Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 288 269
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +24
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 32 44 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30 38 45
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £35,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.93% +9.23% -33.33%
10th Percentile £26,750 £30,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £59,975 £57,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9038 10239 9441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.88% 89.15% 87.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7312 8003 7793
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Performance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Performance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +7 16 £55,000 +41.94%
Solihull +3 7 £65,000 +89.78%
Coventry +3 4 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £33,000 -
Staffordshire -4 1 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Performance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
3 13 (40.63%) QA
3 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 13 (40.63%) Regression Testing
4 12 (37.50%) Selenium
5 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
5 11 (34.38%) JMeter
6 10 (31.25%) SAP
6 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
7 9 (28.13%) SQL
7 9 (28.13%) Finance
7 9 (28.13%) SDLC
8 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.00%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) Python
8 8 (25.00%) Degree
8 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 8 (25.00%) BDD
8 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 7 (21.88%) TeamCity
9 7 (21.88%) JBehave
9 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
9 7 (21.88%) Open Source
9 7 (21.88%) SAP IS-U
9 7 (21.88%) Maven
9 7 (21.88%) Banking
9 7 (21.88%) Data Management
9 7 (21.88%) JBoss

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 7 (21.88%) JBoss
1 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) ATM
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 11 (34.38%) JMeter
2 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
3 8 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (21.88%) Bitbucket
4 7 (21.88%) JBehave
4 7 (21.88%) Maven
4 7 (21.88%) TeamCity
4 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
5 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
5 5 (15.63%) IntelliJ
5 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
5 5 (15.63%) Subversion
5 5 (15.63%) WATIR
6 3 (9.38%) eCATT
6 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (9.38%) HP UFT
6 3 (9.38%) JIRA
7 2 (6.25%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) Functional Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) QA Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) SAP Manager
6 3 (9.38%) SAP Test Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
2 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 5 (15.63%) Web Services
3 4 (12.50%) Middleware
3 4 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Akka
4 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) Dropwizard
4 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) JPA
4 1 (3.13%) JSF
4 1 (3.13%) OAuth
4 1 (3.13%) Play Framework
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
1 5 (15.63%) Unix
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
3 13 (40.63%) Regression Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 9 (28.13%) SDLC
6 8 (25.00%) BDD
6 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (21.88%) Collateral Management
7 7 (21.88%) Data Management
7 7 (21.88%) Open Source
7 7 (21.88%) Workflow
8 5 (15.63%) Change Management
8 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.63%) Release Management
8 5 (15.63%) RUP
8 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (15.63%) Web Development
9 4 (12.50%) Coaching
9 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 7 (21.88%) ABAP
4 7 (21.88%) Perl
5 5 (15.63%) C#
5 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (15.63%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) IBM