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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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 456 438 482
Rank change year-on-year -18 +44 -12
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 1,251 807 329
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.70% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.75% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 578 454 274
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,999 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +1 957 £60,000 +9.09% 68
Work from Home -2 633 £62,500 +19.05% 23
London +11 550 £71,250 +18.75% 26
UK excluding London -65 505 £55,000 +10.00% 51
South East -12 172 £62,500 +25.00% 13
North of England -30 108 £51,500 +3.00% 19
Yorkshire +11 66 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Midlands -39 65 £47,500 -5.00% 4
East of England -33 48 £45,500 -28.63% 1
Scotland -58 47 £50,000 +8.70% 7
West Midlands -27 46 £47,500 -5.47% 3
Wales +10 35 £59,750 +32.78% 1
North West -61 32 £50,750 +1.50% 9
Northern Ireland -15 20 - - 2
East Midlands -36 19 £42,500 - 1
South West -94 11 £52,500 +2.44% 4
North East -14 10 £45,000 +5.88% 5

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 798 (63.79%) Test Automation
2 724 (57.87%) Agile
3 467 (37.33%) Social Skills
4 456 (36.45%) Java
5 444 (35.49%) QA
6 412 (32.93%) DevOps
7 408 (32.61%) CI/CD
8 393 (31.41%) JMeter
9 390 (31.18%) JavaScript
10 377 (30.14%) Finance
11 363 (29.02%) AWS
12 347 (27.74%) Software Testing
13 343 (27.42%) Selenium
14 309 (24.70%) Docker
15 308 (24.62%) Microservices
16 304 (24.30%) Kubernetes
17 301 (24.06%) Python
18 298 (23.82%) SQL
19 291 (23.26%) C#
20 282 (22.54%) BDD
21 265 (21.18%) TDD
22 263 (21.02%) Git (software)
23 243 (19.42%) Azure
24 236 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
25 234 (18.71%) Linux
26 222 (17.75%) JIRA
27 217 (17.35%) Scrum
28 213 (17.03%) Test Strategy
29 212 (16.95%) Cucumber
30 209 (16.71%) Degree

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 93 (7.43%) Confluence
2 46 (3.68%) WordPress
3 24 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 23 (1.84%) GemFire
5 17 (1.36%) nginx
6 15 (1.20%) Tornado
7 13 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.80%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.40%) Apache
10 5 (0.40%) JBoss
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.32%) Apache TomEE
11 4 (0.32%) IIS
11 4 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.24%) CMS
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.16%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.080%) MTS
Applications
1 27 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.080%) Campfire
7 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.080%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) SAP CAR
1 5 (0.40%) SAP Retail
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.080%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.080%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.080%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.080%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.080%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.080%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 363 (29.02%) AWS
2 243 (19.42%) Azure
3 143 (11.43%) GitHub
4 124 (9.91%) GCP
5 104 (8.31%) SaaS
6 94 (7.51%) Azure DevOps
7 82 (6.55%) Sauce Labs
8 74 (5.92%) BrowserStack
9 59 (4.72%) OpenShift
10 57 (4.56%) PaaS
11 49 (3.92%) IaaS
12 48 (3.84%) Serverless
13 35 (2.80%) Power Platform
14 33 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
16 31 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
17 29 (2.32%) Amazon SQS
18 28 (2.24%) Amazon S3
19 24 (1.92%) CloudBees
20 23 (1.84%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.16%) AMQP
1 52 (4.16%) MQTT
2 16 (1.28%) Internet
3 11 (0.88%) HTTP
3 11 (0.88%) HTTPS
4 10 (0.80%) WAN
5 7 (0.56%) SSL
6 6 (0.48%) LAN
7 5 (0.40%) Firewall
7 5 (0.40%) MPLS
7 5 (0.40%) SD-WAN
8 4 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.32%) VPN
8 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.24%) WebEx
10 2 (0.16%) Intranet
10 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.080%) DNS
11 1 (0.080%) OSPF
11 1 (0.080%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (8.07%) NoSQL
2 100 (7.99%) SQL Server
3 98 (7.83%) MongoDB
4 91 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (4.72%) MySQL
6 50 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.64%) Power BI
8 30 (2.40%) DynamoDB
9 29 (2.32%) Redis
10 28 (2.24%) Big Data
11 24 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (1.60%) BigQuery
13 15 (1.20%) Hazelcast
14 11 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.72%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.64%) Oracle Database
18 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 4 (0.32%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 393 (31.41%) JMeter
2 343 (27.42%) Selenium
3 263 (21.02%) Git (software)
4 222 (17.75%) JIRA
5 212 (16.95%) Cucumber
6 200 (15.99%) Jenkins
7 195 (15.59%) Cypress.io
8 178 (14.23%) Postman
9 136 (10.87%) LoadRunner
10 122 (9.75%) Gatling
11 114 (9.11%) GitLab
12 106 (8.47%) SpecFlow
13 77 (6.16%) WebDriver
14 70 (5.60%) Visual Studio
15 66 (5.28%) SoapUI
16 63 (5.04%) TestRail
17 50 (4.00%) Maven
17 50 (4.00%) SonarQube
18 47 (3.76%) Protractor
19 46 (3.68%) Appium
General
1 467 (37.33%) Social Skills
2 377 (30.14%) Finance
3 142 (11.35%) Retail
4 132 (10.55%) Banking
5 96 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
6 95 (7.59%) Manufacturing
7 71 (5.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 70 (5.60%) Public Sector
9 63 (5.04%) Games
10 58 (4.64%) Law
11 51 (4.08%) Electronics
12 49 (3.92%) Marketing
13 43 (3.44%) Organisational Skills
14 39 (3.12%) Legal
15 36 (2.88%) Local Government
16 32 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
17 25 (2.00%) Advertising
17 25 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
18 22 (1.76%) Aviation
19 20 (1.60%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 219 (17.51%) Developer
2 175 (13.99%) Test Engineer
3 163 (13.03%) QA Engineer
4 147 (11.75%) Tester
5 97 (7.75%) Performance Engineer
6 92 (7.35%) Quality Engineer
7 91 (7.27%) Automation Tester
8 68 (5.44%) Analyst
9 67 (5.36%) Software Engineer
10 65 (5.20%) Developer in Test
11 62 (4.96%) Performance Test Engineer
12 47 (3.76%) Test Analyst
13 46 (3.68%) C# Developer
13 46 (3.68%) Software Developer
14 37 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
14 37 (2.96%) QA Leader
14 37 (2.96%) Test Leader
15 35 (2.80%) Test Manager
16 33 (2.64%) Automation Engineer
17 30 (2.40%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (16.07%) .NET
2 196 (15.67%) React
3 188 (15.03%) REST
4 152 (12.15%) RESTful
5 121 (9.67%) Node.js
6 105 (8.39%) Web Services
7 95 (7.59%) Kafka
8 90 (7.19%) CSS
9 89 (7.11%) JSON
10 84 (6.71%) HTML
11 76 (6.08%) .NET Core
11 76 (6.08%) SOAP
11 76 (6.08%) WebSockets
12 60 (4.80%) AngularJS
13 57 (4.56%) Swagger
14 55 (4.40%) Spring Boot
15 52 (4.16%) Jest
16 50 (4.00%) Gherkin
16 50 (4.00%) React Native
17 49 (3.92%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 180 (14.39%) User Experience
2 90 (7.19%) Algorithms
3 57 (4.56%) Mobile App
4 51 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 50 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (3.68%) Cloud Native
7 43 (3.44%) 3D Printing
7 43 (3.44%) Industry 4.0
8 37 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
9 31 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
10 30 (2.40%) Legacy Systems
11 28 (2.24%) Blockchain
12 27 (2.16%) NHS
13 26 (2.08%) Social Network
14 21 (1.68%) Life Science
14 21 (1.68%) Public Cloud
15 19 (1.52%) Derivative
15 19 (1.52%) Sports Betting
16 17 (1.36%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 234 (18.71%) Linux
2 121 (9.67%) Windows
3 65 (5.20%) Apple iOS
4 61 (4.88%) Unix
5 59 (4.72%) Android
6 44 (3.52%) VMS
7 28 (2.24%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.60%) AIX
9 10 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 798 (63.79%) Test Automation
2 724 (57.87%) Agile
3 412 (32.93%) DevOps
4 408 (32.61%) CI/CD
5 347 (27.74%) Software Testing
6 308 (24.62%) Microservices
7 282 (22.54%) BDD
8 265 (21.18%) TDD
9 236 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
10 217 (17.35%) Scrum
11 213 (17.03%) Test Strategy
12 203 (16.23%) Regression Testing
13 189 (15.11%) Software Engineering
14 186 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
15 174 (13.91%) SDLC
16 173 (13.83%) Test Scripting
17 161 (12.87%) Manual Testing
18 158 (12.63%) Non-Functional Testing
19 156 (12.47%) Mentoring
20 151 (12.07%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 456 (36.45%) Java
2 390 (31.18%) JavaScript
3 301 (24.06%) Python
4 298 (23.82%) SQL
5 291 (23.26%) C#
6 117 (9.35%) TypeScript
7 84 (6.71%) C++
8 62 (4.96%) PowerShell
9 49 (3.92%) Groovy
10 47 (3.76%) Bash
11 45 (3.60%) PHP
12 32 (2.56%) Ruby
13 31 (2.48%) Go
14 28 (2.24%) C
15 22 (1.76%) Kotlin
15 22 (1.76%) Perl
16 20 (1.60%) Scala
17 16 (1.28%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.96%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.64%) Rust
Qualifications
1 209 (16.71%) Degree
2 128 (10.23%) ISTQB
3 74 (5.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 68 (5.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 62 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 59 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 33 (2.64%) ISEB
8 17 (1.36%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.20%) MCSA
9 15 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.88%) HND
11 5 (0.40%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.40%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.32%) CCNA
12 4 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.32%) MCSE
12 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.24%) CCIE
13 3 (0.24%) CISSP
13 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (35.49%) QA
2 119 (9.51%) Accessibility
3 35 (2.80%) GDPR
4 34 (2.72%) GRC
5 18 (1.44%) PMO
6 14 (1.12%) HL7
7 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.32%) WCAG
9 3 (0.24%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.16%) FATCA
10 2 (0.16%) SLA
11 1 (0.080%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 309 (24.70%) Docker
2 53 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.72%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.080%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.080%) Firmware
7 1 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 304 (24.30%) Kubernetes
2 80 (6.39%) Ansible
3 63 (5.04%) Terraform
4 46 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.76%) Grafana
7 20 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
7 20 (1.60%) Istio
8 17 (1.36%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.64%) Kibana
9 8 (0.64%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.32%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.24%) Foglight
11 3 (0.24%) Puppet
11 3 (0.24%) Rancher
12 2 (0.16%) Perfmon
13 1 (0.080%) Consul
13 1 (0.080%) Jamf Pro
13 1 (0.080%) SCCM
13 1 (0.080%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 180 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 84 (6.71%) Google
3 54 (4.32%) Oracle
4 45 (3.60%) SAP
5 44 (3.52%) ANSYS
5 44 (3.52%) Bloomberg
6 34 (2.72%) Dynatrace
7 33 (2.64%) VMware
8 29 (2.32%) HP
9 21 (1.68%) LexisNexis
10 17 (1.36%) IBM
11 15 (1.20%) Atlassian
11 15 (1.20%) FIS
11 15 (1.20%) WorldPay
12 14 (1.12%) AppDynamics
12 14 (1.12%) New Relic
12 14 (1.12%) PagerDuty
13 11 (0.88%) Freshdesk
13 11 (0.88%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.56%) Snapchat