The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 202 205
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 17 39 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.71% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10 32 26
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £67,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

Performance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4536 5472 4973
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.28% 88.72% 87.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3757 4243 4088
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Performance Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Testing in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Performance Testing in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Testing in the West Midlands

Performance Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 6 £48,750 +14.70%
Coventry +2 5 £30,000 -
Staffordshire +8 4 - -
Warwickshire +9 1 - -
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Testing.

1 31 (81.58%) Test Automation
2 27 (71.05%) QA
3 20 (52.63%) Selenium
4 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (44.74%) JMeter
5 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
6 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
6 12 (31.58%) Java
6 12 (31.58%) SOAP
6 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 12 (31.58%) SoapUI
7 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 10 (26.32%) JIRA
7 10 (26.32%) Retail
8 9 (23.68%) BDD
9 8 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
9 8 (21.05%) TDD
9 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 7 (18.42%) Middleware
10 7 (18.42%) ISEB
10 7 (18.42%) C#
10 7 (18.42%) Web Services
10 7 (18.42%) SDLC
11 6 (15.79%) User Stories
12 5 (13.16%) Windows
12 5 (13.16%) SQL
12 5 (13.16%) .NET
12 5 (13.16%) SQL Server

Performance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.26%) SSH
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DB2
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Redis
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Selenium
2 17 (44.74%) JMeter
3 12 (31.58%) SoapUI
4 10 (26.32%) JIRA
5 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.53%) Ranorex
7 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.89%) eggPlant
7 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
7 3 (7.89%) JBehave
7 3 (7.89%) MSBuild
7 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
7 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.89%) WATIR
8 2 (5.26%) eCATT
8 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.26%) JUnit
8 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.26%) Mercurial
8 2 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 10 (26.32%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
2 16 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Software Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Software Test Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Manual Tester
8 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) SOAP
2 7 (18.42%) Middleware
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (10.53%) CSS
4 4 (10.53%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.26%) XML
7 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.63%) JPA
7 1 (2.63%) JSF
7 1 (2.63%) LINQ
7 1 (2.63%) REST
7 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.89%) Fintech
2 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Test Automation
2 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
3 12 (31.58%) Regression Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.68%) BDD
6 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 8 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (21.05%) TDD
7 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 6 (15.79%) User Stories
9 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Logistics
9 5 (13.16%) Open Source
9 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Web Development
10 4 (10.53%) MVC
10 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.89%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) Scala
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 7 (18.42%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.26%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (71.05%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.26%) Cognizant
2 2 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) IBM