7.02%) .NET Core
6 34 (6.63%) SOAP
7 32 (6.24%) React
8 30 (5.85%) CSS
9 27 (5.26%) HTML
10 26 (5.07%) .NET Framework
11 25 (4.87%) Node.js
12 23 (4.48%) AngularJS
12 23 (4.48%) JSON
13 21 (4.09%) Gherkin
13 21 (4.09%) Kafka
14 18 (3.51%) XML
15 12 (2.34%) Spring
16 11 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (2.14%) CSS3
16 11 (2.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.63%) Mobile App
2 18 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.34%) User Experience
5 11 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.36%) Blog
7 7 (1.36%) NHS
7 7 (1.36%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.97%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.78%) Analogue Electronics
9 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.78%) LIMS
10 3 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.58%) iPad
11 2 (0.39%) iPhone
11 2 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.89%) Linux
2 18 (3.51%) Android
2 18 (3.51%) Windows
3 16 (3.12%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.34%) Unix
5 7 (1.36%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.19%) HPUX
6 1 (0.19%) SUSE
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (65.89%) Test Automation
2 280 (54.58%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (28.85%) DevOps
4 118 (23.00%) Scrum
5 115 (22.42%) Software Testing
6 99 (19.30%) TDD
7 97 (18.91%) BDD
8 88 (17.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 88 (17.15%) Non-Functional Testing
9 87 (16.96%) Regression Testing
10 86 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (16.57%) API Testing
11 85 (16.57%) Functional Testing
12 75 (14.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 68 (13.26%) Manual Testing
14 64 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (12.48%) Software Engineering
15 63 (12.28%) Microservices
16 62 (12.09%) Test Management
17 55 (10.72%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 173 (33.72%) C#
2 150 (29.24%) Java
3 106 (20.66%) JavaScript
4 99 (19.30%) SQL
5 97 (18.91%) Python
6 28 (5.46%) Ruby
7 27 (5.26%) C++
8 25 (4.87%) TypeScript
9 22 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 19 (3.70%) Bash Shell
11 17 (3.31%) Scala
12 12 (2.34%) C
13 11 (2.14%) F#
13 11 (2.14%) Groovy
13 11 (2.14%) PHP
13 11 (2.14%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.56%) Perl
15 7 (1.36%) Java 8
16 4 (0.78%) ABAP
16 4 (0.78%) Ingres ABF
Qualifications
1 58 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.11%) Degree
3 54 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 47 (9.16%) ISTQB
5 32 (6.24%) ISEB
6 28 (5.46%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.97%) HNC
9 5 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (39.38%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (11.11%) Docker
2 6 (1.17%) Firmware
3 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (8.97%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.90%) Terraform
3 9 (1.75%) Ansible
4 8 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.97%) Grafana
6 4 (0.78%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.78%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.39%) Kibana
7 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.39%) Salt
8 1 (0.19%) nmon
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 72 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.63%) Google
3 24 (4.68%) Oracle
4 18 (3.51%) Dynatrace
5 16 (3.12%) SAP
6 11 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.95%) HP
8 7 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.17%) ANSYS
9 6 (1.17%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.17%) Guidewire
9 6 (1.17%) New Relic
9 6 (1.17%) Splunk
10 5 (0.97%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.97%) Micro Focus
11 4 (0.78%) Actian
11 4 (0.78%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.78%) Telerik
11 4 (0.78%) VMware
11 4 (0.78%) Xamarin