The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 29 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 151 180
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 2 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.065% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 1.50% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 10
Median daily rate £460 £425 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £334 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £464 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 569 534 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.52% 15.78% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 431 536
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

JMeter
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing JMeter as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in the City of London

JMeter
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Confluence
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (40.00%) API Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SDET
5 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (20.00%) Geb
5 1 (20.00%) React

JMeter
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
5 1 (20.00%) Geb
5 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (20.00%) Hudson
5 1 (20.00%) JUnit
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) NUnit
5 1 (20.00%) PhantomJS
5 1 (20.00%) Sahi
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) TestNG
5 1 (20.00%) WATIR
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (20.00%) QA Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Test Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Express
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP