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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache JMeter
Rank 472 445 508
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +63
Contract jobs citing JMeter 137 138 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.91% 2.01% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 95 36
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -

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
7175 6873 5366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 12.59% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4590 4401 3397
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 141 136
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £31.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 -45 107 £395 +12.85% 34
London +7 54 £425 +21.42% 13
South East -14 28 £390 +11.42% 11
Wales +10 26 £339 +0.37% 1
South Wales +15 22 £338 - 1
Newport +2 20 £338 -
City of London +5 16 £380 +8.57% 8
Surrey +14 12 £450 +20.32% 3
Hampshire -3 11 £385 +28.33% 5
Yorkshire -24 11 £330 +14.78%
West Yorkshire -13 10 £330 +14.78%
Southampton -7 8 £395 +31.66% 2
Bradford -9 8 £325 +18.18%
Leatherhead - 7 £450 - 1
Manchester - 6 - - 1
North West - 6 - - 1
East of England +13 5 £481 +75.00% 3
Scotland - 4 £325 - 2
Croydon - 4 £406 -
Edinburgh - 4 £325 - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £481 +75.00% 2
Milton Keynes -4 3 £320 -8.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 3 £320 -8.57% 1
Altrincham - 3 - -
Cambridge -1 2 £481 +75.00% 1
Berkshire -5 2 £375 +248.83% 2
Leeds -30 2 £350 +14.75%
Essex - 2 - -
Reading +2 1 £375 - 1
South West -11 1 £400 +10.34% 2

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (54.22%) Java
3 125 (50.20%) Selenium
4 88 (35.34%) Scrum
5 81 (32.53%) Performance Testing
6 72 (28.92%) SQL
7 71 (28.51%) TDD
8 70 (28.11%) LoadRunner
9 68 (27.31%) BDD
10 66 (26.51%) Security Cleared
11 56 (22.49%) Test Automation
11 56 (22.49%) Jenkins
12 55 (22.09%) Web Services
13 54 (21.69%) JavaScript
14 50 (20.08%) Test Scripting
15 49 (19.68%) SC Cleared
15 49 (19.68%) .NET
15 49 (19.68%) QA
16 47 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (18.47%) HTML
18 45 (18.07%) JIRA
19 44 (17.67%) Load Testing
20 41 (16.47%) Cucumber
20 41 (16.47%) JUnit
21 39 (15.66%) Finance
21 39 (15.66%) HP
21 39 (15.66%) C#
22 36 (14.46%) SQL Server
22 36 (14.46%) WebDriver
23 35 (14.06%) CSS

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 29 (11.65%) Apache
2 19 (7.63%) Confluence
3 14 (5.62%) IIS
4 13 (5.22%) Node.js
5 10 (4.02%) Alfresco
5 10 (4.02%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.61%) JBoss
7 8 (3.21%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (3.21%) Drupal
7 8 (3.21%) WildFly
8 7 (2.81%) Mule ESB
8 7 (2.81%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.41%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.41%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.41%) Mule
9 6 (2.41%) nginx
9 6 (2.41%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.80%) Apache TomEE
11 2 (0.80%) Tornado
Applications
1 17 (6.83%) MS Office
2 14 (5.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.21%) RMDS
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.42%) Firewall
2 10 (4.02%) HTTP
3 9 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.61%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (3.21%) BIG-IP
5 5 (2.01%) Internet
6 4 (1.61%) VPN
7 3 (1.20%) DNS
8 2 (0.80%) DMZ
8 2 (0.80%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.80%) AMQP
9 1 (0.40%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.40%) ATM
9 1 (0.40%) Broadband
9 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.63%) MySQL
3 16 (6.43%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.42%) Redis
7 8 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.41%) Pentaho
8 6 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.61%) DB2
10 4 (1.61%) OLAP
11 2 (0.80%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.80%) VoltDB
11 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.80%) Infinispan
11 2 (0.80%) Riak
Development Applications
1 125 (50.20%) Selenium
2 70 (28.11%) LoadRunner
3 56 (22.49%) Jenkins
4 45 (18.07%) JIRA
5 41 (16.47%) JUnit
5 41 (16.47%) Cucumber
6 36 (14.46%) WebDriver
7 35 (14.06%) Maven
8 32 (12.85%) Subversion
9 31 (12.45%) Git (software)
9 31 (12.45%) SoapUI
10 21 (8.43%) QuickTest Pro
11 18 (7.23%) SpecFlow
11 18 (7.23%) Gradle
12 17 (6.83%) Visual Studio
12 17 (6.83%) TestNG
12 17 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (6.43%) Artifactory
14 15 (6.02%) WebLOAD
15 14 (5.62%) NeoLoad
General
1 39 (15.66%) Finance
2 12 (4.82%) Retail
3 8 (3.21%) Games
3 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.20%) Banking
4 3 (1.20%) Legal
4 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Back Office
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 86 (34.54%) Tester
2 48 (19.28%) Developer
3 45 (18.07%) Performance Tester
4 40 (16.06%) Analyst
5 38 (15.26%) Test Analyst
6 24 (9.64%) Test Leader
7 17 (6.83%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.02%) Automation Tester
9 11 (4.42%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.61%) Performance Analyst
10 9 (3.61%) Performance Test Analyst
11 8 (3.21%) Drupal Developer
11 8 (3.21%) Test Engineer
11 8 (3.21%) Senior Tester
11 8 (3.21%) Applications Support Engineer
11 8 (3.21%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.21%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.21%) Test Manager
12 7 (2.81%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.81%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.09%) Web Services
2 49 (19.68%) .NET
3 46 (18.47%) HTML
4 35 (14.06%) CSS
5 33 (13.25%) XML
6 30 (12.05%) SOAP
6 30 (12.05%) HTML5
7 24 (9.64%) REST
8 23 (9.24%) jQuery
9 21 (8.43%) CSS3
10 17 (6.83%) Gherkin
10 17 (6.83%) J2EE
11 16 (6.43%) JSON
12 15 (6.02%) Hibernate
13 14 (5.62%) .NET Framework
13 14 (5.62%) AngularJS
14 13 (5.22%) ASP.NET
14 13 (5.22%) RESTful
15 12 (4.82%) Ajax
15 12 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.83%) Open Source
2 9 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.41%) Smartcard
3 6 (2.41%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.41%) PKI
4 5 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.01%) Online Games
4 5 (2.01%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.01%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.61%) User Experience
6 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.80%) IPTV
7 2 (0.80%) W3C
7 2 (0.80%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.40%) Social Media
8 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.40%) DTV
8 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.06%) Linux
2 30 (12.05%) Windows
3 25 (10.04%) UNIX
4 16 (6.43%) CentOS
5 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.61%) Android
6 3 (1.20%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (35.34%) Scrum
3 81 (32.53%) Performance Testing
4 71 (28.51%) TDD
5 68 (27.31%) BDD
6 56 (22.49%) Test Automation
7 50 (20.08%) Test Scripting
8 47 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (17.67%) Load Testing
10 25 (10.04%) Regression Testing
11 24 (9.64%) DevOps
12 23 (9.24%) Automated Testing
13 17 (6.83%) E-Commerce
14 16 (6.43%) Configuration Management
14 16 (6.43%) Test Strategy
15 14 (5.62%) Unit Testing
16 13 (5.22%) Waterfall
16 13 (5.22%) MVC
16 13 (5.22%) Automation Testing
17 12 (4.82%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 135 (54.22%) Java
2 72 (28.92%) SQL
3 54 (21.69%) JavaScript
4 39 (15.66%) C#
5 26 (10.44%) PHP
6 19 (7.63%) Ruby
7 17 (6.83%) Python
8 14 (5.62%) Bash Shell
9 12 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.82%) Perl
10 5 (2.01%) VB
11 4 (1.61%) Groovy
11 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.20%) VBScript
13 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.40%) C
14 1 (0.40%) Clojure
14 1 (0.40%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 66 (26.51%) Security Cleared
2 49 (19.68%) SC Cleared
3 27 (10.84%) ISEB
4 9 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.21%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.81%) Degree
7 6 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.20%) HND
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (19.68%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) WAI
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.02%) Varnish
2 7 (2.81%) vCloud
3 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.80%) Squid
4 2 (0.80%) Docker
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (8.43%) Puppet
2 17 (6.83%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (6.02%) Vagrant
4 12 (4.82%) Ansible
5 11 (4.42%) Salt
6 8 (3.21%) ITRS Geneos
7 7 (2.81%) logstash
7 7 (2.81%) Kibana
8 6 (2.41%) OpenIDM
9 5 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.01%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.80%) nmon
12 1 (0.40%) yum
12 1 (0.40%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.40%) Nagios
12 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
12 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (15.66%) HP
2 33 (13.25%) Oracle
3 28 (11.24%) Microsoft
4 16 (6.43%) Red Hat
5 11 (4.42%) VMware
6 10 (4.02%) Splunk
7 8 (3.21%) F5
8 7 (2.81%) Cisco
9 4 (1.61%) IBM
10 2 (0.80%) Google
10 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.80%) Remedy
10 2 (0.80%) Twitter
10 2 (0.80%) Pega
11 1 (0.40%) Terracotta
11 1 (0.40%) hybris
11 1 (0.40%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.40%) SOASTA, Inc
11 1 (0.40%) DataCash
11 1 (0.40%) AppDynamics
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