The table below looks at the statistics for JMeter skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JMeter over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 135 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing JMeter 8 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.089% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.90% 0.75% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £271 £288
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -5.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
421 265 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.55% 11.75% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 166 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

JMeter
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

JMeter Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

JMeter
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

JMeter Daily Rate Trend in the South West

JMeter
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 8 £363 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
JMeter
England

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Selenium
2 19 (82.61%) Performance Testing
3 16 (69.57%) WebDriver
4 15 (65.22%) Open Source
5 14 (60.87%) WATIR
5 14 (60.87%) Finance
5 14 (60.87%) Scrum
6 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
6 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
9 2 (8.70%) Java
9 2 (8.70%) JUnit
9 2 (8.70%) UNIX
9 2 (8.70%) Linux
9 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
9 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (8.70%) TestNG
9 2 (8.70%) BDD
9 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
10 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
10 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
10 1 (4.35%) LoadUI
10 1 (4.35%) Puppet
10 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
10 1 (4.35%) EasyMock

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
2 16 (69.57%) WebDriver
3 14 (60.87%) WATIR
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) TestNG
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.35%) LoadUI
6 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) EasyMock
6 1 (4.35%) Mockito
6 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Tester
2 10 (43.48%) Technical Tester
3 8 (34.78%) Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Lead Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Technical Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Performance Testing
3 14 (60.87%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
4 2 (8.70%) BDD
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Test Management
5 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Groovy
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
2 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) HP