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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 218 239 236
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs citing JMeter 27 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.068% 0.040%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.63% 0.63% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 4
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£400 - £279
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1025 960 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.05% 10.82% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 551 459
Average daily rate £350 £353 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 46
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.88 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £43.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 10 £250 - 3
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £425 - 1
Surrey - 5 £245 - 5
Berkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
JMeter
England

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (74.42%) Selenium
2 20 (46.51%) Test Automation
2 20 (46.51%) BDD
3 19 (44.19%) Java
4 17 (39.53%) C#
4 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (39.53%) WebDriver
5 15 (34.88%) SQL
6 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (30.23%) JUnit
7 13 (30.23%) SOAP
7 13 (30.23%) SoapUI
7 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
8 12 (27.91%) TDD
9 11 (25.58%) Finance
9 11 (25.58%) Web Services
9 11 (25.58%) JIRA
10 10 (23.26%) Performance Testing
10 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
11 9 (20.93%) Scrum
11 9 (20.93%) LoadRunner
12 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
12 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
13 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
13 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
13 7 (16.28%) UNIX
13 7 (16.28%) Windows
13 7 (16.28%) Linux
13 7 (16.28%) VBScript

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (11.63%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.33%) WinSCP
1 1 (2.33%) SSL
1 1 (2.33%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (74.42%) Selenium
2 17 (39.53%) WebDriver
3 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (30.23%) JUnit
4 13 (30.23%) SoapUI
4 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
5 11 (25.58%) JIRA
6 9 (20.93%) Visual Studio
6 9 (20.93%) LoadRunner
7 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
8 6 (13.95%) Zephyr
9 5 (11.63%) PhantomJS
9 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (9.30%) Maven
10 4 (9.30%) RSpec
10 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
11 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
11 3 (6.98%) FitNesse
11 3 (6.98%) Subversion
12 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Analyst
1 22 (51.16%) Test Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Test Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Tester
3 5 (11.63%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) SOAP
2 11 (25.58%) Web Services
3 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) RESTful
4 4 (9.30%) XML
5 2 (4.65%) JSON
5 2 (4.65%) REST
6 1 (2.33%) JDBC
6 1 (2.33%) HTML
6 1 (2.33%) DOM
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) GIS
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Handset
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) UNIX
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) CentOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Test Automation
1 20 (46.51%) BDD
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.91%) TDD
4 10 (23.26%) Performance Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (20.93%) Scrum
6 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
7 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.95%) OO
9 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
10 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
12 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) Java
2 17 (39.53%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) VBScript
5 5 (11.63%) VB
5 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.65%) C
7 2 (4.65%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.33%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) Groovy
8 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (2.33%) vCloud
1 1 (2.33%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (9.30%) Puppet
1 4 (9.30%) Vagrant
2 3 (6.98%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
1 5 (11.63%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Symbian
4 1 (2.33%) Tripwire
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
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