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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache JMeter
Rank 439 479 531
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +52
Contract jobs citing JMeter 188 137 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.29% 1.87% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 97 37
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £243 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
8215 7318 6194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 12.94% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5408 4686 3969
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 137 132
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +36 166 £425 +17.24% 40
London +51 91 £450 +26.76% 12
South East -30 26 £423 +8.33% 8
Yorkshire -27 22 £350 -27.83% 7
Wales -8 19 £363 +11.53% 2
West Yorkshire -25 19 £350 -27.83% 7
South Wales -10 18 £369 +18.00% 1
Hampshire +5 17 £423 +69.00% 5
Cardiff +2 17 £375 +50.00% 1
City of London +12 16 £456 +14.06%
Croydon - 12 £450 - 1
Bradford - 10 £350 - 1
South West -7 9 £438 +20.68% 3
Leeds -32 8 £363 -25.25% 6
Gloucestershire - 8 £438 -
Winchester - 8 £326 - 2
North West -17 6 £353 +8.65% 3
East of England +7 4 £370 +23.33% 7
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £370 +14.72%
Lancashire -5 4 £356 +1.78%
Surrey -9 4 £450 +83.67% 1
North East - 4 £425 -
Blackpool - 4 £356 -
Gloucester - 4 £438 -
Cambridge -4 3 £370 +14.72%
West Sussex - 3 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £425 -
Southampton 0 2 £425 +70.00% 2
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 209 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (57.14%) Java
3 174 (55.24%) Selenium
4 111 (35.24%) BDD
5 109 (34.60%) Jenkins
6 107 (33.97%) Performance Testing
6 107 (33.97%) SQL
6 107 (33.97%) Scrum
7 100 (31.75%) TDD
7 100 (31.75%) Web Services
8 95 (30.16%) JavaScript
9 89 (28.25%) HTML
10 82 (26.03%) JUnit
11 80 (25.40%) Maven
12 77 (24.44%) Cucumber
13 76 (24.13%) JIRA
14 75 (23.81%) Linux
15 74 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (22.22%) UNIX
17 66 (20.95%) Security Cleared
18 62 (19.68%) XML
18 62 (19.68%) LoadRunner
19 61 (19.37%) Git (software)
20 60 (19.05%) Test Scripting
20 60 (19.05%) VMware
21 58 (18.41%) .NET
22 57 (18.10%) Subversion
23 55 (17.46%) Oracle
24 54 (17.14%) Ruby
25 53 (16.83%) WebDriver

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 51 (16.19%) Tomcat
2 48 (15.24%) Node.js
3 44 (13.97%) Apache
4 41 (13.02%) JBoss
5 33 (10.48%) Jetty
6 27 (8.57%) WebLogic
7 26 (8.25%) Confluence
8 23 (7.30%) nginx
9 19 (6.03%) WebSphere
10 17 (5.40%) Alfresco
10 17 (5.40%) WildFly
11 15 (4.76%) Mule ESB
12 14 (4.44%) Mule
13 12 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (2.86%) Tornado
14 9 (2.86%) Apache Qpid
14 9 (2.86%) Apache TomEE
14 9 (2.86%) Drupal
14 9 (2.86%) GlassFish
14 9 (2.86%) iPlanet
Applications
1 6 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.95%) RMDS
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.49%) GitHub
3 10 (3.17%) OpenShift
4 9 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.65%) HTTP
2 16 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.76%) Firewall
4 14 (4.44%) VPN
5 11 (3.49%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (3.17%) OpenLDAP
6 10 (3.17%) Internet
7 8 (2.54%) DMZ
8 7 (2.22%) DAB
9 5 (1.59%) OpenVPN
9 5 (1.59%) DNS
10 4 (1.27%) SNMP
11 3 (0.95%) SMTP
11 3 (0.95%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.95%) SSL
11 3 (0.95%) SAN
11 3 (0.95%) IMAP
11 3 (0.95%) IPsec
11 3 (0.95%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.63%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.33%) MySQL
2 41 (13.02%) SQL Server
3 40 (12.70%) MongoDB
4 38 (12.06%) NoSQL
5 26 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (7.62%) Redis
7 22 (6.98%) Relational Database
8 21 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (5.08%) Oracle Database
10 14 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.86%) InterSystems Cache
11 9 (2.86%) Riak
11 9 (2.86%) Infinispan
12 7 (2.22%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.90%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.59%) Big Data
15 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.95%) Couchbase
17 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 174 (55.24%) Selenium
2 109 (34.60%) Jenkins
3 82 (26.03%) JUnit
4 80 (25.40%) Maven
5 77 (24.44%) Cucumber
6 76 (24.13%) JIRA
7 62 (19.68%) LoadRunner
8 61 (19.37%) Git (software)
9 57 (18.10%) Subversion
10 53 (16.83%) WebDriver
11 52 (16.51%) SoapUI
12 48 (15.24%) Gradle
13 31 (9.84%) Artifactory
14 27 (8.57%) Eclipse
15 25 (7.94%) Gerrit
16 21 (6.67%) SonarQube
17 18 (5.71%) TestNG
18 17 (5.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (5.40%) JBehave
19 16 (5.08%) Mockito
General
1 37 (11.75%) Finance
2 23 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.22%) Retail
4 4 (1.27%) Games
4 4 (1.27%) Banking
5 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.95%) Billing
6 2 (0.63%) Marketing
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Back Office
6 2 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (23.49%) Tester
1 74 (23.49%) Developer
2 68 (21.59%) Analyst
3 66 (20.95%) Test Analyst
4 36 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 27 (8.57%) Performance Tester
6 26 (8.25%) Performance Analyst
7 25 (7.94%) Performance Test Analyst
8 20 (6.35%) Test Engineer
9 16 (5.08%) Test Manager
10 12 (3.81%) Team Leader
10 12 (3.81%) Automation Tester
11 11 (3.49%) Test Team Leader
12 10 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
13 9 (2.86%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.86%) Architect
14 8 (2.54%) Java Architect
14 8 (2.54%) Drupal Developer
14 8 (2.54%) Automation Analyst
14 8 (2.54%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (31.75%) Web Services
2 89 (28.25%) HTML
3 62 (19.68%) XML
4 58 (18.41%) .NET
5 51 (16.19%) CSS
6 48 (15.24%) REST
7 43 (13.65%) AngularJS
8 42 (13.33%) Spring
9 39 (12.38%) jQuery
10 36 (11.43%) HTML5
11 35 (11.11%) SOAP
12 34 (10.79%) CSS3
13 27 (8.57%) J2EE
14 24 (7.62%) JSON
15 21 (6.67%) RESTful
16 19 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (6.03%) LAMP
16 19 (6.03%) Hibernate
16 19 (6.03%) ASP.NET
17 18 (5.71%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.13%) Client/Server
3 12 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.49%) W3C
5 8 (2.54%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.54%) Performance Metrics
6 7 (2.22%) User Experience
7 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.59%) Tandem
9 4 (1.27%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.95%) Clustering
10 3 (0.95%) IPTV
10 3 (0.95%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.63%) DTV
11 2 (0.63%) Online Games
11 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.63%) Social Media
11 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.81%) Linux
2 70 (22.22%) UNIX
3 39 (12.38%) Windows
4 32 (10.16%) CentOS
5 22 (6.98%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.22%) Android
6 7 (2.22%) Solaris
6 7 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.95%) Debian
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (35.24%) BDD
3 107 (33.97%) Performance Testing
3 107 (33.97%) Scrum
4 100 (31.75%) TDD
5 74 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 52 (16.51%) Unit Testing
8 51 (16.19%) Test Automation
9 48 (15.24%) Load Testing
10 43 (13.65%) Open Source
11 37 (11.75%) Regression Testing
12 34 (10.79%) Software Testing
13 29 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
14 28 (8.89%) SOA
15 27 (8.57%) E-Commerce
16 26 (8.25%) Configuration Management
16 26 (8.25%) Test Strategy
16 26 (8.25%) DevOps
17 22 (6.98%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 180 (57.14%) Java
2 107 (33.97%) SQL
3 95 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 54 (17.14%) Ruby
5 50 (15.87%) C#
6 49 (15.56%) Python
7 29 (9.21%) PHP
8 21 (6.67%) Groovy
9 18 (5.71%) Bash Shell
10 16 (5.08%) Perl
11 15 (4.76%) T-SQL
12 14 (4.44%) C++
13 11 (3.49%) Scala
14 8 (2.54%) BeanShell
15 7 (2.22%) VB
16 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.27%) XPath
17 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.95%) VBA
18 2 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 40 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.75%) ISEB
4 35 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 26 (8.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (5.40%) Degree
7 14 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.70%) QA
2 8 (2.54%) SLA
3 5 (1.59%) WAI
4 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.84%) Docker
3 23 (7.30%) vCloud
4 20 (6.35%) Varnish
5 10 (3.17%) Active Directory
5 10 (3.17%) Squid
6 4 (1.27%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (0.95%) NFS
8 1 (0.32%) Postfix
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (10.79%) Puppet
2 26 (8.25%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (6.98%) Rundeck
4 21 (6.67%) Salt
4 21 (6.67%) Ansible
5 19 (6.03%) logstash
6 17 (5.40%) HAProxy
7 15 (4.76%) Kibana
8 14 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (4.44%) ZABBIX
9 10 (3.17%) Graphite
10 8 (2.54%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.27%) Nagios
12 3 (0.95%) Cacti
12 3 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.63%) yum
14 1 (0.32%) StatsD
14 1 (0.32%) CA Wily
14 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
14 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 60 (19.05%) VMware
2 55 (17.46%) Oracle
3 34 (10.79%) Red Hat
4 28 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 28 (8.89%) SOASTA, Inc
5 23 (7.30%) HP
6 10 (3.17%) Google
6 10 (3.17%) Pega
6 10 (3.17%) Splunk
6 10 (3.17%) Twitter
7 9 (2.86%) IBM
8 7 (2.22%) BEA
8 7 (2.22%) hybris
8 7 (2.22%) ATG
9 5 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.59%) Sun
10 4 (1.27%) F5
11 3 (0.95%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.95%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.95%) Dell
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