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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache JMeter
Rank 481 514 510
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Contract jobs citing JMeter 132 70 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 1.13% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 47 55
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£350 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £577 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £271 £294
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -7.65%
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
7343 6186 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 11.90% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4856 4000 3518
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 130 216
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +13 111 £363 -5.84% 24
London -9 41 £388 -3.12% 10
South East +20 34 £358 +13.49% 2
Hampshire - 17 £315 -
South Wales - 14 £288 - 8
Wales - 14 £288 - 8
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £425 -
South West -27 9 £363 - 1
City of London +22 8 £425 +7.59% 5
Yorkshire +3 8 £478 +96.90% 5
West Yorkshire -3 8 £478 +96.90% 3
Bristol - 8 £363 -
Milton Keynes +5 7 £425 -
West Midlands - 6 £370 - 1
Leeds -4 5 £478 +96.90% 1
Cardiff - 5 £238 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £375 -
North West - 4 £325 - 5
Surrey - 4 £320 -
East of England -26 3 £300 -
Scotland - 3 £235 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £323 -
Manchester - 2 £325 - 5
Nottingham - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £323 -
Hertfordshire -25 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Winchester - 1 £335 -

JMeter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 146 (58.63%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (55.82%) Selenium
3 123 (49.40%) Java
4 97 (38.96%) Performance Testing
5 88 (35.34%) WebDriver
6 83 (33.33%) Scrum
7 80 (32.13%) TDD
8 72 (28.92%) Open Source
8 72 (28.92%) Jenkins
9 71 (28.51%) BDD
10 66 (26.51%) JUnit
11 64 (25.70%) JIRA
12 63 (25.30%) Test Scripting
13 61 (24.50%) SQL
14 55 (22.09%) Security Cleared
15 51 (20.48%) SC Cleared
15 51 (20.48%) C#
15 51 (20.48%) LoadRunner
16 50 (20.08%) Load Testing
17 49 (19.68%) Web Services
18 48 (19.28%) Cucumber
19 47 (18.88%) ISTQB
20 46 (18.47%) Maven
21 43 (17.27%) Finance
21 43 (17.27%) ISEB
22 41 (16.47%) Test Automation
23 40 (16.06%) Subversion
24 39 (15.66%) .NET
25 38 (15.26%) QA
26 36 (14.46%) Software Testing

JMeter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 26 (10.44%) Tomcat
2 25 (10.04%) SharePoint
3 24 (9.64%) Apache
4 11 (4.42%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.21%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.21%) Confluence
7 6 (2.41%) Mule
8 3 (1.20%) nginx
9 2 (0.80%) Node.js
9 2 (0.80%) Jetty
9 2 (0.80%) CICS
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) MS Office
1 4 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.80%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.20%) GitHub
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.43%) OpenLDAP
2 14 (5.62%) HTTP
3 4 (1.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.80%) DAB
4 2 (0.80%) DNS
4 2 (0.80%) SSL
4 2 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.40%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.40%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.40%) DMZ
5 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (7.63%) MySQL
3 17 (6.83%) Redis
4 16 (6.43%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.61%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.01%) DB2
7 5 (2.01%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.20%) Big Data
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.80%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.40%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 139 (55.82%) Selenium
2 88 (35.34%) WebDriver
3 72 (28.92%) Jenkins
4 66 (26.51%) JUnit
5 64 (25.70%) JIRA
6 51 (20.48%) LoadRunner
7 48 (19.28%) Cucumber
8 46 (18.47%) Maven
9 40 (16.06%) Subversion
10 36 (14.46%) SoapUI
11 29 (11.65%) QuickTest Pro
11 29 (11.65%) TestNG
12 26 (10.44%) Ant
13 25 (10.04%) Bugzilla
14 24 (9.64%) Git (software)
14 24 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (9.24%) TortoiseSVN
16 19 (7.63%) Eclipse
17 15 (6.02%) WATIR
18 11 (4.42%) JBehave
General
1 43 (17.27%) Finance
2 7 (2.81%) Games
3 6 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.20%) Retail
5 2 (0.80%) Marketing
5 2 (0.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (36.14%) Tester
2 63 (25.30%) Analyst
3 62 (24.90%) Test Analyst
4 34 (13.65%) Developer
5 23 (9.24%) Performance Tester
6 18 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.23%) Architect
7 17 (6.83%) Test Engineer
8 16 (6.43%) Automation Tester
9 15 (6.02%) Technical Architect
10 14 (5.62%) Performance Test Analyst
10 14 (5.62%) Performance Analyst
11 13 (5.22%) Technical Tester
11 13 (5.22%) Test Manager
12 11 (4.42%) Automation Analyst
13 10 (4.02%) Automation Test Analyst
14 8 (3.21%) Senior Developer
15 7 (2.81%) Lead Developer
15 7 (2.81%) Test Leader
15 7 (2.81%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.68%) Web Services
2 39 (15.66%) .NET
3 34 (13.65%) SOAP
4 25 (10.04%) .NET Framework
5 23 (9.24%) Spring
5 23 (9.24%) J2EE
5 23 (9.24%) XML
5 23 (9.24%) REST
6 20 (8.03%) RESTful
6 20 (8.03%) HTML
7 17 (6.83%) JSON
8 16 (6.43%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.02%) CSS
10 9 (3.61%) Java EE
11 6 (2.41%) Memcached
11 6 (2.41%) Gherkin
11 6 (2.41%) Apache Camel
12 5 (2.01%) Ajax
13 3 (1.20%) OAuth
13 3 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 72 (28.92%) Open Source
2 21 (8.43%) Client/Server
3 12 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.82%) Data Integration
4 10 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.61%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.81%) GIS
7 6 (2.41%) Online Games
8 5 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.61%) Social Network
9 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.80%) Data Conversion
11 2 (0.80%) iSeries
11 2 (0.80%) AS400
11 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.80%) NHS
11 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.85%) Linux
1 32 (12.85%) UNIX
2 29 (11.65%) Windows
3 12 (4.82%) Android
3 12 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.01%) Windows Phone
4 5 (2.01%) Windows NT
5 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.20%) CentOS
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (58.63%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (38.96%) Performance Testing
3 83 (33.33%) Scrum
4 80 (32.13%) TDD
5 71 (28.51%) BDD
6 63 (25.30%) Test Scripting
7 50 (20.08%) Load Testing
8 41 (16.47%) Test Automation
9 36 (14.46%) Software Testing
9 36 (14.46%) Automation Testing
10 35 (14.06%) Test Management
11 32 (12.85%) Kanban
12 29 (11.65%) Automated Testing
13 27 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (9.64%) Test Strategy
15 20 (8.03%) Regression Testing
16 18 (7.23%) E-Commerce
16 18 (7.23%) Manual Testing
17 16 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (5.62%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 123 (49.40%) Java
2 61 (24.50%) SQL
3 51 (20.48%) C#
4 28 (11.24%) PHP
5 22 (8.84%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.63%) Ruby
7 14 (5.62%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.82%) Python
9 8 (3.21%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.81%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.81%) VBScript
10 7 (2.81%) Groovy
11 6 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.41%) C
11 6 (2.41%) Perl
12 5 (2.01%) VB
13 4 (1.61%) XPath
14 3 (1.20%) Clojure
15 2 (0.80%) VBA
15 2 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 51 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 47 (18.88%) ISTQB
4 43 (17.27%) ISEB
5 8 (3.21%) Degree
6 4 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.26%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.01%) 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 35 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.02%) Puppet
3 6 (2.41%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.01%) OpenView
4 5 (2.01%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.80%) Salt
6 2 (0.80%) Nessus
7 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.40%) CA Wily
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
Vendors
1 30 (12.05%) Oracle
1 30 (12.05%) HP
2 19 (7.63%) Red Hat
3 10 (4.02%) IBM
4 7 (2.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.01%) Cognos
5 5 (2.01%) VMware
6 4 (1.61%) Informatica
7 3 (1.20%) Google
8 2 (0.80%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (0.80%) New Relic
8 2 (0.80%) Teradata
8 2 (0.80%) Tripwire
8 2 (0.80%) Citrix
8 2 (0.80%) CA
8 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.80%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) JBoss
9 1 (0.40%) Sybase
9 1 (0.40%) Murex
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Newport
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 24 days ago