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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 470 513 491
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -22
Contract jobs citing JMeter 133 62 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.86% 0.99% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 37 54
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £243 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7162 6249 6473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.71% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4574 4010 3701
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 135 224
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £54.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +39 114 £363 -3.33% 34
London -3 37 £353 -11.87% 13
South East +11 29 £400 +26.98% 12
Yorkshire +18 19 £485 +100.00% 3
West Yorkshire +15 19 £485 +100.00% 1
Leeds +10 15 £485 +100.00% 1
Wales - 15 £325 -
South Wales - 14 £313 -
South West -23 11 £363 - 2
Hampshire - 11 £250 - 4
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £425 - 1
Bristol - 10 £363 - 1
City of London +22 7 £388 - 6
Milton Keynes +3 7 £425 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £370 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £375 -
Surrey - 5 £245 - 6
Cardiff - 5 £250 -
East of England -21 3 £300 -12.40% 1
North West - 3 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £323 -5.83%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £323 -
Hertfordshire -13 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
Manchester - 1 £325 - 1
Newbury - - - -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 143 (56.52%) Selenium
2 115 (45.45%) Java
3 98 (38.74%) Performance Testing
4 94 (37.15%) WebDriver
5 72 (28.46%) BDD
6 71 (28.06%) TDD
7 70 (27.67%) Scrum
8 67 (26.48%) SQL
8 67 (26.48%) Open Source
9 65 (25.69%) JIRA
10 61 (24.11%) Test Scripting
10 61 (24.11%) Jenkins
11 56 (22.13%) JUnit
12 53 (20.95%) LoadRunner
12 53 (20.95%) C#
13 50 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (19.76%) Security Cleared
14 48 (18.97%) Cucumber
15 47 (18.58%) Test Automation
15 47 (18.58%) SC Cleared
16 45 (17.79%) Web Services
17 43 (17.00%) Load Testing
17 43 (17.00%) SoapUI
18 42 (16.60%) QA
19 41 (16.21%) Finance
19 41 (16.21%) SOAP
20 39 (15.42%) ISEB
21 37 (14.62%) Maven
22 35 (13.83%) ISTQB
22 35 (13.83%) .NET

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (9.88%) Apache
1 25 (9.88%) Tomcat
2 19 (7.51%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.74%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (3.56%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.37%) Confluence
6 5 (1.98%) Node.js
7 4 (1.58%) Mule
8 2 (0.79%) CICS
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) TorqueBox
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Jetty
9 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.58%) MS Office
1 4 (1.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.79%) GitHub
2 2 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.32%) OpenLDAP
2 15 (5.93%) HTTP
3 2 (0.79%) DNS
3 2 (0.79%) SSL
3 2 (0.79%) Internet
3 2 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.40%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.40%) NetScreen
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.40%) DMZ
4 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (8.70%) MySQL
3 18 (7.11%) Redis
4 15 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.56%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.37%) DB2
8 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.19%) Big Data
8 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.79%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.40%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.40%) KDB
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 143 (56.52%) Selenium
2 94 (37.15%) WebDriver
3 65 (25.69%) JIRA
4 61 (24.11%) Jenkins
5 56 (22.13%) JUnit
6 53 (20.95%) LoadRunner
7 48 (18.97%) Cucumber
8 43 (17.00%) SoapUI
9 37 (14.62%) Maven
10 29 (11.46%) Subversion
11 26 (10.28%) QuickTest Pro
12 25 (9.88%) Git (software)
13 24 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (9.09%) TestNG
15 20 (7.91%) Ant
16 19 (7.51%) Bugzilla
17 17 (6.72%) TortoiseSVN
18 15 (5.93%) WATIR
18 15 (5.93%) Eclipse
19 14 (5.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (16.21%) Finance
2 6 (2.37%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.98%) Games
4 2 (0.79%) Legal
4 2 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Front Office
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 101 (39.92%) Tester
2 57 (22.53%) Analyst
3 55 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 34 (13.44%) Developer
5 30 (11.86%) Performance Tester
6 19 (7.51%) Test Engineer
7 17 (6.72%) Automation Tester
8 16 (6.32%) Technical Tester
8 16 (6.32%) Java Developer
8 16 (6.32%) Architect
9 15 (5.93%) Technical Architect
10 14 (5.53%) Performance Analyst
10 14 (5.53%) Performance Test Analyst
11 11 (4.35%) Test Manager
12 10 (3.95%) Automation Analyst
13 9 (3.56%) Test Leader
13 9 (3.56%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (3.56%) QA Engineer
14 8 (3.16%) Senior Developer
15 7 (2.77%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.79%) Web Services
2 41 (16.21%) SOAP
3 35 (13.83%) .NET
4 27 (10.67%) XML
5 25 (9.88%) REST
6 21 (8.30%) .NET Framework
7 19 (7.51%) JSON
7 19 (7.51%) HTML
8 18 (7.11%) J2EE
9 17 (6.72%) Spring
10 13 (5.14%) Hibernate
10 13 (5.14%) RESTful
11 9 (3.56%) Java EE
11 9 (3.56%) CSS
12 6 (2.37%) XSD
12 6 (2.37%) Gherkin
13 5 (1.98%) OpenID
13 5 (1.98%) OAuth
14 4 (1.58%) Memcached
14 4 (1.58%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 67 (26.48%) Open Source
2 17 (6.72%) Client/Server
3 13 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.35%) Data Integration
5 9 (3.56%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.98%) Online Games
6 5 (1.98%) GIS
7 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.58%) Social Network
8 2 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.79%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.79%) iSeries
8 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.79%) AS400
8 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.79%) NHS
8 2 (0.79%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.44%) Linux
2 33 (13.04%) UNIX
3 31 (12.25%) Windows
4 11 (4.35%) Android
4 11 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.98%) Windows Phone
5 5 (1.98%) Windows NT
6 4 (1.58%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.79%) CentOS
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) OpenSolaris
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) SUSE
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (38.74%) Performance Testing
2 72 (28.46%) BDD
3 71 (28.06%) TDD
4 70 (27.67%) Scrum
5 61 (24.11%) Test Scripting
6 50 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (18.58%) Test Automation
8 43 (17.00%) Load Testing
9 33 (13.04%) Test Management
10 32 (12.65%) Automation Testing
11 31 (12.25%) Software Testing
12 30 (11.86%) Automated Testing
13 27 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (9.88%) Kanban
15 24 (9.49%) Test Strategy
16 20 (7.91%) Regression Testing
17 18 (7.11%) E-Commerce
18 17 (6.72%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (5.93%) Stress Testing
19 15 (5.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 115 (45.45%) Java
2 67 (26.48%) SQL
3 53 (20.95%) C#
4 29 (11.46%) PHP
5 22 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 18 (7.11%) Ruby
7 16 (6.32%) Python
8 10 (3.95%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.16%) Groovy
10 7 (2.77%) VBScript
11 6 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.37%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.37%) C
12 5 (1.98%) VB
12 5 (1.98%) C++
13 4 (1.58%) Perl
13 4 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.58%) XPath
14 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 50 (19.76%) Security Cleared
2 47 (18.58%) SC Cleared
3 39 (15.42%) ISEB
4 35 (13.83%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.56%) Degree
6 4 (1.58%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (16.60%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.79%) vCloud
3 1 (0.40%) KVM
3 1 (0.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) qmail
3 1 (0.40%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.40%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.40%) Snort
3 1 (0.40%) Squid
3 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (12.25%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.16%) Puppet
3 6 (2.37%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.98%) OpenView
5 3 (1.19%) Nessus
5 3 (1.19%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.79%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.79%) Salt
7 1 (0.40%) Kibana
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.40%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.40%) logstash
7 1 (0.40%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (13.44%) HP
2 32 (12.65%) Oracle
3 19 (7.51%) Red Hat
4 9 (3.56%) IBM
5 7 (2.77%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.37%) Citrix
7 4 (1.58%) Informatica
7 4 (1.58%) VMware
8 3 (1.19%) Capita
9 2 (0.79%) Google
9 2 (0.79%) Teradata
9 2 (0.79%) Tripwire
9 2 (0.79%) Akamai
9 2 (0.79%) CA
9 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.79%) Sybase
9 2 (0.79%) SAP
9 2 (0.79%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) Cognos
10 1 (0.40%) Symbian
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