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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 486 502 494
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing JMeter 138 72 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.87% 1.17% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 50 52
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£363 £378 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £576 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
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
7376 6160 6270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.85% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4908 3987 3485
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 123 231
Average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

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 2 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 2 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 +12 112 £366 -3.61% 28
London +3 43 £376 -5.93% 8
South East +19 33 £364 +15.47% 8
South Wales - 19 £325 - 5
Wales - 19 £325 - 5
Hampshire - 17 £315 - 3
Newport - 14 £345 - 3
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £425 -
City of London +15 8 £438 +12.17% 4
Milton Keynes +9 8 £425 -
Yorkshire -1 8 £466 +92.26% 4
West Yorkshire -2 8 £466 +92.26% 1
West Midlands - 7 £370 - 1
Bristol -17 6 £363 +7.40%
South West -25 6 £363 +7.40%
East Midlands - 5 £375 -
Scotland - 5 £235 -
Leeds -4 4 £466 +92.26%
East of England -21 4 £305 - 3
North West - 4 £325 - 4
Surrey - 3 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Edinburgh - 3 £235 -
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire -27 2 £305 -
Cambridge - 2 £323 -
Manchester - 2 £325 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 £323 -
Winchester - 2 £341 - 3
Nottingham - 2 - -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 155 (61.75%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (56.57%) Selenium
3 131 (52.19%) Java
4 97 (38.65%) Performance Testing
5 92 (36.65%) WebDriver
6 87 (34.66%) Scrum
7 81 (32.27%) TDD
8 77 (30.68%) Open Source
9 73 (29.08%) BDD
9 73 (29.08%) Jenkins
10 72 (28.69%) JUnit
11 67 (26.69%) JIRA
12 63 (25.10%) Test Scripting
13 61 (24.30%) SQL
14 52 (20.72%) C#
15 51 (20.32%) Security Cleared
16 50 (19.92%) Web Services
17 49 (19.52%) Maven
17 49 (19.52%) ISTQB
18 48 (19.12%) Test Automation
18 48 (19.12%) Cucumber
19 47 (18.73%) SC Cleared
19 47 (18.73%) Load Testing
19 47 (18.73%) .NET
20 46 (18.33%) LoadRunner
21 45 (17.93%) ISEB
21 45 (17.93%) Subversion
22 44 (17.53%) SoapUI
23 43 (17.13%) Finance
24 39 (15.54%) QA

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 30 (11.95%) Tomcat
2 27 (10.76%) Apache
3 26 (10.36%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.58%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.98%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (3.59%) Confluence
7 6 (2.39%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.99%) Mule
9 4 (1.59%) nginx
10 3 (1.20%) CMS
11 2 (0.80%) Jetty
11 2 (0.80%) CICS
12 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.40%) ATG Dynamo
12 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.80%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.37%) HTTP
1 16 (6.37%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (1.99%) Internet
3 3 (1.20%) DAB
3 3 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.80%) SSL
4 2 (0.80%) DNS
4 2 (0.80%) ATM
5 1 (0.40%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) DMZ
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.55%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (8.76%) MySQL
3 17 (6.77%) Redis
4 16 (6.37%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.38%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.98%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.79%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.39%) DB2
9 5 (1.99%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.80%) Big Data
12 2 (0.80%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 142 (56.57%) Selenium
2 92 (36.65%) WebDriver
3 73 (29.08%) Jenkins
4 72 (28.69%) JUnit
5 67 (26.69%) JIRA
6 49 (19.52%) Maven
7 48 (19.12%) Cucumber
8 46 (18.33%) LoadRunner
9 45 (17.93%) Subversion
10 44 (17.53%) SoapUI
11 33 (13.15%) TestNG
12 29 (11.55%) QuickTest Pro
13 28 (11.16%) Ant
14 27 (10.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (10.36%) Bugzilla
16 24 (9.56%) TortoiseSVN
17 22 (8.76%) Eclipse
17 22 (8.76%) Git (software)
18 14 (5.58%) WATIR
19 12 (4.78%) LoadUI
General
1 43 (17.13%) Finance
2 7 (2.79%) Games
3 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.59%) Retail
4 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (33.86%) Tester
2 64 (25.50%) Analyst
3 63 (25.10%) Test Analyst
4 39 (15.54%) Developer
5 24 (9.56%) Java Developer
6 23 (9.16%) Performance Tester
7 19 (7.57%) Architect
8 18 (7.17%) Automation Tester
9 17 (6.77%) Test Manager
10 16 (6.37%) Test Engineer
11 15 (5.98%) Technical Architect
12 12 (4.78%) Automation Analyst
13 11 (4.38%) Technical Tester
13 11 (4.38%) Automation Test Analyst
14 10 (3.98%) Performance Test Analyst
14 10 (3.98%) Performance Analyst
15 9 (3.59%) QA Engineer
16 7 (2.79%) Senior Developer
16 7 (2.79%) Lead Developer
16 7 (2.79%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (19.92%) Web Services
2 47 (18.73%) .NET
3 37 (14.74%) SOAP
4 29 (11.55%) Spring
5 28 (11.16%) .NET Framework
6 25 (9.96%) XML
6 25 (9.96%) J2EE
7 24 (9.56%) HTML
7 24 (9.56%) RESTful
8 23 (9.16%) REST
9 19 (7.57%) Hibernate
10 16 (6.37%) JSON
11 12 (4.78%) CSS
12 10 (3.98%) Java EE
13 6 (2.39%) Gherkin
14 5 (1.99%) Ajax
14 5 (1.99%) Apache Camel
14 5 (1.99%) jQuery
14 5 (1.99%) Memcached
14 5 (1.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 77 (30.68%) Open Source
2 22 (8.76%) Client/Server
3 14 (5.58%) Data Integration
4 10 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.59%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.59%) Reference Data
6 8 (3.19%) GIS
7 5 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.99%) Online Games
8 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.59%) Statistics
8 4 (1.59%) Social Network
8 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.20%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.80%) iSeries
10 2 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.80%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.80%) User Experience
10 2 (0.80%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.94%) UNIX
2 30 (11.95%) Linux
3 27 (10.76%) Windows
4 15 (5.98%) Android
4 15 (5.98%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.79%) Windows NT
6 5 (1.99%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.20%) CentOS
8 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (61.75%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (38.65%) Performance Testing
3 87 (34.66%) Scrum
4 81 (32.27%) TDD
5 73 (29.08%) BDD
6 63 (25.10%) Test Scripting
7 48 (19.12%) Test Automation
8 47 (18.73%) Load Testing
9 38 (15.14%) Software Testing
10 36 (14.34%) Test Management
11 34 (13.55%) Automation Testing
12 33 (13.15%) Kanban
13 29 (11.55%) Automated Testing
13 29 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (9.56%) Regression Testing
15 23 (9.16%) Test Strategy
16 20 (7.97%) Manual Testing
17 19 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (6.77%) E-Commerce
19 14 (5.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 131 (52.19%) Java
2 61 (24.30%) SQL
3 52 (20.72%) C#
4 29 (11.55%) PHP
5 23 (9.16%) JavaScript
6 21 (8.37%) Ruby
7 15 (5.98%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.98%) Python
9 9 (3.59%) VBScript
9 9 (3.59%) Perl
10 8 (3.19%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.19%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.79%) Groovy
12 6 (2.39%) C
13 5 (1.99%) VB
13 5 (1.99%) XPath
14 4 (1.59%) Clojure
15 2 (0.80%) C++
15 2 (0.80%) COBOL
16 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (20.32%) Security Cleared
2 49 (19.52%) ISTQB
3 47 (18.73%) SC Cleared
4 45 (17.93%) ISEB
5 9 (3.59%) Degree
6 7 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.80%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.54%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.20%) vCloud
3 2 (0.80%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (14.34%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (4.38%) Puppet
3 6 (2.39%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.99%) WebInspect
4 5 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.80%) Salt
6 2 (0.80%) Nessus
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.40%) OpenView
7 1 (0.40%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.40%) Kibana
7 1 (0.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.40%) logstash
7 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.40%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 36 (14.34%) Oracle
2 26 (10.36%) HP
3 19 (7.57%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.38%) IBM
5 7 (2.79%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.39%) VMware
7 5 (1.99%) Cognos
8 4 (1.59%) Informatica
8 4 (1.59%) JBoss
9 3 (1.20%) Google
10 2 (0.80%) New Relic
10 2 (0.80%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.80%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.80%) Teradata
10 2 (0.80%) CA
10 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.80%) SAP
11 1 (0.40%) Sybase
11 1 (0.40%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.40%) Symbian
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Rate: Up to 420 per day
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