The table below looks at the statistics for JMeter skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JMeter over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 232 227 218
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing JMeter 25 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.08% 1.13% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 12
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£413 £390 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £323 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1200 885 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.10% 10.38% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 498 496
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 58
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.22 £15.74 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

JMeter
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

JMeter Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

JMeter
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

JMeter Daily Rate Trend in the South East

JMeter
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JMeter across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

JMeter Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

JMeter
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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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
Hampshire -6 14 £361 +14.68%
Surrey -1 4 £320 -14.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £450 -
Berkshire +1 2 £438 +21.95%
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
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JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (61.02%) Selenium
3 26 (44.07%) Java
3 26 (44.07%) LoadRunner
4 22 (37.29%) SQL
4 22 (37.29%) Test Automation
4 22 (37.29%) BDD
5 20 (33.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 18 (30.51%) Test Scripting
6 18 (30.51%) Cucumber
7 17 (28.81%) TDD
8 15 (25.42%) JIRA
8 15 (25.42%) HP
8 15 (25.42%) Scrum
8 15 (25.42%) JUnit
8 15 (25.42%) Jenkins
9 14 (23.73%) MS Office
9 14 (23.73%) Performance Testing
9 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
10 13 (22.03%) C#
10 13 (22.03%) Web Services
11 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
11 12 (20.34%) SoapUI
12 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
12 11 (18.64%) Subversion
13 10 (16.95%) UNIX
14 9 (15.25%) Windows
14 9 (15.25%) Oracle
14 9 (15.25%) Eclipse
14 9 (15.25%) VBScript

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.25%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) nginx
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Office
2 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) DAB
2 2 (3.39%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.86%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (61.02%) Selenium
2 26 (44.07%) LoadRunner
3 20 (33.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (30.51%) Cucumber
5 15 (25.42%) JIRA
5 15 (25.42%) JUnit
5 15 (25.42%) Jenkins
6 14 (23.73%) WebDriver
7 12 (20.34%) SoapUI
8 11 (18.64%) Subversion
9 9 (15.25%) Eclipse
10 7 (11.86%) Maven
11 6 (10.17%) RSpec
12 5 (8.47%) FitNesse
12 5 (8.47%) Zephyr
13 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
14 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
15 2 (3.39%) Grunt
15 2 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Electronics
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Analyst
1 23 (38.98%) Test Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Tester
3 12 (20.34%) Test Manager
4 11 (18.64%) Performance Tester
5 4 (6.78%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Performance Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Software Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 9 (15.25%) .NET
3 8 (13.56%) RESTful
4 5 (8.47%) SOAP
4 5 (8.47%) HTML
5 4 (6.78%) REST
5 4 (6.78%) JSON
5 4 (6.78%) CSS
6 3 (5.08%) Spring
7 2 (3.39%) HTML5
7 2 (3.39%) CSS3
7 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.39%) GWT
7 2 (3.39%) XML
8 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) GIS
2 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.39%) Open Source
3 1 (1.69%) BBC
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) DTV
3 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) UNIX
2 9 (15.25%) Windows
3 8 (13.56%) Windows NT
4 5 (8.47%) Linux
5 2 (3.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.29%) Test Automation
2 22 (37.29%) BDD
3 18 (30.51%) Test Scripting
4 17 (28.81%) TDD
5 15 (25.42%) Scrum
6 14 (23.73%) Performance Testing
7 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.25%) Line Management
8 8 (13.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (13.56%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.17%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.78%) Load Testing
12 3 (5.08%) Integration Testing
12 3 (5.08%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.08%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) Java
2 22 (37.29%) SQL
3 13 (22.03%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) VBScript
5 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.47%) PHP
7 4 (6.78%) VB
8 2 (3.39%) Ruby
9 1 (1.69%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.69%) Perl
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) ISEB
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VirtualBox
1 2 (3.39%) vCloud
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Puppet
2 6 (10.17%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.47%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) HP
2 9 (15.25%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) Tripwire
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) IBM