Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for The Grinder skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited The Grinder over the 6 months to 17 July 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.

The Grinder - Java Load Testing Framework
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 807 822 878
Rank change year-on-year +15 +56 -
Contract jobs citing The Grinder 46 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.013% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 1 2
England median daily rate £490 £363 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.17% +22.88% -
10th Percentile £423 £344 £263
90th Percentile £700 £381 £331
UK median daily rate £483 £363 £295
% change year-on-year +33.10% +22.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The Grinder 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 19,072 15,512 15,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.17% 17.73% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,200 10,565 10,677
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £323 £306 £300
90th Percentile £616 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 311 282
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £25.49 £28.75 £26.83
90th Percentile £60.84 £55.00 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

The Grinder
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for The Grinder in England

The Grinder
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for The Grinder in England

The Grinder
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing The Grinder in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for The Grinder in England

The Grinder
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 The Grinder within the England region over the 6 months to 17 July 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 -18 35 £550 +51.72% 5
North West - 6 £475 - 1
North of England - 6 £475 - 1
East of England - 3 £625 - 1
South West - 2 - -
The Grinder
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing The Grinder 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 The Grinder.

1 42 (91.30%) JMeter
2 39 (84.78%) Java
3 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (56.52%) Test Automation
5 24 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (45.65%) Performance Testing
7 19 (41.30%) QA
7 19 (41.30%) Selenium
7 19 (41.30%) Scala
8 18 (39.13%) Clojure
8 18 (39.13%) Maven
8 18 (39.13%) Scrum
8 18 (39.13%) C#
8 18 (39.13%) Public Cloud
9 17 (36.96%) Docker
10 16 (34.78%) Kafka
10 16 (34.78%) RabbitMQ
10 16 (34.78%) Gatling
11 15 (32.61%) Kubernetes
11 15 (32.61%) Apache
12 14 (30.43%) LoadRunner
12 14 (30.43%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (30.43%) JIRA
13 13 (28.26%) BDD
13 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
13 13 (28.26%) Mesos
14 12 (26.09%) TDD
15 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (21.74%) Test Strategy
17 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio

The Grinder
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 15 (32.61%) Apache
2 9 (19.57%) Confluence
3 3 (6.52%) CMS
4 2 (4.35%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (19.57%) BlazeMeter
3 9 (19.57%) GitHub
4 6 (13.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (13.04%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) DB2
1 1 (2.17%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 42 (91.30%) JMeter
2 19 (41.30%) Selenium
3 18 (39.13%) Maven
4 16 (34.78%) Gatling
5 14 (30.43%) JIRA
5 14 (30.43%) LoadRunner
6 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
7 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
7 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
7 9 (19.57%) Zephyr
8 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
9 5 (10.87%) SpecFlow
9 5 (10.87%) Travis CI
10 2 (4.35%) JUnit
10 2 (4.35%) NUnit
10 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
11 1 (2.17%) Firebug
11 1 (2.17%) Gradle
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Java Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) QA Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Senior Java Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Technical Leader
5 6 (13.04%) Performance Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Performance Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior QA Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) Kafka
1 16 (34.78%) RabbitMQ
2 14 (30.43%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (10.87%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) React
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) AIX
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 21 (45.65%) Performance Testing
4 18 (39.13%) Scrum
5 13 (28.26%) BDD
6 12 (26.09%) TDD
7 10 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 9 (19.57%) Kanban
9 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.04%) Decision-Making
10 6 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Line Management
10 6 (13.04%) People Management
10 6 (13.04%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.87%) Performance Engineering
11 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (84.78%) Java
2 19 (41.30%) Scala
3 18 (39.13%) C#
3 18 (39.13%) Clojure
4 7 (15.22%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Java 8
6 2 (4.35%) Groovy
6 2 (4.35%) Jython
6 2 (4.35%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) AWK
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
1 4 (8.70%) ISEB
1 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) QA
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) Kubernetes
2 13 (28.26%) Mesos
3 1 (2.17%) Grafana
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) AppDynamics
1 7 (15.22%) Dynatrace
1 7 (15.22%) New Relic
2 3 (6.52%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) hybris
3 1 (2.17%) Intershop
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle