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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 194 218 189
Rank change year-on-year +24 -29  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 21 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.52% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 15
Median salary £45,000 £32,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.62% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £51,800 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.17% -5.55%  

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 4245 5431 4301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.90% 88.25% 83.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3454 4378 3596
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +7 9 £45,000 +69.81%
Coventry +23 7 £32,500 -38.67%
Warwickshire +29 2 £35,000 +12.90%
Staffordshire +13 2 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £32,500 -
Performance Testing
England

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (72.73%) QA
2 22 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 20 (45.45%) Selenium
4 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
4 17 (38.64%) E-Commerce
5 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (34.09%) Java
6 15 (34.09%) JMeter
6 15 (34.09%) BDD
7 13 (29.55%) .NET
7 13 (29.55%) SOAP
7 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
8 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
8 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 12 (27.27%) C#
9 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 11 (25.00%) TDD
9 11 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 11 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
10 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
11 9 (20.45%) SQL
11 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
11 9 (20.45%) Retail
11 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (18.18%) Open Source
12 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC

Performance Testing
Top Related 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 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (45.45%) Selenium
2 15 (34.09%) JMeter
3 11 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (18.18%) JIRA
5 7 (15.91%) MSBuild
5 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
6 4 (9.09%) eggPlant
6 4 (9.09%) JBehave
6 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.09%) JUnit
6 4 (9.09%) Ranorex
6 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 4 (9.09%) Subversion
6 4 (9.09%) TestNG
6 4 (9.09%) WATIR
6 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.82%) Appium
7 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.55%) Mocha
General
1 9 (20.45%) Retail
2 7 (15.91%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Tester
3 9 (20.45%) Developer
4 8 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Automation Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Development Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Test Development Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
1 13 (29.55%) SOAP
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (18.18%) CSS
2 8 (18.18%) HTML
3 6 (13.64%) Web Services
4 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.82%) RESTful
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.55%) Middleware
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.27%) LINQ
7 1 (2.27%) Node.js
7 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Fintech
2 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
2 6 (13.64%) Android
3 5 (11.36%) Windows
4 4 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
2 17 (38.64%) E-Commerce
3 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) BDD
5 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (25.00%) TDD
6 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
7 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
8 8 (18.18%) MVC
8 8 (18.18%) Open Source
9 7 (15.91%) CQRS
9 7 (15.91%) SDLC
9 7 (15.91%) SOA
9 7 (15.91%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) Java
2 12 (27.27%) C#
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.45%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.64%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) C
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.36%) ISEB
3 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (72.73%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) SDET
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.27%) Epicor
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 4 days ago