The table below looks at the statistics for JMeter skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JMeter over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache JMeter
Rank 161 154 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing JMeter 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.15% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.49% 1.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 - -
JMeter
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
536 427 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.32% 10.74% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 260 158
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 14
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £46.05 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

JMeter
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JMeter across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JMeter Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

JMeter
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JMeter across the North West region.

JMeter Daily Rate Trend in the North West

JMeter
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 6 £364 - 6
Merseyside - 2 £313 -
JMeter
England

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing JMeter also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JMeter.

1 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) PuTTY
4 2 (16.67%) WinSCP
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (16.67%) WATIR
4 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) MySQL

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing JMeter also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JMeter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) PuTTY
1 2 (16.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) Ant
4 2 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (16.67%) WATIR
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy