The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for JMeter skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JMeter over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache JMeter
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 69 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.37% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 2.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £363 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

JMeter is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 107 124 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.74% 15.35% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 260 173
Median daily rate £413 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.01% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £514 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing JMeter as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JMeter in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JMeter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Talend
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Pega
2 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Pega
1 1 (33.33%) Talend