The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 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
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 128 144
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16  
Contract jobs citing JMeter 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.20% 0.065%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 1.41% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Median daily rate £425 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £345
% change year-on-year - +15.94%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 429 355 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.49% 13.91% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 240 248
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £503 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 9
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JMeter in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 6 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £350 -17.64% 2
Hertfordshire -1 3 £350 -26.31%
JMeter
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (79.31%) JIRA
3 22 (75.86%) Selenium
4 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
4 16 (55.17%) LoadRunner
5 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
6 14 (48.28%) Scrum
6 14 (48.28%) SDLC
7 13 (44.83%) SoapUI
7 13 (44.83%) Performance Testing
8 12 (41.38%) Confluence
9 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
9 11 (37.93%) TDD
9 11 (37.93%) ISEB
10 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
10 10 (34.48%) QA
10 10 (34.48%) User Stories
11 9 (31.03%) BDD
12 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
12 8 (27.59%) Oracle
13 7 (24.14%) JUnit
13 7 (24.14%) C
13 7 (24.14%) Java
13 7 (24.14%) XML
13 7 (24.14%) Client/Server
13 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
13 7 (24.14%) Kanban
13 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
14 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (20.69%) REST

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (41.38%) Confluence
2 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) BrowserStack
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (79.31%) JIRA
2 22 (75.86%) Selenium
3 16 (55.17%) LoadRunner
4 13 (44.83%) SoapUI
5 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
5 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
5 7 (24.14%) JUnit
6 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.90%) Appium
7 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
7 2 (6.90%) jMock
7 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
8 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Performance Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) REST
3 4 (13.79%) JSON
3 4 (13.79%) SOAP
3 4 (13.79%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
4 2 (6.90%) JSP
4 2 (6.90%) Middleware
4 2 (6.90%) Spring
4 2 (6.90%) Spring MVC
4 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.45%) EDIFACT
5 1 (3.45%) JDBC
5 1 (3.45%) JMS
5 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Client/Server
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
3 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
4 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 14 (48.28%) SDLC
5 13 (44.83%) Performance Testing
6 11 (37.93%) TDD
7 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
7 10 (34.48%) User Stories
8 9 (31.03%) BDD
9 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
10 7 (24.14%) Kanban
11 5 (17.24%) Test Management
11 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
11 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
12 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
13 3 (10.34%) API Design
13 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) PHP
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ISEB
1 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
2 5 (17.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Sybase
2 2 (6.90%) WSO2
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) webMethods