Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 August 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 431 531 572
Rank change year-on-year +100 +41 +11
Contract jobs citing JMeter 497 308 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.59% 1.92% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 197 213
England median daily rate £437 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.71% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £306 £312 £306
90th Percentile £594 £550 £520
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £43.50

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

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,211 16,043 15,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.58% 18.19% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,290 11,038 10,936
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 280 259
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.38 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.72% -2.53% +13.20%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £26.70
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for JMeter in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMeter in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JMeter in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JMeter in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JMeter in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JMeter in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JMeter in England

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Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +44 224 £465 +3.33% 43
North of England +20 93 £400 +0.31% 20
South East +20 68 £350 -12.77% 13
East of England +15 55 £450 +33.33% 7
North West +11 47 £425 +6.92% 10
Yorkshire +8 43 £375 -14.29% 9
South West +6 36 £438 +1.16% 11
Midlands -20 25 £463 +22.52% 18
West Midlands -27 15 £413 +9.27% 10
East Midlands - 10 £500 - 8
North East - 5 £475 - 1
JMeter
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing JMeter also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for JMeter.

1 315 (63.38%) Test Automation
2 301 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (51.51%) Selenium
4 243 (48.89%) Java
5 218 (43.86%) Performance Testing
6 180 (36.22%) Jenkins
7 160 (32.19%) JIRA
8 150 (30.18%) Scrum
9 147 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
10 143 (28.77%) Cucumber
11 141 (28.37%) BDD
12 119 (23.94%) LoadRunner
13 117 (23.54%) SoapUI
14 108 (21.73%) SQL
15 107 (21.53%) Non-Functional Testing
16 104 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
16 104 (20.93%) QA
17 99 (19.92%) TDD
18 98 (19.72%) Confluence
19 92 (18.51%) Test Scripting
19 92 (18.51%) Git (software)
20 81 (16.30%) JavaScript
20 81 (16.30%) C#
20 81 (16.30%) DevOps
21 80 (16.10%) Docker
22 77 (15.49%) RESTful
23 76 (15.29%) WebDriver
23 76 (15.29%) Test Strategy
24 74 (14.89%) Web Services
25 72 (14.49%) ISTQB

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 98 (19.72%) Confluence
2 40 (8.05%) Apache
3 14 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.01%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.41%) JBoss
8 6 (1.21%) CICS
8 6 (1.21%) CMS
8 6 (1.21%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.60%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.60%) IIS
10 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.40%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.40%) Documentum
11 2 (0.40%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 104 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (8.65%) GitHub
4 35 (7.04%) Sauce Labs
5 29 (5.84%) BlazeMeter
6 27 (5.43%) BrowserStack
7 16 (3.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (3.02%) Slack
9 12 (2.41%) NuGet
10 9 (1.81%) SaaS
11 7 (1.41%) npm
12 5 (1.01%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.40%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.40%) Office 365
13 2 (0.40%) PaaS
13 2 (0.40%) Serverless
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.24%) HTTP
2 10 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.81%) Internet
4 8 (1.61%) SMS
5 7 (1.41%) Firewall
6 6 (1.21%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.21%) LAN
6 6 (1.21%) SSL
6 6 (1.21%) WAN
7 4 (0.80%) DOCSIS
8 3 (0.60%) DNS
9 2 (0.40%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.20%) IPsec
10 1 (0.20%) MPLS
10 1 (0.20%) SNMP
10 1 (0.20%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.20%) Telnet
10 1 (0.20%) VPN
10 1 (0.20%) Wireless
10 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.24%) Relational Database
2 28 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 25 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (4.83%) SQL Server
5 19 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (3.62%) MySQL
7 14 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.62%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.21%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.01%) Pentaho
11 9 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.41%) Impala
13 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.80%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (0.80%) SAP BW
15 3 (0.60%) DB2
15 3 (0.60%) Redis
16 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (0.40%) Big Data
17 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 256 (51.51%) Selenium
2 180 (36.22%) Jenkins
3 160 (32.19%) JIRA
4 143 (28.77%) Cucumber
5 119 (23.94%) LoadRunner
6 117 (23.54%) SoapUI
7 92 (18.51%) Git (software)
8 76 (15.29%) WebDriver
9 61 (12.27%) JUnit
10 59 (11.87%) Maven
11 51 (10.26%) Gatling
12 46 (9.26%) SpecFlow
13 44 (8.85%) The Grinder
14 30 (6.04%) Bitbucket
15 29 (5.84%) HP UFT
16 26 (5.23%) Visual Studio
17 24 (4.83%) Subversion
18 23 (4.63%) TeamCity
19 22 (4.43%) Protractor
19 22 (4.43%) Zephyr
General
1 65 (13.08%) Finance
2 36 (7.24%) Banking
3 12 (2.41%) Back Office
3 12 (2.41%) Retail
4 11 (2.21%) Advertising
5 7 (1.41%) Marketing
6 6 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.60%) Electronics
8 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Front Office
9 2 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (26.76%) Tester
2 78 (15.69%) Analyst
3 75 (15.09%) Test Analyst
4 71 (14.29%) Developer
5 56 (11.27%) Automation Tester
6 53 (10.66%) Test Engineer
7 45 (9.05%) Performance Tester
8 42 (8.45%) Java Developer
9 39 (7.85%) Test Leader
10 27 (5.43%) Developer in Test
11 25 (5.03%) Selenium Tester
12 24 (4.83%) Performance Analyst
12 24 (4.83%) Performance Test Analyst
12 24 (4.83%) Test Automation Engineer
13 22 (4.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 20 (4.02%) QA Engineer
15 19 (3.82%) Performance Test Leader
16 18 (3.62%) Agile Tester
16 18 (3.62%) Architect
17 17 (3.42%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (15.49%) RESTful
2 74 (14.89%) Web Services
3 62 (12.47%) SOAP
4 59 (11.87%) REST
5 54 (10.87%) .NET
6 51 (10.26%) Spring
6 51 (10.26%) XML
7 44 (8.85%) HTML
8 41 (8.25%) CSS
9 37 (7.44%) Gherkin
10 33 (6.64%) JSON
11 26 (5.23%) Kafka
12 25 (5.03%) ActiveMQ
12 25 (5.03%) AngularJS
13 24 (4.83%) Java EE
13 24 (4.83%) Node.js
14 18 (3.62%) Dropwizard
14 18 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (2.82%) JMS
15 14 (2.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.02%) Public Cloud
3 17 (3.42%) User Experience
4 15 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.01%) NHS
9 9 (1.81%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.61%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.41%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.21%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.80%) Digital TV
14 4 (0.80%) Fintech
14 4 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.80%) Replication
15 3 (0.60%) Derivative
15 3 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.26%) Linux
2 35 (7.04%) Windows
3 34 (6.84%) Unix
4 10 (2.01%) Android
4 10 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.40%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (63.38%) Test Automation
2 301 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (43.86%) Performance Testing
4 150 (30.18%) Scrum
5 147 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
6 141 (28.37%) BDD
7 107 (21.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 99 (19.92%) TDD
9 92 (18.51%) Test Scripting
10 81 (16.30%) DevOps
11 76 (15.29%) Test Strategy
12 72 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
13 61 (12.27%) Kanban
14 60 (12.07%) Load Testing
15 58 (11.67%) Microservices
15 58 (11.67%) Regression Testing
16 50 (10.06%) API Testing
17 49 (9.86%) Scenario Testing
18 46 (9.26%) Software Engineering
18 46 (9.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 243 (48.89%) Java
2 108 (21.73%) SQL
3 81 (16.30%) C#
3 81 (16.30%) JavaScript
4 51 (10.26%) Python
5 30 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 30 (6.04%) Scala
6 26 (5.23%) Java 8
7 24 (4.83%) Ruby
8 23 (4.63%) PL/SQL
9 20 (4.02%) Clojure
10 18 (3.62%) C
11 15 (3.02%) Groovy
11 15 (3.02%) PHP
12 14 (2.82%) Perl
13 12 (2.41%) C++
14 10 (2.01%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.81%) VB
16 8 (1.61%) Kotlin
17 5 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (14.49%) ISTQB
2 56 (11.27%) Security Cleared
3 53 (10.66%) ISEB
4 43 (8.65%) SC Cleared
5 31 (6.24%) Degree
6 14 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.80%) PMP
11 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.20%) MCP
12 1 (0.20%) MCSA
12 1 (0.20%) MCSE
12 1 (0.20%) OCP
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (20.93%) QA
2 8 (1.61%) WCAG
3 7 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.41%) PMO
4 5 (1.01%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) GCP
System Software
1 80 (16.10%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.80%) vCloud
2 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.60%) ACF2
3 3 (0.60%) RACF
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 45 (9.05%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.02%) Ansible
3 19 (3.82%) Mesos
4 17 (3.42%) Puppet
5 15 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.82%) Kibana
6 14 (2.82%) logstash
7 13 (2.62%) Grafana
8 12 (2.41%) Prometheus
9 11 (2.21%) HP ALM
10 7 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (1.41%) Nessus
10 7 (1.41%) Perfmon
10 7 (1.41%) Terraform
11 5 (1.01%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 5 (1.01%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.80%) SCCM
12 4 (0.80%) SCOM
13 3 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
14 2 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 43 (8.65%) Oracle
2 34 (6.84%) AppDynamics
3 30 (6.04%) HP
4 23 (4.63%) Dynatrace
5 17 (3.42%) Splunk
6 16 (3.22%) New Relic
7 15 (3.02%) Atlassian
8 13 (2.62%) SOASTA, Inc
9 11 (2.21%) Microsoft
10 10 (2.01%) CA Agile Central
10 10 (2.01%) Veracode
11 9 (1.81%) SAP
12 8 (1.61%) VMware
13 6 (1.21%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 6 (1.21%) Perfecto Mobile
13 6 (1.21%) webMethods
13 6 (1.21%) WSO2
14 5 (1.01%) Apigee
14 5 (1.01%) Google
15 4 (0.80%) Micro Focus