The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 460 500 555
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +55
Contract jobs citing JMeter 127 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.092% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 0.82% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 33 18
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £286
% change year-on-year
- +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 125 £350 -7.28% 18
London +14 63 £350 -15.15% 10
City of London +3 22 £350 -6.66% 4
Yorkshire -4 17 £305 - 1
West Yorkshire - 17 £305 - 1
Leeds - 17 £323 - 1
South East -12 16 £350 +7.69% 1
South West - 15 £363 - 5
Bristol - 9 £363 - 2
East of England - 7 £298 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £275 -
Cambridge - 3 £275 -
Hampshire -2 2 £300 -
Surrey -13 2 £374 -5.01% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £400 - 3
Berkshire - 2 £108 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £108 -
Oxford - - - -
Staines - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 3
Edinburgh - - - -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 108 (52.94%) Selenium
2 72 (35.29%) Java
3 63 (30.88%) WebDriver
4 60 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 55 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 46 (22.55%) LoadRunner
8 45 (22.06%) JIRA
9 44 (21.57%) QA
9 44 (21.57%) Scrum
9 44 (21.57%) SQL
10 42 (20.59%) Linux
11 41 (20.10%) Test Scripting
12 39 (19.12%) JUnit
13 38 (18.63%) Test Automation
14 36 (17.65%) Cucumber
14 36 (17.65%) BDD
14 36 (17.65%) TDD
15 33 (16.18%) SOAP
16 32 (15.69%) Open Source
17 31 (15.20%) Test Strategy
17 31 (15.20%) Finance
18 27 (13.24%) UNIX
19 26 (12.75%) C#
20 25 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (11.76%) Python
21 24 (11.76%) E-Commerce
21 24 (11.76%) Security Cleared
21 24 (11.76%) Automation Testing
22 23 (11.27%) HP

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (3.43%) CMS
2 6 (2.94%) Apache
2 6 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.45%) Confluence
4 4 (1.96%) Node.js
4 4 (1.96%) Drupal
5 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.47%) Joomla!
5 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.49%) Moodle
7 1 (0.49%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.45%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.45%) CloudFront
3 5 (2.45%) Route 53
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.84%) HTTP
2 6 (2.94%) SSL
3 5 (2.45%) DNS
3 5 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.47%) LDAP
4 3 (1.47%) SSH
5 2 (0.98%) ASN.1
5 2 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.98%) ATM
6 1 (0.49%) VPN
6 1 (0.49%) SAN
6 1 (0.49%) NetScreen
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) MySQL
2 7 (3.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.96%) Big Data
4 3 (1.47%) DB2
5 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) KDB
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 108 (52.94%) Selenium
2 63 (30.88%) WebDriver
3 51 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 46 (22.55%) LoadRunner
5 45 (22.06%) JIRA
6 39 (19.12%) JUnit
7 36 (17.65%) Cucumber
8 22 (10.78%) Jenkins
9 20 (9.80%) Git (software)
10 18 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
10 18 (8.82%) Maven
11 11 (5.39%) WATIR
11 11 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (4.90%) Subversion
12 10 (4.90%) Visual Studio
13 9 (4.41%) TestNG
13 9 (4.41%) JBehave
13 9 (4.41%) PhantomJS
14 8 (3.92%) LoadUI
15 7 (3.43%) Ant
General
1 31 (15.20%) Finance
2 13 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.47%) Games
3 3 (1.47%) Front Office
3 3 (1.47%) Banking
4 2 (0.98%) French Language
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Publishing
5 1 (0.49%) German Language
5 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 83 (40.69%) Tester
2 48 (23.53%) Analyst
3 45 (22.06%) Test Analyst
4 26 (12.75%) Performance Tester
5 17 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 17 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 15 (7.35%) Technical Tester
6 15 (7.35%) Test Leader
7 14 (6.86%) Developer
8 11 (5.39%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (5.39%) Automation Analyst
9 10 (4.90%) QA Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) Senior Tester
10 9 (4.41%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.43%) Performance Test Analyst
11 7 (3.43%) Non-Functional Tester
11 7 (3.43%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.43%) Performance Analyst
12 6 (2.94%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.18%) SOAP
2 22 (10.78%) HTML
3 21 (10.29%) Web Services
4 20 (9.80%) XML
5 13 (6.37%) REST
6 10 (4.90%) CSS
7 9 (4.41%) J2EE
8 8 (3.92%) JSON
8 8 (3.92%) .NET
9 7 (3.43%) XSD
9 7 (3.43%) Spring
10 5 (2.45%) Middleware
10 5 (2.45%) RESTful
11 4 (1.96%) Apache CXF
11 4 (1.96%) Apache Camel
11 4 (1.96%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.96%) XSLT
12 3 (1.47%) Java EE
12 3 (1.47%) WCF
12 3 (1.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.69%) Open Source
2 13 (6.37%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.37%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.45%) E-Learning
3 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.96%) Statistics
4 4 (1.96%) Social Network
4 4 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.47%) Handset
5 3 (1.47%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.98%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.98%) Online Games
6 2 (0.98%) GIS
7 1 (0.49%) Blog
7 1 (0.49%) IPTV
7 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.49%) VLE
7 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.59%) Linux
2 27 (13.24%) UNIX
3 22 (10.78%) Windows
4 10 (4.90%) Android
5 7 (3.43%) Debian
5 7 (3.43%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.47%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.98%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.49%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) SUSE
10 1 (0.49%) OpenSolaris
10 1 (0.49%) CentOS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.41%) Performance Testing
2 55 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (21.57%) Scrum
4 41 (20.10%) Test Scripting
5 38 (18.63%) Test Automation
6 36 (17.65%) BDD
6 36 (17.65%) TDD
7 31 (15.20%) Test Strategy
8 25 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 24 (11.76%) Automation Testing
10 21 (10.29%) Software Testing
11 18 (8.82%) Load Testing
12 17 (8.33%) Automated Testing
13 16 (7.84%) OO
14 12 (5.88%) Test Management
14 12 (5.88%) Stress Testing
15 9 (4.41%) Regression Testing
15 9 (4.41%) Kanban
16 7 (3.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.29%) Java
2 44 (21.57%) SQL
3 26 (12.75%) C#
4 24 (11.76%) Python
5 19 (9.31%) PHP
6 15 (7.35%) Ruby
7 14 (6.86%) JavaScript
8 11 (5.39%) Groovy
9 7 (3.43%) Perl
10 5 (2.45%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.45%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.47%) C
12 3 (1.47%) C++
13 2 (0.98%) Korn
14 1 (0.49%) VBA
14 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.49%) Lisp
14 1 (0.49%) XPath
14 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.27%) ISEB
3 22 (10.78%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 9 (4.41%) Degree
6 3 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) CCNA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (21.57%) QA
2 3 (1.47%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Squid
1 1 (0.49%) Xen
1 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.49%) Snort
1 1 (0.49%) KVM
1 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.49%) qmail
1 1 (0.49%) Sendmail
1 1 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (0.49%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 13 (6.37%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.96%) OpenView
4 3 (1.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.49%) Nessus
5 1 (0.49%) nmon
5 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.49%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 23 (11.27%) HP
2 19 (9.31%) Oracle
3 7 (3.43%) Citrix
4 6 (2.94%) JBoss
4 6 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.47%) Symbian
6 3 (1.47%) Nokia
6 3 (1.47%) IBM
7 2 (0.98%) Capita
7 2 (0.98%) Symantec
7 2 (0.98%) Apple
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco
8 1 (0.49%) Compuware
8 1 (0.49%) Sybase
8 1 (0.49%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.49%) Veritas
8 1 (0.49%) EMC
8 1 (0.49%) Empirix
8 1 (0.49%) Perforce
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