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 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 446 503 499
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -4
Contract jobs citing JMeter 151 79 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.07% 1.32% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 56 32
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£378 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
7285 5995 5826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.20% 11.62% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5033 3850 3585
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 144 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 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 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
(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
England +23 127 £400 +14.28% 26
London +48 82 £400 +14.28% 14
City of London +32 27 £450 +39.53% 7
South East -5 25 £413 +5.76% 4
Scotland +9 14 £300 -7.69%
Edinburgh +2 14 £300 -7.69%
Hampshire -6 14 £361 +14.68%
South Wales - 9 £393 - 2
Wales - 9 £393 - 2
West Yorkshire -11 6 £330 -5.71% 2
Yorkshire -11 6 £330 -5.71% 3
Newport - 6 £375 -
Leeds -6 5 £330 -12.00% 1
Bristol -11 5 £363 +7.40%
South West -20 5 £363 +7.40%
Surrey -1 4 £320 -14.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £450 -
Milton Keynes -12 3 £450 +3.44%
West Midlands -13 3 £370 +13.84%
Berkshire +1 2 £438 +21.95%
North West -7 2 £425 +24.08% 2
East of England -16 2 £310 - 2
Winchester - 2 £361 -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 175 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (51.76%) Selenium
3 146 (51.41%) Java
4 101 (35.56%) SQL
5 93 (32.75%) Performance Testing
6 86 (30.28%) Scrum
7 82 (28.87%) TDD
8 79 (27.82%) Jenkins
9 70 (24.65%) WebDriver
9 70 (24.65%) BDD
10 69 (24.30%) Web Services
11 61 (21.48%) LoadRunner
12 59 (20.77%) Open Source
13 58 (20.42%) Test Automation
13 58 (20.42%) Test Scripting
14 57 (20.07%) JUnit
15 54 (19.01%) QA
15 54 (19.01%) Cucumber
16 53 (18.66%) Subversion
17 51 (17.96%) Maven
18 50 (17.61%) C#
19 49 (17.25%) HTML
19 49 (17.25%) Finance
20 48 (16.90%) UNIX
21 47 (16.55%) JIRA
21 47 (16.55%) SoapUI
21 47 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
22 46 (16.20%) Linux
23 44 (15.49%) SOAP
23 44 (15.49%) Oracle

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (9.15%) Tomcat
2 25 (8.80%) Apache
3 15 (5.28%) JBoss
4 14 (4.93%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.23%) Confluence
6 10 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (3.17%) nginx
7 9 (3.17%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.11%) CMS
9 5 (1.76%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.41%) Mule
10 4 (1.41%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (1.06%) Node.js
12 2 (0.70%) CICS
12 2 (0.70%) Jetty
13 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 17 (5.99%) MS Office
2 5 (1.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.70%) GitHub
3 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.58%) HTTP
2 6 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 6 (2.11%) Internet
3 5 (1.76%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (1.76%) Firewall
4 3 (1.06%) DAB
4 3 (1.06%) ATM
4 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.70%) DNS
5 2 (0.70%) SSL
5 2 (0.70%) AMQP
6 1 (0.35%) DMZ
6 1 (0.35%) Intranet
6 1 (0.35%) Broadband
6 1 (0.35%) GSM
6 1 (0.35%) VPN
6 1 (0.35%) LDAP
6 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (8.10%) MySQL
3 14 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.58%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.58%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.82%) Redis
8 6 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.41%) Pentaho
10 3 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.06%) DB2
11 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.35%) Big Data
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 147 (51.76%) Selenium
2 79 (27.82%) Jenkins
3 70 (24.65%) WebDriver
4 61 (21.48%) LoadRunner
5 57 (20.07%) JUnit
6 54 (19.01%) Cucumber
7 53 (18.66%) Subversion
8 51 (17.96%) Maven
9 47 (16.55%) JIRA
9 47 (16.55%) SoapUI
10 34 (11.97%) Git (software)
11 30 (10.56%) QuickTest Pro
12 27 (9.51%) Eclipse
13 24 (8.45%) Ant
14 20 (7.04%) TestNG
15 19 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (5.99%) VisualVM
17 16 (5.63%) Visual Studio
18 15 (5.28%) Gradle
18 15 (5.28%) JProfiler
General
1 49 (17.25%) Finance
2 13 (4.58%) Games
3 6 (2.11%) Retail
3 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.76%) Banking
5 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (29.93%) Tester
2 62 (21.83%) Analyst
3 60 (21.13%) Test Analyst
4 47 (16.55%) Developer
5 31 (10.92%) Performance Tester
6 29 (10.21%) Java Developer
7 24 (8.45%) Automation Tester
8 20 (7.04%) Test Manager
9 16 (5.63%) Test Leader
10 14 (4.93%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.87%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.87%) QA Engineer
12 10 (3.52%) Senior Tester
12 10 (3.52%) Architect
13 8 (2.82%) Performance Analyst
13 8 (2.82%) Performance Test Analyst
14 7 (2.46%) Automation Analyst
14 7 (2.46%) Agile Tester
14 7 (2.46%) Automation Engineer
14 7 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (24.30%) Web Services
2 49 (17.25%) HTML
3 44 (15.49%) SOAP
4 40 (14.08%) REST
5 39 (13.73%) Spring
6 38 (13.38%) .NET
7 34 (11.97%) RESTful
8 33 (11.62%) J2EE
9 30 (10.56%) XML
10 26 (9.15%) Hibernate
11 23 (8.10%) HTML5
12 22 (7.75%) JSON
13 21 (7.39%) CSS
14 16 (5.63%) jQuery
15 15 (5.28%) .NET Framework
16 12 (4.23%) Java EE
16 12 (4.23%) CSS3
16 12 (4.23%) Gherkin
17 8 (2.82%) Spring MVC
17 8 (2.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.77%) Open Source
2 12 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.82%) GIS
3 8 (2.82%) Online Games
4 7 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.11%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.41%) PKI
6 4 (1.41%) Statistics
6 4 (1.41%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.06%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.06%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.70%) User Experience
8 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.90%) UNIX
2 46 (16.20%) Linux
3 35 (12.32%) Windows
4 15 (5.28%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.23%) Android
6 9 (3.17%) CentOS
6 9 (3.17%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.41%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (32.75%) Performance Testing
3 86 (30.28%) Scrum
4 82 (28.87%) TDD
5 70 (24.65%) BDD
6 58 (20.42%) Test Automation
6 58 (20.42%) Test Scripting
7 47 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (11.27%) Automated Testing
9 29 (10.21%) Load Testing
10 27 (9.51%) Test Strategy
11 21 (7.39%) Kanban
12 20 (7.04%) E-Commerce
12 20 (7.04%) Software Testing
13 18 (6.34%) User Stories
13 18 (6.34%) DevOps
14 17 (5.99%) Manual Testing
14 17 (5.99%) MVC
15 16 (5.63%) Test Management
15 16 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (51.41%) Java
2 101 (35.56%) SQL
3 50 (17.61%) C#
4 41 (14.44%) JavaScript
5 33 (11.62%) Ruby
6 29 (10.21%) PHP
7 24 (8.45%) Python
8 22 (7.75%) Perl
9 17 (5.99%) Bash Shell
10 15 (5.28%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.52%) VBScript
11 10 (3.52%) Groovy
12 9 (3.17%) VB
12 9 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.76%) Clojure
13 5 (1.76%) XPath
14 2 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.70%) C
14 2 (0.70%) C++
14 2 (0.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 42 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.10%) ISTQB
4 22 (7.75%) ISEB
5 7 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.46%) Degree
6 5 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.70%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (19.01%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (2.82%) vCloud
2 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.58%) Puppet
1 13 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.11%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.76%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.41%) Salt
5 4 (1.41%) OpenIDM
5 4 (1.41%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (1.06%) logstash
6 3 (1.06%) Ansible
6 3 (1.06%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.70%) Nessus
7 2 (0.70%) Kibana
7 2 (0.70%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.35%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.35%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 44 (15.49%) Oracle
2 32 (11.27%) HP
3 14 (4.93%) Red Hat
4 13 (4.58%) VMware
5 8 (2.82%) IBM
6 6 (2.11%) Cognos
7 5 (1.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.41%) Cisco
8 4 (1.41%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.41%) Splunk
9 3 (1.06%) SOASTA, Inc
9 3 (1.06%) Google
10 2 (0.70%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.70%) SAP
10 2 (0.70%) Progress
10 2 (0.70%) CA
10 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.70%) New Relic
10 2 (0.70%) Twitter
11 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
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