The table below looks at the statistics for JMeter skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JMeter over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 468 514 491
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -23
Contract jobs citing JMeter 151 72 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 1.15% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 54 56
Average daily rate
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£370 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £545 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £288
% change year-on-year
+12.09% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7453 6239 6221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 11.87% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 4066 3511
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 141 244
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

JMeter
Jobs Demand Trend

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

JMeter Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JMeter
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JMeter within the UK.

JMeter Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JMeter
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JMeter within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

JMeter Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JMeter
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JMeter within the UK.

JMeter Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JMeter
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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
England +23 120 £375 - 39
London +2 61 £400 +2.56% 22
South East +2 32 £375 +19.04% 9
South Wales - 22 £325 -
Wales - 22 £325 -
Hampshire - 19 £315 - 3
City of London +27 16 £450 +15.38% 13
Newport - 15 £340 -
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes -2 6 £438 - 1
Scotland -5 6 £235 - 1
West Midlands -8 6 £370 +13.84%
Edinburgh +2 5 £235 - 1
East of England -13 5 £310 -
Bristol -22 5 £363 +7.40%
South West -31 5 £363 +7.40% 1
Yorkshire -8 4 £400 +64.94% 3
West Yorkshire -10 4 £400 +64.94% 1
Hertfordshire -17 3 £310 -
North West - 3 £325 - 3
Winchester - 3 £348 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £323 -
Cambridge - 2 £323 -
Manchester - 2 £325 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £500 -
Surrey - 2 £400 - 4
Leeds -8 1 £400 +64.94%
Nottingham - 1 - -
Peterborough - - - -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 161 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (56.59%) Selenium
3 138 (53.49%) Java
4 93 (36.05%) Performance Testing
5 87 (33.72%) Scrum
6 86 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 82 (31.78%) Open Source
8 79 (30.62%) TDD
9 76 (29.46%) Jenkins
10 72 (27.91%) BDD
11 70 (27.13%) SQL
12 68 (26.36%) JUnit
13 62 (24.03%) JIRA
14 56 (21.71%) Test Scripting
15 55 (21.32%) Test Automation
16 54 (20.93%) Cucumber
16 54 (20.93%) Web Services
17 50 (19.38%) C#
17 50 (19.38%) SoapUI
18 48 (18.60%) Maven
18 48 (18.60%) Finance
19 47 (18.22%) .NET
20 46 (17.83%) Subversion
21 43 (16.67%) SOAP
21 43 (16.67%) QA
21 43 (16.67%) Security Cleared
22 42 (16.28%) LoadRunner
23 39 (15.12%) UNIX
23 39 (15.12%) SC Cleared
24 38 (14.73%) ISTQB

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 37 (14.34%) Tomcat
2 28 (10.85%) Apache
3 19 (7.36%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.43%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.26%) Confluence
6 10 (3.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (3.49%) JBoss
8 6 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.33%) Mule
9 5 (1.94%) nginx
10 4 (1.55%) CMS
11 2 (0.78%) CICS
11 2 (0.78%) Jetty
12 1 (0.39%) Node.js
12 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.39%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) MS Office
2 4 (1.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (1.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.78%) GitHub
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.20%) OpenLDAP
2 15 (5.81%) HTTP
3 6 (2.33%) Internet
4 4 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (1.16%) DAB
5 3 (1.16%) ATM
6 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.78%) DNS
6 2 (0.78%) SSL
7 1 (0.39%) DMZ
7 1 (0.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.39%) Broadband
7 1 (0.39%) GSM
7 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.02%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (8.91%) MySQL
3 17 (6.59%) Redis
3 17 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.81%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.88%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.49%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.71%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.33%) DB2
10 3 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.78%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.78%) Big Data
12 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 146 (56.59%) Selenium
2 86 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 76 (29.46%) Jenkins
4 68 (26.36%) JUnit
5 62 (24.03%) JIRA
6 54 (20.93%) Cucumber
7 50 (19.38%) SoapUI
8 48 (18.60%) Maven
9 46 (17.83%) Subversion
10 42 (16.28%) LoadRunner
11 29 (11.24%) QuickTest Pro
11 29 (11.24%) TestNG
12 24 (9.30%) Ant
12 24 (9.30%) Eclipse
12 24 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (8.91%) Git (software)
14 20 (7.75%) Bugzilla
15 18 (6.98%) TortoiseSVN
16 13 (5.04%) WATIR
17 12 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (18.60%) Finance
2 9 (3.49%) Games
3 8 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.94%) Retail
5 4 (1.55%) Banking
6 3 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (29.84%) Tester
2 60 (23.26%) Analyst
3 58 (22.48%) Test Analyst
4 44 (17.05%) Developer
5 28 (10.85%) Java Developer
6 21 (8.14%) Architect
7 19 (7.36%) Test Engineer
8 17 (6.59%) Test Manager
8 17 (6.59%) Automation Tester
9 16 (6.20%) Performance Tester
10 15 (5.81%) Technical Architect
11 12 (4.65%) QA Engineer
12 11 (4.26%) Automation Analyst
13 10 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
13 10 (3.88%) Test Leader
13 10 (3.88%) Technical Tester
14 8 (3.10%) Performance Test Analyst
14 8 (3.10%) Performance Analyst
15 7 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (2.71%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.93%) Web Services
2 47 (18.22%) .NET
3 43 (16.67%) SOAP
4 37 (14.34%) Spring
5 33 (12.79%) RESTful
6 27 (10.47%) HTML
6 27 (10.47%) REST
7 26 (10.08%) J2EE
7 26 (10.08%) .NET Framework
8 25 (9.69%) XML
9 22 (8.53%) Hibernate
10 17 (6.59%) CSS
11 16 (6.20%) JSON
12 12 (4.65%) HTML5
13 11 (4.26%) Java EE
14 9 (3.49%) jQuery
14 9 (3.49%) CSS3
15 8 (3.10%) Spring MVC
16 7 (2.71%) ASP.NET
16 7 (2.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 82 (31.78%) Open Source
2 15 (5.81%) Client/Server
3 14 (5.43%) Data Integration
4 9 (3.49%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.49%) Reference Data
5 8 (3.10%) GIS
6 7 (2.71%) Online Games
7 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.55%) Statistics
9 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.16%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.78%) User Experience
10 2 (0.78%) iSeries
10 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.78%) AS400
10 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.12%) UNIX
2 34 (13.18%) Linux
3 28 (10.85%) Windows
4 16 (6.20%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.04%) Android
6 7 (2.71%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.55%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.39%) Solaris
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (36.05%) Performance Testing
3 87 (33.72%) Scrum
4 79 (30.62%) TDD
5 72 (27.91%) BDD
6 56 (21.71%) Test Scripting
7 55 (21.32%) Test Automation
8 36 (13.95%) Load Testing
9 32 (12.40%) Software Testing
10 31 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (11.24%) Test Management
11 29 (11.24%) Automated Testing
12 28 (10.85%) Kanban
12 28 (10.85%) Automation Testing
13 27 (10.47%) Test Strategy
14 23 (8.91%) Regression Testing
15 20 (7.75%) E-Commerce
16 19 (7.36%) Manual Testing
17 18 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (6.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 138 (53.49%) Java
2 70 (27.13%) SQL
3 50 (19.38%) C#
4 30 (11.63%) PHP
5 27 (10.47%) Ruby
6 25 (9.69%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.81%) Bash Shell
8 14 (5.43%) Python
9 12 (4.65%) Perl
10 11 (4.26%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.49%) VBScript
11 9 (3.49%) VB
12 8 (3.10%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.71%) Groovy
14 5 (1.94%) XPath
14 5 (1.94%) Clojure
15 4 (1.55%) C
16 3 (1.16%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.16%) C++
17 2 (0.78%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 43 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 38 (14.73%) ISTQB
4 35 (13.57%) ISEB
5 10 (3.88%) Degree
6 8 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.78%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.33%) vCloud
3 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (5.43%) Puppet
3 7 (2.71%) Vagrant
4 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.94%) WebInspect
6 4 (1.55%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.78%) Salt
7 2 (0.78%) Nessus
8 1 (0.39%) OpenView
8 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.39%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.39%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.39%) Kibana
8 1 (0.39%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.39%) Ansible
8 1 (0.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (13.57%) Oracle
2 23 (8.91%) HP
3 19 (7.36%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.26%) IBM
5 9 (3.49%) VMware
6 6 (2.33%) Cognos
7 5 (1.94%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.55%) Informatica
9 3 (1.16%) Google
10 2 (0.78%) Teradata
10 2 (0.78%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.78%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.78%) New Relic
10 2 (0.78%) Progress
10 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.78%) SAP
10 2 (0.78%) CA
11 1 (0.39%) Citrix
11 1 (0.39%) BEA
11 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
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