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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a performance test lead. For example, did you know that they make an average of $46.29 an hour? That's $96,274 a year!

What Does a Performance Test Lead Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a performance test lead, we found that a lot of resumes listed 18.8% of performance test leads included test scripts, while 4.8% of resumes included c #, and 4.8% of resumes included web services. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the performance test lead job title. But what industry to start with? Most performance test leads actually find jobs in the finance and technology industries.

How To Become a Performance Test Lead

If you're interested in becoming a performance test lead, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 51.2% of performance test leads have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 24.7% of performance test leads have master's degrees. Even though most performance test leads have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a performance test lead. When we researched the most common majors for a performance test lead, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on performance test lead resumes include high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a performance test lead. In fact, many performance test lead jobs require experience in a role such as performance test engineer. Meanwhile, many performance test leads also have previous career experience in roles such as performance tester or quality assurance lead.

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Average Salary
$96,274
Average Salary
Job Openings
22,744
Job Openings

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Average Salary for a Performance Test Lead

Performance Test Leads in America make an average salary of $96,274 per year or $46 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $130,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $70,000 per year.
Average Salary
$96,274

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range88k - 138k$111k$111,048
Wilmington, DE
Salary Range90k - 131k$109k$109,046
Columbia, MD
Salary Range89k - 130k$108k$108,322
Newark, NJ
Salary Range88k - 130k$107k$107,159
McLean, VA
Salary Range81k - 118k$98k$98,239
New York, NY
Salary Range79k - 117k$97k$96,805
$63k
$138k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Performance Tester/Lead
Performance Tester/Lead
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$125,22007/21/2020
$125,220
Performance Test Lead
Performance Test Lead
Simos
Simos
09/20/2019
09/20/2019
$28,17509/20/2019
$28,175
Performance Test Lead
Performance Test Lead
Tech Matrix Inc.
Tech Matrix Inc.
09/18/2019
09/18/2019
$93,00009/18/2019
$93,000
Senior Performance Testing Lead
Senior Performance Testing Lead
SPOK Holdings, Inc.
SPOK Holdings, Inc.
09/14/2019
09/14/2019
$113,77609/14/2019
$113,776
Performance Test Support Lead
Performance Test Support Lead
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
09/06/2019
09/06/2019
$97,92609/06/2019
$97,926
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Performance Test Lead Demographics

Gender

male

62.5 %

female

32.8 %

unknown

4.8 %

Ethnicity

White

72.3 %

Asian

11.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

7.4 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9 %

French

14.3 %

Italian

5.7 %
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Performance Test Lead Education

Majors

Business
20.6 %

Degrees

Bachelors

57.3 %

Masters

17.7 %

Certificate

11.8 %

Top Colleges for Performance Test Leads

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME • Public

In-State Tuition
$13,478
Enrollment
979

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

7. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

8. Villanova University

Villanova, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

9. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

10. Bentley University

Waltham, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177
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Best States For a Performance Test Lead

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a performance test lead. The best states for people in this position are Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and California. Performance test leads make the most in Delaware with an average salary of $108,725. Whereas in Maryland and New Jersey, they would average $108,274 and $106,970, respectively. While performance test leads would only make an average of $104,052 in California, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Maryland

Total Performance Test Lead Jobs:
622
Highest 10% Earn:
$153,000
Location Quotient:
1.37
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. District of Columbia

Total Performance Test Lead Jobs:
195
Highest 10% Earn:
$158,000
Location Quotient:
1.62
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. New Hampshire

Total Performance Test Lead Jobs:
122
Highest 10% Earn:
$150,000
Location Quotient:
0.97
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Performance Test Lead Employers

1. Delta Air Lines
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$83,109
Performance Test Leads Hired: 
55+
2. Accenture
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$97,391
Performance Test Leads Hired: 
50+
3. Allstate
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$102,135
Performance Test Leads Hired: 
44+
4. Infosys Public Services
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$80,098
Performance Test Leads Hired: 
21+
5. IBM
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$81,973
Performance Test Leads Hired: 
21+
6. Wipro
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$80,206
Performance Test Leads Hired: 
15+

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Updated October 2, 2020