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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache JMeter
Rank 471 465 475
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing JMeter 117 101 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 1.66% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 75 37
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£425 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7047 6094 5125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 12.01% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4613 3832 3234
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 114 158
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £17.40 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £52.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +6 113 £425 +21.42% 40
London +11 61 £450 +28.02% 22
South East -1 31 £395 +11.50% 8
City of London +14 16 £500 +42.71% 8
Surrey - 15 £450 - 3
Leatherhead - 11 £450 - 1
Hampshire -12 10 £385 +22.22%
Southampton -11 8 £395 +25.39%
Yorkshire -17 6 £393 +12.14% 6
South West -16 5 £375 +7.14%
North West - 5 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire -25 4 £393 +12.14% 3
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
Reading +4 2 £375 - 2
Berkshire -1 2 £375 - 3
Leeds -22 2 £460 +31.42% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £383 -
Wales - 2 - -
Milton Keynes -13 1 £450 +27.02% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £450 +25.52% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Gloucester - 1 £400 -
Paddington - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 165 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (54.87%) Java
3 118 (42.60%) Selenium
4 100 (36.10%) SQL
5 87 (31.41%) Scrum
6 84 (30.32%) Performance Testing
7 74 (26.71%) LoadRunner
8 68 (24.55%) TDD
8 68 (24.55%) Test Automation
9 65 (23.47%) Jenkins
10 63 (22.74%) Web Services
11 55 (19.86%) Security Cleared
12 54 (19.49%) QA
13 52 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (18.05%) BDD
14 50 (18.05%) JIRA
14 50 (18.05%) Linux
15 48 (17.33%) Finance
16 47 (16.97%) C#
16 47 (16.97%) Subversion
17 46 (16.61%) JUnit
17 46 (16.61%) SoapUI
17 46 (16.61%) Test Scripting
18 45 (16.25%) Oracle
19 44 (15.88%) Maven
19 44 (15.88%) Cucumber
20 43 (15.52%) HTML
20 43 (15.52%) JavaScript
21 42 (15.16%) Open Source
21 42 (15.16%) Load Testing

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 34 (12.27%) Apache
2 20 (7.22%) Confluence
3 16 (5.78%) Tomcat
4 14 (5.05%) JBoss
5 10 (3.61%) IIS
6 9 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.89%) nginx
8 7 (2.53%) Mule
8 7 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.53%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.17%) CMS
9 6 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.17%) Node.js
9 6 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (1.44%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.72%) Drupal
11 2 (0.72%) WildFly
12 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.36%) Jetty
12 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (7.22%) MS Office
2 14 (5.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) RMDS
2 3 (1.08%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.36%) GitHub
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.61%) Firewall
2 9 (3.25%) Reverse Proxy
2 9 (3.25%) HTTP
3 7 (2.53%) Internet
4 6 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.81%) BIG-IP
6 4 (1.44%) VPN
7 3 (1.08%) DNS
7 3 (1.08%) DAB
7 3 (1.08%) ATM
8 2 (0.72%) AMQP
9 1 (0.36%) Broadband
9 1 (0.36%) GSM
9 1 (0.36%) SSL
9 1 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (6.50%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 15 (5.42%) MySQL
5 11 (3.97%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.17%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.44%) Redis
9 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.44%) DB2
9 4 (1.44%) OLAP
9 4 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 118 (42.60%) Selenium
2 74 (26.71%) LoadRunner
3 65 (23.47%) Jenkins
4 50 (18.05%) JIRA
5 47 (16.97%) Subversion
6 46 (16.61%) JUnit
6 46 (16.61%) SoapUI
7 44 (15.88%) Cucumber
7 44 (15.88%) Maven
8 39 (14.08%) WebDriver
9 32 (11.55%) Git (software)
10 25 (9.03%) QuickTest Pro
11 22 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (7.22%) Ant
13 19 (6.86%) Visual Studio
14 18 (6.50%) Gradle
14 18 (6.50%) VisualVM
15 17 (6.14%) JProfiler
15 17 (6.14%) Eclipse
16 13 (4.69%) TestNG
General
1 48 (17.33%) Finance
2 13 (4.69%) Retail
3 12 (4.33%) Games
4 6 (2.17%) Banking
5 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (31.77%) Tester
2 56 (20.22%) Analyst
3 54 (19.49%) Test Analyst
4 50 (18.05%) Developer
5 49 (17.69%) Performance Tester
6 28 (10.11%) Test Leader
7 23 (8.30%) Java Developer
8 20 (7.22%) Automation Tester
9 13 (4.69%) Test Manager
10 12 (4.33%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.61%) Senior Tester
11 10 (3.61%) Performance Analyst
11 10 (3.61%) Performance Test Analyst
12 9 (3.25%) Test Engineer
13 8 (2.89%) Software Tester
13 8 (2.89%) QA Engineer
14 7 (2.53%) Performance Manager
14 7 (2.53%) Performance Test Manager
14 7 (2.53%) Automation Engineer
15 6 (2.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (22.74%) Web Services
2 43 (15.52%) HTML
3 41 (14.80%) .NET
4 38 (13.72%) SOAP
5 31 (11.19%) Spring
6 30 (10.83%) J2EE
6 30 (10.83%) RESTful
7 28 (10.11%) REST
8 25 (9.03%) HTML5
8 25 (9.03%) XML
9 24 (8.66%) Hibernate
10 21 (7.58%) CSS
10 21 (7.58%) jQuery
11 18 (6.50%) JSON
12 16 (5.78%) .NET Framework
13 15 (5.42%) ASP.NET
14 13 (4.69%) CSS3
15 10 (3.61%) Gherkin
15 10 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (3.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.16%) Open Source
2 9 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.53%) Online Games
4 6 (2.17%) PKI
4 6 (2.17%) Smartcard
5 5 (1.81%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.81%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.44%) Statistics
7 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.08%) GIS
7 3 (1.08%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.36%) BBC
9 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.05%) Linux
2 41 (14.80%) UNIX
3 34 (12.27%) Windows
4 11 (3.97%) CentOS
5 7 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.81%) Windows NT
6 5 (1.81%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (31.41%) Scrum
3 84 (30.32%) Performance Testing
4 68 (24.55%) Test Automation
4 68 (24.55%) TDD
5 52 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (18.05%) BDD
7 46 (16.61%) Test Scripting
8 42 (15.16%) Load Testing
9 29 (10.47%) Automated Testing
10 26 (9.39%) Test Strategy
10 26 (9.39%) DevOps
11 24 (8.66%) E-Commerce
12 20 (7.22%) Software Testing
12 20 (7.22%) Kanban
13 18 (6.50%) MVC
14 16 (5.78%) User Stories
15 15 (5.42%) Configuration Management
16 13 (4.69%) Automation Testing
16 13 (4.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (54.87%) Java
2 100 (36.10%) SQL
3 47 (16.97%) C#
4 43 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 33 (11.91%) Ruby
6 25 (9.03%) Python
7 24 (8.66%) Perl
8 23 (8.30%) Bash Shell
9 20 (7.22%) PHP
10 17 (6.14%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.97%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.25%) VB
13 7 (2.53%) Groovy
14 5 (1.81%) VBScript
14 5 (1.81%) Clojure
15 4 (1.44%) XPath
16 2 (0.72%) C
16 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.36%) Scala
17 1 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 40 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.66%) ISEB
4 22 (7.94%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.25%) Degree
6 9 (3.25%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.44%) VCP4
8 3 (1.08%) HND
9 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (19.49%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.89%) vCloud
2 5 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.72%) Varnish
4 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (6.50%) Puppet
2 14 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (3.97%) Vagrant
4 8 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.53%) Ansible
6 6 (2.17%) logstash
6 6 (2.17%) Salt
6 6 (2.17%) OpenIDM
7 5 (1.81%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (1.81%) Kibana
8 4 (1.44%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (1.44%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.72%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.72%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.72%) nmon
10 1 (0.36%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 45 (16.25%) Oracle
2 36 (13.00%) HP
3 12 (4.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.33%) VMware
4 11 (3.97%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.89%) Splunk
6 6 (2.17%) Cisco
7 5 (1.81%) IBM
7 5 (1.81%) F5
8 4 (1.44%) Cognos
9 2 (0.72%) Progress
9 2 (0.72%) Remedy
9 2 (0.72%) Twitter
9 2 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.36%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.36%) hybris
10 1 (0.36%) New Relic
10 1 (0.36%) DataCash
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